City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre


Feet First Wraps Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival

Feet First at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2009

Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations had its theatrical finale last night when over 8,500 people watched a cavalcade of artists, dancers, musicians and artists transform the capital's historic Royal Mile into an open-air stage.

The Witches of Eastwick

Villainous, lascivious, devilish all describe Marti Pellow's interpretation of Darryl Van Horne in the Witches of Eastwick which started runs at the Playhouse over the festive season.

Sunshine on Leith Review

With recent news that Leith Docks is to undergo a £700million development project to create a shiny new urban village - it couldn't be more apt that Sunshine on Leith returns to Edinburgh seeped in its history.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2008), Lyceum, Review

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

To Narnia once more through the wardrobe, as we travel to one of the most iconic literary lands in the hands of the Lyceum - a theatre deserving of its reputation for creating truly stylish Christmas shows but which, on this occassion, falls just short of the mark.

Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us Review

Nobody will ever Forgive Us is the final production in the Traverse/National Theatre of Scotland's 'Debuts' series, where plays have been showcased by new writers.

Mary Poppins the Musical Review

Mary Poppins, the musical, is a wonderful feel-good show - brimmed full of entertainment. A spectacle, this award winning production, sparkles from beginning to end with marvellous acting, singing and dancing. An enthralling production, with all the familiar songs, it succeeds in creating a 'fantastical' magical atmosphere where even the statutes come alive.

Flashdance: The Musical

Flashdance: The Musical

The new trend for recreating popular 80s dance films as fully fledged live
musicals continues as Flashdance explodes
onto the stage, hot on the tracks of other adaptations like Footloose and Dirty Dancing.

Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll)

Naughty Nannies and Shocking Seniors are not new devices on the comedy circuit but remain popular crowd pleasers, which can be seen in full effect with Brendan O'Carroll's acid-tongued, tea-drinking mammy Agnes Brown.

Ruhe (Silence)

Ruhe - which means "silence" in German - is an extraordinary piece of theatre. It deals with the thorny subject of Dutch citizens voluntarily collaborating with the SS Brownshirts during the second world war after Holland had been invaded by the Nazis. The performance juxtaposes a selection of Schubert's serene "partsongs" with monologues taken from transcripts of interviews with the volunteers.

New World Order

New World Order Photography by Patricia Roseman

In the current climate of economic recession and general "cutting back" on outings this summer, numbers attending performances in this year's Fringe have dropped considerably. With this in mind, it is perhaps necessary to take more consideration than usual in choosing what to recommend to the few who journey out to the festival. One piece which is really essential to see is Ryan JW Smiths New World Order.