City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

In Her Shadows, Traverse Theatre, Review

Aerialists Debbie Robbins and Rachael Macintyre aim to challenge the stigma surrounding depression through a personal portrait of mental illness.

Not About Heroes, Traverse, Review

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The power of words and love between two men is at the core of this play set during World War I.

Stomp, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Review


A combination of movement, comedy, music and most importantly rhythm, Stomp arrives in Edinburgh with a bang as part of their 2015 tour – and what a fun filled and exciting racket they make!

Brunton Cinderella panto rehearsals underway

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Back in August nearly 100 young people from across the county who could sing, dance and act attended open auditions to join the cast of this year’s pantomime at The Brunton, Cinderella.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, 140 Million Miles, Traverse, Review

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How far would you go to start a new life? Crossing continents is scary enough but a journey in a capsule across galaxies is a bigger step altogether.

Brave New World, King's Theatre, Review

A timely adaptation of Huxley’s Brave New World ironically offers food for thought that fails to nourish.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Kontoble (The Shamen and the Boy), Traverse, Review

In Glasgow, people tend to speak at bus stops but it’s not every day that you meet a West African shaman there.

Waiting for Godot, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

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One might imagine theatre has had its share of revolutionary moments, but most of its past is of incremental adjustments.

Falling in Love with Frida, Traverse, Review

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The late Michael Marra was fascinated enough by Frida Kahlo to write a song where she arrives ‘flooded in a scarlet light ‘in the Taybridge Bar in Dundee.

What Goes Around, Tron, Review

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Life imitates art imitating life in this Scottish spin off from a scandalous 19th century classic.

David Greig designated as Lyceum’s Artistic Director

Since Mark Thomson’s announcement that he would be stepping down as the Lyceum’s Artistic Director in 2016 after serving 13 years in the post, the question of who will replace him has been hovering.

Stones in His Pockets,The Brunton, Review

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What happens when harsh reality sidles its way through a creation of fantasy?

How to Write About Theatre – A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers

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In the lyrics of the Beatles’ song Penny Lane there’s a nurse who’s ‘selling poppies from a tray and though she feels as if she’s in a play, she is anyway…’ And aren’t we all?

‘Forget Me Not’ Project Launched to Create Dementia Friendly Communities in Theatres

Following a significant funding award from the Scottish charity Life Changes Trust in March of this year, the Festival and King’s Theatres are delighted to announce the official launch of Forget Me No

Festival and Fringe Wraps - the Archive Lives On

Another festival - Edinburgh Guide's 18th festival - has officially drawn to a close marked by last night's explosive spectacle.

Traverse Theatre announces Autumn Season 2015

Just when everyone involved in the Festival is catching their collective breath, lurking round the corner waiting to pounce in delight are the programmes for the Autumn/Winter Season.

EIF 2015, Murmel Murmel, King's Theatre, Review

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A seemingly nervous conductor squeezes himself along the front row of the auditorium before falling into the orchestra pit.

Traverse Breakfast Plays: (in search of) Tomorrow, Traverse, Review

Breakfast plays at the Traverse this year feature six international writers who were commissioned to write a play responding to the word ‘tomorrow.’ This morning’s play, No Desert Roses, was written b

The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, Pleasance, Review

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A touching outpouring from a young girl drenched in grief.

You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy, Pleasance, Review

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A charming love letter sent across generations.

Every Brilliant Thing, Summerhall, Review

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When our narrator was seven years old his mother couldn’t think of anything worth living for.

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