Theatre

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

★★★☆☆    Full blooded:

There is plenty to like about the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s full-blooded, modern dress production of Romeo and Juliet at the Pleasance Theatre, to Saturday.

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Return to Guerre

Return to Guerre

New take on Martin Guerre story:

The fascinating and true story of 16th century French peasant Martin Guerre has a new telling from Ellie Stewart with The Return which is touring Scotland including a brief stay at the Traverse.

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This week Mon 26 Feb – Sun 4 Mar.

This week Mon 26 Feb – Sun 4 Mar.

On Edinburgh’s stages this week:

It’s a busy week on Edinburgh’s stages this week, with a big mix of variety, opera, musicals and theatre of both straight and comic varieties…

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The A.R.T. of Auditions

The A.R.T. of Auditions

Youth company puts out open call

Edinburgh youth company Annexe Arts is looking for performers aged from 16 to 25 years to join its Annexe Repertory Theatre (A.R.T).

February 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

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