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Edinburgh News: theatre

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


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

The Producers

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

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


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

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Programme Launched

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The new Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan, today unveiled his first programme with a strong theatrical line-up and a foray into pop.

Video: Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Trailer

The trailer for the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. The programme for the EIF 2015 was launched today.

The History Boys, King's Theatre, Review

Alan Bennett is the darling of British theatre and The History Boys, a comedy-drama, is one of his most popular plays.

Gaelic Whisky Galore - Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr - Touring Scotland in Spring 2015

Whisky Galore - Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr - is touring Scotland in Spring 2015

Spamalot, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2015, Review

Opening with the kind of musical build-up that grace productions of a certain age, ‘Spamalot’ signalled that it definitely isn’t that kind of musical.

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre to be new home for Vanishing Point

From April 2015, Vanishing Point, one of Scotland’s leading international theatre companies, will move from their current office at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

Beating McEnroe, Traverse Theatre, Review

Beating McEnroe takes a softly surreal look at what it means to be a man and how to deal with fallen heroes - possibly.

Imaginate Festival Launches 2015 Programme

It’s almost that exciting time of year again when the best of international children’s theatre comes to town through the Imaginate Fest

The Effect, Summerhall, Review

The Effect

Is love the drug or is the drug love?

Major Funding Announced to Boost Festival and King's as Dementia Friendly Theatre Venues

On the day that writer Sir Terry Pratchett died of a form of Alzheimer’s disease, the announcement the Festival and King's Theatres are to receive a £320,000 boost to help turn them into dementia frie

The Slab Boys, King's Theatre, Review

It’s nearly 40 years since its first performance, but John Byrne’s Slab Boys still has its finger on the pulse and doesn’t miss a beat.

Long Live the Little Knife, Traverse, Review

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As soon as you enter the space of Traverse One for David Leddy’s Long Live the Little Knife it’s clear something utterly outlandish is going on.

Bitter Sweet Review, Discover 21, Review

Bitter Sweet_Black Dingo Productions

Icelandic writer and director Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir’s Bitter Sweet explores a toxic relationship in a harrowing duet between a man and a woman holding on by a thread.

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