City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre

New Location For Hidden Door Arts Festival This May

Hidden Door Arts Festival, which last year stepped behind the drab frontages of the Market Street Vaults and produced one of the most innovative arts events to occur in Edinburgh outside of August.

And Then He Ate Me, manipulate Festival, Review

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Award winning French company Vélo Théâtre is lighting up this year’s manipulate Festival (albeit using a small galaxy of 40 watt bulbs!

That's It, manipulate Festival, Review

That's It (production still)

Sabine Molenaar takes on the challenge of presenting physically the metaphysical in That’s It.

Three’s A Crowd, manipulate Festival, Review


This year’s annual international visual theatre festival, manipulate is now in its 8th year.

The Faith Healer Review, Royal Lyceum Theatre

Sean O Callaghan as Francis Hardy in Faith Healer

Storytelling: it’s something we all do in various forms on a daily basis – a means of communication that we instinctually utilise.

National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) Announce Final Cast for Yer Granny

Yer Granny by Eoin Carey

Yer Granny, is a comedy, adapted by award-winning Scottish playwright, Douglas Maxwell.

First Relaxed King’s Panto Performance A Great Success

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Yesterday morning saw the première of a "relaxed performance" of the King Theatre’s 2014/15 panto, Aladdin.

King’s Theatre Panto To Host Charity Performance for Special Schools

The King’s Theatre Edinburgh will host the first ‘relaxed performance’ of its legendary pantomime, exclusively for pupils from all eleven of the city’s special schools, which look after children with

Traverse Theatre announces Spring Season 2015

All Or Nothing - part of manipulate Festival

The Traverse Theatre today revealed an eclectic mix for their Spring Season’s programme running from January to June.

The Devil Masters, Traverse Theatre, Review

The Devil Masters - cast

Lara and Cameron get rather more than they bargained for in Iain Finlay Macdonald’s ‘The Devil Masters’. We, the audience, perhaps get rather less.

Adaptations of Vampire Film, Muriel Spark Psycho Thriller In National Theatre's 2015 Season

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Taking the theme of "belonging", something we all crave, the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) is offering up this coming season exciting new cont

Jack and the Beanstalk, The Brunton, Review

Jack and the Beanstalk Costume Fitting.

Guid honest fun fae the Honest Toun!

Slava's Snowshow, Festival Theatre, Dec 2014, Review

Slava's Snow Show - Festival Theatre

Sometimes you have an experience that you know you will remember long into your life. A memory that will find you in many years to come and bring a gleaming smile to your face.

The BFG, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

BFG production

A young cast brings plenty of whizz-popping energy to this year’s Christmas show at the Lyceum - and the kids will love getting their mouths around ‘gobblefunk’ – the BFG’s very own, idiosyncratic lan

Aladdin, King's Theatre, Review

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Our theatre critic finds the annual traditional King's Theatre panto brings out his most festive side.

Twelve Angry Men starring Tom Conti comes to Edinburgh

Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men originated as a television play and has been successfully adapted for film, radio and stage.

Slope, Traverse Theatre, Review


Originally brought to theatres in 2006, Untitled Projects has readapted their performance of Slope at a time of great social change for LGBT groups in Scotland.

BIRDSONG - 2015 National Tour Announced

Following its hugely successful tours in 2013 and 2014 Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play BIRDSONG adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, will be performed in April at the King’s Theatre Edinb

Theatre Uncut, Traverse, Review

Theatre Uncut rehearsals

Do you ever feel utterly overwhelmed by the constant flow of news, pounded by the endless atrocities hammering away in every corner of the world, drenched by the multifarious media that rains it down

The Moonlit Road, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

The Moonlit Road

Inspired by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce, Peapod Productions brings the ghostly tale of “The Moonlit Road” to Edinburgh.