City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

Theatre Review: TrAPPED

The scene opens on a semi -lit stage with two giant cage-like crates on wheels, each containing piled with box files.  Five dancers enter the stage in military costume to the persistent sound of the snare drum, moving stiffly in unison and taking on various heroic poses of propaganda posters. 

Hours-Long Queues On Record-breaking First Day For Fringe B.O.

Fringe Shop opens to queues

Fringe-goers have been facing delays and long waits to buy tickets for Fringe shows. However, fears that the box office fiasco of last year might be repeated have been allayed with the news that the Fringe Office surpassed all previous box office records after its first day of ticket sales to the general public yesterday, selling tickets in excess of £275,000.

Theatre Review: The Ducky

Finn den Hertog (Rab) and Hannah Donaldson (Michelle)

Everything changes. Nothing ever stays the same.

Oh, the sun still rises and sets (though that is debatable in this country), the earth still spins and the Rolling Stones are still, despite every law of science in the book, still going.

Edinburgh Fringe 2009 Is Biggest Yet

Fringe 2009: A Girl and Her Eggs

The 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which launched earlier today at the EICC, will be the biggest yet with 2098 shows in 265 venues over the course of 24 days in August.

The cover of this year's Fringe programme is a glowing, purple egg. For Kath Mainland, who took the reins as Chief Executive of the Fringe Society only three weeks ago, "the egg symbolises anticipation of the Fringe... you use your imagination to see what's inside."

Win Tickets to the Critics Awards for Theatre Scotland

Midsummer by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre has a pair of tickets to give away for the CATS Awards on 14 June.

Traverse Leads Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland

Midsummer by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre

The Traverse Theatre is leading the field in the 2009 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). The Trav scooped eleven of the nominations in seven of the ten award categories including two for the top award, Best Production.

Edinburgh to Host Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Ceremony

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

The nominations have not yet been announced but Edinburgh will be hosting the ceremony for the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for the first time.

Theatre Review: Leave To Remain

Jo Clifford

There is nothing more terrifying to me than the thought of losing somebody that I love. I try, like most people I'm sure, not to think about death too deeply and too often. Why would you? I don't consider it to be a healthy pass time. We see it every day live on satellite TV and wash it down with a bucket of coke. No need to take it further.

Theatre Review: Hoors

Hoors at the Traverse Theatre

I am one of the few people on this planet who has neither seen or read Gregory Burke's Olivier award-winning Black Watch. I'm not proud of it, pray for forgiveness most nights and it is at the very top of my ‘to do' list....well nearly.

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review 2

Magnificent music takes centre stage in this 50th anniversary production of the classic musical West Side Story - a wonderful night at the theatre for the orchestra's delivery of Bernste

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review

This production of West Side Story - hailed by The Guardian as "the greatest dance musical of all time" - celebrates the show's 50th anniversary.