Archive for May, 2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

★★★☆☆ Solid:

Leitheatre give a meaty and satisfyingly verbal account of Tennessee Williams’ great drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, at the Studio of the Festival Theatre, running through to Saturday.

May 17, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

★★★☆☆    Spectacular:

There are plenty of laughs to be had in the touring Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the King’s. There are also a couple of gasp-inducing coups de theatre.

May 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Small Wonders

Small Wonders

★★★★★ Magic:

World renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk makes its first ever foray to Scotland with a comprehensively startling piece of work, Small Wonders, as part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

May 15, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
PPP: Toy Plastic Chicken

PPP: Toy Plastic Chicken

★★☆☆☆    Curate’s egg:

First seen as a somewhat explosive work-in-progress at last year’s Hidden Door, Toy Plastic Chicken is the final production in this Spring’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint lunchtime theatre slot at the Traverse.

May 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Nae Poshos

Nae Poshos

Creative Electric call-out for new night:

Leith-based Creative Electric theatre company has put out a call for performers to take part in an event, Working Class Exotica – at Leith Dockers Club on 9 June 2019.

May 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Listings Mon 13 – Sun 19 May 2019

Listings Mon 13 – Sun 19 May 2019

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week?

The answer’s “plenty” it would seem, although the highest profile show is the latest from the Play That Goes Wrong gang – The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

May 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Red Lion

The Red Lion

★★★★★  Back of the net:

Rapture Theatre shoots, and scores, in a soccer drama by Patrick Marber that even non-sports fans will love.

May 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Trav tops CATS noms

Trav tops CATS noms

11 nominations for Traverse shows at CATS:

The short list of nominations for the 2018/2019 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland have been announced with the Traverse involved in over a quarter of the total nominations.

May 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Mina takes on Brecht

Mina takes on Brecht

Lyceum launches 2019/20 season:

The Lyceum has announced a ten-production main stage season for 2019/20, with new works by Denise Mina and Linda McLean joining the already announced premieres of Solaris and An Edinburgh Christmas Carol.

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

★★★★☆    Magical:

The joy and energy that low-budget children’s theatre often possesses can sometimes be dissipated when a comparatively large budget comes in, with a corresponding desire to please larger audiences. This is emphatically not the case with the touring production of The Worst Witch, which is high-octane, clever and extremely enjoyable.

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More