Edinburgh News: theatre
August 1939 and 27 year-old artist, Keith Vaughan is writing in his diary, the “intimate friend to whom everything had to be said - feelings, acts of all sorts, dreams”. It’s
I have to admit, the first ticket I tried to get my hands on when this year’s Fringe kicked off was Charles Ross’s One Man Lord Of The Rings.
Sitting sipping a latte in the genteel surroundings of the Summerhall courtyard, I'm buttonholed to go to a production called We Are Not Here.
To take the words of children and put them in the mouths of adults makes for an exciting and revealing hour of theatre, courtesy of Chris Goo
A group of actors are discovered on stage, straw tails attached to their rears, pawing the ground, whinnying and only a little cowed when an actual horse is brought amongst them.
Ben Maier's one man show held downstairs at Fiddlers Elbow, Picardy Place, was a tour de force by this young man, covering his range of talents as an actor foremost, but also his
After the resounding success of his satirical, romantic comedy, Private Lives, Noel Coward decided on an ambitious theatrical concept to entice an audience, not just once, but night after nig
What would you prefer on your High Street, stylish boutiques and organic cake bakeries or charity and pound shops? This is the choice facing the good people of Newton Basset, a town of faded s
It was a chance handing of Agnes Owen’s 1998 novel, For the Love of Willie, to Phil Tong, director of the City of London Freemen's School that led to this loving adaption by this company of d
Last week I passed The Old Quad, the inner courtyard of Edinburgh University’s most magnificent building. On its walls are plastered posters and an abundance of information about this show.
Both celebrated actors in Brazil, Guilherme Leme teams up with co-director Vera Holtz in this deft adaptation of Albert Camus’s existentialist novel L’Etranger by Morten Kirkskov.
Angus: Weaver of Grass tells its story using a range of media to convey a sense of time and place. Both of these are important to a tale of a remarkable artist and human being.
This is not, as it might appear a production about the Hindenburg disaster, but rather five short plays looking at life through the eyes of people who seem ill equipped to deal with it.
‘The Sorrows of Young Werther,’ as it is known in English, made the reputation of Goethe, establishing him as one of the foremost German writers of his age.
As the theme of “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover” fades and Big Ben tolls, a third emblem of the United Kingdom comes to life. The figure of Sir Winsto
It is a brave thing to undertake a one-man show. It is even braver to undertake one where five out of the six characters you’re playing are not even human.
Men order what’s on the menu. Women order what they want.
Already a huge success in Dublin and a tour of Ireland, this sparkling show about Liza Minnelli is simply first class entertainment.
ThickSkin Theatre makes a triumphant return to the Fringe two years after the prodigious Blackout with another high octane, physically driven winner with a simply affecting message.
It seems that nearly every month now we turn on the news to discover that somebody has gone missing. Somebody’s little girl. Somebody’s father.
The thin line between madness and genius has long been a subject of great fascination for audiences worldwide.