Sweet Grassmarket

Cadaver Synod

Cadaver Synod

★★★☆☆    Gore of yore:

Cadaver Synod is an engaging historical comedy-horror from RFT at the Sweet Grassmarket that crosses boundaries of genre and taste with equal relish.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

★★★☆☆    Folie á deux

Thistle N’ Thorn productions has brought Frank Wildhorn’s musical theatre take on the iconic tale of outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, to the Sweet Grassmarket this fringe.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

★★☆☆☆ Fractured fantasy:

Those Worrisome Sleeps, RFT’s excursion into fantasy and dark magic at Sweet Grassmarket, has an unusual atmosphere and a vigorous earnestness that never translate into a convincing whole.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don Quixote Unbound

Don Quixote Unbound

★★★★☆   Lucid dreaming:

Michael Daviot’s Don Quixote Unbound at Sweet Grassmarket is a wonderfully involving, enchanting and thought-provoking example of the arts of storytelling and theatre making.

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
F*ckboys For Freedom

F*ckboys For Freedom

★★★☆☆    Brazen:
Connoisseurs of bad taste comedy will be thoroughly satisfied by Pandorum Theatre Company’s F*ckboys For Freedom at Sweet Grassmarket.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sweet addition

Sweet addition

Sweet Venues adds to #EdFringe Offer:
Edinburgh fringe operator Sweet Venues is adding “Sweet Holyrood”, based at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, to its offer during the 2017 fringe.

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nosferatu’s Shadow

Nosferatu’s Shadow

✭✭✭✭✩ Clever:
There is a delicate balance between information and entertainment, and between history and contemporary relevance, in Michael Daviot’s Nosferatu’s Shadow at Sweet Grassmarket.

August 22, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Coup de Grace

Coup de Grace

★★☆☆☆ Disjointed:
Shows on a Shoestring’s Coup de Grâce starts off strong, the original plot harbours potential – but fails to make the most of it, with a script and structure which falls flat.

August 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Life With The Beatles

A Life With The Beatles

✭✭✭✩✩ Cleverly angled retelling:
Engaging and informative, A Life With The Beatles tells a familiar story in an unusual way.

August 16, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

✭✭✩✩✩ Insufficiently fruity:
Lacking nothing in energy, Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue is nevertheless lacking in focus and fails to convince as a result.

August 10, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More