Edinburgh News: theatre
The role of Women in Theatre in Scotland was the topic of discussion for the marking of the 2014 International Women’s Day held at the Traverse.
This party at the gym turned out to be no picnic. For one thing, the fighting started early – and for another, it didn’t stop.
Premiered in 1952, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor is still rated as one of the greatest musical movies of all time.
Dark Vanilla Jungle is an hour and twenty minute monologue. Detailing the journey of an underprivileged young woman’s life it touches on themes such as abandonment and female objectification.
A disturbing exposé of illicit desire, David Harrower’s highly acclaimed two-hander tackles the taboo subject of sex between an adult and a minor.
Written in just four days in Tokyo, 1929, Noel Coward created the free spirited character of Amanda in Private Lives specifically for his darling friend, Gertrude Lawrence.
Love is whatever you feel it to be, and sometimes ‘love’ might simply be two rather strange people feeling that they meet each others’ unusual needs at a particular moment in time.
Alfred Hitchcock's movie adaptation of Dial M for Murder (1954) remains a stylish period classic by the Master of Suspense.
Buddy rides high on the crest of a giant nostalgia wave. Now in its 25th year, this highly successful show was the springboard for the juke-box musicals like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.
A gentle light shone on a life as it shrinks to smallness.
In placing experimental work at the heart of its programme, particularly performances combining hybrids of form, the Manipulate Festival is always strongly flavoured with the strange and unusual.
A version of ‘Both Sides of Tweed’, Dick Gaughan’s song of mutual English-Scottish respect prefaced ‘Rantin’, thus promising well for this piece, self-identified as ‘ceilidh-theatre’, deliberately set
Manipulate is already at the mid-point of its Edinburgh run and the Traverse is buzzing and enjoying a packed house for this Double Bill.
A brand new take on an age old theme.
The annual manipulate Festival of puppetry and animation aims "to entertain, intrigue and inspire” and certainly Seas of Organillo did just that.
It’s a somewhat down-at-heel and down-in-the-mouth Cupid (Mart Müürisepp?) - the reason for uncertainty arises from the recent practice of listing company members without specifying role) on whom the
Evita is a musical with a mighty reputation.
Tightlaced steps loosely round a pivotal piece of history. Susanna Mulvihill has again undertaken an ambitious piece of work with her latest production, 1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett.
The British premiere of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize play, “Long Day’s Journey into Night” was staged at the Royal Lyceum in the Edinburgh Festival 1958.
From fragile foal to stalwart steed, War Horse takes us on a moving journey showing the bond of love and loyalty between a boy and his horse.
This year is set to be a historically important one for Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2014 Programme season holds promise to match the political theatre ahead.