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Edinburgh News: theatre


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

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

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

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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.

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