Edinburgh News: theatre
David Haig’s new play creates a storm at the Lyceum!
Scotland’s political future may be uncertain in the year 2014, but its theatrical future at least looks bright and secure.
‘Why adapt Chekov into Scots?’ demanded an audience member at the interval of John Byrne’s ‘Uncle Varick’, his attempt to provide a Scottish take on ‘Uncle Vanya’.
There is a modern beatitude that says “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures”.
Invisible Empire unpicks and nicks at the raw extremes of human experience, inducing feelings of unease and tension that are uncomfortably familiar.
‘The Forbidden Experiment’ could be said to be something of an experiment in itself.
In 1987 the Edinburgh International Festival presented the world premiere of Iain Heggie’s play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow.
It’s some 18 years since the film version of ‘Brassed Off’ first appeared, and, as recent reconsiderations remind us, 30 since the 1984 miner’s strike.
‘The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler’ attempts to encapsulate in two hours the life (or some of it) and work (or some of it) of an eccentric surrealist.
‘Dear Scotland’ is the result of a collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, involving some 20 writers and 9 actors, using the National Portrait Ga
From artist to activist; poets to pioneer, fools to the forgotten; writers to rulers, significant figures from Scotland’s near and distant past are given imagined life through the pen and voice of som
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is not a ballet, but an iconic piece of absolutely first-class theatre.
Gerda Stevenson has pooled her talents as playwright and poet to create a beautiful modern Scottish sea myth.
A well- known tale told with bijou beauty.
A new twist is added to an old fairytale in a collaboration between visual theatre director Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre.
The snap of a valise’s clasp can open the cosmos!
Lonely children create imaginary friends. Why should lonely old women not do the same?
The Puppet Animation Festival celebrates its 30th year with performances and workshops across Scotland, available to catch here in Edinburgh until 19th April.
Stella Feehily’s ‘This May Hurt A Bit’ is, in some ways, a play about nostalgia, and is none the worse for that.
A dreamy display of light, sound, shadow and colour.
‘50s glamour in the South of France, so why is la vie not so belle?