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The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside

★★★☆☆ Devilish detail:
All the makings of a Faustian tale of darkness, damnation, intrigue and desperation are present in Scottish Opera’s The Devil Inside, at the King’s for two nights on its premiere tour.

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Snow White

Snow White

★★★★☆ Distinctive:
There’s a macabre twist to a classic fairytale in the second of a trilogy of adaptations by balletLORENT, co-produced with Northern Stage.

January 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Enchanting:
Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella is an emotional and visual treat, which lights up and enchants the Festival Theatre’s stage until 31 December.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

★★★★☆ Charming:
Magic, awe and charm are all offered in abundance at The Lyceum’s Christmas production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, showing until 3 January.

November 29, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
To Breathe

To Breathe

★★★☆☆ Explorative:
There’s something unnerving about Theatre Paradok’s To Breathe, at Summerhall until Saturday. Its a feeling which begins pre-show and pervades right through the Edinburgh University company’s hour-long production.

November 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★☆ Wildly macabre:
Halloween may be but a memory, but the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group proves that there’s still space for a little of the macabre in town.

November 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Carmen

Carmen

★★★★☆ Dark and dramatic:
It may be a slow starter, but there’s no shortage of drama at the Festival Theatre this fortnight with Scottish Opera’s production of Carmen.

November 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cagebirds

Cagebirds

★★★★☆ Unsettling introspection:
Edinburgh University Theatre Company find a birds eye view straight into the heart of captivity in Cagebirds: a quirky, thoughtful little play that positively flies by, or not as the case may be.

October 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rebecca

Rebecca

★★★★☆ Curiously inventive:
Kneehigh Theatre have certainly put their own stamp on Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 novel, Rebecca.

October 19, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

★★★★☆ Ferocious energy:
Regents Park Open Air Theatre positively tears through the stage at the Festival Theatre this week as its Lord of the Flies leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.

October 15, 2015 | By | Reply More