Theatre

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

★★★★☆    Explosive:
The Threepenny Opera continues the verve and vitality of the Attic Collective’s previous outings, adding a musical dimension that makes for an explosive extravaganza.

September 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
What Shadows

What Shadows

★★★☆☆    Puzzling:
There is a delicate romanticism to What Shadows that is at odds with its subject matter. An excellent central performance and high production values cannot ever quite overcome some problematic elements.

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

★★★★☆    Creative and Captivating:
Mairi Campbell’s transcendental one-woman show, Pulse, brings a vibrant energy to the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Book Festival – the Final Round-up

Book Festival – the Final Round-up

Charlotte Square gets all theatrical:
The Book Festival once again had much to interest the discerning theatregoer, not only in terms of actual performance but also regarding the thoughts of those responsible for them.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Leaf by Niggle

Leaf by Niggle

★★★★☆    Imaginative:
Richard Medrington and the Puppet State Theatre Company bring a charming staging of Tolkien’s minor work Leaf by Niggle to the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

September 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

★★★☆☆    Engaging:
Robert Burns: Rough Cut, appearing again at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, brings to life the titular poet at his most expressive and intense.

September 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Distortion

Distortion

★★★☆☆    Promising:
Distortion by Explosive Arts, while in many ways unassuming, has much to recommend it in terms of realism and the experience it gives its young cast.

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Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey

Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey

★★★☆☆    Lively but unorganised:
Edinburgh-based Theatre Sans Accents’ first full theatre production, Lost in Translation, brings an exuberant energy that does not always translate into a consistent delivery.

August 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Velvet Evening Seance

Velvet Evening Seance

★★★★☆    Mesmerising:
High production values and a compelling narrative make Ross MacKay and Suzie Miller’s atmospheric Victorian mystery, Velvet Evening Séance, a suitably haunting experience.

August 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
My Name is Irrelevant

My Name is Irrelevant

★★★★☆    Thoughtful:
An intimate, two-man show, My Name is Irrelevant uses a series of spoken word poem-monologues to explores the ups and downs of living with an overactive mind.

August 26, 2017 | By | Reply More