Theatre

Paradok Casting Call

Paradok Casting Call

Open Call for EdFringe theatre production:

Edinburgh-based company Theatre Paradok has put out a casting call for its EdFringe 2018 production of Like Drowning, which will run during week three of the fringe, August 20 – 25.

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War Horse

War Horse

★★★★★   Magnificent:

The National Theatre’s touring production of War Horse at the Festival Theatre is involving, emotional, visually spectacular and every bit as good as you have probably heard.

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cocoa and Cuddles

Cocoa and Cuddles

★★☆☆☆ Curiously disconnected:

Saughtonhall Drama Club opens its 70th anniversary year with Cocoa and Cuddles by Jane Lockyer Willis, a strange and worryingly disconnected piece of theatre.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

★★★★☆    Clever comedy:

Upbeat and often very funny indeed, Rachel’s Cousins, this week’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, doesn’t allow the prospect of cancer to get in its way.

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

★★★☆☆   Puzzling:

The seminal story of a 19th century physician who uses a potion to unlock the darkness within gets a puzzling treatment as the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s production reaches the King’s.

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PPP: McGonagall’s Chronicles

PPP: McGonagall’s Chronicles

★★★★☆    Cheerful complexity:

Gary McNair’s McGonagall’s Chronicles, the first in the new series of A Play, A Pie and a Pint at the Traverse, is a winningly daffy confection. While it may not treat its subject entirely fairly, it does at least show him unusual sympathy.

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt

★★★★☆ Inventive:

There is a beautiful comic rhythm to Arkle’s Travels With My Aunt at the Assembly Roxy, coupled with an almost boundless invention in its staging, that is very pleasing indeed.

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Three Sisters

Three Sisters

★★★★☆  Direct:

Edinburgh’s Lung Ha theatre company has created a strong and emphatically direct production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, in a new version by Adrian Osmond at the Traverse and on short tour.

March 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to Act

How to Act

★★★★☆ Multi-faceted:

How to Act, the National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production, is intriguingly named. There are shades of meaning behind that phrase, dealing with the expectations of society as well as the actor’s craft – coupled with a hint of know-it-all prescription.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

★★★☆☆    Full blooded:

There is plenty to like about the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s full-blooded, modern dress production of Romeo and Juliet at the Pleasance Theatre, to Saturday.

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