Edinburgh News: theatre
Edinburgh wouldn't be the same without the Edinburgh International Festival.
Treats lie in store for EIF-goers this year from Shakespeare's Coriolanus backed by Chinese heavy metal bands to a production of Hamlet that interacts with Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway version; f
The programme for the Edinburgh International Festival was announced today. Here's the EIF's video preview of what's coming up in August.
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.
The 25th Edinburgh International Science Festival (23 March-7 April) will be opening its doors in the evening with a serie
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
An American who hasn’t heard of KFC or McDonalds?
Riotous Road Show comes to an unscheduled halt.
The 1970s have been lovingly set in aspic for this revival of Mike Leigh’s unforgettable 1977 play, Abigail’s Party.
Douglas Maxwell’s ‘A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity’ offers a range of responses to that possibility.
Journalistic shorthand for immense and serious human situations deeply belies the tragedy that impacts on those affected or involved.
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.
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.
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.
Clever ‘Cats’ continues to captivate audiences in this new production beginning a tour at Edinburgh Playhouse.
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
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.
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, 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 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