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Rantin – Review

Rantin – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Solidarity in storytelling

Possibilities splurge out from Kieren Hurley’s Rantin, which enjoyed a one-night stand at Summerhall while on its month-long tour around the country under the auspices of the National Theatre of Scotland.

February 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – 1933: Eine Nacht Im Kabarett

Review – 1933: Eine Nacht Im Kabarett

✭✭✩✩✩ Musically sound
Dress up, take part and join in at Anke’s, the Berlin night-club created in Summerhall, for this politically-charged production set on 30 January 1933, the night Hitler became Chancellor of Germany.

January 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Pianomime

Review – Pianomime

Frothy but lacking any real drive, Pianomime is a diverting but ultimately unsatisfactory hour at Summerhall.

December 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Invokation of Lady Macbeth

Review – Invokation of Lady Macbeth

The opening image of Invokation is an arresting one. A large black pentagram is marked out on the floor, inhabited by two strange figures, one masked like a Venetian carnival figure and the other shrouded in black lace. A doom-laden soundscape heralds the beginning of some kind of black mass.

November 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Enough Already/Lachez Tout

Review – Enough Already/Lachez Tout

Bizarre to the point of obscurity, French composer-artist Francois Sarhan’s collaboration with Red Note Ensemble slides from the quaint to the surreal – and returns all the stronger for the journey.

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Review – Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Brilliant in its conception and meticulous in its construction, Untitled Projects’ reconstruction of Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner could have been made to play Summerhall.

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Lives of the High-Rise Saints

Review – The Lives of the High-Rise Saints

✭✭✭✭✩ Absurdly tragic

Sharp, dark and brilliantly realised, Ad Spectatores present Agata Kucinska’s one woman puppet show adaptation of Polish playwright Lidia Amejko’s The Lives of the High-Rise Saints to Saturday as part of the Polska Arts in Edinburgh season at Summerhall.

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Romeo and Juliet

Review – Romeo and Juliet

Vibrant and driven, Bard in the Botanics’ Romeo and Juliet bursts and bounces about the stage in this touring production which is at Summerhall for three nights only.

October 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Butterfly and the Wolf

Review – The Butterfly and the Wolf

Soaring vocal lines and crisp delivery marked out Saturday night’s benefit in aid of charity Lupus UK at Summerhall, culminating in the world premier of new single, The Butterfly and the Wolf.

March 3, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More