Theatre

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

★★★★★ Joyous:

Bursting with emotion and tuneful energy, the return to the Traverse of What Girls Are Made Of is a thing of wonder.

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Prescription For Murder

Prescription For Murder

★★★☆☆ Pleasing:

Prescription For Murder, from the Edinburgh Makars at the Church Hill Theatre, is one of those odd English crime dramas that provide more reassurance than apprehension.

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PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

★★★★☆ Fitting tribute:

As you might expect, there are plenty of laughs in Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window. What is less expected is a touching and beautifully acted love story.

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Stones In His Pockets

Stones In His Pockets

★★★☆☆ Clever:

There’s plenty of life and bundles of irony in the latest production of Marie Jones’ magnificent two-hander, Stones In His Pockets, which is at the King’s all week as part of a major UK tour.

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White

White

★★★★☆ Layered:

Comic, brutal and certainly confrontational, the UK premiere of James Ijames’ White at St Cecelia’s Hall delivers a well-judged prod at the often unguarded underbelly of white liberal self-satisfaction.

March 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club

★★★★☆ Gravely good:

The Cemetery Club is a low-key, deeply traditional play, but in the hands of Edinburgh People’s Theatre it has a gentle resonance that is rather affecting.

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Ulster American

Ulster American

★★★★☆  Hard Hitting:

Trailing clouds of glory from 2018, David Ireland’s Ulster American has returned to the Traverse with a bang. If it is not quite as good as some have said, it is still impressive – and certainly is impressively nasty.

February 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Double immersion

Double immersion

No bystanders in immersive show:

Edinburgh’s innovative Civil Disobedience marks LGBT History month with a three night run at Assembly Roxy – to Saturday 23 Feb – of its part drag, part interactive cabaret, part provocation: Jock Tamson’s Bairns.

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Art

Art

★★★★☆ Sparkling:

Art, at the King’s until Saturday, is everything a high-profile touring show should be – a carefully thought out, well-directed production of a hit play featuring a big-name cast at the top of their game.

February 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus

★★★★☆ Old world charm:

Threepenny Theatricals’ Dear Brutus at the Church Hill is a resolutely odd piece, hugely uneven in tone, but discharged with such grace and skill that is compulsively watchable.

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