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Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

★★★☆☆   Zip(po)’s into town:

Newbury based circus company Cirque Berserk! appears at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of its 2020 tour. The company brands itself as ‘Real Circus made for Theatre’ and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

March 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

★★★★☆ Blooms with delights:

The Secret Garden, Fife-based Red Bridge Arts has once again given a children’s classic a radical makeover without losing the heart of the original story.

March 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Manipulate is nigh!

Manipulate is nigh!

Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2020:

As the year turns chillier and darker, it’s always good to have good things to look forward to warm the heart and soul if not the body.

January 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
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