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Pianomime, Summerhall, Review

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Will Pickvance has become a well established pianist and comic entertainer around Edinburgh, from his Summerhall Fringe show 2013, “Anatomy of the Piano”, to lunchtime concerts at St.

Anton and the Eye of Death, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

Strange Town Young Company brings a subversive seasonal message delivered through its peripatetic hero, Anton.

The Selfish Giant, EFT, Review

Selfish Giant Wee Stories

A towering show from Wee Stories!

Wee Stories has once again scattered their magic over a classic tale and made it their own. This time it is Oscar Wilde’s salutary tale of The Selfish Giant.

Peter Pan (2013), King's Theatre, Review

Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott in Peter Pan

The curtain has risen for the King’s Theatre pantomime starring the irrespressible, stalwart trio of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray in a wildly creative comedy version of Peter Pan.

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Citizens Theatre, Review

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Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is an ambitious and unusual choice of Christmas show.

The Polar Bears Go Wild, Traverse Theatre, Review

Polar Bears in Traverse Christmas Show

Award winning Glasgow-based theatre company Fish & Game is back on the road with a national tour of their highly successful children’s show The Polar Bears Go Wild that opened at Durham&r

A Christmas Carol, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

The Royal Lyceum's A Christmas Carol

Slick and inventive direction, together with a strong cast, helped to remind us what a brilliant story A Christmas Carol is.

Ciara, Traverse Theatre, Review

Blythe Duff in Ciara

To varying degrees, we all harbour the guilty secret of being fascinated by what goes on behind the closed doors of the rich or famous.

Sleeping Beauty, Brunton Theatre, Review

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A braw panto tale is spun out in style with this version of Sleeping Beauty.

Balerno Theatre Brings Out the Bah! Humbug! with Dicken’s Panto Twist

A Christmas Carol - The Pantomime: Balerno Theatre Company

Balerno Theatre Company return to the Church Hill Theatre with their adaptation of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, but this time with a large dollop of pantomime added in.

Stella, Traverse Theatre, Review

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There is a thread running through Siobhán Nicholas’ play, Stella, that awkwardly stitches together a historical montage of events to reveal society’s changing attitude towards wo

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival Returns In 2014

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As St Andrew Square and Princes Street are being transformed to accommodate the forthcoming Yuletide celebrations, it i

Enough Aready, Summerhall, Review

Francois Sarhan’s Enough Already is a theatrical revolution. In this multi-arts/media revelation, each one of the many art forms employed, down to the last detail, matters decisively.

True West, Citizens Theatre, Review

The clicking of crickets and the howling of an ever increasing pack of coyotes are the backdrop to this cinematically portrayed American drama.

Dragon, Traverse Theatre, Review

Somehow, we easily forget how terrifying being a teenager was at times; ‘Dragon’ is a wise reminder of those experiences.

New Writing Festival: Write Here, Traverse Theatre, Review

The New Writing Festival at the Traverse was an event. Its significance at a time when, like Scotland itself, theatre is seeking to redefine itself in a 21st century context, cannot be ignored.

New Writing Festival: Write Here, Traverse Theatre, Review

The New Writing Festival at the Traverse was an event. Its significance at a time when, like Scotland itself, theatre is seeking to redefine itself in a 21st century context, cannot be ignored.

Crime and Punishment, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

It’s always good to watch theatre companies taking an ambitious turn, and they can hardly come more ambitious than dramatising a novel as large in scope and vision as Fyodor Dostoyevsky&rsquo

Cabaret, King's Theatre, Review

Cabaret starring Will Young as Emcee

In the early 1960s, it was an inspired idea to adapt the stage play, “I am a Camera” based on Goodbye to Berlin, the travel memoirs of Christopher Isherwood, into a musical.

The Lion King, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Lion King's Simba (Nicholas Nkuna) and the Original UK touring company

The Lion King takes the theatrical experience to a higher level. It's visually stunning. 

Couldn’t Care Less, Traverse Theatre, Review

Couldn't Care Less by Strange Theatre and Plutôt la Vie

Ginger Rogers famously danced backwards in high heels. In this new play, two women learn to dance together again to a new set of tricky steps.

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