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MagicFest 10 Revealed

MagicFest 10 Revealed

Tenth MagicFest programme is out:

Details of the tenth Edinburgh MagicFest, taking place from 27 December 2019 to 5 January 2020, have been revealed, with a new Hogmanay event added at Lauriston Castle.

October 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dr Korczak’s Example

Dr Korczak’s Example

★★★★☆    Exemplary:

There is both bleakness and hope in Dr Korczak’s Example, Strange Town’s production which has made a return to the Fringe at the Storytelling Centre.

August 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

★★★★☆    Quietly compelling:

Dispatches on the Red Dress by Rowan Rheingans at the Storytelling Centre, is one of the increasing number of productions coming from the folk scene that meld theatre, storytelling and music; it can certainly hold its head up with the best of those.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

★★★★☆  Anti-Brexit Rabbie:

Robert Burns wakes up hungover among empty bottles. He’s the real Rabbie, even though he talks about Brexit in Theatre Objektiv’s hilarious Burns for Breakfast at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

August 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
(Can This Be) Home

(Can This Be) Home

★★★☆☆    Uneasy construction:

(Can This Be) Home, Brite Theater’s production at the Storytelling Centre, is an emotive piece, stating important truths but not always cohering.

August 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

★★★★☆ Joyous fun:

Celeste’s Circus, Faux Theatre’s production at the Storytelling Centre, is a warmly involving treat for 0-5 year-olds.

August 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

★★★★★ Witty and enchanting:

In a world full of fear and worry, we all need a reminder that there’s still hope. Luckily, in The Man Who Planted Trees at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, two storytellers and their puppets are here to give us just that.

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This Script

This Script

★★★★☆   Very clever:

Written and performed by Jenny Lindsay and directed by Jen McGregor, This Script at the Scottish Storytelling Centre is utterly engaging and thought provoking.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Blood And Gold

Blood And Gold

★★★★☆   Entertainingly meaningful

Blood and Gold, the latest one-woman performance by Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies at the Storytelling Centre, mixes joy and tragedy in a gloriously fulfilling hour.

August 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hamish Henderson: On The Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On The Radical Road

★★★★☆  Lively commitment:

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road, from Theatre Objektiv at the Storytelling Centre, is a compelling illustration of the work of the celebrated writer, folklorist and internationalist.

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More