City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Theatre


Testosterone, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Testosterone - Rhum and Clay Theatre

“I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men …”

Tobacco, Assembly George Square Studios, Review

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Taking a Chekhov monologue as a starting point (and with a good few dashes of Kafka, Longfellow and Edward Lear), Tobacco manages to be simultaneously absurd and profound, hilarious and deeply sad.

Droll, theSpace on North Bridge, Review

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Owle Schreame’s Droll is an engaging piece of late night lunacy performed for the “Merriment and Delight and Wise Men and the Ignorant”.

Lula Del Ray, Underbelly Med Quad, Review

Lula Del Ray by Manual Cinema - courtesy of Jerry Shulman

A young girl lives a lonely life in a caravan with her pre-occupied mother, whose job is to monitor the signals from a vast array of satellite dishes.

When We Ran, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

When We Ran - Patch of Blue Theatre

Twenty-one summers ago, their dad fell completely in love with their mum.

Changelings, Space on North Bridge, Review

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When two characters from different times, genres and authors come together, they have no choice but to rewrite themselves.

Mary and Me, Paradise in the Vault, Review

Mary and Me

Hannah repeats Pythagorean theorem to the secular sounds of Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” as she enters the grotto.

The Nature of Forgetting, Pleasance, Review

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Dad sits alone next to a long line of hanging garments. His daughter enters and reminds him that they will soon have visitors; he needs to put on a jacket and tie.

Fish Food, Paradise in The Vault, Review

Fish Food - Avenue Stage

The common goldfish is the descendant of the Russian Carp.

The Black Cat, Underbelly Cowgate, Review

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Two actors grapple with a modern adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic horror story which they perform reluctantly with frequent interruptions and a playful disrespect for the writing.