Archive for March, 2014

Wordly Wisdom: Read or recited – it’s all performed

Wordly Wisdom: Read or recited – it’s all performed

Jem Rolls’ recent comments to Æ concerning performance poetry and the art of reading have caused a right stramash among Edingurgh’s poetry peeps these past few weeks. Resident spoken wordsmith J. A. Sutherland has penned a riposte.

March 31, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
More shows for Snow Show

More shows for Snow Show

The Slava Snow Show is to return to the Festival Theatre for a limited run this December as part of a seven-date UK tour.

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The Village goes to Town

The Village goes to Town

Traverse One is being taken for all this week by the Village Pub Theatre – Edinburgh’s pop-up new-writing company whose natural habitat is the Village Pub in Leith.

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Once Was Human – Review

Once Was Human – Review

✭✭✩✩✩ Opening the door

Joel Mason’s Once Was Human, his brief, haunting but somewhat didactic play about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is at the Hidden Door art festival this week.

March 31, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Suddenly at Home – Review

Suddenly at Home – Review

✭✭✭✩✩ Subtle thrills

There are some excellent performances and a great deal to applaud in Saughtonhall Drama Group’s production of Francis Durbridge’s thriller Suddenly At Home; even if the end result is enjoyable rather than truly gripping, it still makes for a highly pleasurable evening.

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Mikado – Review

The Mikado – Review

✭✭✭✩✩ Flirting with celebration:
A hundred productions down the line, and the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group returns to the Mikado, the show which launched the company back in 1961 under the guidance of John Burgess.

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Union – Review

Union – Review

✭✭✭✩✩ In rude health

Bawdy, hugely ambitious and almost wilfully uneven, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Union should be applauded for its intentions even if the results are not wholly successful.

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee – Review

Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee – Review

It’s ✭✭✭✭✩ classy, classis Christie as the The Agatha Christie Theatre Company return to the King’s with the Queen of Crime’s only play to feature Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, says Martin Gray.

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ghosts In A Garden – Review

Ghosts In A Garden – Review

Idiosyncratic and intriguing, the Love In A… series of pop-up operas staged around Edinburgh out of season by the International Festival always seemed like a great idea. Now the concept has come good in a stunning new song-cycle.

March 24, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Pop-up dance for GoMA exhibition

Pop-up dance for GoMA exhibition

Pop-up ballet is to take place this weekend at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on Belford Road, with EPISODES, an hour-long piece, honouring the confessional art of Louise Bourgeois.

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