Archive for August, 2018

Minchin BACK at Playhouse

Minchin BACK at Playhouse

Tim Minchin confirms Autumn 2019 UK dates:

Tim Minchin, the comedian, actor and composer, has announced he will return to the stage in 2019 with BACK, his first UK tour dates since 2011.

August 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Roxy Open Call

Roxy Open Call

Assembly Roxy seeks Scotland-based work for coming Seasons
The Assembly Roxy has put out an open call for proposals from artists based in Scotland looking to make “bold new work which explores and tests the boundaries of live performance”.

August 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shows preceding the end of the fest

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Hugh’s final BookFest Round-up for 2018

Autumn always seems to time its arrival to coincide with that of the Book Festival, with the rain limiting opportunities for the simple pleasures of sitting in Charlotte Square Gardens with a book and some refreshment. However, there were plenty of opportunities for those interested in theatre to sit inside instead.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted

@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted

★★☆☆☆     Indistinct chatter:

@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted, from Simon Jay presented by James Seabright downstairs at the Newsroom, is a likeable but lightweight piece.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
PQA productions

PQA productions

Persephone, The School Film, Blackout:

The establishment of a venue by the Pauline Quirke Academy means that – among the many other shows staged there – there is a showcase for the local youngsters attending the PQA.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hamish Henderson: On The Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On The Radical Road

★★★★☆  Lively commitment:

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road, from Theatre Objektiv at the Storytelling Centre, is a compelling illustration of the work of the celebrated writer, folklorist and internationalist.

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hotel

Hotel

★★★★★  Thrilling and Mysterious:

Step into the mysterious hotel where not all it as it seems in this clever and haunting new play from Broadsword Theatre.

August 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Bohemians Reimagined

Bohemians Reimagined

★★★★☆   Entertaining:

The Bohemians add a new twist to some of musical theatre’s most-loved songs in Bohemians Reimagined at the Stockbridge Church.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★☆☆  Rumbustious jollity:

Charging at Shakespeare at full speed and with all comic guns blazing, Some Kind of Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Paradise in the Vault will win no prizes for subtlety but should please a wide audience.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

★★☆☆☆ Fractured fantasy:

Those Worrisome Sleeps, RFT’s excursion into fantasy and dark magic at Sweet Grassmarket, has an unusual atmosphere and a vigorous earnestness that never translate into a convincing whole.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More