City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre


Love Song to Lavender Menace, Lyceum Rehearsal Studio, Review

16.(L-R) Matthew McVarish and Pierce Reid. Photo credit - Aly Wight 2.jpg

In the middle of Margaret Thatcher’s icy reign over the UK, parts of Edinburgh may have been checking if visitors had had their tea as they wrapped fur coats round knickerless backsides, but other par

Man to Man, Traverse, Review

Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo - Polly Thomas  2.jpg

Gender fluidity is very much a topical issue today. People who feel trapped in bodies of the wrong gender now have choices at their disposal to allow a different life.

Dragons of Drummohr, Drummohr House & Grounds, Review

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If you’re up for some pre-Hallowe’en outdoor adventure Drummohr is the place to go.

Cockpit, Lyceum, Review

16.(L-R) Nebli Basani, Peter Hannah, Dylan Read, Sandra Kassman (stairs), Kaisa Hammarlund (stairs) and Adam Tompa. Photo Mihaela Bodlovic.jpg

Bridget Boland’s bold site- specific play must have rocked its audiences when it was first performed in London’s Playhouse in 1948.

Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Traverse, Review

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Ivan was brought up in Govan, ‘the land of the beige raincoat and the tightly gripped message bag’ and now lives in Glasgow’s ‘leafy’ west end district of Hyndland, home to the world famous cattle (Gl

The Kite Runner, King’s Theatre, Review

The Kite Runner - Photo by Betty Laura Zapata

“I became what I am today at the age of twelve … “

So Amir begins to unearth a buried past of unatoned sins that has been clawing its way out since that overcast winter of 1975.

Welcome My Son, Assembly Roxy, Review

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The dim, pillared space that is Roxy Central, where shadows play across the old stones creating a slightly creepy atmosphere even before the lights go down for a show, lends itself perfectly to a Goth

A Streetcar Named Desire, King’s Theatre, Review

A Streetcar - Rapture Theatre

Rapture Theatre return to the King’s Theatre with a play deemed one of the most significant of all time - but sadly an apparent reliance on this weighty statement is not enough.

Jury Play, Traverse Theatre, Review

 John Bett and the Jury - Jury Play. Image Mihaela Bodlovic

Grid Iron is the Edinburgh theatre company renowned for their new-writing, site-specific productions.

Pleading (A Play, a Pie and a Pint), Traverse, Review

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Two childhood sweethearts, Freya (Kim Allan) and Michael (Daniel Cameron), have set out on a gap year travelling adventure to see the world before starting University and in doing so trying to patch u