Edinburgh News: theatre
Its such a rare pleasure these days to stumble across something by relative chance, coming away energised and utterly enchanted.
A beautiful, sunny August morning (rare for any Edinburgh Festival goer), a cup of coffee, fresh strawberries and a croissant (even rarer for any heavy-eyed Fringe reviewer).
Amnesty International has chosen six Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2014 Freedom of Expression Award.
A Rabbit. Headphones. Finger Puppets. A New concept for Fringe 2014, but anything goes right? Well not always.
Major revival of John Byrne’s The Slab Boys set to mark Citizen’s Theatre 70th Anniversary Season in 2015
The Slab Boys by John Byrne is one of the best-loved works in twentieth-century Scottish theatre and regarded as a landmark play in Scottish theatre, being named by the National Library of
A man who has been travelling stands on stage. He has just arrived from somewhere else – some nameless place known for exporting ‘sarcasm and uric acid’.
Civil Rogues is a good, old-fashioned, rollicking romp and, although it follows a rather familiar formula, a first-rate cast ensures laughs all round.
Hitchcock was a master director of gripping, thrilling movies. In Rear Window, a photographer is confined to his New York apartment with a broken leg.
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to a land touched by fairy tales; The Wild Geese, The Stolen Veil, The Little Mermaid, The White Duck, The Frog Prince - they all have power here.
When desperation takes over and the tiny remnants of hope are gradually fading away, how far would you go to stay alive?
One of the deadliest and most cruel weapons being described as ‘tender’ could be seen as strange but when placed in the context of the battle of love, pain and tenderness go hand in hand.
Every Brilliant Thing is a warm and inclusive production that surprisingly brightens the spirits while addressing the subject of depression.
Apophenia: the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things - Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Finnish composer Sibelius held the province of Karelia in particular affection, inspired by its traditional culture and folk music.
Picasso is attributed with the saying “Good artists copy, great artists steal”.
Justin Butcher’s tale of Scaramouche Jones is one hell of a story and he tells it masterfully.
Set in rural Ireland The Matchmaker is a comedy revolving around Dicky Mick Dick O’Connor’s business of helping lonely individuals find love.
“At the end, all that's left of you are your possessions. Perhaps that's why I've never been able to throw anything away.
‘The 3rd Sector’ promises well; the actuality, after all, is, in these challenging times, deserving of some satirical attention.
"The Cosmists were a peculiarly Russian group: they were all very Russian, and they were also, frankly, peculiar.”--Michael D. Gordin, Professor of History, Princeton University
I AM is a challenging piece that is more to be endured than enjoyed, but if you push on through, you may emerge the stronger for it.