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Scottish Opera brings strong emotional heft to the Scottish premiere of Mascagni’s Zanetto and some brightly played comedy in Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret
Dealing with troubling questions about human interaction, the Lyceum’s adaptation of Solaris is – like all the best science fiction – not really about alien planets but about our own w…
Young people’s theatre company Junction 25 is to close after 14 years because of the “challenging situation” in arts funding, according to
Six plays from Òran Mór, Glasgow’s award-winning lunchtime theatre, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, are to be broadcast on the
Backbone, the latest touring circus show from Gravity and Other Myths, is a wonderful example of how to make something insanely difficult
There is an unexpected physicality to Lucy Bairstow’s splendid performance as Slug in the Herd Theatre’s immersive, relaxed production for pre-school children
Scottish-Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies has constructed a beautifully weighted set of nested stories for contemporary times, revealing them with a commanding sense
There is a strong sense of foreboding to Ameera Conrad’s first appearance in this compelling solo show, thanks to Kathleen Stephens’ mask
Madame George, by award-winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.
Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as ‘I Put a Spel…
Set on the film set of Jaws as its three stars bicker and drink to pass away the interminable between-shot delays, The
The first thing that strikes about The Happiness Project is the colours. Shocking pink and neon yellow on a plain background and plastic-grass floor.
In a world full of fear and worry, we all need a reminder that there’s still hope. Luckily, in The Man Who Planted Trees at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, two storytellers and their pup…
Exploring grief and the impact of trauma on memory and family relationships, Paradigm Lab’s Pink House by Madison Pollack at PQA Venues is somewhat heartbreaking and completely honest.
Thunderstruck by David Colvin at Assembly Checkpoint is a deeply felt and human tale, whose relationship with its source and inspiration nevertheless makes for some uncertain moments.
Of Mice and Men, in the Gilded Balloon Teviot Wine Bar for the full fringe, benefits from one fine performance and one exceptional one.
Never go back, they say. Aspiring poet and English Lit student Tay finds out why when she returns home to Dundee for
In A Game of Death and Chance, the National Trust for Scotland’s first ever Fringe show, four characters from the 17th century – and death himself – have occupied an old Edinburgh tene…
The roots of director and creator Bence Vagi’s most recent Cirque Danse creations are clear in Paris de Nuit, the circus evocation
Fela Kuti, the revolutionary Nigerian band leader who invented Afrobeat, was imprisoned for his anti-authoritarian music but had a decidedly dodgy attitude
Bence Vági has honed his circus acrobat troupe to a Zen-like level of movement-through-stillness in this dark and atavistic vision of masculinity
The favourite tropes of kids detective fiction are given a fast-paced workout in Stef O’Driscoll’s cracking take on Nathan Bryon’s script about
The monumental impact of being deaf is explored in Hélène Blackburn’s physically intense choreography for 9, performed by her company Cas Public
There’s a whopping 27 different offerings made in Edinburgh in this year’s musicals and opera section of the fringe programme.
Sassy, rude and distinctly scuzzy round the edges, the Anonymous Badger Creative’s production of Down It Fresher! in the Free Fringe is a case of writing what you know about.
Using her own son’s experiences of being bullied at primary school for wearing dresses and all things glitter, Annie Cusick Wood has
As the fringe continues to grow, so does the input from Edinburgh-based companies. This year there are an unprecedented 93 different productions in the theatre section of the Fringe programm…
The classic Cold War era monster movie, Them!, in which humanity is under threat from giant mutant ants, played on people’s fear
Amelie is a slick, clever and hugely appealing production which reveals the heart of the original in a way which the initial Broadway production did not, if the clips of the latter are to be…
In the week when moves to regulate Airbnb failed and it was decided to curtain Princess Street Gardens off during commercial gigs, Active Inquiry’s The Sideshow feels remarkably relevant.
Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair.