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There is a timeliness and emotional truth to Shrapnel, Production Lines’online play by CMFWood, that is enhanced by being presented live.
Someone Else’s Shoes, the Traverse’s immersive online presentation conceived and directed by Hannah Price, is a thought-provoking and wistful evocation of Edinburgh without its festivals.
There is some very promising writing talent on show in the Traverse Festival, and it is done justice both by the standard of performance and production from the venue.
Fragments of Home works both as a theatrical performance and as a film, with Annie George’s performance striking a delicate balance.
With one of the My Light Shines On series of films, Ghost Light provides a poignant reminder of what we are all missing in this fallow year of live performance in Edinburgh during August.
In Miraculous, Borderline Theatre Company and the Gaiety Ayr have created a bouncy online version of David F Ross’ comedy caper novel about an Ayrshire band that once had an unexpected num…
Wonder Fools have revived their intriguing two-hander The Coolidge Effect about the insidious effect of pornography, for an audio, lockdown production that actively enhances the intimacy of …
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity which oversees the Edinburgh Fringe, has been awarded £249,000 grants and a £1million interest-free loan to help support it through Covid…
Perfectly pitched: Anno Domino has all of the hallmarks of classic Ayckbourn - razor-sharp observation, subtle skewering of preconceptions, and exploration of murky hidden depths.
Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre has entered a period of "hibernation" as a building-based producing theatre, postponing all 2020 shows and entering into negotiations with all staff over redundanc…
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, along with all of the city’s August festivals, will not take place in 2020 because of coronavirus, it
Eden Court in Inverness is to work with its funders the Highland Council to find ways for its 200 employees to join
The Scottish government has advised all organisers to cancel or postpone any events involving more than 500 people, both indoors and outdoors.
Newbury-based circus company Cirque Berserk! appears at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of its 2020 tour. The company brands itself as ‘Real Circus made for Theatre’ and it does e…
A real joy to watch from start to finish. the story behind Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is one of courage against adversity, but one that is full of humour and love too.
This gender-swapped update of Brecht’s 1940 comedy, Mr Puntila and His Man Matti, is less than the sum of its individually shining
You’ll lose your head over Six The Musical, which is bringing a new audience to the Festival Theatre just a week ahead of the show’s Broadway debut.
Oor Wullie, the touring musical from Selladoor, Dundee Rep and DC Thomson has moments of comic brilliance.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) has a superbly wide frame of reference, and which is thought-provoking as well as being sheer good fun.
It looks like director Ian Bustard has rubbed the magic lamp in his Aladdin for the Alhambra, Dunfermline. Theatre owner Bill Fletcher
Iain Lauchlan drops enough local mentions into his Jack and the Beanstalk to ensure that, combined with plenty of pantomime set-pieces and
Visually arresting, the touring production of The Lion King which is booked into the Playhouse until March 2020, wants for nothing in terms of spectacle or budget.
Andy Gray, the uncrowned King of the King’s pantomime, returns to the stage in some style in Alan McHugh’s circus pantomime, directed
There is a pleasing female focus in this year’s pantomime at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre, with four of the six named characters played
John Binnie adds a circus theme to Cinderella for his second year directing and writing the Brunton panto, allowing him to bulk
Director and writer Michael Harrison’s production for Qdos Entertainment harks back to pantomime’s origins in variety. In the main this comes care
Director and writer Tony Cownie’s relocation of Charles Dickens’ great Christmas fable to Edinburgh has a real family-friendly feel. Cownie has married
Bev Berridge’s inventive new script for Beauty and the Beast, which she also directs for Motherwell Theatre, is a near perfect example
The collective charisma of the cast in a stunning production of The King and I earns a well-deserved standing ovation.
There is a winning combination of the playful and the profound in Barber Shop Chronicles which allies serious stagecraft and knowledge to sheer enjoyability.
Confused in its execution, this touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers a rushed retelling of the story that fails to work in practice.