Edinburgh News: theatre
Banish any budget blues with a visit to Edinburgh Playhouse this week.
‘Antigone’ continues to fascinate; from Jean Anouilh’s version of over half a century ago, through Tom Paulin’s Belfast-accented reworking as ‘The Riot Act’ and
The magnificent Northern Ballet can always be relied upon to entertain at the highest level and once again they didn’t disappoint.
Lyceum Youth give impressive performances in this series of works, although the writing remains quite simple.
The Edinburgh International Festival launched its programme for the 2012 Festival over bacon butties and coffee at fest H.Q.
Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm
Before the action begins, the empty Citizens theatre stage has a pile of furniture stacked at the back wall.
The circus is coming to town! Not just any circus, but Cirque du Soleil, the circus of circuses. Established in Quebec in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has dazzled and amazed almost 100 millio
This ambitious project is a bi-national production between the Scottish company Stellar Quines, that specialises in work relevant to women, and Montreal’s Imago Théâtre that spec
The earth is trembling with the promise of a new wave as Strange Theatre present a mini-festival which kicks off this evening at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, centred on the company’s new
It was not without anticipation that I approached this revival of Mike Stott’s “comedy classic” that had originally starred what are now big names like the late Richard Beckinsdale and Pete Postlethwaite, Julie Walters, Matthew Kelly, and Bill Nighy and was to “guarantee a raucous night of fun.” The fact that much of the current cast are weel kent through television soaps like Corrie (Coronation Street), Emmerdale, and Hollyoaks was an added fillip to see how some of these actors performed live.
Ankur Productions is a Glasgow-based company committed to changing the way Black Minority and Ethnic people are represented in the arts, opening up a dialogue between diverse cultures so that a gre
Come April, Peter Arnott - an award-winning scribe from Glasgow - will have completed a year as the first Resident Playwright to be based at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Genomics Forum. The position has been part of a creative partnership with the Traverse Theatre.
John Steinbeck's play title of ‘Of Mice and Men’ is said to be influenced by Robert Burns - Steinbeck like Burns was a great sympathizer of the agrarian working folk’s lot and their never ending battle with the elements to scrape a living from the land. No better description of the plight of the American migrant workers in the late thirties exists than his novel, The Grapes of Wrath, which put words and stories to the photographic images of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans.
The annual Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds to explore spiritual, secular, educational, artistic and cultural approaches to peace and mutual understanding utilising performances that deal with these topics through inventive, cross-art productions.
Emerging into the light at the end of a performance, and examining the drunken spider’s track marks that comprise the notes made in darkness, can suggest something about what has been seen; the fewer of these, the more the production has to say.
This rule of thumb is certainly the case with Gare St Lazare’s production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘The End’. Although a short story in first person form rather than a play, it encompasses enough of Beckett’s thought and style to form an epitome of the greater corpus. That said, a précis intended for the press scarcely does its concerns full justice.
Abi Morgan is a most talented, prolific scriptwriter for stage and screen including “The Hour”, the 1950s newsroom drama series, “The Iron Lady” starring Meryl Streep, and the play, 27, about the cloistered world of ageing nuns in a convent.
Editta Braun, an influential Austrian choreographer who has been referred to as the ‘Grande Dame of contemporary dance theatre’, has been creating unconventional and unique pieces of vi
The white screen that was to be host to the mad shenanigans of The Great Puppet Horn is quite small but managed over the hour long show to contain pretty much all the big topics of the day as seen
The Manipulate Festival at the Traverse Theatre had been due to continue this evening with a performance of Gobo.
A recent episode of Family Guy parodied a scene from 1987 movie The Princess Bride in which the grandson tells the grandfather he doesn’t want him to read the “stupid” fairytale b