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Balerno Theatre Brings Out the Bah! Humbug! with Dicken’s Panto Twist

A Christmas Carol - The Pantomime: Balerno Theatre Company

Balerno Theatre Company return to the Church Hill Theatre with their adaptation of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, but this time with a large dollop of pantomime added in.

Stella, Traverse Theatre, Review

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There is a thread running through Siobhán Nicholas’ play, Stella, that awkwardly stitches together a historical montage of events to reveal society’s changing attitude towards wo

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival Returns In 2014

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As St Andrew Square and Princes Street are being transformed to accommodate the forthcoming Yuletide celebrations, it i

Enough Aready, Summerhall, Review

Francois Sarhan’s Enough Already is a theatrical revolution. In this multi-arts/media revelation, each one of the many art forms employed, down to the last detail, matters decisively.

True West, Citizens Theatre, Review

The clicking of crickets and the howling of an ever increasing pack of coyotes are the backdrop to this cinematically portrayed American drama.

Dragon, Traverse Theatre, Review

Somehow, we easily forget how terrifying being a teenager was at times; ‘Dragon’ is a wise reminder of those experiences.

New Writing Festival: Write Here, Traverse Theatre, Review

The New Writing Festival at the Traverse was an event. Its significance at a time when, like Scotland itself, theatre is seeking to redefine itself in a 21st century context, cannot be ignored.

New Writing Festival: Write Here, Traverse Theatre, Review

The New Writing Festival at the Traverse was an event. Its significance at a time when, like Scotland itself, theatre is seeking to redefine itself in a 21st century context, cannot be ignored.

Crime and Punishment, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

It’s always good to watch theatre companies taking an ambitious turn, and they can hardly come more ambitious than dramatising a novel as large in scope and vision as Fyodor Dostoyevsky&rsquo

Cabaret, King's Theatre, Review

Cabaret starring Will Young as Emcee

In the early 1960s, it was an inspired idea to adapt the stage play, “I am a Camera” based on Goodbye to Berlin, the travel memoirs of Christopher Isherwood, into a musical.

The Lion King, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Lion King's Simba (Nicholas Nkuna) and the Original UK touring company

The Lion King takes the theatrical experience to a higher level. It's visually stunning. 

Couldn’t Care Less, Traverse Theatre, Review

Couldn't Care Less by Strange Theatre and Plutôt la Vie

Ginger Rogers famously danced backwards in high heels. In this new play, two women learn to dance together again to a new set of tricky steps.

The Gates: Love, Liberation and Respect, Summerhall, Review

The Gates - cast

A sartorially splendid spectrum of sexuality greets as The Gates is entered. There is a real sense of being part of a 20th century version of the Bar at the Folies Bergères.

Our House - The Musical, EFT, Review

Our House cast - put your hands in the air

From the band that made “the nuttiest sound around”, a pretty nutty musical has been inspired.

The Lives of the High-Rise Saints, Summerhall, Review

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Polish writer Lidia Amejko’s The Lives of the High-Rise Saints (an intriguing take on Butler’s classic 18th century text Lives of The Saints) has been adapted by puppeteer Agata Kucińsk

In Time o’ Strife, NTS, Review

In Time O'Strife cast

In Time o’ Strife strikes a strong red note in this latest production from the National Theatre of Scotland.

The Idiot at the Wall, Traverse Theatre, Review

Idiot at the Wall - a scene

The opening moments of ‘The Idiot at the Wall’ promise well; a pleasing burst of traditional tunes welcomes the actors, and ourselves as audience, into the world of the play.

Educating Ronnie, Traverse Theatre, Review

Educating Ronnie - MacRobert Centre

In 2002, aged 18, Joe from Stockport took a six week trip to Uganda during his gap-year.

Dunsinane, Traverse Theatre, Review

‘Fear not, till Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane’ quotes Shakespeare’s Macbeth, recounting the prophecy that foretells of his demise.

Fiddler on the Roof, EFT 2013, Review

Paul Michael Glaser as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

Set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, this perennially popular musical is based on a collection of folk tales, “Tevye and his Daughters” written in Yiddish by Sholem Aleichem.

Group Portrait in a Landscape (Et in Arcadia...), Traverse Theatre, Review

The realms of art and science, often seen as representing opposite ends of the continuum of human endeavour, contribute to the understanding of life, the universe and everything through asking rath

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