City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Edinburgh Playhouse 2013, Review

The cast of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Strictly sensational ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ was a surprise hit at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

Dark Road, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Scene from Dark Road - McArthur, Chalmers, Nurse

Global bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin has received the highest international accolades including the Diamond Dagger and America's Edgar Award.

Lifeboat, Brunton Theatre, Edinburgh

Lifeboat at Brunton Theatre

Catherine Wheels’ rescuing of a story of two brave young girls’ survival of peril on the sea captures the heart.

The Collection, Traverse Theatre, Review

David Tarkenter, Jimmy Chisholm, and Tam Dean Burn

Debt is a dirty word. Debt collection is a dirty business.

EIF 2013: Don Quichotte du Trocadéro Review

What should you do if two men walk on stage, then, for no apparent reason whatsoever, one of them suddenly opens his enormous mouth and wails like an insane banshee at the audience?

The Events Review

Rudi Dharmalingam in The Events

As I came out of Traverse 1 after The Events, a woman behind me asked her friend, “What do you think?” “Disjointed and frustrating”.

Dark Matter Review

Emma Anderson in Dark Matter

 All in the garden seems rosy. A girl emerges from the borders, arms spread wide, “I’m a girl, a legend of a girl, with blue eyes and blond hair” she says with childlike glee.

Edinburgh International Festival Box Office Drops 14%

Chinese Coriolanus

The Edinburgh International Festival comes to an end tonight with up to a quarter of a million people expected to watch the annual

Borges and I Review

Borges An I - production photograph (T Savage)

This is a story, told through books. How we read and experience books, how they shape the chapters of our lives and how those collected words and letters are at once public and personal.

Dark Vanilla Jungle Review

Gemma Whelan as Andrea

In the aptly named Beneath studio theatre downstairs at Pleasance Courtyard, a few rows of seats are placed on three sides of the bare stage.

EIF 2013: First Love Review

EganPeterFM credit Matt Goldsmith.jpg

First Love, an hour-long soliloquy performed by a single character, was engagingly received by a sell-out audience at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre.

The Lady Vanishes Review

The cast of The Lady Vanishes

Big Spirit Theatre has devised a show based on the story of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 political spy thriller.

EIF 2013: Eh Joe Review

Eh Joe - Michael Gambon

We have to be very brave to talk of death, or more truthfully, of what precedes death.

Edinburgh Fringe Tops All Time Box Office Record

Faces on The Royal Mile

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society was celebrating a record year at the box office as it drew to a close today.

Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies Review

Jessica Sherr as Bette Davis

Bette Davis, the legendary movie actress who famously commented “I will never be below the title!”, was an Oscar-winning superstar.

The Shawshank Redemption Review

Omid Djalili (Red) and Kyle Secor (Andy) in the Shawshank Redemption

Perhaps the audience members filing into the Assembly Rooms felt they were going to be treated unjustly.

Fantastical Adventures in the Mundane Review

Fantastical Adventures in the Mundane - Cast photo

A writer sits at a table crowded with used mugs, pondering how to kill off his character, David. The only thing that's certain is that death is taxing.

Notes from Bermondsey Street Review

Notes From Bermondsey Street - publicity image.

"Hello, I've got the perfect table for you..." intones the head waiter. Not words frequently heard in Edinburgh during Festival season. Surely there's a catch?

Pint Dreams Review

Pint Dreams - Elena, "Edith" and David on guitar

Tin Box is a Birmingham based company which creates shows based on storytelling, visual theatre and site-specific performances.

La Poème Review

La Poème's Jeanne Mordoj

In the world of magic, women are generally no more than ‘the lovely assistant’. Not so with French cult performer Jeanne Mordoj.

The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity Review

Clout image for The Various Lives...

The clowning genius of Clout is back! Once again the Demonstration Room at Summerhall is graced with the presence of three young masters of the art of Bouffon.

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