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Edinburgh News: theatre


Pressure, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

David Haig as Group Captain Dr. James Stagg & Malcolm Sinclair as General Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower

David Haig’s new play creates a storm at the Lyceum!

Children’s Theatre Plays a big Role in 2014 CATS Awards

Scotland’s political future may be uncertain in the year 2014, but its theatrical future at least looks bright and secure.

Uncle Varick, King's Theatre, Review

Uncle Varick - production

‘Why adapt Chekov into Scots?’ demanded an audience member at the interval of John Byrne’s ‘Uncle Varick’, his attempt to provide a Scottish take on ‘Uncle Vanya’.

Imaginate 2014: a small story /eine kleine geschichte Review

A Small Story scene

There is a modern beatitude that says “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures”.

Invisible Empire, Summerhall, Review

Invisible Empire production image

Invisible Empire unpicks and nicks at the raw extremes of human experience, inducing feelings of unease and tension that are uncomfortably familiar.

The Forbidden Experiment, Traverse Theatre, Review

Forbidden Experiment production

‘The Forbidden Experiment’ could be said to be something of an experiment in itself.

A Play, A Pie and a Pint: The Queen of Lucky People, Traverse Theatre, Review

Eileen Nicholas as Patrice French

In 1987 the Edinburgh International Festival presented the world premiere of Iain Heggie’s play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow.

Brassed Off, King's Theatre, Review

Brassed Off band

It’s some 18 years since the film version of ‘Brassed Off’ first appeared, and, as recent reconsiderations remind us, 30 since the 1984 miner’s strike.

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, Traverse Theatre, Review

Beautiful Cosmos

‘The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler’ attempts to encapsulate in two hours the life (or some of it) and work (or some of it) of an eccentric surrealist.

Dear Scotland (tour B), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Review

‘Dear Scotland’ is the result of a collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, involving some 20 writers and 9 actors, using the National Portrait Ga

Dear Scotland: Tour A, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Review

Dear Scotland Production Image

From artist to activist; poets to pioneer, fools to the forgotten; writers to rulers, significant figures from Scotland’s near and distant past are given imagined life through the pen and voice of som

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, EFT, Review

Man swans in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is not a ballet, but an iconic piece of absolutely first-class theatre.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Skeleton Wumman, Traverse Theatre, Review

Buchan Lennon as Young Man and Amy Conochan in Skeleton Wumman

Gerda Stevenson has pooled her talents as playwright and poet to create a beautiful modern Scottish sea myth.

Puppet Animation Festival: Cinderella Review

Cinderella - puppet

A well- known tale told with bijou beauty.

The Frog & The Princess, The Studio, Review

A new twist is added to an old fairytale in a collaboration between visual theatre director Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Puppet Animation Festival :The Secret Life of Suitcases

Secret life of Suitcases.jpg

The snap of a valise’s clasp can open the cosmos!

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Last Bloom, Traverse, Review

Anni Domingo as Cynthia and Cleo Sylvestre as Myrtle in The Last Bloom.

Lonely children create imaginary friends. Why should lonely old women not do the same?

Little Princess Goldtree, OOTB, Review

The Puppet Animation Festival celebrates its 30th year with performances and workshops across Scotland, available to catch here in Edinburgh until 19th April.

This May Hurt A Bit, Traverse Theatre, Review

This May Hurt A Bit - a scene

Stella Feehily’s ‘This May Hurt A Bit’ is, in some ways, a play about nostalgia, and is none the worse for that.

Puppet Animation Festival: 3 Colours Review

Three Colours blue image

A dreamy display of light, sound, shadow and colour.

Under the Mulberry Tree, EFT Studio, Review

Under the Mulberry Tree - a scene

‘50s glamour in the South of France, so why is la vie not so belle?

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