Theatre

Number One Fan, Traverse Theatre, Review Vivien Devlin Tue, 17 Sep '19 4.39pm
Joyce Falconer and Callum Cuthbertson as Jan and Jack

There is a real talent in writing a successful one act play to create realistic characters, set the scene, develop the plot line with a beginning, middle and

Shall We Dance? – “The King and I” sweeps into the Playhouse Theatre.
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Jose Llana and Annalene Beechey at the King and I launch - credit Rob McDougall.
Kenneth Scott Sun, 15 Sep '19 8.45am

A glittering production of “The King and I” is set to gild the Edinburgh Playhouse this October.

Stick By Me, The Studio, Review Rhona Mackay Sat, 14 Sep '19 10.04pm
Stick By Me credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

From babies in arms to active toddlers, they all sit wide-eyed staring up at this whimsical man and his silly behaviour. This simple yet effective piece expl

Whirlygig, Review Lindsay Corr Fri, 13 Sep '19 10.02pm
Whirlygig

Tap. Smack. Hit. Tap. Clap. Click. Stamp. Blow. Hum.

From Paisley to Paolo, Traverse Theatre, Review Lindsay Corr Thu, 12 Sep '19 1.39pm
From Paisley to Paolo Cast September 2019

Celebrating 500 plays produced across 30 seasons since ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’ premiered in 2004, 2019 showcases some of the best loved p

Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods (2019), Festival Theatre, Review

National treasure, Stephen Fry brings his best-selling novel, ‘Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold’, to life. The tantalisingly dramatic mythology of the Greeks is full of gore, sex and life lessons. Fry has taken on the mammoth task of performing three different plays centred on different aspects of the mythology: the Gods, the heroes and the mortals. Today was an in-depth looks at the powerful yet flawed Gods and how the world began, ‘not with a bang but with chaos.’

Citizens of Nowhere? (2019), Sweet Novotel, Review

This is an interesting, intimate look at identity and belonging, focusing on the different perspectives of three members of a British Chinese family. A site-specific piece, it is set in a restaurant, with the audience wearing headsets, as voyeurs of this private family discussion. The audience is also given a drink to take to the table, adding to the immersion of the piece.

Shadow of the Rose (2019), PQA Venues, Review

Looking at the resistance work of the White Rose group, composed of activists in Germany rebelling against Hitler, this is a poignant true tale of the sacrifice made by many. By the use of young people in this production, it serves as a reminder of just how young those involved were, including Munich University students and their professor.