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Resurrecting Bobby Awl

Resurrecting Bobby Awl

★★★★☆  Accessible complexity:

Resurrecting Bobby Awl, from Avalon and BBC Arts at Summerhall, shines a light on to a forgotten corner of Edinburgh with grace and economy.

August 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Drone

Drone

★★☆☆☆ Interesting visuals:

Directed by Rob Jones, Harry Josephine Giles stars in Drone at Summerhall. This spoken word theatre piece tells the story of a military drone’s life as it reveals the world from its perspective.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Performance opportunity

Performance opportunity

Mollycoddlers wanted for Anatomy #20:

Live art cabaret ANATOMY is shaping up for its 20th edition, to be held in June, with an open call for performances on a theme of “Mollycoddler”

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Handfast

Handfast

★★★★☆ Wedded bliss:

Sweet and true, Handfast by Edinburgh-based company Nutshell at Summerhall, is the wedding day you deserve.

August 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace

★★★★☆   Heart-warming and funny:

An important piece of LGBT history is explored in Eighties gay romantic comedy, Love Song to Lavender Menace, which returns to Edinburgh this Fringe.

August 5, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Erewhon

Erewhon

★★★☆☆  Genial technology:

Promising a mixture of old and new technology and material, Erewhon at Summerhall fails to ignite fully, but remains an engaging and amiable production.

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pomona

Pomona

★★★☆☆ Mixed bag:

Flirting with darkness, Theatre Paradok’s Pomona – at Summerhall until Saturday – is well performed, but ultimately more staid than it first appears.

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
salt.

salt.

★★★★☆   Sharp:
There is huge rage and tight focus in Selina Thompson’s salt., a one-woman show about the legacy of slavery, and how the attitudes that fuelled it still persist.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stand By

Stand By

★★★★★    Gripping:
Adam McNamara’s outstanding Stand By profoundly examines the relationship between four officers amidst the unpredictable rhythms of life on the job.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nothing

Nothing

★★★☆☆    Teenage nihilism:
One of the glories of the Fringe is how natural it seems to come across a two-handed adaptation of a Young Adult novel about nihilism by a Danish company. While Nothing at Summerhall is largely as intriguing as that sounds, the production does not quite impress as much as it could.

August 20, 2017 | By | Reply More