Assembly Rooms

Review – Bite The Bullet

Review – Bite The Bullet

Bite The Bullet is another successful transfer to the Assembly Rooms from Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint. Described as a ‘one-act rock ‘n’ roll comedy with songs’, it is all of these things and more besides.

August 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – God Bless Liz Lochhead

Review – God Bless Liz Lochhead

The Makar’s secure place in contemporary Scottish culture is signalled by the use of her name in the title of Martin McCardle’s God Bless Liz Lochhead. While she does not pop across from her show elsewhere in the Assembly Rooms to make an appearance, her spirit is certainly present in Fair Pley’s production.

August 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – We Will Be Free

Review – We Will Be Free

✭✭✭✭✩ Heartfelt, intelligent and entertaining:
We Will Be Free! is this year’s Fringe offering from Townsend Productions, who were responsible for last year’s excellent adaptation of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. This production, dealing with the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, is every bit as successful.

August 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Liz Lochhead: Apple Says Aaah – and Other Poems, Pommes and People

Review – Liz Lochhead: Apple Says Aaah – and Other Poems, Pommes and People

There are many fine writers who cannot do justice to their own material in performance, let alone impressing when reading the works of others. Liz Lochhead, as always, is an exception.

August 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Shawshank Redemption

Review – The Shawshank Redemption

There is a compelling piece of theatre in this adaptation Steven King’s novella, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, at the Assembly Rooms on George Street.

August 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Killers

Review – Killers

Killers, presented at The Assembly Rooms by Boys of The Empire Productions, is a disturbing and challenging piece of work, which attempts to give an insight into the mind of a murderer.

August 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
EdFringe Day 1 – Get in there!

EdFringe Day 1 – Get in there!

An economist, an old comic, some love letters and the blind By Thom Dibdin The sun still shines even though the Edinburgh Fringe is now officially open. Surely some mistake? Equally sure, is the prediction that it won’t last. Today is time to check out a couple of new venues – or old ones reinvented. […]

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Æ News – Amos to host Assembly’s Talk Show

Æ News – Amos to host Assembly’s Talk Show

Full line-up announced as Stephen K Amos takes over thespian chats in Princes Street Gardens By Thom Dibdin Stephen K Amos is to take over hosting duties on Assembly Theatre’s daily Talk Show, following Frank Skinner’s withdrawal from the Spiegeltent show in Princes Street Gardens Running through to Sunday 29 August, the hour long show […]

August 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Festival Flicks – but No Assembly Fix

Festival Flicks – but No Assembly Fix

Edinburgh Festival Theatre gets funding for film upgrade but Assembly Rooms project KB’d by Heritage Lottery Fund:
The Festival Theatre is set to become the venue for the opening night gala premiere of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival after being given a £245,000 grant to install digital and 35mm projection equipment.

April 2, 2010 | By | Reply More