City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre

The Man Jesus, Brunton, Review

It is a mark of the stature of an actor that he gets a round of applause just for stepping on the stage. It is unconventional when the stage is set for a play in which he stars but that was the reception that met the well- known figure of Simon Callow as he walked on to the white floor of the Brunton stage.

Kill Johnny Glendenning, Lyceum, Review


A mad mental malkie of a play!

Blabbermouth 1, The Assembly Hall, review

Blabbermouth V2 - Mark Hamilton.jpg

From midday to midnight on the day before Scotland’s Referendum on Independence, The National Theatre of Scotland hosted a live twelve-hour celebration of Scottish music and spoken word written by Sco

War Poetry Events set to mark arrival of Regeneration in Edinburgh and National Poetry Day


To mark National Poetry Day on Thursday 2 October, and in the week of the Scottish premiere of WWI drama Regeneration, the King’s Theatre, in collaboration with the Touring Consortium Theatre

White Ted and the Right to Die, Traverse Theatre, Review

White Ted and the Right to Die - man and ted

Euthanasia has been a widely controversial topic that has been increasingly brought up in the news. When the right to live is so strongly protected why should the right to die not also be an option?

New Works: Blind Eye, Traverse Theatre, Review

Blind Eye - cast

Corruption in the business and political world is always a sickening yet intriguing thought that infiltrates our lives on a daily basis.

New Works: 1914 Machine, Traverse Theatre, Review

New Works - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The fear of technology slowly taking over our lives seems to be an ever-growing theme in recent new writing.

History Repeats As Nation’s Favourite Play Is Set To Return to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre

In 2015 the multi award-winning comic masterpiece The History Boys from one of the UK’s most celebrated playwrights and authors Alan Bennett, whose astonishing career spans five decades, wil

In Time o' Strife, Traverse Theatre, Review

In Time o' Strife cast

Joe Corrie’s ‘In Time o Strife’ remains a powerful evocation of time and place, with echoes that resonate in our own days.

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival is now in its third year.

EIF 2014: Ubu and the Truth Commission, Royal Lyceum, Review

Ubu and the Truth Commission - Croc

As the title suggests this multimedia production centres around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a court-like restorative justice body, which was set up in 1996 as a means of reconciling a nat

EIF 2014: Patrias, Playhouse, Review

Patrias dancers

Patrias evokes the aesthetic spirit of Lorca’s duende, creating a stirring glimpse of the Spanish Civil War that blazes with Andalusian accents and attitude.

Coppers Uncovered - The Walk of Shame, Underbelly, Review

Coppers Uncovered - The Walk of Shame poster

If you’re a randy young lad out on the town hoping to pull but you need a handy guide about what not to do then see this play.

Edinburgh Fringe Smashes Two Million Ticket Mark

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced that by Monday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,183,591 tickets had been issued for shows this month.

The Capone Trilogy: Vindici, C Nova, Review

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Chicago. 1943. Gangland. The city is still ruled by fear and terror and there is only one honest cop left.

Shakespeare for Breakfast, C Venues, Review


A warm coffee in one hand and a rather stale croissant in the other is not all that C venues serve up for breakfast.

Chalk About, Summerhall, Review

Chalk About - dance

Chalk About dances gently through some complex themes, exploring emotions and identity with a childlike simplicity that connects with all ages.

Normal / Madness, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Schizophrenia, a largely misunderstood mental illness often mistaken for split personality disorder, affects around 1.1% of the population and is a subject often thought of as taboo.

Theatre On A long Thin Wire, Summerhall, Review


What happens when an audience arrives at a theatre performance and there are no actors and no performance? The answer is - not much!

EIF 2014: Front, Lyceum, Review

Front - Royal Lyceum

A soaring polyphony on the grief and waste of war.

Sister, Summerhall, Review

Feminism has always been a widely debated subject and many women feel there is a need to reject the image of the 'normal woman' that is projected upon us by society and instead rebel in a way that exp

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