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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
Song of the Goat & Plastic Heroes

Song of the Goat & Plastic Heroes

★★★☆☆ Charmingly cartoonish & ★★★★☆ Playful:

Manipulate Festival is back and its performance side got off to a smashing start on Monday with two hugely inventive and darkly comic shows which both use toys as puppets.

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shock cuts to theatre companies

Shock cuts to theatre companies

Mixed results in Creative Scotland’s latest funding round:

Edinburgh’s Catherine Wheels and Lung Ha’s theatre companies have had 100% core funding cuts in a day of mixed fortune for the city’s theatre as Creative Scotland announced its latest funding round.

January 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Magic Christmas

Magic Christmas

Edinburgh MagicFest pops up in Trav

There’s more than a whiff of magic about the Traverse this week as Edinburgh’s MagicFest pops up in a new home following the success of last year’s Christmas special.

December 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Gorgeous:

Shona Reppe’s puppet version of Cinderella at the Traverse until Christmas Eve is a thing of airy, subtle wonder.

December 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Leddy’s Bordello Edinburgh Bound

Leddy’s Bordello Edinburgh Bound

David Leddy’s “biggest ever” show to play Traverse in Feb

Fire Exit, the company run by innovative Glasgow theatre maker David Leddy, has announced dates for its biggest production to date, The Last Bordello, which will play the Traverse in February 2018.

December 3, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

★★☆☆☆  Disjointed:

Tabula Rasa at the Traverse is a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point that contains moments of heartfelt beauty but never coheres.

November 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More