Author: Hugh Simpson

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PPP: Sally

PPP: Sally

★★★★☆ Worryingly funny

The uneasy relationship between politics and theatre is laid comically bare in James Ley’s Sally, the first in the new run of A Play, A Pie & A Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

September 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

★★★☆☆  Problematic

The juggernaut that is The Book of Mormon rolls into the Playhouse in all its filthy excess for an extended stay until Saturday 8 October, 2022.

September 15, 2022 | By | Reply More
Book Festival Round-up Part 2

Book Festival Round-up Part 2

More theatre-interests at the Book fest

The last week of the Book Festival featured the usual quota of theatrical presentations, ‘theatre-adjacent’ events, and other writers so entertaining as to need no apology for being featured here.

August 30, 2022 | By | Reply More
SAY IF IT’S NOT OKAY

SAY IF IT’S NOT OKAY

★★★★☆ Personal and universal

There is a quiet determination to Angela Jackson’s SAY IF IT’S NOT OKAY at Greenside @ Infirmary St that makes for an intensely personal and extremely worthwhile hour.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Carnegie

Carnegie

★★★☆☆ Informative

Carnegie, a biographical piece set in the historic building of Panmure House, provides much elucidation.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Broken Funnies

Broken Funnies

★★★☆☆ Worrying

Broken Funnies, from Martin Bearne at Greenside @ Riddles Court, is a deeply personal show whose painful message is obscured by its structure.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Whispers

Whispers

★★★☆☆ Spooky

Whispers, the solo show by bilingual performer Pat Zajac at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall for the last week of the Fringe, is an evocative piece that sometimes struggles to be fully coherent.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park

★★★☆☆  Diligent

The Edinburgh Makars return to the Hepburn Suite at the Royal Scots Club with Barefoot in the Park. Their production of Neil Simon’s comedy is solid and well crafted, but real comic punch comes inconsistently.

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Cheeky Girls

Cheeky Girls

★★★★☆  Unbounded promise

The Counterminers’ Cheeky Girls, at theSpace @ Niddry St for the Fringe’s final week, is a comic drama of almost unlimited potential.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Water Fruit Loops

Water Fruit Loops

★★★☆☆ Engaging

Theatre Paradok’s Water Fruit Loops, at theSpace @ Niddry Street for the final week of the fringe, goes over well-trodden ground in a likeable manner.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More