City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre

Death Story Review

Alma Cullen is an Emmy and Bafta award winning screenwriter for television series such as Northern Lights, Inspector Morse and A Touch of Frost, but it's only in the last few years that she has dec

Nova Scotia Review

John Byrne’s trilogy of plays, The Slab Boys, (1978) Cutting the Rug (1979) and Still Life, (1982) followed the hilarious antics of Phil “James Dean” McCann, his best mate Spanky Farrell and the lascivious Lucille, in and out of the slab paint room of a Paisley carpet factory.

Trumpets and Raspberries Review

Trumpets & Raspberries

Nothing can be trickier or likely to split opinion than comedy. For people who love The Office there's another camp who equally enjoys Carry On while the nightmare of sitting through a Bill Bailey stand-up is unadulterated joy for another. This latest Lyceum production is sure to incite mixed emotions from its audience as it explores ludicrously chaotic humour.

Can We Live With You? Review

'Can We Live With You?' cry the McScott
family, on the run from the menacing Mr. Big Fish and his equally terrifying

Orestia Review

It's always a brave company that tackles Aeschylus trilogy of plays known collectively as 'The Orestia'.

The Mother Ship Review

The Mother Ship

We all have our own ways of dealing with situations, be it denial or invention, which stems from the resilient inner child in all of us. Stories and myths are integral to humans as a way of communicating when it’s hard to just speak the truth

Vanity Fair Review

Vanity Fair - Kim Gerard and Steve McNicoll

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is said to be the only epic English novel to challenge comparison in scale and thematic scope to Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Static Review

"If only" and "I wish" are phrases that are uttered regularly, but it's only when they are used as a response to the shock of death that they are actually used with weight and consideration.

Six Characters in Search of an Author Review

When Luigo Pirandello's play Six Characters in Search of an Author was first staged in Rome in 1921, there was a minor riot with the audience divided into supporters and adversaries, the latter shouting "Asylum, Asylum" as the writer ran from the theatre.

Equus Review

Peter Shaffer's play Equus is an exploration of the isolation many adolescents experience during this turbulent period of sexual awakening. Inspired by a true story, Equus (Latin for horse) revolves around the tale of a very disturbed 17 year-old boy who inexplicably horrendously blinds six horses with a metal rod.

Testing the Echo Review

There's a momentary hesitation in the opening of David Edgar's 'Testing the Echo', as actors cross the stage, sitting down only to move again - possibly a reflection on the unsettled lives of migrants in a globalising world