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Video: EIF 2013 Preview

The programme for the Edinburgh International Festival was announced today. Here's the EIF's video preview of what's coming up in August.

Clean (PPP), Traverse Theatre, Review

The inspiration for Clean, we are told in an off-stage voiced prologue, arose from a conversation between the playwright and a (male) computer games designer.

Edinburgh Science Festival: "Sociable" Science For Adults

SciFest Late Lab patterns

The 25th Edinburgh International Science Festival (23 March-7 April) will be opening its doors in the evening with a serie

Driving Miss Daisy, King's Theatre, Review

Driving Miss Daisy - Don Warrington and Gwen Taylor

With the likes of Django Unchained and Lincoln dominating our movie theatres and news outlets over the past few months, you would be forgiven for thinking that the issue of racial equality was a to

Most Favoured (PPP), Traverse Theatre, Review

Most Favoured (production photo)

An American who hasn’t heard of KFC or McDonalds?

Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2013, Review

The Company - Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Riotous Road Show comes to an unscheduled halt.

Abigail’s Party, King's Theatre, Review

Abigail's Party

The 1970s have been lovingly set in aspic for this revival of Mike Leigh’s unforgettable 1977 play, Abigail’s Party.

A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity, Traverse Theatre, Review

Douglas Maxwell’s ‘A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity’ offers a range of responses to that possibility.

Too Long the Heart, Malmaison, Review

Too Long the Heart.jpg

Journalistic shorthand for immense and serious human situations deeply belies the tragedy that impacts on those affected or involved.

3 Seconds, Traverse Theatre, Review

It will come to us all, at some point, but what’s left of us is less important than what we leave behind, in the memories of those who are left.

Time and the Conways, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Time and the Conways

J. B. Priestley wrote a series of plays known as his ‘Time plays’ that were a result of his interest in the complex concept, advanced by J.W. Dunne and P. D.

Slick, Traverse Theatre, Review

Vulgar and ingenious in equal measure, Slick plays like the artful and unfettered bastard child of Punch and Judy – and is definitely for adult viewing only.

Cats, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Cats 2013

Clever ‘Cats’ continues to captivate audiences in this new production beginning a tour at Edinburgh Playhouse.

Paper Cut, Traverse Theatre, Review

Yael Rasooly  Paper Cut

Ruth Spencer sits dressed in 1950s’ librarian chic, angle-poising across her office desk and chatting to the audience as they fill Traverse 2 as some jaunty jazz piano plays in the background

After The Wave, Traverse Theatre, Review

Over the last 18months, current students and graduates of the Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice course at Adam Smith College in Glasgow, have been developing an ambitious piece of theatre.

The Paper Cinema's Odyssey, Traverse Theatre, Review

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are in some ways the poetic equivalents of Greek tragedy and comedy; the latter a spoonful of sweetness to help us digest the meaning of the former.

A Wild Growling Happiness, Traverse Theatre, Review

A Wild Growling Happiness, created by performers from the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre and performing as part of this year's Manipulate Festival, is a short piece of joyful abandonment.&

A Taste of Honey, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review 2

Rebecca Ryan and Lucy Black in A Taste of Honey

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey made its first appearance at the Stratford East Theatre, London. Back in 1958, topics such as teenage

Celebrating Six Years of Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival


As the Traverse Theatre gears up for its 50th anniversary year in 2013, Puppet Animation Scotland and the Traverse announce the most ambitious programme yet for

Review: Plays for Edinburgh by the Traverse Fifty

Shakespeare wrote that brevity is the soul of wit and there could be no better set of examples than in the Traverse Theatre’s 500 word Plays for Edinburgh by the Traverse Fifty, an Edinburgh

A Taste of Honey, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Rebecca Ryan and Lucy Black in A Taste of Honey

In the 1950s, there was a rhyme chanted at street games to eliminate players. It involved being ‘out, with a dirty washing clout right over your face’.

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