City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre

The Belle’s Stratagem, Lyceum, Review

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Hannah Cowley’s near forgotten 18th century feminine riposte to George Farquhar’s earlier play The Beaux’ Stratagem has been revived in a hilarious fantoosh farce by the master of the form, T

Showtime from the Frontline, Traverse Theatre, Review


Mark Thomas has a long history of picking his way through a precarious path, with protest on one side and comedy on the other, so it’s rather fitting that the inspiration for his latest gig, Showt

The Match Box, Traverse, Review

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The unspeakable tragedy of losing a child lies at the heart of this Frank McGuinness’ 2012 monologue The Match Box.

Noel Coward's Private Lives, Brunton Theatre, Review

Gareth Bennett-Ryan and Helen Keeley in Private Lives, London Classic Theatre (photo credit, Sheila Burnett)

“Chance rules my life” comments Amanda to Victor, on the first night of their honeymoon. “It was chance meeting you. It was chance falling in love; it's chance that we're here ..

Pressure, King's Theatre, Review 2018

Pressure (by Drew-Farrell)

Four years after Pressure premiered in Edinburgh at the Lyceum in 2014, the play returns to the city with David Haig once again at its head.

Traverse Theatre announces Two New Creative Appointments

The Traverse Theatre announces the appointments for 2018 of two Glasgow based new creatives, that see the theatre continue to support and champion woman writers in developing a piece of work from firs

Twelve Twelve Double Bill, Wee Red Bar, Review


Edinburgh-based Twelve Twelve Theatre is a new company with a big ambition. During 2018, they plan to write, produce and stage twelve new plays in twelve months (hence the name, presumably).

549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War, Prestonpans Town Hall, Review

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Just over 80 years since the start of the Spanish Civil War, Glasgow based theatre company Wonder Fools commemorate the 549 Scots who travelled there to join the International Brigade and show solidar

Company, Aberdeen Arts Centre, Review

Company - Arts Centre

Join West End stars Ashleigh Gray and Oliver Savile for an evening of good company in the understated Aberdeen Arts Centre this week.

Vichy Goings-On, Assembly Roxy, Review

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Glasgow 1948; out of the dockside shadows steps Ogilvie. He has a tale to tell of terrible, wonderful things that he has done.