Theatre

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

★★★★☆    Haunting
A quiet profundity burns at the heart of the Royal and Derngate, Northampton’s touring production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman at the King’s. Largely eschewing the showy and portentous, it is anchored by a couple of outstanding performances.

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Film Fest Listings

Film Fest Listings

Tom McGrath and more at the EIFF 2017:
The Edinburgh International Film Festival opens on Wednesday 21 June, with a particularly strong theatrical element, including three script readings at the Traverse.

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stories of the Sea

Stories of the Sea

★★★★☆    Factual:
There’s a braw bundle of insight to be had in Citadel Arts Group’s double bill of plays that explore some of the varying aspects of the women of Leith’s relationships with the sea.

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Shackleton

Shackleton

★★★☆☆ Committed
There is an undeniable poetic charm to Blue Raincoat’s Shackleton, at the Traverse to Friday and touring to the Tron next week.

June 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

★★★★☆ Necessary:

Combining delicacy, steel and emotional truth, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank is both timely and accomplished.

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Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine

★★★☆☆ Vibrant:
Raw, potent and very real, Jodie Prenger’s performance in Shirley Valentine at the King’s and on tour, is a class act.

May 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
EICF Opening Weekend

EICF Opening Weekend

★★★★☆ Imagination reigns:
The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival kicked off in splendid form this year, with an opening weekend of unusual and quirky offerings at the national Museum of Scotland.

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War in America

War in America

★★★★☆ Timely:
The Attic Collective’s War in America is passionate, emotional and committed – but not over-earnest, and certainly not polite.

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth

★★★☆☆ Accomplished:
Extreme care has been lavished on the Lyceum’s Glory on Earth. It has a clarity to its storytelling and performances, backed up by some excellent staging, but never engages the heart or mind as fully as it promises.

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Out of This World

Out of This World

★★★☆☆ Thrilling spectacle:
Visually stunning yet lacking in substance, Out of This World at the Festival Theatre is an exhilarating fusion of theatre and film that doesn’t quite deliver.

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