Suzanne O’Brien

Wilf

Wilf

★★★★☆ Rip-roaring

Eighties power ballads fill Traverse One for the return of James Ley’s Wilf, an energising and sparkling show which will have you snorting with laughter from the very start.

August 9, 2022 | By | Reply More
Hamlet with Ian McKellen

Hamlet with Ian McKellen

★★★☆☆ Slightly underwhelming

With a performance concept by Peter Schaufuss and Ian McKellen there was a high level of expectation surrounding this world premiere of a new version of Hamlet.

August 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
This is Paradise

This is Paradise

★★★★☆ Heartbreakingly honest

Amy Molloy gives a raw and unapologetically honest performance as Kate in This is Paradise, a captivating solo show returning to the Traverse Theatre for the full Fringe.

August 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

★★★★☆    Spellbinding:

Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as I Put a Spell On You and Feeling Good.

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Madame George

Madame George

★★★☆☆  Great chemistry:

Madame George, by award winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street, is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Woke

Woke

★★★★☆    Mesmerising:

Returning to the fringe for just six performances at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Apphia Campbell’s Woke is a powerful one woman show that tells the story of two women 42 years apart.

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Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

★★★★☆    A soaring success:

Ivory wings at the Assembly Rooms is a beautifully written and performed new one woman show by Susie Coreth, which explores Alzheimer’s and the effect music can have on memory.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pink House

Pink House

★★★☆☆  Beautifully honest:

Exploring grief and the impact of trauma on memory and family relationships Paradigm Lab’s Pink House by Madison Pollack at PQA Venues is somewhat heartbreaking and completely honest.

August 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Drone

Drone

★★☆☆☆ Interesting visuals:

Directed by Rob Jones, Harry Josephine Giles stars in Drone at Summerhall. This spoken word theatre piece tells the story of a military drone’s life as it reveals the world from its perspective.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

★★★☆☆    Splurge-tastic:

Captivate Theatre’s production of Bugsy Malone takes you right back to the roaring twenties at Gilded Balloon’s Rose Theatre, with two different casts for alternating performances.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More