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EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

Edinburgh’s Professional theatre companies on the Fringe:

There are more shows made by Edinburgh-based companies at this year’s fringe than all the shows at the 1972 Edinburgh fringe put together. Here’s a listing of the theatre shows put on by professional companies…

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
O’Loughlin quits Traverse

O’Loughlin quits Traverse

Traverse AD heads to London Guildhall:

Orla O’Loughlin has announced that she is to leave her post as artistic director of the Traverse this autumn with her last directing role as Traverse AD being Kieran Hurley’s Mouthpiece, opening December 1.

July 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Theatre Uncut goes Traverse

Theatre Uncut goes Traverse

Power Plays for Traverse & Tron:

Theatre Uncut’s 2018 free-to-perform scripts, the Power Plays, are to get script-in-hand performances at the Traverse theatre next week, on Thursday 7 June 2018 from the Braw Fox theatre company.

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
It’s Cool for Edinburgh at CATS

It’s Cool for Edinburgh at CATS

Edinburgh companies dominate Critics Awards shortlist:
The shortlist for this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland have been published and exactly half the nominations are for productions made or co-produced in Edinburgh.

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Finest Cuts

Finest Cuts

Anatomy breaks out:

Alternative cabaret producer Anatomy is taking a trip away from its home in Summerhall this week to present two showcase performances at the Traverse.

May 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Eulogy

PPP: Eulogy

★★★☆☆    Surprising:

Rob Drummond surpasses even his own reputation for theatrical twisting and turning with the memorable Eulogy, an invitation to the lunchtime funeral service of the late Sandy Munro.

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PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

★★☆☆☆   Sugary:

Margaret Saves Scotland, the latest offering in the Play, A Pie and A Pint season, marks the return of Val McDermid to the stage. Anyone expecting a taut and bloody crime thriller, however, should be warned that this is a low-key piece, wistful and almost wilfully slight.

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

★★★★☆    Clever comedy:

Upbeat and often very funny indeed, Rachel’s Cousins, this week’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, doesn’t allow the prospect of cancer to get in its way.

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More