EdFringe 2015

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

✭✭✭✩✩ More deadly than magic:
Dani Iannarelli’s love letter to film noir and jazz combines film clips, music and a noirish plot. The outcome is too confused to be a success, although parts of the performance are very enjoyable indeed.

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Missing Hancocks: Live in Edinburgh

The Missing Hancocks: Live in Edinburgh

✭✭✭✭✩ Timeless comedy:
At first glance, The Missing Hancocks is a strange idea for a Fringe show – a recreation of the recording of 1950s radio programmes. All that matters, however, is that the result is two separate and extremely enjoyable shows.

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Horseplay – The Troy Musical

Horseplay – The Troy Musical

✭✭✭✩✩ Epic comedy:
Rough-hewn but sparkling with energy and invention, there’s neigh-doot that Napier University Drama Society’s world premier of Horseplay The Troy Musical is a real hoot.

August 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

✭✭✭✭✩ Joyful
Young critics scheme review:
Captivate Theatre reprise their take on Sunshine on Leith, Stephen Greenhorn’s feel-good jukebox musical, based on the songs of the Proclaimers.

August 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shakespeare in the Garden – Cheer Up, Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Garden – Cheer Up, Hamlet

✭✭✭✭✩ Family fun
Young critics scheme review:
Educational, side-splitting and with just the right amount of ridiculous, Shakespeare in the Garden – Cheer Up, Hamlet is perfect for parents who want their children to be discreetly educated but without their enjoyment being compromised.

August 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Garden

The Garden

✭✭✭✭✩ Insightful dystopia:
Truth permeates The Garden, Zinnie and John Harris’ semi-opera, commissioned by Aberdeen’s sound Festival and playing off-site at the Traverse.

August 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Year of the Hare

The Year of the Hare

✭✭✭✩✩ Emotional rollercoaster
Young critic scheme review:
Creative, absorbing, and very wacky, the Finnish Ryhmateatteri Ensemble’s version of Arto Paasilinna’s popular book, originally published in 1975, certainly leaves an impact.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

✭✭✭✭✭ Fabulous
Young critics scheme review:
Fast-paced, funny and moving, the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group brings to life Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s cult classic Little Shop of Horrors.

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island – Junior review

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island – Junior review

✭✭✭✩✩ Lots of dinosaurs
Junior review by Cora Dibdin:
Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island was a play. It wasn’t the usual story of Peter Pan.

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Requiem For Edward Snowden

A Requiem For Edward Snowden

✭✭✭✩✩ Mourning becomes electronica:
A Requiem For Edward Snowden, the ‘digital opera’ at Stockbridge Church, has an eerie contemporaneity, treating political concerns in a way that speaks more of sorrow than of anger.

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More