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Death In Venice

Death In Venice

★★★★☆   Charming:
Death in Venice, Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella, is a graceful spin in a dance theatre adaptation full of character from Edinburgh Ballet Circle.

August 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

★★★★☆    Innovative:
Shakespeare’s original script is pushed to the absolute limit, with a radical and intriguing overhaul of the renowned play Richard III.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

★★★★☆    Eager:
A cast which is not just devoted but also talented makes The Dolls of New Albion a pleasure to watch, while elegant scene changes and professional lighting let the musical just flow along.

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Vichy Goings-On

Vichy Goings-On

★★★☆☆    Creative:
An effective original script carries Vichy Goings-On right the way through, giving it easy entertainment value at the Fringe. There are a few bumps along the way, but on the whole RFT deliver an engaging, likeable story with unique characters.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
How To Act

How To Act

★★★★★    Manipulative:
Perfect pacing and authentic actors give Graham Eatough’s How To Act for the National Theatre of Scotland at Summerhall a unique shine.

August 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Julius Caesar (with pirates!)

Julius Caesar (with pirates!)

★★★☆☆  Unlucky:
Constantly battling against the elements, Julius Caesar (with pirates!) delivers no more or less than you can expect of an amateur free fringe show in the Black Market on Market Street.

August 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Green Knight

Green Knight

★★★★☆    Brave:
Debbie Cannon is making a serious gamble with Green Knight, playing the Royal Scots Club three nights a week for the three weeks of the fringe.

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Amorous Ambassador

The Amorous Ambassador

★★★☆☆  A good stab:
Peppered with comic potential, Leitheatre’s production of The Amorous Ambassador clearly has a talented team behind it at the Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre for the first fortnight of the fringe.

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Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

★★★★★   Uncompromising:
Take the original Trainspotting movie and put it in IMAX. Turn the sound up to 120%, the acting to 130%. and have all the gore, faeces and bile flying out of the screen, right up in your face. You’ve now got some sense of Trainspotting Live.

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Smashing Shakespeare

Smashing Shakespeare

★★★★☆  Slick:
Captivate Theatre has earned a reputation for energetic, witty performances. With Smashing Shakespeare, in the Rose Street Theatre until August 14, it lives up to that expectation.

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More