Archive for August, 2019

Exorcist cast for Kings

Exorcist cast for Kings

Paul Nicholas for horror show:

Paul Nicholas, Sophie Ward and Ben Caplan will take leading roles in the stage adaptation of the notorious 1973 horror flick, The Exorcist, touring to the King’s in November 2019.

August 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

★★★★☆    Great comic timing
Young Critics Scheme review
Tartuffe at the Assembly Rooms is Liz Lochead’s new, shortened version of her adaptation of Moliere’s 17th century play into Scots.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
BookFest – The Final Whistle

BookFest – The Final Whistle

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019  Final Round-up:

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 closed with its customary eclectic selection of events a remarkably prescient glitch and a Playing with Books presentation that showed exactly what such an adaptation can do.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daughterhood

Daughterhood

★★★★☆  Poignant
Young Critics Scheme review:
Daughterhood by Charley Miles for Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd, is a fast paced piece, full of bitterness, jealousy and love, performed in the immersive environment of the Roundabout at Summerhall.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Don’t Frighten the Straights

Don’t Frighten the Straights

★★★☆☆      Homo-ironic storytelling:

Turan Ali is a great storyteller. Maybe too good – when he told his partner that he wanted to do a show about ʻwhat gay men really get up toʼ, the reply was, well, Don’t frighten the straights…

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
EdFringe sells 3 million Tix

EdFringe sells 3 million Tix

Record-breaking ticket sales, again:

The Edinburgh fringe has announced that a record estimated 3,012,490 tickets had been issued at this year’s event, as of 4pm on Monday 26 August 2019.

August 26, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
India Flamenco – A Gipsy Tale

India Flamenco – A Gipsy Tale

★★★★☆  Absolutely fascinating:

Three women, three styles and three different sensualities – combined with their shared joy for dance, are the main ingredients of this stunning production.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Barry

Barry

★★★☆☆      Smiling engagement:

Barry, Shrinking Violet’s devised play which is at the Bedlam for five days only, attempts to find out who Edinburgh’s famous Doctor James Barry really was.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Goodbye Charles

Goodbye Charles

★★☆☆☆    Extreme comic chaos:

Goodbye Charles, Eight Minute Dirge’s Fringe debut, is an episodic comedy performed with a surfeit of enthusiasm. Lacking in focus, it nevertheless has charm and potential.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆      Creative direction:

Captivate Theatre rock Jesus Christ Superstar at the Rose Theatre, spotlighting some spectacular performers from the Edinburgh’s amateur theatrical scene.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More