Author: Mark Bolsover

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Conflict in Court

Conflict in Court

✭✭✭✭✩ interactive trial
The upstairs space in the New Town theatre is decked out as a small courtroom where Tory MP Marcus Baillie seeks damages from a red-top tabloid in Liam Rudden latest interactive drama.

August 10, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
A Walk at the Edge of the World

A Walk at the Edge of the World

✭✭✭✩✩ Beautiful but rambling
A meditative walk through the beautiful environs of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art leads into a slightly rambling dramatic monologue in Magnetic North’s A Walk at the Edge of the World.

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sanitise

Sanitise

✭✭✭✭✭ smart, accomplished physical theatre

Set in a suburban bathroom, Sanitise focusses on one woman’s struggle between her (thinly) repressed and inarticulate sexual desires and the obsessive need for cleanliness that her shame over these desires precipitates.

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Review – The Lives of the High-Rise Saints

Review – The Lives of the High-Rise Saints

✭✭✭✭✩ Absurdly tragic

Sharp, dark and brilliantly realised, Ad Spectatores present Agata Kucinska’s one woman puppet show adaptation of Polish playwright Lidia Amejko’s The Lives of the High-Rise Saints to Saturday as part of the Polska Arts in Edinburgh season at Summerhall.

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Ban This Filth!

Review – Ban This Filth!

Gender and sexual identity are on the agenda as Alan Bissett returns for a one-off performance of his one-man show Ban This Filth!, to benefit the Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – One Giant Leap

Review – One Giant Leap

There’s an energetic – though somewhat wide-of-the-mark – performance by Iain Johnstonein in this brief history of humanity’s relationship to space from Wee Stories in an NTS co-productionThere’s an energetic – though somewhat wide-of-the-mark – performance by Iain Johnstonein this brief history of humanity’s relationship to space.

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Dark Matter

Review – Dark Matter

✭✭✭✩✩  Beauty lacks substance:
Vision Mechanics present an exquisitely executed piece, which makes fantastic use of the beautiful and intimate surroundings of its suburban garden setting, but which disappoints in a lack of substance and emotional stakes from Chris Lee’s overwrought script.

August 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – The Witness

Review – The Witness

Strong, confident performances from Thrive Theatre, in association with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, mark out Alex Hope’s cleverly-written and intriguing hypothetical thought-experiment.

August 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Shattered

Review – Shattered

Chimaera Productions presents an accomplished abstract piece of verbatim theatre, combining simple yet on the whole effective physical performance with material taken directly from the shattering the stigma blog:

August 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Man Who Planted Trees

Review – The Man Who Planted Trees

With simple but elegant staging and charming puppets and puppetry, Puppet State Theatre Company presents a genuinely touching and engrossing adaptation of Jean Giono’s novel.

August 15, 2013 | By | Reply More