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Boris and Sergey’s Christmas Cabaret

Boris and Sergey’s Christmas Cabaret

★★☆☆☆ Puppets unstrung

Thirteen years on from their first production, the multi-talented Flabbergast Theatre are reviving their most successful and enduring creations, Balkan bad boys Boris and Sergey, for a show billed as their ‘very unique take on A Christmas Carol’ at Assembly Roxy.

Dec 13 2023 | By | Reply More
Ghosts of North Leith

Ghosts of North Leith

★★★★☆ A haunting tale

Following a trial reading at Leith Festival earlier this year, the Ghosts of North Leith have been brought home in Citadel Arts Group’s production, which returns them to the church near by the cemetery where they are buried.

Nov 15 2023 | By | Reply More
FLIP!

FLIP!

★★★★★ Flipping Fantastic

Racheal Ofori’s FLIP! – at Summerhall to Saturday – combines comedy with social commentary in a play which successfully brings the breathless charge of social media to the stage.

Nov 1 2023 | By | Reply More
In Loving Memory of Mary Mort

In Loving Memory of Mary Mort

★★☆☆☆ Semi-formed surrealism

Taking over the vast space that is Greenside’s Emerald Theatre and filling it with nothing in the way of a set is one of the many unusual things about In Loving Memory of Mary Mort from Cod Liver Theatre.

Aug 25 2023 | By | Reply More
Bits ‘N’ Pieces

Bits ‘N’ Pieces

★★★★☆ Timely

Saltire Sky Theatre’s revival of their 2022 Fringe hit Bits ‘N’ Pieces at Leith Arches is a timely reminder of the lives and deaths of the real people that lie behind the statistics around drug deaths.

Aug 24 2023 | By | Reply More
MANikin

MANikin

★★★★☆ Breathtaking performance

One of two plays that Saltire Sky Theatre are bringing to Leith Arches for this year’s Fringe, MANikin looks at society’s views on obesity and obsession with body image.

Aug 20 2023 | By | Reply More
Varmints

Varmints

★★★☆☆ Ambitious

In Varmints, Punch Monkey Theatre follow up the success of their 2022 Fringe debut with a new play by writer and director Ben Ramsay which again delves into movie pastiches for much of its humour.

Aug 17 2023 | By | Reply More
Alfie and George

Alfie and George

★★★☆☆ Last curtain

If the ghost of Samuel Beckett was invited to return from the grave to write an episode of Inside No.9 he might have come up with a similar idea to the one used for Alfie and George at Hill Street Theatre.

Aug 16 2023 | By | Reply More
Garage Warriors

Garage Warriors

★★★★☆ Strong writing debut.

Garage Warriors, Lewis Aitken’s writing debut for Raw Toast Productions at Surgeons Hall, is inspired by Chat GPT but thankfully not written with the aid of it.

Aug 15 2023 | By | Reply More
crackers

crackers

★★★☆☆ Strong performances

Edinburgh based writer cmf wood’s crackers, at the Royal Scots Club, performed by EGTG explores the stigma attached to mental ill-health, particularly amongst teenagers.

Aug 11 2023 | By | Reply More