Reviews

Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey

Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey

★★★☆☆    Lively but unorganised:
Edinburgh-based Theatre Sans Accents’ first full theatre production, Lost in Translation, brings an exuberant energy that does not always translate into a consistent delivery.

August 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Velvet Evening Seance

Velvet Evening Seance

★★★★☆    Mesmerising:
High production values and a compelling narrative make Ross MacKay and Suzie Miller’s atmospheric Victorian mystery, Velvet Evening Séance, a suitably haunting experience.

August 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
My Name is Irrelevant

My Name is Irrelevant

★★★★☆    Thoughtful:
An intimate, two-man show, My Name is Irrelevant uses a series of spoken word poem-monologues to explores the ups and downs of living with an overactive mind.

August 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bubbles and Martini

Bubbles and Martini

★★★☆☆  Frothy:
Bubbles and Martini is packing in the crowds at Surgeons’ Hall, and it is not difficult to see why. It may not be the most demanding show on the Fringe, but it fills a need and certainly brings joy to its audience.

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Book Festival Round-up

Book Festival Round-up

The view from Charlotte Square:
The Book Festival continues to explore the interface between literature and performance in a way that is refreshing and risk-taking. If it does not always come off, that is certainly a price worth paying.

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Breakfast Plays: B!rth (Q & Q)

Breakfast Plays: B!rth (Q & Q)

Breakfast Plays rehearsed reading:
Director Emma Callander brings Liwaa Yazji’s poignant Q & Q to the Traverse Theatre in a rehearsed reading as part of the Birth project.

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tea and Nuisance

Tea and Nuisance

★★★☆☆  Charming:
Tea and Nuisance, by Foxfire Theatre, is an unusual but charming take on Lewis Carroll’s much loved story, Alice in Wonderland.

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Oresteia: This Restless House

Oresteia: This Restless House

★★★★☆    Drips grandeur:
Huge and elemental forces drive This Restless House, the version of the Oresteia by Zinnie Harris originally produced by the Citizens’ Glasgow and the National Theatre of Scotland last year.

August 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
salt.

salt.

★★★★☆   Sharp:
There is huge rage and tight focus in Selina Thompson’s salt., a one-woman show about the legacy of slavery, and how the attitudes that fuelled it still persist.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer

★★★★☆   What larks:
For careful execution and straightforward fun, it is difficult to imagine many recent productions of Gilbert and Sullivan have beaten Cat-Like Tread’s The Sorcerer at Paradise in Augustines.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More