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Edinburgh News: theatre

Diary of a Madman, Traverse Theatre, Review

Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran) in Diary of a Madman. c. Iona Firouzabadi.jpg

The sound is deafening as an Edinburgh-bound train rolls loudly across the Forth Rail Bridge.

Closer By Circa, Udderbelly's Pasture, Review


Despite huge expectations due to Circa’s formidable reputation, their latest show, Closer, still manages to surprise and excite.

Beach Party, Summerhall, Review

Beach Party - 38 Buried Roses

As the swimwear clad cast back crawl across the stage to the beach we find ourselves on strange new shores.

Trolling, Pleasance Below, Fringe Review


There was a time when a troll was something associated with the Norwegian folk tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

EIF 2016: Shake, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Shake - Photo credit Mario del Curto

What country, friends, is this? Why, this is Illyria, a slightly shabby sea-side resort where end-of-the-pier shows seem to permeate normal life and Shakespearian drama.

Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa, Summerhall, Fringe Review

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An invitation to experience your ‘inner cinema’ is thrown to the audience at the start of the joint Danish - Scottish show based on the exploring years in the life of 18th century Scots explorer Mungo

The Lounge, Summerhall, Review

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‘Why are we given so much life?’ asks Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine. ‘The Lounge’ poses the same question in a different way.

Adler and Gibb, Summerhall, Review

‘Adler and Gibb’ seems a departure from Tim Crouch’s previous work.

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally cast

As titles go this takes the cake. (It’s a mathematics mnemonic.) We are in American high school territory.

Meet Fred, Summerhall, Fringe Review

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Imagine waking up one morning and discovering you’re a puppet! Well, that’s what happens in this brilliant and hilariously devised piece of adult puppet theatre called Meet Fred.