City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre


A Song of Lunch, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Robert Bathurst and Rebecca Johnson in A Song for Lunch (Photo credit, Karla Gowlett)

After seeing this exquisitely crafted, polished diamond of a play, you will surely wish to rush out to buy a copy of the original Verse Comedy by Christopher Reid (2009).

The Promise, Venue 13, Review

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The Promise opens in 1942 Russia, where three teenagers band together to survive the World War 2 siege in Leningrad.

The Promise, Venue 13, Review

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The Promise opens in 1942 Russia, where three teenagers band together to survive the World War 2 siege in Leningrad.

A Sockful of Custard, Pleasance Dome, Review

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A Sockful of Custard is an affectionate tribute to troubled comic genius Spike Milligan which has a lot more laughter than tears.

Infinita, Pleasance Grand, Review

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Internationally renowned Berlin based physical theatre company Familie Flöz is back, not in full voice, (they’re wordless!) but in full vigour at the Fringe.

My Name is Dorothy, Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Review

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This is the story of Dorothy Lawrence, British journalist and aspiring First World War correspondent, who slipped behind the front lines and almost out of history.

That Woman!, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Review

Melissa Jobe as Wallis Simpson

This is the World Premiere of a one woman play about the American socialite for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne to be with the woman he loved.

How to Swim in Hollywood, Greenside Infirmary, Review

Alice Sylvester in How to Swim in Hollywood

The iconic painting, Beverly Hills Housewife (1967) by David Hockney is a powerful portrait of a Betty Freeman, a tanned, sculptural figure in a bright pink dress, standing on the patio of h

The Flop, Summerhall Main Hall, Review

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Hijinx is back at the Fringe and entirely living up to their name.

South Bend, Gilded Balloon at the Museum, Review

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Martin McCormick has a problem with his teeth – he lies through them. “Trust me”, he asks the audience, all he is about to say is true.

Extinguished Things, Summerhall, Review

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After seventeen years, Molly is back living with her parents in Liverpool. (It is only temporary.) But there is not much in the way of comfort to be had there.