Assembly Roxy

Islander

Islander

★★★★☆  Etherial:

Mystical in content and audacious in its presentation, Islander is a musical for just two performers which is thought-provoking and intriguing in equal measure.

September 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Pride

The Pride

★★★☆☆ Involving:

The Pride, the debut production by Different Works at the Assembly Roxy, is very good at showing how the repressive urge for conformity destroys everyone, not just those who are seen as ‘different’.

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

★★★★☆   Double Dose:

Congratulations to which ever member of the Edinburgh Makars thought of staging Sophocles’ bloody Oedipus in a seemingly incongruous double bill with a Noel Coward one-act farce. Truth is, the incongruity works.

April 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt

★★★★☆ Inventive:

There is a beautiful comic rhythm to Arkle’s Travels With My Aunt at the Assembly Roxy, coupled with an almost boundless invention in its staging, that is very pleasing indeed.

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Little Women

Little Women

★★★★☆ Wholesome entertainment:

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women gets a sensitive and thoroughly entertaining musical theatre adaptation at the Assembly Roxy from new Edinburgh amateur company Shoots Theatre.

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi

Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi

★★★★☆ Remarkable:

Edinburgh Studio Opera’s unique presentation of the pairing of one act operas Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi provides for some thrilling moments of operatic pleasure at the Roxy to Saturday.

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

★★★☆☆ Eager:

A chair. A table. An envelope with a script inside, waiting for an unprepared actor. Since its premiere in 2011, White Rabbit Red Rabbit has taken the theatre world by storm.

February 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elephants

Elephants

★★★★☆ Accomplished debut:

Some excellent acting distinguishes ‘festive black comedy’ Elephants from new company Threepenny Theatricals upstairs at the Roxy.

January 26, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Little Red Riding Hood’s Christmas Adventure

Little Red Riding Hood’s Christmas Adventure

★★★★☆ Upbeat:

Think Christmas and think kids and you think panto – but not anymore. It’s not all about the dames and double entendres, thanks to Nonsense Room Productions.

December 17, 2017 | By | Reply More