City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

Traverse Leads Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland

Midsummer by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre

The Traverse Theatre is leading the field in the 2009 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). The Trav scooped eleven of the nominations in seven of the ten award categories including two for the top award, Best Production.

Edinburgh to Host Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Ceremony

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

The nominations have not yet been announced but Edinburgh will be hosting the ceremony for the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for the first time.

Theatre Review: Leave To Remain

Jo Clifford

There is nothing more terrifying to me than the thought of losing somebody that I love. I try, like most people I'm sure, not to think about death too deeply and too often. Why would you? I don't consider it to be a healthy pass time. We see it every day live on satellite TV and wash it down with a bucket of coke. No need to take it further.

Theatre Review: Hoors

Hoors at the Traverse Theatre

I am one of the few people on this planet who has neither seen or read Gregory Burke's Olivier award-winning Black Watch. I'm not proud of it, pray for forgiveness most nights and it is at the very top of my ‘to do' list....well nearly.

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review 2

Magnificent music takes centre stage in this 50th anniversary production of the classic musical West Side Story - a wonderful night at the theatre for the orchestra's delivery of Bernste

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review

This production of West Side Story - hailed by The Guardian as "the greatest dance musical of all time" - celebrates the show's 50th anniversary.

Review: Copenhagen

This multi award winning play (1998) takes the form of a conversation, based upon real historical figures and actual events, where three people meet once again as ghosts in some kind of afterlife.  The black box stage has a simple set of five chairs and a Chekhovian-style woodland of tall, thin trees, scrawled with text.

Review: Waiting For Godot

Waiting For Godot

It doesn't seem all that long ago that I first picked up a copy of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot.

Review: Be Near Me

Be Near Me scriptwriter Ian McDiarmid

An Oxford-educated Catholic priest, with an affinity to France and a taste for fine food and wine, is assigned to a parish in Dalgarnock, a fictional Ayrshire town with high unemployment
and a strong affinity to the religious divisions of nearby Ireland.

Review: An Apple a Day (A Play A Pie and A Pint)

The background music of the '60s group the Shirelles was presumably to set the time frame for this piece but in fact when the events took place was irrelevant. Some vintage clothes hung over screens and a couple of draped chairs could have been meant to be the changing room of an old shop. However, the profusion of tissues being tidied up by the character She, in laddered stockings, basque and 5 0'clock shadow, belied this.

Review: Lucky Box (A Play, A Pie and A Pint)

Lucky Box by David Harrower (Knives in Hens, Blackbird) is the fourth of the Traverse's five-part lunchtime series of short plays entitled A Play, A Pie and A Pint.