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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
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
The Song of Fergus and Kate

The Song of Fergus and Kate

★★★☆☆ Appealing

Watch This Space Productions’ The Song of Fergus and Kate at the Gilded Balloon Wine Bar in Teviot is an agreeable miniature, not always thought through but full of endearing moments.

August 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
Swallowed

Swallowed

★★★☆☆ Convincingly performed

Frizz Theatre’s Swallowed is a production whose desire for topicality proves a drawback. Nevertheless, two excellent performances redeem any deficiencies.

August 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
First Piano on the Moon

First Piano on the Moon

★★★★☆ Endearing

Will Pickvance’s First Piano on the Moon at Pianodrome is a charming show aimed at families with children 6 and up, mixing tunefulness, storytelling and warmth.

August 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
The End of Eddy (EIF)

The End of Eddy (EIF)

★★★★☆ Enthusiastic

The End of Eddy’s unflinching examination of small-town prejudice is done with verve and humour at the Church Hill Theatre as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

August 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
Chicago, Chicago!

Chicago, Chicago!

★★★☆☆ Promising

Name Pending Productions’ Chicago, Chicago! at Greenside @ Riddles Court for one week, is an original and intriguing piece, full of vitality. Its strange mixture of genres and ideas does not always come together, but shows distinct promise.

August 19, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
The Masks of Oscar Wilde

The Masks of Oscar Wilde

★★★★☆ Accomplished

The Masks of Oscar Wilde, from Matchmaker Productions at Greenside @ Riddles Court, is an informative account of Wilde’s life. The play may not be the best structured work imaginable, but this production makes the most of it under difficult circumstances.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

★★★☆☆ Harrowing

Birds of Passage in the Half Light, a one-hander by Kat Woods and performed by Fiona McGeown, deals with trauma and darkness. The presentation is uneven at times, but it draws the audience in.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Bush

The Bush

★★★★☆  Inviting

The Bush, Alice Mary Cooper’s one-hander at Summerhall, tells of domestic and political life in 1970s Australia, detailing the accidental birth of the environmental movement in a way that is diverting and informative.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More