Theatre

The Last Bordello

The Last Bordello

★★★★☆   Sharp:

There is nothing straightforward about David Leddy’s The Last Bordello for his Fire Exit company, which is at the Traverse to Saturday.

February 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★☆☆ Ghosts – and scarier:

An evening of tall tales puts a spotlight on the human heart as the King’s presents Conor McPherson’s modern Irish classic, The Weir.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
This week 19 – 25 Feb 2018

This week 19 – 25 Feb 2018

On Edinburgh’s stages this week:

A busy week on Edinburgh’s stages, with big circus, a bordello, Burns, a spot of ballet, a ghostly tale and the youth section of the SCDA’s one-act festival.

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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

★★★☆☆ Emotionally charged:

There’s strong wit and a spark of real anger to Blackout Productions’ take on Steel Magnolias at the Magnusson Centre in the Edinburgh Academy to Saturday.

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Showtime from the Frontline

Showtime from the Frontline

★★★★★ Popular and political:

What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Match Box

The Match Box

★★★☆☆ Slow burn:
Matches are resolutely old-school and capable of being taken for granted, but are just as capable of flaring into life as they always were. Which is pretty much the case with Firebrand’s The Match Box, at the Traverse until Saturday.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stretching out

Stretching out

Revival for physical theatre hit:

At A Stretch, the EdFringe 2017 hit from Edinburgh-based visual theatre company Jordan & Skinner, is being revived for a mini tour, kicking off with a one-day stand at the Assembly Roxy over half term.

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tom at the Farm

Tom at the Farm

★★★★☆ Compelling:

The energy and commitment of Tom at the Farm at the Bedlam are more than enough to overcome some less convincing moments and provide a compellingly dark spectacle.

February 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
One-Act Fest is Back

One-Act Fest is Back

SCDA One Act Fest returns to Church Hill:

Fans of one-act drama are spoilt for choice next week, as the Scottish Community Drama Association’s one act festival hits the Church Hill Theatre with nine, count ’em, new productions over three nights.

February 7, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

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