Reviews

Corydon Ovium

Corydon Ovium

★★★☆☆  Not baad:

Corydon Ovium, Nightmare Productions’ comedy horror anthology downstairs at the Newsroom, is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair that makes up in gleeful energy for what it lacks in polish.

August 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
At the Book Festival

At the Book Festival

Theatre news from the EIBF:

The Edinburgh International Book Festival continues to offer many events designed to appeal to theatre-goers.

August 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Twa

Twa

★★★★☆ Vital questions:

Twa, the collaboration between writer Annie George and visual artist Flore Gardner at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, is a lucid and involving production. At times stark and disturbing, it is nevertheless a depiction of hope that has an ultimately transcendent quality.

August 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Tumbling Lassie & Fergus of Galloway

The Tumbling Lassie & Fergus of Galloway

★★★★☆ Jaunty:

Edinburgh Studio Opera renews its association with Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham with this double bill, marrying new work The Tumbling Lassie with 2013’s Fergus of Galloway.

August 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Technicolor

Technicolor

★★★★☆ Extra-terrestrially cool:

Black Bat’s Technicolor is a freewheeling exercise in both nostalgia and modernity that is highly recommended.

August 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hymns For Robots

Hymns For Robots

★★★☆☆ Electronic dream:

Hymns For Robots, Noctium Theatre’s portrait of electronic music innovator Delia Derbyshire, is an appealingly winsome piece of theatre.

August 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Steamie

The Steamie

★★★★☆ Strong bond:

Leitheatre make a solid and entertaining evening of it with their take on Tony Roper’s great Scottish comedy, The Steamie, which is at St Serf’s until Saturday.

August 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The WWI Wardrobe Project

The WWI Wardrobe Project

★★★☆☆  Historical accuracy:

The WWI Wardrobe Project has emotional force as well as a certain charm as Immersive Response’s production seeks to make 1917 more immediate.

August 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale

The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale

★★★☆☆  Peh? Meh:

Instantly recognisable situations and types from Scottish football give The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale, at the Gilded Ballon Rose Theatre Basement, a wide appeal.

August 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hecate

Hecate

★★☆☆☆ Fairly foul:

As befits a play so often performed and studied, Macbeth has been the object of many reworkings and extensions over the years. Unfortunately, for every Dunsinane there are ten less memorable efforts. The Little Shakespeare Company’s Hecate falls into the latter category.

August 15, 2018 | By | Reply More