Shakespeare

Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
EUSC Open Call

EUSC Open Call

Much Ado About Nothing for EdFringe:

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society is to stage its first ever EdFringe production and has put out and open call to auditions for Much Ado About Nothing, running in week three of EdFringe 2018.

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

★★★☆☆    Full blooded:

There is plenty to like about the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s full-blooded, modern dress production of Romeo and Juliet at the Pleasance Theatre, to Saturday.

March 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

★★★★☆ Enjoyably educational:

Brave Macbeth, presented by Gilded Balloon in the Rose Theatre Basement, is a beautifully pitched children’s musical combining the Scottish Play with tunes, humour and shameless messing about.

December 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lyceum to touch void

Lyceum to touch void

Lyceum announces Bristol Old Vic co-pros for 2018:

A new David Greig adaptation of Touching the Void and the return of Wils Wilson at the helm for Twelfth Night will feature in the Lyceum’s 2018/19 season.

November 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Book Festival – the Final Round-up

Book Festival – the Final Round-up

Charlotte Square gets all theatrical:
The Book Festival once again had much to interest the discerning theatregoer, not only in terms of actual performance but also regarding the thoughts of those responsible for them.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

★★★★☆    Innovative:
Shakespeare’s original script is pushed to the absolute limit, with a radical and intriguing overhaul of the renowned play Richard III.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Julius Caesar (with pirates!)

Julius Caesar (with pirates!)

★★★☆☆  Unlucky:
Constantly battling against the elements, Julius Caesar (with pirates!) delivers no more or less than you can expect of an amateur free fringe show in the Black Market on Market Street.

August 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shakespeares – Scenes From a Marriage

The Shakespeares – Scenes From a Marriage

★★★☆☆   Yesteryear once more:
Storyboard Theatre’s The Shakespeares – Scenes from a Marriage goes over the well-trodden ground of the private life of that writer from Stratford. Even if nothing new surfaces, there is enough interesting acting to hold the attention.

August 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Smashing Shakespeare

Smashing Shakespeare

★★★★☆  Slick:
Captivate Theatre has earned a reputation for energetic, witty performances. With Smashing Shakespeare, in the Rose Street Theatre until August 14, it lives up to that expectation.

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More