Archive for August, 2022

Broken Funnies

Broken Funnies

★★★☆☆ Worrying

Broken Funnies, from Martin Bearne at Greenside @ Riddles Court, is a deeply personal show whose painful message is obscured by its structure.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Whispers

Whispers

★★★☆☆ Spooky

Whispers, the solo show by bilingual performer Pat Zajac at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall for the last week of the Fringe, is an evocative piece that sometimes struggles to be fully coherent.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

★★★★★ Simply beautiful

The Puppet State Theatre production of The Man Who Planted Trees at the Scottish Storytelling Centre is a show for everyone – and one that has never been more relevant.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Tickbox

Tickbox

★★★★☆ Personal story

Lubna Kerr’s parents arrived in Glasgow from Pakistan in the 1960s and Tickbox, at Summerhall for the final two weeks of the fringe, tells their and her stories.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park

★★★☆☆  Diligent

The Edinburgh Makars return to the Hepburn Suite at the Royal Scots Club with Barefoot in the Park. Their production of Neil Simon’s comedy is solid and well crafted, but real comic punch comes inconsistently.

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Cheeky Girls

Cheeky Girls

★★★★☆  Unbounded promise

The Counterminers’ Cheeky Girls, at theSpace @ Niddry St for the Fringe’s final week, is a comic drama of almost unlimited potential.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Water Fruit Loops

Water Fruit Loops

★★★☆☆ Engaging

Theatre Paradok’s Water Fruit Loops, at theSpace @ Niddry Street for the final week of the fringe, goes over well-trodden ground in a likeable manner.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Floodgate

Floodgate

★★★★☆      Surprising

Theatre Paradok’s Floodgate, at theSpace @ Niddry Street for the last week of the Fringe, is a confrontationally challenging examination of the possible effects of climate change.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Book Festival Round-up

Book Festival Round-up

Theatre-interests at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Although the main draw at the Book Festival for theatregoers is undoubtedly the magnetic This Is Memorial Device, there are also always plenty of other performances of interest.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
1902

1902

★★★★☆ Explosive yet poignant

1902 by Saltire Sky is as slick and strong as ever as it returns home to Edinburgh for its fifth – and final – fringe with a full run at the Leith Arches.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More