Summerhall

Pomona

Pomona

★★★☆☆ Mixed bag:

Flirting with darkness, Theatre Paradok’s Pomona – at Summerhall until Saturday – is well performed, but ultimately more staid than it first appears.

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
How To Act

How To Act

★★★★★    Manipulative:
Perfect pacing and authentic actors give Graham Eatough’s How To Act for the National Theatre of Scotland at Summerhall a unique shine.

August 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ubu Roi

Ubu Roi

★★☆☆☆   Patter, physical
There is no shortage of energy in Ludens Ensemble’s take on Ubu Roi. However, that energy is dissipated in an over-indulgent production.

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shakespeare, His Wife, and the Dog

Shakespeare, His Wife, and the Dog

★★★★☆ Human:
Not only is Shakespeare, His Wife, and the Dog at Summerhall a treat for all theatre aficionados, it is also clever, emotional and wonderfully acted.

November 10, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

★★★★☆ Shiny new:
Direct and clear, Rob Drummond gets right among all the big questions in this interactive production which is part of the International Science Festival.

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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 Moonlit Road

The Moonlit Road

★★★☆☆ Ghoulish:
Suitably disturbing in its content and pleasingly rounded in its construction, Peapod Productions’ The Moonlit Road and other ghostly tales still has uneven patches in its presentation.

October 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Yankee

The Last Yankee

★★★☆☆ Simmering emotion
Rapture Theatre’s touring production of Arthur Miller’s The Last Yankee has an emotional depth and psychological realism that help the production to overcome occasional false steps.

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Winter’s Oresteia

A Winter’s Oresteia

★★★☆☆ Bloody tragic:
There’s more bloodletting and familial back stabbing than a whole decade of Eastenders in James Beagon’s crafty updating of the tale of the end of the Trojan wars for Aulos Productions.

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Gamblers

The Gamblers

✭✭✭✭✩ Cleverly dealt:
There’s a boldness about Greyscale’s The Gamblers at Summerhall, as well as a timeless satirising of greed and hypocrisy, that makes it both intriguing and satisfying.

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More