Magnetic North

Easter Offerings

Easter Offerings

Theatre online this Easter weekend If the Easter Weekend feels like any other while in Covid-lockdown, at least there are a few theatrical offerings to ensure that you can make the next few days a bit special. There is something for most members of the family and those of different theatre-loving persuasions, thanks to Edinburgh-based […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
Erewhon

Erewhon

★★★☆☆  Genial technology:

Promising a mixture of old and new technology and material, Erewhon at Summerhall fails to ignite fully, but remains an engaging and amiable production.

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

Edinburgh’s Professional theatre companies on the Fringe:

There are more shows made by Edinburgh-based companies at this year’s fringe than all the shows at the 1972 Edinburgh fringe put together. Here’s a listing of the theatre shows put on by professional companies…

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
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