Archive for August 17th, 2022

The Macbeth Inquiry

The Macbeth Inquiry

★★★☆☆ Hit-and-miss

The Macbeth Inquiry, from Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company at theSpace @ Niddry Street for the middle week of the Fringe, is a decidedly uneven but enjoyable production.

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This Is Memorial Device

This Is Memorial Device

★★★★☆ Phantasmagoric realism

The Lyceum’s extraordinary run of success at this year’s festivals continues with This Is Memorial Device, their collaboration with the Book Festival.

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The Intervention

The Intervention

★★★☆☆ Support required

The Intervention, by Watch This Space Productions and Gilded Balloon, playing the Billiard Room in Teviot all Fringe, is a black comedy where two friends meet after not seeing each other for two years.

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Medea (EIF)

Medea (EIF)

★★★★☆ Towering

Medea, Liz Lochhead’s triumphant retelling of Euripides has returned to Edinburgh. The new production, at the Hub as part of the International Festival, boasts a Medea from Adura Onashile that will surely be every bit as legendary as Maureen Beattie was first time round.

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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

★★★★☆ Captivating

Captivate Theatre’s production of Shrek The Musical at The Rose Theatre is a case of young performers being better than their material.

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On the Run: Dame Over!

On the Run: Dame Over!

★★★★☆ Dame to Fame

Showcasing considerable talent and dedication, On the Run: Dame Over!, the debut comedy show from Them is Brothers, is potentially the start of what could be a great Scottish comedy partnership.

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Reservoir Knobs

Reservoir Knobs

★★★☆☆ Unlawfully funny

Playing at The Space On The Mile for a short run, Punch Monkey Theatre’s Reservoir Knobs is a comical play based on a real story that proves that life can sometimes be more ludicrous than fiction.

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Independence

Independence

★★★☆☆  Committed

Independence, from Edinburgh Little Theatre at Hill Street, is a politically-charged piece that takes a few wrong turns but has huge reserves of dedication.

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Tay Bridge

Tay Bridge

★★★★☆ Compelling

There is a confidence to the staging and performing of Tay Bridge, from Arkle at the Royal Scots Club for one week, that is thoroughly involving.

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