City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre

Black Mountain, Roundabout at Summerhall, Review

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Rebecca and Paul have come out to the country to stay in an isolated house in the middle of a forest in the shadow of a mountain.

Jocky Wilson Said, Gilded Balloon Rose Street, Review

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One hundred and eighty! No, that’s not a top darts score but the number of miles that Scottish darts champion Jocky Wilson has to go to reach his next gig in Las Vegas

Testosterone, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Testosterone - Rhum and Clay Theatre

“I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men …”

The Portable Dorothy Parker, Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Review

Margot Avery as Dorothy Parker

Climb the four (or is five?) floors to the Attic at Rose Theatre, where the stage is furnished with a desk (typewriter, papers, books), drinks trolley (Haig and Haig whisky, ice, glasses), table, tele

Misterman, C Primo, Review

‘It’s all grand’. There’s something truly stoic about the Irish approach to whatever personal mischances or missteps may occur.

Tobacco, Assembly George Square Studios, Review


Taking a Chekhov monologue as a starting point (and with a good few dashes of Kafka, Longfellow and Edward Lear), Tobacco manages to be simultaneously absurd and profound, hilarious and deeply sad.

Droll, theSpace on North Bridge, Review


Owle Schreame’s Droll is an engaging piece of late night lunacy performed for the “Merriment and Delight and Wise Men and the Ignorant”.

Open Road, C Royale, Review

Scene from Open Road, Ecce Theatre

The dramatic narrative behind this new play reflects the philosophy of “Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman:

“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

How to Act, Summerhall, Review

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According to renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl (Robert Goodale), theatre is dying.

Lula Del Ray, Underbelly Med Quad, Review

Lula Del Ray by Manual Cinema - courtesy of Jerry Shulman

A young girl lives a lonely life in a caravan with her pre-occupied mother, whose job is to monitor the signals from a vast array of satellite dishes.