Author: Susan Lowes

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

★★★☆☆ Hopeful:
Cast in the shadows of the Shank, Bill Kenwright breathes life into a new stage production of the Stephen King short story and iconic 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption.

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Garden

The Garden

★★★★☆ Insightful dystopia:
Truth permeates The Garden, Zinnie and John Harris’ semi-opera, commissioned by Aberdeen’s sound Festival and playing off-site at the Traverse.

August 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Light Boxes

Light Boxes

✭✭✭✭✩ Love and regret:
Light Boxes is fascinating. Grid Iron Theatre Company has woven a complex web, leaving the audience struggling to interpret what they are seeing.

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Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

✭✭✭✭✭  Inviting and inspiring:
With so many shows on offer, it’s easy to forget a lot of what you see at the fringe. But you’ll never forget the way something makes you feel. Alba Flamenca is an emotive and fiery fiesta that inspires as much as it entertains.

August 16, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Kill

The Last Kill

✭✭✭✭✩ Traumatic honesty:
A refreshing look at the human consequences of war is taken by newcomers, Contemporary Theatre of Scotland, who aren’t afraid to tell us what they really think.

August 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wojtek the Bear

Wojtek the Bear

✭✭✭✭✩ Love and regret
Theatre Objektiv brings alive a story of love and hope born from the abject trauma of war. While heart-warming, there’s also something unnerving in their telling of the tale.

August 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fringe Fantasmic

Fringe Fantasmic

★★★★☆ Truly Fantasmic!
Edinburgh Music Theatre Company presents a jam packed programme of Disney songs that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

August 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Ada

Ada

✭✭✭✭✩ Educational and enchanting:
The student run Edinburgh University Theatre Company deliver an intriguing insight into the life of Ada Lovelace, but it might just be a little too clever for its own good.

August 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Rocking Horse Winner

The Rocking Horse Winner

✭✭✭✭✩ Unsettling:
At 30 minutes long, The Rocking Horse Winner from Bracket Productions might only be a bitesized fringe show, but it definitely has some teeth.

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Austensibility

Austensibility

✭✭✭✩✩ Celebratory:
The Mercators are back at the Fringe this year with Austensibility; an engaging dramatised reading celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen.

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More