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Edinburgh News: theatre

Drift, Pettycur Bay Burntisland, Review

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Drift is the latest production from Edinburgh-based visual theatre company Vision Mechanics and is inspired by a remarkable woman’s true story.

The James Plays Embarking on a Major UK and International Tour in 2016

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Following critical acclaim and box office success in 2014, the co-production from The National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain of

The Driver’s Seat, Lyceum, Review

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Said to be Spark’s favourite and self-confessed creepiest novel, her short, fragmented and chillingly memorable tale, The Driver’s Seat, was also adapted into 1974 film, Identikit st

Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn; Pitlochry Festival Theatre - Review


Alan Ayckbourn is an absolute genius at creating deviously complex, farcical situation comedies.

The Car Man, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Matthew Bourne demonstrates the powerful force of visual imagery in this dramatic re-imagining of Bizet’s Carmen.

Crazy Jane, Summerhall, Review

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Jane Avril was the original poster girl.

2015 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) guest presenters announced.

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Leading comedian and actor Karen Dunbar will be joined by artistic director of the Tron Theatre and founder of Glasgow’s Arches Andy Arnold, as this year’s presenter.

Stand, Traverse Theatre, Review

The sub-title for ‘Stand’ reads ‘ordinary people changing the world’, an uplifting premise which is, unsurprisingly, never really fulfilled.

Yer Granny, King's Theatre, Review

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Douglas Maxwell has described ‘La Nona’, Roberto Cossa’s play on which ‘Yer Granny’ is based as a ‘tragedy with jokes’.

Rites, Traverse Theatre, Review

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Rites describes the multitude of conflicting views and the complex, challenging issues that surround the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

PASS Out, Traverse Theatre, Review

PASS Out is the final show for this year’s HND Acting and Performance graduates from Edinburgh College.

Torn, Assembly Roxy, Review

Faux Theatre’s Torn is a wordless and witty exposé of life after love.

Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Waves, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Waves, by Alice Mary Cooper, is a beautiful story told with touching simplicity.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

Hup, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Imaginate Review

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Hup is a short and quietly beautiful piece of bespoke musical theatre for babies and toddlers up to 24 months.

Mess, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The “…particularly thin elephant in the room” that this new play from Caroline Horton is tackling is a version of her own experience of and recovery from anorexia.

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

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Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

The Lost Things, Southside Community Centre, Imaginate Review

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The anticipation in waiting for a show to start usually takes the form of waiting in a bright auditorium for the lights to dim and the proverbial curtain to rise.

Henry The Fifth, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Unicorn Theatre’s Henry the Fifth throws in a bit of history, a bit of Shakespeare and a lot of artistic licence to get the 2015 Imaginate Festival for children and young people off to a great start.

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