Summerhall

Home is Not the Place

Home is Not the Place

★★★☆☆ Enlightening

Annie George’s powerful solo show Home is Not the Place, at Summerhall TechCube 0 on odd days of the Fringe, follows her attempts to discover her identity through her ancestors.

August 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Bush

The Bush

★★★★☆  Inviting

The Bush, Alice Mary Cooper’s one-hander at Summerhall, tells of domestic and political life in 1970s Australia, detailing the accidental birth of the environmental movement in a way that is diverting and informative.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
One of Two

One of Two

★★★☆☆ Involving

One of Two, a one-hander from Jack Hunter in association with Birds of Paradise at Summerhall, presents a personal story with comic assurance and the odd flash of anger.

August 7, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Ghosts of The Near Future

Ghosts of The Near Future

★★★☆☆ Thoughtful

Striking imagery and genuine empathy distinguish Ghosts of The Near Future at Summerhall. If the piece is not always successful, it is certainly arresting and thought-provoking.

August 5, 2022 | By | Reply More
Our festivals: How?

Our festivals: How?

New event asks “What’s next for Scotland’s festival city?”

As plans for a return to live and in-person events in August gather speed, an event at Summerhall this Monday May 30 2022 will bring together artists and researchers to think and talk about the future of Edinburgh’s festivals.

May 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Support for festivals and workers

Support for festivals and workers

Festivals can repurpose existing grants:

The Scottish government and Edinburgh Council have both said that Edinburgh’s August festivals can repurpose existing grants to ensure their future.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Manipulate is nigh!

Manipulate is nigh!

Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2020:

As the year turns chillier and darker, it’s always good to have good things to look forward to warm the heart and soul if not the body.

January 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
It’s Barry to be Barry

It’s Barry to be Barry

Shrinking Violet remount James Barry show:

The extraordinary tale of Dr James Barry, the Irish born surgeon and Edinburgh University alumnus, is told in Edinburgh-based Shrinking Violet’s play about him which it is taking on a brief tour this month.

January 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Daughterhood

Daughterhood

★★★★☆  Poignant
Young Critics Scheme review:
Daughterhood by Charley Miles for Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd, is a fast paced piece, full of bitterness, jealousy and love, performed in the immersive environment of the Roundabout at Summerhall.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Fish

Fish

★★★☆☆  Surprisingly dry:

Fish by Shinehouse Theatre as part of the Taiwan Season at Summerhall, is an attractive production which remains a curiosity rather than a vital piece of theatre.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More