City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre


Hedda Gabler, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove, is stark and bleak and leaves a lingering sense of empty despair.

Top Dairy Firm Rowan Glen to Sponsor Cinderella at King’s Theatre’s

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This year Cinderella will go to the ball thanks to her new fairy godmother, or should that be ‘dairy’ godmother?

Blanche & Butch, Summerhall, Review

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Bird of Paradise Theatre’s Blanche & Butch is 75 minutes of ostentatious, exaggerated, theatrical, sober, serious-minded, crap-cutting, top-quality and freakishly stylish entertainment.

Love Song to Lavender Menace, Lyceum Rehearsal Studio, Review

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In the middle of Margaret Thatcher’s icy reign over the UK, parts of Edinburgh may have been checking if visitors had had their tea as they wrapped fur coats round knickerless backsides, but other par

Man to Man, Traverse, Review

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Gender fluidity is very much a topical issue today. People who feel trapped in bodies of the wrong gender now have choices at their disposal to allow a different life.

Dragons of Drummohr, Drummohr House & Grounds, Review

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If you’re up for some pre-Hallowe’en outdoor adventure Drummohr is the place to go.

Cockpit, Lyceum, Review

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Bridget Boland’s bold site- specific play must have rocked its audiences when it was first performed in London’s Playhouse in 1948.

Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Traverse, Review

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Ivan was brought up in Govan, ‘the land of the beige raincoat and the tightly gripped message bag’ and now lives in Glasgow’s ‘leafy’ west end district of Hyndland, home to the world famous cattle (Gl

The Kite Runner, King’s Theatre, Review

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“I became what I am today at the age of twelve … “

So Amir begins to unearth a buried past of unatoned sins that has been clawing its way out since that overcast winter of 1975.

Welcome My Son, Assembly Roxy, Review

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The dim, pillared space that is Roxy Central, where shadows play across the old stones creating a slightly creepy atmosphere even before the lights go down for a show, lends itself perfectly to a Goth