Shakespeare

Paradok Platform

Paradok Platform

★★★★☆ Original Shakespeare

Theatre Paradok, the Edinburgh theatre company that is “experimental without being exclusive” is bringing nine new pieces of experimental theatre to their 5pm slot at La Belle Angel for this year’s fringe.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Macbeth Inquiry

The Macbeth Inquiry

★★★☆☆ Hit-and-miss

The Macbeth Inquiry, from Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company at theSpace @ Niddry Street for the middle week of the Fringe, is a decidedly uneven but enjoyable production.

August 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
Hamlet with Ian McKellen

Hamlet with Ian McKellen

★★★☆☆ Slightly underwhelming

With a performance concept by Peter Schaufuss and Ian McKellen there was a high level of expectation surrounding this world premiere of a new version of Hamlet.

August 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Is This a Dagger?

Is This a Dagger?

★★★★★ Spirited

In Is This a Dagger?, Andy Cannon retells an epic, thousand year-old tale of bloody tragedy, deceit and power, bringing Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the stage while interlacing fact with fiction, past with present.

August 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★☆☆ Spacey

Brief, but never tedious, the jazz-infused production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company at Assembly Roxy is packed with great ideas and quirky detail.

March 9, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★★☆ Starry night

There is nothing rushed about Dominic Hill’s compelling new production of Benjamin Britten’s opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Scottish Opera at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

March 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Macbeths

The Macbeths

★★★★☆  Bloody good

The Macbeths, the Citizens’ concentrated revision of Macbeth, supplies a charge that is so often missing in versions of the play.

June 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Macbeth forced online

Macbeth forced online

E.A.S. abandons plans for al fresco Macbeth

Edinburgh Acting School’s planned outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Halloween weekend has been forced to move online, as current Covid-19 restrictions were extended this week.

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Outside, Damned Spot

Outside, Damned Spot

E.A.S. plans al fresco Macbeth at Marchmont St Giles:

Edinburgh Acting School is planning to stage an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at St Giles Churchyard, Marchmont, on Halloween weekend.

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
May the Fourth be with Will

May the Fourth be with Will

Star Wars Shakespeare parody to get live reading:

The people behind the weekly Shakespeare live reading are stepping up to the plate today, May the Fourth, to give a live reading of Ian Doescher’s Star Wars.

May 4, 2020 | By | Reply More