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Edinburgh News: theatre


Trumpets and Raspberries Review

Trumpets & Raspberries

Nothing can be trickier or likely to split opinion than comedy. For people who love The Office there's another camp who equally enjoys Carry On while the nightmare of sitting through a Bill Bailey stand-up is unadulterated joy for another. This latest Lyceum production is sure to incite mixed emotions from its audience as it explores ludicrously chaotic humour.

Can We Live With You? Review

'Can We Live With You?' cry the McScott
family, on the run from the menacing Mr. Big Fish and his equally terrifying

Orestia Review

It's always a brave company that tackles Aeschylus trilogy of plays known collectively as 'The Orestia'.

The Mother Ship Review

The Mother Ship

We all have our own ways of dealing with situations, be it denial or invention, which stems from the resilient inner child in all of us. Stories and myths are integral to humans as a way of communicating when it’s hard to just speak the truth

Vanity Fair Review

Vanity Fair - Kim Gerard and Steve McNicoll

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is said to be the only epic English novel to challenge comparison in scale and thematic scope to Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Static Review

"If only" and "I wish" are phrases that are uttered regularly, but it's only when they are used as a response to the shock of death that they are actually used with weight and consideration.

Six Characters in Search of an Author Review

When Luigo Pirandello's play Six Characters in Search of an Author was first staged in Rome in 1921, there was a minor riot with the audience divided into supporters and adversaries, the latter shouting "Asylum, Asylum" as the writer ran from the theatre.

Equus Review

Peter Shaffer's play Equus is an exploration of the isolation many adolescents experience during this turbulent period of sexual awakening. Inspired by a true story, Equus (Latin for horse) revolves around the tale of a very disturbed 17 year-old boy who inexplicably horrendously blinds six horses with a metal rod.

Testing the Echo Review

There's a momentary hesitation in the opening of David Edgar's 'Testing the Echo', as actors cross the stage, sitting down only to move again - possibly a reflection on the unsettled lives of migrants in a globalising world

Clarinda Review

Robert Burns, our Scottish bard: ploughman, poet, intellectual and humanist. While his childhood sweetheart Jean Armour became his long suffering wife, he was a notorious womaniser but of all the lassies he fancied, it was Nancy McLehose who became his muse and the love of his life. Clarinda, a new musical play, relates the story of their four year affair