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Hay Fever

Hay Fever

★★★☆☆ Lightly hilarious

Every family has their foibles, but the Bliss family are next-level eccentric in Noel Coward’s delicious comedy Hay Fever – brought to the Assembly Roxy by EGTG for four performances only.

May 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★☆☆ Spacey

Brief, but never tedious, the jazz-infused production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company at Assembly Roxy is packed with great ideas and quirky detail.

March 9, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

★★★☆☆ History reduced

Multi award-winning feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner has reimagined its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe hit, A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, turning it into a zoom style lecture that is available for home streaming through various platforms throughout February.

February 3, 2022 | By | Reply More
20 Minutes of Action

20 Minutes of Action

★★★★☆  Unflinching case-study

Pollyanna Esse’s powerful piece of verbatim theatre about horrific real-life events in Stanford University in 2015 gets a welcome second outing at the Assembly Roxy this week, after premiering at Bedlam two years ago.

December 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Beyond the Revolution

Beyond the Revolution

First hand experience of Arab Spring brought to stage

December 2010 saw the start of what was to become known as the Arab Spring, as revolution spread across the Middle East. Mariem Omari was in Iraq at the time working in a humanitarian role and saw events unfold first hand. Now she has brought her experiences to the stage in Revolution Days.

November 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

★★★☆☆ Surprisingly deep

There’s an unexpected and more than welcome depth to the hearty production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown staged by Happy Sad Productions at the Assembly Roxy Upstairs until Sunday.

October 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Theatre Stories

Theatre Stories

Has theatre changed your life?

Playwright Laura Horton wants to hear stories from people whose lives have been effected by the theatre for a project: Theatre Stories. She is in residence collecting stories at Assembly Roxy this week, Monday 23 to Friday 27 August 2021. 

August 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fear of Roses

Fear of Roses

★★★★☆ Stylish

Fear of Roses, by Black Bat Productions at Assembly Roxy, is a crisp, intelligent and thoroughly rewarding three-hander.

August 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Theatres and events respond to physical distancing news

The announcement in Holyrood on Tuesday that, if all goes according to plan, physical distancing will be completely lifted on Monday 9 August 2021 has been welcomed by Edinburgh’s theatres and events organisers.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Crew Callout

Crew Callout

Creatives wanted for live musical in October

Edinburgh student company Happy Sad Productions is looking for “enthusiastic people” to join their team for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

June 12, 2021 | By | Reply More