Theatre

The Memory of Water

The Memory of Water

★★★☆☆ Fluid:
There are some very good performances of recognisable human dilemmas in Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of The Memory of Water at St Ninian’s.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough

★★★☆☆ Grace notes:
Quincy meets Crossroads as the latest adaptation of a Peter James thriller, Not Dead Enough, hits the King’s Theatre. Literally.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Orlando

Orlando

★★★☆☆ Literary:
Some Kind of Theatre’s quirky and comprehensive take on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando – at the Banana Barrel theatre to Saturday – plays directly with its literary antecedents

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: His Final Bow

PPP: His Final Bow

★★★★☆ Bonne bouche:
Theatre is all about stories and performance, but when the two turn in on themselves, things get messy and out of control – as His Final Bow, this week’s lunchtime theatre at the Traverse shows.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn

★★★★☆ Bawdy, never boring
The most famous mistress of Charles II rules at the King’s Theatre this week, with the English Touring Theatre’s production of Nell Gwynn.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Channelling Jabez

PPP: Channelling Jabez

★★★☆☆ Frothy:
Channelling Jabez, the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint production at the Traverse, is a charmingly inconsequential story that is cleverly staged and strangely attractive.

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Number

A Number

★★★★☆ Human intelligence:
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Girl in the Machine

Girl in the Machine

★★★☆☆ Prophetic:
The Traverse Theatre’s production of Girl in the Machine is a quick march through our potential future towards a technology-induced apocalypse.

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce)

PPP: Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce)

★★☆☆☆ Slight
The first offering in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse, has its heart in the right place and provides some laughs, but ultimately fails to convince either as a farce or as a more conventional comedy.

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heroine

Heroine

★★★★☆ Raw
Hilarious and chilling by turns, Heroine – Mary Jane Wells’ one-woman show at the Studio of Festival Theatre – tells a compelling story while digging deep into subjects so raw they are still taboo.

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More