City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre


Equus Review

Peter Shaffer's play Equus is an exploration of the isolation many adolescents experience during this turbulent period of sexual awakening. Inspired by a true story, Equus (Latin for horse) revolves around the tale of a very disturbed 17 year-old boy who inexplicably horrendously blinds six horses with a metal rod.

Testing the Echo Review

There's a momentary hesitation in the opening of David Edgar's 'Testing the Echo', as actors cross the stage, sitting down only to move again - possibly a reflection on the unsettled lives of migrants in a globalising world

Clarinda Review

Robert Burns, our Scottish bard: ploughman, poet, intellectual and humanist. While his childhood sweetheart Jean Armour became his long suffering wife, he was a notorious womaniser but of all the lassies he fancied, it was Nancy McLehose who became his muse and the love of his life. Clarinda, a new musical play, relates the story of their four year affair

The Glass Menagerie Review

It’s Tennessee Williams’ ability to write about timeless, trans-atlantic themes, inherently part of the human experience that make him popular.

The Glass Menagerie Review 2

The American playwright, Tennessee Williams is renowned for his compassionate and graceful observations on family life.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Review

As the first collaboration between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1967, the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" has had a colourful history.

Molly Sweeney Review

Deftly and delicately, Cara Kelly's Molly Sweeney introduces us to the world of sightlessness. As a young child deprived of visual sensation in her early days, Molly's father taught her recognition by touch and smell.

The Wizard of Oz Review

Wizard of Oz - Royal Lyceum Theatre

As the tumbleweeds spun across the horizon and Dorothy and her little dog Toto wondered what might happen next, a Tuesday matinee of mixed-age school children slid into enjoying a carefully crafted version of this familiar story.

Meeting Joe Strummer Review

The age old fight between music for music’s sake, that benches for political standing and belief, pitted against the often inevitable sell-out is the central focus for this amicable, heartwarming tale, which uses The Clash front man as a mutinous symbol in Thatcher's Britain.

St Andrews Day Performance of Scotland's Story

A special show attempting to tell the story of Scotland's multicultural history using film, music, dance, poetry and song will be performed by young people from Scotland and around the world as part of the St Andrews Day celebrations on 30th November.

Taking A Wild Punt On Chekhov

A performer's view on the attractions and challenges of staging the first amateur Scottish production of a little-known Chekhov play.