Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

★★★☆☆ Uneven updating:

Arkle’s take on The Taming of the Shrew is a largely successful attempt to make relevant one of Shakespeare’s plays that is most troubling to modern audiences.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Merry Wives of Windsor/Holyrood

The Merry Wives of Windsor/Holyrood

★★★☆☆ Shakespeare transported:

Let’s get one thing straight right away, EGTG’s show at the Royal Scots Club is not an expose of the fun and frolics of the female members of the Scottish parliament.

August 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

★★★★☆  Brilliant
Young critics scheme review:
Captivate Theatre’s production of Brave Macbeth directed by Sally Lyall at Pleasance Above, shines a completely different light on Shakespeare’s tragedy with modern twists and props galore.

August 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Æ’s Young Critics on the LYT’s Dream:

The four young actors from Edinburgh youth theatre Strangetown being mentored by Æ during this fringe, started their critical journey with some of Edinburgh’s finest youth companies.

August 3, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Summer on Stage 2019

Summer on Stage 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Teechers

LYT turn to potent comedy for this year’s Summer on Stage at the Lyceum with a two night double bill of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Godber’s Teechers.

July 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
EGTG EdFringe Open Call

EGTG EdFringe Open Call

Shakespeare and Ravenhill for #EdFringe Shows:

EGTG has announced open auditions for its two 2019 Edinburgh Fringe productions on Wednesday 24 and Sunday 28 April when it is looking for a total of 19 cast members.

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
EUSC take on the Shrew

EUSC take on the Shrew

New look at Shakespeare’s troubling work:

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company is this week taking on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew – a tricky choice given the misogyny which underpins its comedy, but one which the company is tackling head on.

March 9, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★★☆ Kaleidoscopic:

Shifting emotions are filtered through autumnal sunlight in the Lyceum’s Twelfth Night, with as much defiant sadness on view as happy resolution.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★☆☆  Rumbustious jollity:

Charging at Shakespeare at full speed and with all comic guns blazing, Some Kind of Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Paradise in the Vault will win no prizes for subtlety but should please a wide audience.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Much ado about Sicily

Much ado about Sicily

EU Shakespeare Soc’s take on Much Ado About Nothing

The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company is taking on Much Ado About Nothing for its first foray into the Fringe, with a six night run at theSpace @ Niddry Street.

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More