Assembly Roxy

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

★★★★☆ Shining

Young grassroots company Court Jester Theatre give an entertaining take on Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray in a nicely twisting new version which isn’t precious about its vocabulary.

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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
Listen to the Forest

Listen to the Forest

Work in Progress: Enjoyably thought-provoking.

Valeria Levi’s Listen to the Forest is an experimental dance performance combining movement, spoken word, music and innovative use of sign language. It is currently in the second stage of its development process, with hopes for a final stage later in the year, but is already an enjoyably thought-provoking production.

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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
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

★★★★☆ Splendidly seasonal

Guy Masterson’s A Christmas Carol is a splendidly seasonal production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of greed and redemption in a world of extremes of wealth and poverty, playing at the Roxy until Friday.

Nov 28 2023 | By | Reply More
Chalk

Chalk

★★★★☆ Well observed

The UK premiere of Walt McGough’s Chalk from the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, upstairs at the Assembly Roxy, lacks a little in apocalyptic intensity – but convinces in its evocation of human relationships.

Nov 9 2023 | By | Reply More
Apocalypse beyond the line

Apocalypse beyond the line

EGTG revive Walt McGough’s Chalk

Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group return this coming week with a revival of American playwright Walt McGough’s intense, 2015 sci-fi fable, Chalk, upstairs at the Assembly Roxy from Wed 8 to Sat 11 November 2023.

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Pickled Republic

Pickled Republic

★★★★★ Unique

In Pickled Republic, Ruxy Cantir has drawn on her Moldovan upbringing, where almost every vegetable can be pickled, and combined it with her exposure to American education and culture to create a totally unique, absurdist play that can be enjoyed on many different levels.

Oct 16 2023 | By | Reply More
Salamander

Salamander

★★★★☆ Powerful and funny

Salamander, by Pretty Knickers Productions at Assembly Roxy for the first two weeks of the Fringe only, takes its starting point from the unsolved murder of a sex worker in Leith in 1983.

Aug 7 2023 | By | Reply More
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

★★★★☆ Stimulating and engaging

In Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen at the Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group tackle a difficult, sometimes impenetrable, play with intelligence and skill.

May 18 2023 | By | Reply More