Theatre

The Pride

The Pride

★★★☆☆ Involving:

The Pride, the debut production by Different Works at the Assembly Roxy, is very good at showing how the repressive urge for conformity destroys everyone, not just those who are seen as ‘different’.

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Year Zero

Year Zero

★★☆☆☆     Bomb bombs The Biscuit Factory: Tue 12 – Sat 16 June 2018 Review by Thom Dibdin The Apocalypse is coming and it will be arriving in Leith in a few minutes – just in time for Year Zero, a piece of immersive theatre at the Biscuit Factory as part of the Leith Festival. […]

June 13, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Love From a Stranger

Love From a Stranger

★★★☆☆     Deep waters:

Dark undercurrents flow beneath the surface of Fiery Angel and the Royal and Derngate, Northampton’s touring production of Love From a Stranger, at the King’s until Saturday.

June 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

★★★★☆   Contains multitudes:

Dizzying in its invention and almost ludicrously ambitious in scope, The Hour we Knew Nothing Of Each Other at the Lyceum is undoubtedly uneven but always intriguing.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

★★☆☆☆     Undemanding:

A lavish staging and some spirited performances cannot redeem a thin script in the Theatre Royal Bath and Kenny Wax’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, at the King’s until Saturday.

May 29, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Hidden Door

Hidden Door

★★★★☆ Doors Open:

Hidden Door has returned to Leith for a second year, expanding in several directions – to put on more shows and more different kinds of shows in more spaces for longer hours.

May 27, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Animals

Animals

★★★★☆ Quirky:

Gentle as the velvet of a puppy’s ear, yet unafraid to take a deadpan gawp at a recently demised goldfish, Animals, Greg Sinclair’s examination of childhood tales of animals is a constant revelation of delight and surprise.

May 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Takin’ Over the Asylum

Takin’ Over the Asylum

★★★★☆ Serious comedy:

‘We are loonies and we are proud’ declare the cast of Takin’ Over The Asylum – a statement that many will find a combination of over-worthiness and bad taste.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Arandora Star

Arandora Star

★★★★☆ Poignant tragedy:

In this reverent, haunting and heartfelt production of Arandora Star at the Scottish Storytelling Centre to Saturday, Theatre Objectiv both condemns and exonerates in their efforts to give a voice to an oft-forgotten past.

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