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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

★★★★☆    Great comic timing
Young Critics Scheme review
Tartuffe at the Assembly Rooms is Liz Lochead’s new, shortened version of her adaptation of Moliere’s 17th century play into Scots.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daughterhood

Daughterhood

★★★★☆  Poignant
Young Critics Scheme review:
Daughterhood by Charley Miles for Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd, is a fast paced piece, full of bitterness, jealousy and love, performed in the immersive environment of the Roundabout at Summerhall.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Don’t Frighten the Straights

Don’t Frighten the Straights

★★★☆☆      Homo-ironic storytelling:

Turan Ali is a great storyteller. Maybe too good – when he told his partner that he wanted to do a show about ʻwhat gay men really get up toʼ, the reply was, well, Don’t frighten the straights…

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
EdFringe sells 3 million Tix

EdFringe sells 3 million Tix

Record-breaking ticket sales, again:

The Edinburgh fringe has announced that a record estimated 3,012,490 tickets had been issued at this year’s event, as of 4pm on Monday 26 August 2019.

August 26, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
India Flamenco – A Gipsy Tale

India Flamenco – A Gipsy Tale

★★★★☆  Absolutely fascinating:

Three women, three styles and three different sensualities – combined with their shared joy for dance, are the main ingredients of this stunning production.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Barry

Barry

★★★☆☆      Smiling engagement:

Barry, Shrinking Violet’s devised play which is at the Bedlam for five days only, attempts to find out who Edinburgh’s famous Doctor James Barry really was.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Goodbye Charles

Goodbye Charles

★★☆☆☆    Extreme comic chaos:

Goodbye Charles, Eight Minute Dirge’s Fringe debut, is an episodic comedy performed with a surfeit of enthusiasm. Lacking in focus, it nevertheless has charm and potential.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆      Creative direction:

Captivate Theatre rock Jesus Christ Superstar at the Rose Theatre, spotlighting some spectacular performers from the Edinburgh’s amateur theatrical scene.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★★☆    Frantic energy:

Captivate Theatre capture the magic of Oliver! Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, transforming the Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre into the hustle of London.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Never None (but She)

Never None (but She)

★★★☆☆    Modern tale:

Never None (but She) is a story of magic and female power from Asterglow Theatre at theSpace Triplex that reminds of Ovid’s Metamorphosis as well as folk tales.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More