Edinburgh News: theatre
We have to be very brave to talk of death, or more truthfully, of what precedes death.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society was celebrating a record year at the box office as it drew to a close today.
Bette Davis, the legendary movie actress who famously commented “I will never be below the title!”, was an Oscar-winning superstar.
Perhaps the audience members filing into the Assembly Rooms felt they were going to be treated unjustly.
A writer sits at a table crowded with used mugs, pondering how to kill off his character, David. The only thing that's certain is that death is taxing.
"Hello, I've got the perfect table for you..." intones the head waiter. Not words frequently heard in Edinburgh during Festival season. Surely there's a catch?
Tin Box is a Birmingham based company which creates shows based on storytelling, visual theatre and site-specific performances.
In the world of magic, women are generally no more than ‘the lovely assistant’. Not so with French cult performer Jeanne Mordoj.
The clowning genius of Clout is back! Once again the Demonstration Room at Summerhall is graced with the presence of three young masters of the art of Bouffon.
Site-specific theatre has become a distinctive genre in recent years on the Fringe – thrilling performances staged in real Edinburgh flats, in cars, buses, at the Airport, on Inchcolm Island.
Introducing the double-bill Dalgety and Fragile, both by David Greig, director Emma Callander gave us a bit of the background to Theatre Uncut.
An impressive visual mix of old and new.
There are elements to the 2013 EIF programme which are forever 1970s’s America, with performances by Philip Glass and Patti Smith and works from Laurie Anderson and Frank Zappa.
Between the air raid siren and the all-clear sounding the evening will be punctuated by three bombs falling. In makeshift shelters people are pushed together as things fall apart.
Three men are in relaxing in their flat. One lies dozing on the sofa, another sits in a chair watching the audience arrive and the third is playing his electric guitar.
As we celebrate the birth one hundred years ago of Benjamin Britten it was good to get an insight into his life in the thirties before he and Peter Pears went off to the United States in 1939.
Entering through the audience, dressed for a sunny day in the park, the cast of A Simple Space began playing games.
Joyce famously asserted that his Ulysses was a creation of deliberate, impossible opacity to keep scholars arguing over it for ever more, thus ensuring his immortality.
HeLa, a fascinating insight into the controversial search for a cure for cancer, has won the Scottish Theatre Fringe Award for best production in the 2013 festival.
"If you let nice-to-do things take priority over have-to-do things, you are guilty of misprioritization and you jeopardize yourself and those around you" - extract from Multi-Command Handbook - F16.
Laughter is the order of the day in this hilarious piece that was specially commissioned for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe by the Gilded Balloon.