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Krapp’s Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

★★★★☆  Authentic Krapp:

Wistful and careful, Arkle’s production of Krapp’s Last Tape brings out the humanity in Beckett’s masterpiece. Often seen as a forbidding play, there is nothing remotely inaccessible about this.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

★★★★★    Practically perfect:

Perfect Wedding, the Edinburgh Makars’ production at the Royal Scots, is an object lesson in how to put on a farce.

August 20, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

★★★★★  Spell-tastic

Phylactery, cystitis, and Mexican are some of the words the contestants of have to spell in Room 29 Theatre’s hilarious production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

★★★☆☆    Folie á deux

Thistle N’ Thorn productions has brought Frank Wildhorn’s musical theatre take on the iconic tale of outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, to the Sweet Grassmarket this fringe.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

★★★☆☆ Uneven updating:

Arkle’s take on The Taming of the Shrew is a largely successful attempt to make relevant one of Shakespeare’s plays that is most troubling to modern audiences.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Low Level Panic

Low Level Panic

★★★★☆    High level:

Arkle’s early-evening production of Low Level Panic at the Royal Scots Club is excellently put together and performed.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

★★★★☆    Great Scots:

The fundamental comic energy, pace and Scots snap Leitheatre give to Tartuffe at St Serf’s is very welcome, making for a refreshing, breezy production.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor/Holyrood

The Merry Wives of Windsor/Holyrood

★★★☆☆ Shakespeare transported:

Let’s get one thing straight right away, EGTG’s show at the Royal Scots Club is not an expose of the fun and frolics of the female members of the Scottish parliament.

August 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
A Bohemian Fairytale

A Bohemian Fairytale

★★★★☆  Magical music:

The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company take us on a trip down the rabbit hole in this year’s Fringe show – at the Stockbridge Church for three performances only.

August 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Anthems & Movie Music

Anthems & Movie Music

★★★☆☆ Anthems
★★★★☆  Movie Music

Edinburgh Music Theatre is back at St Andrew’s and St George’s West on George Street, for EdFringe opening week and a thoroughly successful double bill of musical treats.

August 10, 2019 | By | Reply More