4**** from The Herald

“…the story is given weight, depth and a poignancy elevated both by Pippa Murphy’s score and sound design, which seems to echo down the centuries, and a closing coup de theatre which can’t fail to tug at the heart-strings.”

Highly recommended – FringeReview

“With a talented cast and beautiful staging, The View from Castle Rock is a memorable piece with a story that is both touching and at times humorous.”

4**** The Times

“Marilyn Imrie’s production is stark and elegant, employing simple-yet-effective techniques, including billowing sheets to represent waves and beautiful choral singing from the cast, accompanied by Brian James O’Sullivan, who plays various traditional instruments.”

4**** from The List

“Filling the altar and the aisles of this old church with electric energy, the piece reveals the pressures on family of uprooting across the world, and the newly unleashed role of women in the New World.”

4**** from AllEdinburgh Theatre

“Elegant use is made of music by Pippa Murphy, and not only are the sturdy wooden structures of Claire Halleran’s set used to evoke both the Castle Rock and shipboard life, sparing but effective use is made of the space in St Mark’s – itself, of course, in the shadow

5***** from ScotsGay Fringe

“The Laidlaws will stay in my memory for a long time. Stellar Quines give a truly stellar performance, and the audience gave them loud and prolonged applause. This is another sell-out show, so hurry and get a ticket if you possibly can.”

4**** from British Theatre Guide

“a lovely piece of theatre that truly reflects both the word and the spirit of Munro’s original and is definitely worth a look.”

4 stars from Fest Mag

‘there’s also a chilling parallel with the millions of people still boarding, in Munro’s words, “leaky sepulchres” to escape poverty and war.’

4 stars from Irene Brown

“This powerful piece of theatre from a totally braw ensemble is a timeous and heart wrenching reminder of the perils of emigration.”

4 stars from Lyn Gardner

“A fine ensemble of five actors brings this story vividly alive in a quietly moving show rooted in real lives”

The View from Castle Rock choir recordings

Composer Pippa Murphy has provided us with a few snippets from the beautiful recording of the Castle Chorus, singing traditional songs and psalms for The View from Castle Rock.
Please enjoy!