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O is for Hoolet, Traverse Theatre, Review

‘I would not say that Yiddish is dying, nor would I say that it is alive’ was how Nobel Prize winner the late Isaac Bashevis Singer responded to the question of how it felt to be writing in a ‘dead’ l

The Straw Chair, Traverse, Review

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Sue Glover’s 1988 play The Straw Chair is a weaving of two feminine tales.

Tartuffe, St Ninian’s Hall, Review

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A guru of the Unco Guid gets his comeuppance in fine style!

Royal Lyceum announces 50th Anniversary Season

Big name Scottish stars Brian Cox and Bill Paterson are to help the Royal Lyceum celebrate its 50th Anniversary as they play together in Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot at the start of t

Broth, Traverse, Review

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A dark soup that fails to warm the heart.

Jesus Christ Superstar, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Director Bob Tomson tones down the glamour and some of the passion of this rock opera, but Jesus Christ Superstar still rocks nonetheless, even after all these years.

Blood Wedding, Traverse, Review

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A new look at Lorca.

Fat Alice, Traverse, Review

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More than the ceiling comes crashing down in this scissor sharp black comedy.

Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis, Festival Theatre, Review

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A precision machine oiled with gallons of talent!

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha, Traverse, Review

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Frugal funeral preparations are underway in the living room of Katya (Jill Riddiford) as she and her heavily pregnant daughter Oksana (Jenny Hulse) get the food ready for 60 guests on an improbably sm

National Theatre of Scotland Announces £5.8m Permanent H.Q. in Glasgow

In its brief, nine year history The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) has become a major theatrical producing force on the Scottish, UK and international stage, with a reputation as a creator of worl

Royal Lyceum Theatre Christmas Show Announced

It’s only March, but already the Lyceum has Christmas in its sights!

The Steamie, Brunton Theatre, Review

Tony Roper’s play is the star of this personality-packed show, and the sell-out audience at Brunton hangs on to every word.

Hedda Gabler, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

As we learn, in a rather sinister fashion, that ‘games have consequences’, a fresh eye and a lighter touch nevertheless exposes the absurd in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.

National Theatre’s "Curious Incident" Coming To Edinburgh

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its Scottish debut at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh this Spring as part of

The Day the Pope Emptied Croy, Traverse Theatre, Review

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On the day of Pope John Paul XXIII’s visit to Glasgow, Barr and Ranald are busy attempting to steal the communion chalice from a Catholic church in Croy.

The Producers, Festival Theatre, Review

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Sterling cast ‘produces’ the goods at the Festival Theatre.

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Rudyard Kipling, Brunton Theatre, Review

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Robert Powell delivers a gentle evening’s entertainment recounting the life of writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, accompanied by live music of the period.

The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde, Traverse Theatre, Review

Lung Ha Theatre Company and Drake Music Scotland have together pulled off an atmospheric reworking of RL Stevenson’s, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Leviathan, Traverse Theatre, Review

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The new season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at The Traverse has opened with Matthew Trevannion’s Leviathan in collaboration with Sherman Cymru, bringing lunchtime theatre back with a brutally honest po

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