Hilary Davies

Bytesize Theatre

Bytesize Theatre

★★★☆☆ Welcome

The lack of time to plan for live theatre at this year’s Fringe has not deterred the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group. Bytesize Theatre is a collection of three new plays presented on the online Fringe Player. The three pieces are not all equally impressive, but each has intriguing elements.

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Cadaver Synod

Cadaver Synod

★★★☆☆    Gore of yore:

Cadaver Synod is an engaging historical comedy-horror from RFT at the Sweet Grassmarket that crosses boundaries of genre and taste with equal relish.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Women in Parliament

Women in Parliament

★★☆☆☆ Attic Crude:

Crude on several levels, amateur company Athens of the North’s project to stage Andrew Wilson’s new translation of Aristophanes’ Women In Parliament is both fascinating and infuriating.

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The Lark

The Lark

★★★★☆ Fiery:

There is fire in the belly of EGTG’s telling of The Lark – Jean Anouilh’s take on the story of Joan of Arc – at Bellfield in Portobello to Saturday.

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All About My Mother

All About My Mother

★★★☆☆ Ambitious:

Clever in its staging and ambitious in scope, the EGTG’s Scottish premiere of All About My Mother, at the Roxy to Saturday, provides plenty to satisfy but a certain amount of confusion along the way.

November 23, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
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
Volpone

Volpone

★★★★☆  Ruthless:
The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group bring Ben Johnson’s comedy, Volpone, to life and new audiences in a hilarious version of the tale about just how far people will go to be rich.

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Leitheatre win One Acts

Leitheatre win One Acts

SCDA One Act Festival Winners Announced:
Leitheatre has won the Edinburgh and District round of the SCDA one act play festival with a production of Evelyn Hood’s A Wake for Donald.

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown

★★★☆☆ Mysterious:
Assiduously performed, and building up an air of mystery, The Rose and Crown has much about it that is striking.

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot

✭✭✭✩✩ Elementary but entertaining:
There is solid, well-crafted entertainment in The Edinburgh Makars’ production of The Game’s Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays. Genuine thrills and spills are in short supply, but great pains have been taken to make a rewarding whole.

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