Student Production

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

★★★☆☆ Steady

The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group sets its heart on duty and its eye on the main prize with Edinburgh’s second production of The Pirates of Penzance in as many weeks.

April 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
The Roses of Eyam

The Roses of Eyam

★★★★☆ Unexpected insights

Disconcertingly relevant, the EUTC’s production of Don Taylor’s The Roses Of Eyam at the Augustine United Church until Sunday provides unexpected insights into our own plague years.

February 19, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

★★★☆☆ Gutsy

There’s plenty of gutsy delivery and vocal attack in the Edinburgh University Footlights production of The Wedding Singer, which takes to the main stage of the Rose Theatre until Saturday.

February 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
Legally Blonde – The Musical

Legally Blonde – The Musical

★★★★☆ Sugar rush

Radiating the sheer enjoyment of being back in a theatre, Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Legally Blonde-The Musical is huge in scale, excellently put together, and full of sugary goodness.

January 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Legally on stage

Legally on stage

Eusog return to live with “biggest” show ever

The first of Edinburgh’s Amateurs out on stage following this coming Monday’s lifting of the audience Covid cap will be Eusog with its “biggest production ever” – Legally Blonde the Musical.

January 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
20 Minutes of Action

20 Minutes of Action

★★★★☆  Unflinching case-study

Pollyanna Esse’s powerful piece of verbatim theatre about horrific real-life events in Stanford University in 2015 gets a welcome second outing at the Assembly Roxy this week, after premiering at Bedlam two years ago.

December 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Afterparty

Afterparty

★★★★☆ Lairy

Packed with expletives and off-colour observations, Afterparty from New Celts Productions and F-Bomb Theatre at the theSpace’s Triplex theatre pulls no punches in its humorous but bitter-sweet story set in small town Scotland.

August 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shook

Shook

★★★★☆ Stirring

There is a raw, aching vacuum at the heart of Shook from New Celts and Twisted Corners at theSpace Triplex. Not because anything is missing in a particularly well written and excellently acted play; instead, it reflects the emptiness of wasted lives in the young offenders it portrays.

August 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wish List

Wish List

★★★★☆ Subtly political

Wish List is an urgently contemporary piece from New Celts and Bone Struck Theatre, dealing with young carers, mental health and the gig economy in a way that never preaches and is always beautifully human.

August 15, 2021 | By | Reply More