these are a few of my favourite 




More Myself Than I Am

- written and directed for Eleventh Hour  Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Riddle's Court, 2019 -

★ ★ ★ ★

"The story of the Brontë sisters is a well-known one...  but it’s one that bears retelling, especially when as succinctly and emotively done as it is here by the cast of the Eleventh Hour Theatre Company: what makes it stand out as a cut above is the strong characterisation, lively dialogue and dynamic performance."

Robert Peacock, The Wee Review

★ ★ ★ ★

"The emotionally charged scenes are gripping and unforgettable... the kind of period drama

you might expect from the BBC, and the script reads like a story written by one of the sisters themselves."

Kate Nora, Broadway Baby


- adapted and directed for Close Up Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Greenside, 2018 -

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Still horribly relevant in 2018, Max Thomas and Rebecca Vines have written a chilling adaptation of Orwell’s novel that is brilliantly brought to life by a talented cast; there is a reason Close Up Theatre have had sell out shows at the Fringe since 2004... a powerful piece of political theatre"

Catriona Scott, Broadway Baby 




- artistic director for Eleventh Hour Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Spaces, 2016 -

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"This is by far my favourite show at the Fringe.  Intelligently acted, directed and performed,

the cast holds the audience firmly from beginning to end.  Do not miss out. "

Hannah Sanderson, edfringereview 






Richard III

- adapted and directed for Close Up Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Greenside, 2015 -

★ ★ ★ ★


Bruce Blacklaw, Three Weeks 

★ ★ ★ ★

"Close Up Theatre have delivered another fantastic show this year:  vital... modern... impressive... superb"

Alex Hargreaves, Broadway Baby





The Canterbury Tales

- directed for Close Up Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Greenside, 2014 - 

★ ★ ★ ★

"This slick and saucy imagining of Chaucer's beloved Tales doesn't miss a beat. 

Sexy, sordid storytelling from an accomplished cast of bright young things"

Hannah Cutting, Three Weeks



- artistic director for No Prophet Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, C Venues, 2014 - 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Crucially important, this evening cannot go unwatched"

Lottie Scaramanga, Broadway Baby 


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“In the 6 years I have reviewed theatre I have never felt so compelled to want to interject ….

with a festival that has over 3000 shows it would be impossible to get to see everything

but to miss “Chatroom” would will only fill you with regret”.

New Current







- directed for Close Up Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Greenside, 2013 -

★ ★ ★ ★

"An outstanding performance in its clarity, its simplicity and its class"

Veronkia Kallus, Edinburgh Spotlight 







- directed for No Prophet Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, C Venues, 2013 - 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“A thought-provoking play, supported with strong performances,

and dynamic direction from Rebecca Vines”
Adrian Bradley, Broadway World

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“It’s heart wrenching and warming at the same time”
Fresh Air

★ ★ ★ ★

“Outstanding, perceptive and sensitive acting”
Katharine Wootton, Three Weeks 

Punk Rock 

- directed for No Prophet Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Spaces, 2012 - 


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Gripping... [an] invigorating performance as alarming as it was honest...  grim...  brutal... familiar... realistic...

A brilliant performance exposing the skills of some great up and coming talent".

Paige Wilson, Three Weeks

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Do anything you can to get a ticket"

Sarah McIntosh, Broadway Baby 

★ ★ ★ ★

"The entire cast excel in what is a chilling, superbly written piece of theatre"

Gary Flockhart, The Scotsman

★ ★ ★ ★

"Should certainly be on your list as one to see"

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide


Death of a Salesman

- produced for Close Up Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Greenside, 2011 - 


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

" Brilliant... excellent... I couldn't recommend it more highly"

Philip Liebman, Three Weeks