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Heroes

Heroes

★★★☆☆ Fails to soar:

Two well established Edinburgh based companies working in physical performance, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Room 2 Manoeuvre, bring their new family show about superheroes to this year’s Fringe.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nancy’s Philosopher

Nancy’s Philosopher

★★★★☆ Polished and Impassioned:

Nancy’s Philosopher, the story of unfulfilled love between David Hume and society beauty Nancy Ord unearthed and written by David Black, was first performed at the fringe in 2016.

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Review – Calotype

Review – Calotype

Jessie Mann, credited with the first surviving photograph taken by a women, is given an inventive life in Foolproof theatre’s Calotype, at the Central Hall, Tollcross, all week.

August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Ciara

Review – Ciara

David Harrower’s one-woman play, written for Blythe Duff, is a finely honed exposition of the collision of diverse worlds – written in ear-to-the-ground language.

August 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – HeLa

Review – HeLa

★★★★☆ Immortality unsought:

Summerhall’s anatomy theatre is the perfect location for Adura Onashile’s revelatory one woman play about Henrietta Lacks, whose body cells have been vital to modern medicine.

August 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Review – The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

★★★★☆ Douce and dirty

An evening stroll through Edinburgh’s Old Town to its New Town, visiting some of Edinburgh’s oldest pubs on the way, offers an entertaining evening of enlightenment told through the Capital’s rich and varied literary history.

August 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Being Tommy Cooper

Review – Being Tommy Cooper

Being Tommy Cooper is an odd amalgam of tribute act and exposé of the man beneath the famous fez – which ends up being neither.

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Junk Food Vampire/Granny was a Rock Star

Review – Junk Food Vampire/Granny was a Rock Star

Green is very much the colour of Citadel Arts Group’s diverse double bill of plays with strong and worthy environmental messages woven through them.

June 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Calum’s Road

Review – Calum’s Road

Fine, slow-paced energy, permeates this co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Gerry Mulgrew’s Communicado that tells of a man’s solitary and dogged fight against bureaucracy as he makes the choice between being defeated and being defiant.

June 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Poor Mouth

Review – The Poor Mouth

Magnificent theatricality marks out this clever touring adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s great satire from Irish company Blue Raincoat, which is at the Traverse and touring to the Tron in Glasgow.

June 1, 2013 | By | Reply More