City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

Eulogy (A Play a Pie and a Pint), Traverse Theatre, Review


All are gathered here today to celebrate the life of Sandy Munro, a life that is certainly illustrious, albeit, rarely what the eulogisers would deem celebratory.

Gut, Traverse, Review

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There’s a line in this début full-length original play from Frances Poet that asks “… how did we get from here to there?” This line sums up the jagged journey of inexperienced parents Maddy (Kirsty S

Warhorse 2018, Festival Theatre, Review

Warhorse 2018

Firmly in the saddle of their 10th Anniversary UK tour, the National Theatre return to the Festival Theatre with their awe-inspiring production of Warhorse, and with Handspring Puppet Company

Margaret Saves Scotland,(A Play, a Pie and a Pint), Traverse Theatre, Review

Tori Burgess as Margaret in Margaret Saves Scotland by Val McDermid

“ Nothing sells newspapers more than a good murder” is one of the grim comments about a Missing Girl, reflecting on George Orwell’s 1952 essay on the British obsession with murder.

Little Light, Puppet Animation Festival, Brunton, Review

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Taking off shoes and heading stocking soled in to an enticing Bedouin tent on the stage of the Brunton stage already holds intrigue for adults and curiosity for the children.

Valentina’s Galaxy, EISF, Summerhall, Review

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In 1963, the world’s first female cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, was rocketed in to space where she orbited the earth no less than 48 times.

Locker Room Talk, Traverse Theatre, Review


Gary McNair, being a man, has the unique ability to be invited into frank conversations with men all too willing to share, and own, their sexist views on women.

McGonagall’s Chronicles, (A Play, a Pie and a Pint), Traverse, Review

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Gary McNair is a very gifted man. He is much loved in theatrical circles, especially in lowland Scotland, for his clever, witty and thought -provoking work that never fails to entertain and delight.

This House, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

By Johan Persson

This House, set in the Parliamentary Whips’ offices during the turbulent five years of 1974-79, opens an astonishing window onto how a Labour party, with a tiny majority over the Tory party,

The Case of the Frightened Lady, King’s Theatre, Review

The Case of the Frightened Lady - Pamela Raith Photography

If the walls of the stately Marks Priory, seat of the Lebanon family, could talk they would speak of history, heritage and bloodlines; but perhaps they would also spill a few dark secrets.

Rhinocreos, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

By Mihaela Bodlovic

Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, in a new version by Zinnie Harris, is served as a timely warning of the threat mass conformity poses to the values of freedom and democracy.