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Celebrating Tom McGrath

Celebrating Tom McGrath

New Maverick awards and celebrations of Tom’s 80th.

The Tom McGrath Trust is celebrating what would have been the late, great playwright and jazz musician’s 80th birthday with the announcement of the final three Maverick Awards.

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
McGrath’s 80th marked

McGrath’s 80th marked

Magnetic North revive McGrath’s Dream Train

Edinburgh’s Magnetic North theatre company is streaming a new performance of its first ever production, The Dream Train by Tom McGrath, on what would have been the playwright’s eightieth birthday.

October 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
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