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Edinburgh News: theatre

Stuff, Traverse Theatre, Review

STUFF opens with sounds whooshing together all at once: a childlike piano melody, a melancholy aria, a gunshot.

His Final Bow, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Traverse, Review

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Forgotten as a thespian; remembered as an assassin.

Channelling Jabez, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Traverse, Review

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Bringing a forgotten hero out from the shadows is always an admirable undertaking.

EISF: A Number, Lyceum, Review

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We all know the disconcerting feeling of catching a surprise glimpse of yourself in an unexpected mirror, and for a split second thinking it was another person.

Fiddler On The Roof, King's Theatre, Review


Edinburgh Music Theatre presents a Fiddler on the Roof that could give most professional companies a run for their money.

EISF: Girl in the Machine, Traverse Theatre, Review

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It’s a creepy enough experience to have your route tracked and asked opinions of some random café you happen to have passed or have lots of links appearing on your screen after some purchase or other.

The Drowsy Chaperone, Church Hill Theatre, Review

Janet and Robert, the bride and groom in The Drowsy Chaperone (photo credit, David Welch)

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone was acclaimed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical." Far removed from your classic Rodge

EISF: Dr. Stirlingshire’s Discovery, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, Review

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If you go down to the zoo today you’re sure of a big surprise.

Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce), A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Traverse, Review

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Hilary Lyon’s richly comic and acutely observed romp does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a bit of a farce.

EISF: Cosmonaut, Summerhall, Review


For this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF), writer Francis Gallop has unearthed previously unknown stories around the post war space race for the Festiv