City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

Three Sisters

John Byrne’s version of Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ re-locates the play to Dunoon in the 1960’s.

Squash, (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review


Life in a Scotch Sitting Room taken to new 18 storey heights.

Seven Hungers, Summerhall, Review

Seven Hungers

As humans we are inherently hungry. Hungry for love, desire, security and violence and of course, the substance vital to our survival, food.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Traverse Theatre, Review


White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an interesting experiment, but it’s difficult to pin down precisely what - if anything - can be learnt from it.

Sunset Song, King’s Theatre, Review

Sunset Song masthead.jpg

In another marking of the century since the start of WW1, Sell a Door Theatre Company has chosen to stage Alastair Cording’s adaptation of Sunset Song.

Flame Proof (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review

Flame Proof at Traverse

Today’s maze of social complexities is at the core of this fast paced funny piece about the result of rage when that ‘flame of pain’ fails to be extinguished after a relationship break-up.

Outlying Islands, Traverse, Review

Helen mackay and Martin Richarson in Outlying Islands

How to people behave when removed from society’s mores and are thrown to the claim of nature?

HeLa, Traverse Theatre, review


HeLa is the story of remarkable success and shocking failure that starkly demonstrates how basic human rights have been continually sacrificed on the altar of scientific progress.

Regeneration, King’s Theatre, Review


Adapting a book to a play is challenge.

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

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