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Shock cuts to theatre companies

Shock cuts to theatre companies

Mixed results in Creative Scotland’s latest funding round:

Edinburgh’s Catherine Wheels and Lung Ha’s theatre companies have had 100% core funding cuts in a day of mixed fortune for the city’s theatre as Creative Scotland announced its latest funding round.

January 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

October 26, 2017 | 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
A Walk at the Edge of the World

A Walk at the Edge of the World

✭✭✭✩✩ Beautiful but rambling
A meditative walk through the beautiful environs of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art leads into a slightly rambling dramatic monologue in Magnetic North’s A Walk at the Edge of the World.

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cool for Edinburgh CATS

Cool for Edinburgh CATS

Edinburgh’s theatres and theatre companies come out particularly well in the shortlists for the 2012/13 CATS, the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, which have just been announced. Eighteen of the 41 nominations are for Edinburgh-based productions with a further eight for shows touring to the city.

May 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pass the Spoon up for CS Award

Pass the Spoon up for CS Award

Edinburgh-based Magnetic North’s Pass The Spoon is one of 39 finalists from across Scotland which have been shortlisted for inaugural Creative Scotland Awards.

November 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review – Sex and God

Review – Sex and God

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Complex and enthralling, Linda McLean’s new play for Magnetic North reveals the lives of four 20th century women as interweaving – yet never quite interlocking – narratives.

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Live stream for Pass The Spoon

Live stream for Pass The Spoon

Pass The Spoon, the collaboration between David Shrigley, Red Note Ensemble and Magnetic North, is to be streamed live over the internet on Sunday night from its performance at London’s Southbank Centre.Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

May 3, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Pass the Spoon

Review – Pass the Spoon

Magnetic North and the Red Note Ensemble’s collaboration in David Shrigley’s “sort of opera” is a feast of fun with moments of utter genius. If you love the absurd or bizarre then see it!

April 26, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More