City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: theatre


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

The Glass Menagerie Review

It’s Tennessee Williams’ ability to write about timeless, trans-atlantic themes, inherently part of the human experience that make him popular.

The Glass Menagerie Review 2

The American playwright, Tennessee Williams is renowned for his compassionate and graceful observations on family life.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Review

As the first collaboration between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1967, the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" has had a colourful history.

Molly Sweeney Review

Deftly and delicately, Cara Kelly's Molly Sweeney introduces us to the world of sightlessness. As a young child deprived of visual sensation in her early days, Molly's father taught her recognition by touch and smell.

The Wizard of Oz Review

Wizard of Oz - Royal Lyceum Theatre

As the tumbleweeds spun across the horizon and Dorothy and her little dog Toto wondered what might happen next, a Tuesday matinee of mixed-age school children slid into enjoying a carefully crafted version of this familiar story.