Theatre

An(other) Inspector Calls

An(other) Inspector Calls

★★★☆☆ Relevant

An(other) Inspector Calls from Edinburgh People’s Theatre at the Church Hill is a knowing tribute to one of the classics of 20th century drama. It does not always forge its own identity convincingly, but has much to recommend it.

May 23 2024 | By | Reply More
Dead Girls Rising

Dead Girls Rising

★★★★☆ Emotional roller-coaster

Silent Uproar’s new touring production of Dead Girls Rising, at the Traverse for three performances, is an emotional roller-coaster of punk gig theatre focusing on two young women as they navigate a pathway through lives faced with misogyny and a violent patriarchy.

May 22 2024 | By | Reply More
Macbeth (an undoing)

Macbeth (an undoing)

★★★★☆ Compelling

Zinnie Harris’s much-garlanded adaptation of Shakespeare, Macbeth (an undoing), returns to the Lyceum subtly tweaked and all the better for it.

May 15 2024 | By | Reply More
When Mountains Meet

When Mountains Meet

★★★★☆     Joyfully moving

When Mountains Meet is the best kind of touring theatre – approachable, intelligent, melodic and utterly entertaining.

Apr 27 2024 | By | Reply More
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

★★★★☆ Unexpectedly touching

There is an almost wilfully uneven quality to Arkle’s Cyrano de Bergerac at the Hill Street Theatre, but – eschewing much of the heroic bombast that is usually associated with the play – it manages to be convincing and affecting.

Apr 25 2024 | By | Reply More
Strange Town actor for West End Macbeth

Strange Town actor for West End Macbeth

David Tennant’s hit Macbeth transfers to Harold Pinter theatre

Edinburgh’s Strange Town theatre company and young acting agency has another West End star in its books as Raffi Phillips joins his fellow cast members in the transfer of the Donmar Warehouse’s Macbeth to the Harold Pinter theatre.

Apr 25 2024 | By | Reply More
The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

★★★★☆ Well judged

Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of The Misanthrope at St Ninian’s Church Hall is a clever and thoroughly enjoyable piece of theatre.

Apr 10 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: The Scaff

PPP: The Scaff

★★★☆☆ Energetic

The Scaff by Stephen Christopher and Graeme Smith, the last in the Traverse’s Spring season of Òran Mór’s Play, Pie and a Pint, is performed with a huge amount of dynamism.

Apr 3 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: Hotdog

PPP: Hotdog

★★★☆☆ Powerful

Hotdog by Ellen Ritchie, this week’s lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, is a powerful if uneven production, extremely well performed.

Mar 27 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