City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

EIBF 2017: Nicholas Hytner: Making Theatre Popular

Nicholas Hytner’s ‘Balancing Acts’ is the latest in a considerable line of memoirs produced by former directors of England’s National Theatre.

The Girl Who Jumped off the Hollywood Sign, Assembly Roxy, Review

Joanne Hartstone in The Girl Who Jumped off the Hollywood Sign

Musical-drama which encapsulates the struggle for stardom, behind the scenes and shining glamour of American show-business

DollyWould, Summerhall, Review

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Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole, who are sh!

How to Win Against History, Assembly George Square Gardens, Review

How to Win Against History - Aine Flanagan Productions and Seiriol Davies

It’s the theatrical experience Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey would have hope for. An ornate stage, colourful lighting and, most of all, an appreciative audience.

Sylvia Plath, Your Words are Just Dust, Greenside at Nicolson Square, Review

Alice Sylvester as Sylvia Plath

“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, I love life.”

Dark Satanic, Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Review

Dark Satanic - Breathe Out Theatre

On a dark evening at the close of January 1823, Helen is writing to her husband Tom, in rather purple prose.

£¥€$ (LIES) – Ontroerend Goed, Summerhall, Review

£¥€$ by Ontroerend Goed

"A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not what it is built for."

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany, Gilded Balloon, Review

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

"In the fall of 1939, when I was 9 years-old, Adolph Hitler came to my neighbourhood. He didn’t come in person of course, but the idea of him came into people’s minds in Stratford, New Jersey."

Dark Matter, Greenside, Review

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The dark matter of dementia is tackled with great sensitivity and imagination by the young London based Vertebra Theatre Company.

Bunker Girls, Space Surgeon’s Hall, Review

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It is always good to get a perspective of otherwise forgotten women and their work and Bunker Girls offers a view of this in the time of Nazi Germany by focussing on the lives of two young w