City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre


Review: The Ching Room by Alan Bissett

A Glasgow night club's toilet cubicle (there does appear to be just the one) with its gleaming black lavatory is the unusual setting for the power games played by Darren, the cubicle's very own Sultan of Ching, with Rory the unfulfilled poet who has turned to being a wedding poet as a living.

Review: Curse of the Starving Class

As a social satire, Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class (1978) combines a profound, semi autobiographical commentary on 1950s American rural life with a surreal black farce. The plot follows the dysfunctional, malnourished Tate family as their aspirations and ambitions disintegrate with the bricks and mortar of their farmhouse and the myth of the America dream.

Review of Kyoto (A Play, A Pie, and A Pint)

After 5 successful years of producing their innovative lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Dreamboats and Petticoats Review

If you like a show which has the music coming thick and fast then Dreamboats and Petticoats by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran captures the songs of the late Fifties and Sixties in abundance.

Jolson - The Musical Review

Jolson, the Musical, takes us on an autobiographical journey of the famous singer's life.  Born Asa Yoelson, he was besotted with the stage at an early age, changed his name to Al Jolson, abandoned the rigidity of his Rabbi father and took to an itinerant life. 

60th Edinburgh Military Tattoo Going Down Under

Pipes and drums at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is returning to Australia for performances at the Sydney Football stadium in February 2010.  The new production will be the biggest ever
seen in the event's six decade history.

Review: Blood Brothers

Don't let the mention of blood put you off: this production has humour, pathos and drama in abundance.

Hip Hop Company Seeks Kids For Festival Theatre Show

Boy Blue Entertainment, one of the UK's leading hip hop companies, will be auditioning local dancers to take part in their award-winning production Pied Piper when it appears at Edinburgh's

Review: The Man Who Had All the Luck

Royal Lyceum: The Man Who Had All The Luck

Arthur Miller's literary talent as a dramatist began in the mid 1930s at the University of Michigan where he wrote two award winning plays, No Villain and Honours at Dawn. Graduating in 1938, he was determined to succeed as a writer but it took another six years before his next play, The Man Who Had all the Luck (which began as a novel) was accepted by a Broadway theatre.

Edinburgh Film Festival Holds Free Test Screening at Festival Theatre

Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is hoping to add a touch more class to its annual festival in June by moving its red carpet galas to the

Feet First Wraps Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival

Feet First at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2009

Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations had its theatrical finale last night when over 8,500 people watched a cavalcade of artists, dancers, musicians and artists transform the capital's historic Royal Mile into an open-air stage.