Theatre

Takin’ Over the Asylum

Takin’ Over the Asylum

★★★★☆ Serious comedy:

‘We are loonies and we are proud’ declare the cast of Takin’ Over The Asylum – a statement that many will find a combination of over-worthiness and bad taste.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

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Arandora Star

Arandora Star

★★★★☆ Poignant tragedy:

In this reverent, haunting and heartfelt production of Arandora Star at the Scottish Storytelling Centre to Saturday, Theatre Objectiv both condemns and exonerates in their efforts to give a voice to an oft-forgotten past.

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Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

★★★★☆ Strange energy:

Reality is stretched to great effect in Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths at the Traverse. The Tron Theatre Company’s production in association with the National Theatre of Scotland is bleakly comic and thoroughly unpredictable.

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The Homecoming

The Homecoming

★★★☆☆ Reverent:

Fidelity to the text characterises Leitheatre’s The Homecoming at the Festival Theatre Studio. The result is a well-crafted production that could probably do with showing a little less respect.

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Birdsong

Birdsong

★★★☆☆     Timely:

There is more than one large-scale depiction of World War One on stage in Edinburgh at the moment. While the juggernaut that is War Horse may cause Birdsong to be overshadowed, the returning touring production of Sebastian Faulks’s story at the King’s has much to recommend it.

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Creditors

Creditors

★★★★☆   Compellingly troubling:

Strikingly staged and worryingly contemporary, Creditors at the Lyceum is unsettling and difficult to ignore.

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EUSC Open Call

EUSC Open Call

Much Ado About Nothing for EdFringe:

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society is to stage its first ever EdFringe production and has put out and open call to auditions for Much Ado About Nothing, running in week three of EdFringe 2018.

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Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

★★★★☆   Double Dose:

Congratulations to which ever member of the Edinburgh Makars thought of staging Sophocles’ bloody Oedipus in a seemingly incongruous double bill with a Noel Coward one-act farce. Truth is, the incongruity works.

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Gut

Gut

★★★☆☆   Gut-wrenching:

There are moments in Gut – presented by the Traverse in association with the National Theatre of Scotland – where it is difficult to breathe, such is the power of Frances Poet’s psychological thriller. However, there are also stretches which are far less compelling, or even entirely convincing.

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