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Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Homecoming

The Homecoming

★★★☆☆ Reverent:

Fidelity to the text characterises Leitheatre’s The Homecoming at the Festival Theatre Studio. The result is a well-crafted production that could probably do with showing a little less respect.

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Teddy’s coming home

Teddy’s coming home

Leitheatre stage Pinter’s The Homecoming:

Leitheatre is returning to the Studio at the Festival Theatre this week, with four performances of Harold Pinter’s morally ambiguous and darkly humorous The Homecoming, from Wednesday 16 May 2018.

May 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Crucible

The Crucible

★★☆☆☆ Half-baked:

Leitheatre has made a bold and audacious stroke in its production of The Crucible, using a contemporary setting for Arthur Miller’s great allegory for the anti-communist hysteria in 1950s America.

November 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Amorous Ambassador

The Amorous Ambassador

★★★☆☆  A good stab:
Peppered with comic potential, Leitheatre’s production of The Amorous Ambassador clearly has a talented team behind it at the Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre for the first fortnight of the fringe.

August 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters

Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters

✭✭✭✭✩ Gloriously glaikit:
There’s huff, puff and havering a-plenty in Leitheatre’s take on Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters Victor Carin’s adaptation and translation into Scots of Galdini’s classic farce.

August 20, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Lovers

Lovers

★★★☆☆ Emotive:
There’s a truth and vulnerability to Leitheatre’s take on Brian Friel’s early pair of conjoined plays, Lovers: Winners and Losers, at the Church Hill to Saturday.

November 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Church Hill Lovers

Church Hill Lovers

Friel’s Lovers for Leitheatre:
Fans of the late great Irish playwright Brian Friel should be in for a treat this week as Leitheatre revive one of his early plays, Lovers, at the Church Hill Theatre.

November 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Festen

Festen

✭✭✭✭✩ Dark matters:
There is a fierce intensity to the Grads’ Festen at Adam House, in a consistently strong production that crackles with energy.

November 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Jerusalem

Review – Jerusalem

★★★★★ Brave and timely:
There’s a rich, dense texture to the Grads Scottish premiere of Jerusalem, at the Adam House Theatre until Saturday. It has a mythic feel inspired by Blake’s hymn Jerusalem, the text of which frames the piece as if it were being stalked by Gog and Magog.

April 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More