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A Man’s A Man

A Man’s A Man

★★★★☆    Moving and fun:

Robert Burns’ poetry has an inherent melodic quality of its own and staging a full-length musical on his life and work seems like a natural progression.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Out Of The Bad

Out Of The Bad

★★★★☆   Comes good:
Out of the Bad, by Fair Pley at the New Town Theatre, is a warm and politically informed production distinguished by outstanding performances.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jailmates

Jailmates

★★★☆☆ Brimming with gems
Full of witty genius, but failing to make the most of its content, Dabster Productions’ Jailmates still guarantees an hour of laughs with brutally honest comedy.

August 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
If By Chance

If By Chance

★★★☆☆ Passionate
An exceptional cast is let down by lazy technical work at the New Town Theatre, where the Scottish Theatre and Music School’s If By Chance would be outstanding if it just got the time and resources it deserves.

August 5, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Touch

Touch

✭✭✩✩✩ A touch lacking:
Touch, a co-production between Ciaran Myers and Edinburgh-based Asylon Theatre at the New Town Theatre, treats difficult themes sensitively and tactfully. Unfortunately, this is at the expense of dramatic impact.

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Outsider

The Outsider

✭✭✭✩✩ Eccentric
Young critics scheme review
A humorous combination of clowning and multimedia magic makes The Outsider appeal to children and adults alike and produces a show unlike any other. This one man show is certainly a spectacle.

August 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Comfort Slaves

Comfort Slaves

✭✭✭✩✩ Unsettling:
Not for the fainthearted, Comfort Slaves performed by Immersive Acting Movement deals with horrible issues that have become part of our society.

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Referendum and Dumber

Referendum and Dumber

✭✭✭✩✩ Anarchic fun
Ten Clowning Street’s Referendum and Dumber combines political humour with out-and-out silliness – and there is no doubt that the most ludicrous elements are the strongest.

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Conflict in Court

Conflict in Court

✭✭✭✭✩ interactive trial
The upstairs space in the New Town theatre is decked out as a small courtroom where Tory MP Marcus Baillie seeks damages from a red-top tabloid in Liam Rudden latest interactive drama.

August 10, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Splashing about on the Edinburgh Fringe: Day two…

Splashing about on the Edinburgh Fringe: Day two…

Imprints, Turandot, Snails, Ketchup, Bawbees, Ducats and rain. By Thom Dibdin So much rain can’t be good for you! And just to prove the point, day two of the Edinburgh Fringe saw me jumping about all over the shop, from dance to subverted opera, choreographed rope-work to Commedia Dell’Arte. The foray into the world of […]

August 8, 2011 | By | Reply More