Reviews

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

★★★☆☆ Troubling

A pair of perfectly pitched performances ensure that the EUTC’s production of A Taste of Honey at the Bedlam, to Friday, provides a more than creditable account of Shelagh Delaney’s script.

Mar 21 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: Pushin’ Thirty

PPP: Pushin’ Thirty

★★★☆☆   Delicate

Traverse: Tue 19 – Sat 23 Mar 2024
Review by Hugh Simpson

Pushin’ Thirty at the Traverse is a delicate and evocative piece that does not always convince.

Mar 20 2024 | By | Reply More
Mother Clap’s Molly House

Mother Clap’s Molly House

★★★★☆ Gloriously vulgar

The EUTC deliver a fully frank and deliciously frivolous take on Mother Clap’s Molly House, Mark Ravenhill’s dark comedy with songs, which plays the Bedlam to Saturday.

Mar 15 2024 | By | Reply More
Mama Afrika

Mama Afrika

★★★☆☆   Magnetic performance

Mama Afrika – from Tambai Productions and Arts La’Olam at Assembly Roxy for one night only as part of a tour – is an engaging, informative and tuneful depiction of a giant of African culture.

Mar 15 2024 | By | Reply More
Blue Beard

Blue Beard

★★★★☆ Furiously funny

A riotous combination of anger and dizzying theatrical invention, Blue Beard at the Lyceum until the end of the month, is troubling and messy in exactly the right ways.

Mar 14 2024 | By | 1 Reply More
Escaped Alone

Escaped Alone

★★★★☆ Environmental dystopia

Following its Scottish premiere at The Tron earlier this month Escaped Alone, Caryl Churchill’s dystopian play that had its UK premiere at the Royal Court in 2016, comes to the Traverse for five performances only.

Mar 14 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: Starving

PPP: Starving

★★★★☆ Nutritious

Starving by Imogen Stirling, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint at the Traverse from Òran Mór in collaboration with Raw Materials, is a potent and fascinating piece.

Mar 13 2024 | By | Reply More
Hamilton

Hamilton

★★★★★ The storm’s eye

Event theatre has arrived in Edinburgh with the major production of Hamilton at the Festival Theatre, where it will sit down for nearly nine weeks in a run that was all-but sold out before it even opened.

Mar 10 2024 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★★☆ High quality

The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company’s production of Sunshine on Leith at the Church Hill Theatre is tuneful, colourful, emotionally direct and builds up a considerable head of steam.

Mar 7 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: Bread & Breakfast

PPP: Bread & Breakfast

★★☆☆☆ Spirited performances

Bread & Breakfast by Kirsty Halliday, this week’s Play, Pie and a Pint at the Traverse, moves away from the usual monologue or two-handed fare into the honourable tradition of misunderstandings, falling over and sticking your foot in a bucket.

Mar 7 2024 | By | Reply More