Archive for April, 2018

Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

★★★★☆   Double Dose:

Congratulations to which ever member of the Edinburgh Makars thought of staging Sophocles’ bloody Oedipus in a seemingly incongruous double bill with a Noel Coward one-act farce. Truth is, the incongruity works.

April 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

★★★★★   A cut above:

Captivate Theatre’s revival of last year’s Fringe production of Sweeney Todd has matured over the months, and is a must-see as it reaches the Brunton Theatre.

April 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Local Hero Tickets on-sale May 1

Local Hero Tickets on-sale May 1

Dates, on-sale dates & creative team announced:

Tickets for the musical adaptation of Local Hero at the Lyceum go on public sale on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 10am. The production will open at the Lyceum on Sat 23 March 2019 for a four week run before transferring to London’s Old Vic.

April 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gut

Gut

★★★☆☆   Gut-wrenching:

There are moments in Gut – presented by the Traverse in association with the National Theatre of Scotland – where it is difficult to breathe, such is the power of Frances Poet’s psychological thriller. However, there are also stretches which are far less compelling, or even entirely convincing.

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Eulogy

PPP: Eulogy

★★★☆☆    Surprising:

Rob Drummond surpasses even his own reputation for theatrical twisting and turning with the memorable Eulogy, an invitation to the lunchtime funeral service of the late Sandy Munro.

April 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Apocalyptic Call Out

Apocalyptic Call Out

Open auditions for immersive production:

Newly formed Edinburgh company Immerse Productions has put out an open call for amateur performers for its first show, Year Zero, at the 2018 Leith Festival in June.

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Listings 23 – 29 April

Listings 23 – 29 April

On Edinburgh’s stages this week…

Looks like it’s doubles week this week, with a pair of pairs of one act plays at the Roxy and the Wee Red, while Messrs Gray and Stott’s Double Feature sets off on tour.

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monologue Slam for Aulos

Monologue Slam for Aulos

Aulos innovates with comp and crowdfunding perks:

Aulos Productions is holding an open monologue slam and offering free youth theatre workshops as a crowdfunder perk in its bid to raise funds to bring two productions to EdFringe 2018.

April 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Theatre Uncut Is Back

Theatre Uncut Is Back

New Power Plays free to perform May & June:

Theatre Uncut returns in May with the release of The Power Plays, a set of free-to-perform plays, examining power from the female perspective

April 21, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Paradok Casting Call

Paradok Casting Call

Open Call for EdFringe theatre production:

Edinburgh-based company Theatre Paradok has put out a casting call for its EdFringe 2018 production of Like Drowning, which will run during week three of the fringe, August 20 – 25.

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More