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The Last Days of Mankind, an international co-production at the reborn Leith Theatre, is an exasperating but ultimately worthwhile exploration of the horrors of the 1914-1918 war. Both resol…
Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath is e…
Alex McGowan has been appointed executive director and joint chief executive of the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. He joins the theatre in
The Last Days of Mankind by Austrian playwright and journalist Karl Kraus has been deemed ‘unstageable.’ Using found texts from newspapers, political
Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre has appointed Gareth Nicholls as interim artistic director, while the venue enters a period of consultation about plans for
There are some brilliantly imaginative elements to the touring production of Vulcan 7 at the King’s. Unfortunately, none of them are in Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer’s script.
Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre is to go dark for 23 months from September 2021 for a £20 million refurbishment that will protect the
Pauline Knowles, who has died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 50, was a leading actor on the Scottish
Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.
Edinburgh International Festival has appointed Francesca Hegyi as its new executive director, from February 2019. She is taking over from Joanna Baker,
There is a peculiar absence of majesty at the heart of the National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth.
The misogyny in Verdi’s Rigoletto is given an added edge in Matthew Richardson’s timely revival of his 2011 production for Scottish Opera.
The news of Pauline Knowles’ death has come as a shock to the Scottish theatre community, with an outpouring of sorrow from the many actors and theatre professionals who worked with her as…
An infectious cross between an interactive game and a piece of immersive theatre, Quest for Oz sees the paths around Drummohr House near Musselburgh turned into the land of Oz.
It’s nearly two decades since Gregory Burke’s darkly comic Gagarin Way first burst onto a stage, but Cora Bissett’s new production for
It’s 23 years since Mathew Bourne changed the gender of the swans in Swan Lake for his choreography of the ballet but it still stands the test of time.
Madagascar The Musical is very much a show that only young children will enjoy. Unlike other kids shows, however, there’s just not nearly enough adult content to keep them entertained too.
Brexit has already had a negative impact on the work and business of more than half of Scotland’s arts workers, a new
Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum, Edinburgh is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.
The 306: Dusk is the final part of Oliver Emanuel and composer Gareth Williams’ emotional trilogy for National Theatre of Scotland about
Despite boasting the talents of two of Scotland’s greatest writers and a more than adequate cast, Rebus: Long Shadows is nowhere near as compelling as the stage debut of Edinburgh’s most…
Charles Lawson has pulled out of performances of Rebus: Long Shadows after collapsing on stage at the opening night on October 8.
Two Destination Language’s devised piece, Manpower, might have started life in 2016 as an examination of masculinity, but it says just as
There are probably enough fans of the original movie to sustain The Classic Screen to Stage Company’s touring version of Rain Man. However, as a piece of theatre, it never makes a successf…
Chahine Yavroyan, who has died of cancer aged 68, was known most recently as a talented lighting designer who worked with many
The portrayal of early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, touring to the King’s all week, will certainly resonate with many, thanks largely to Sharon Small’s magnetic central performanc…
Benjamin Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace is a clever choice for the first collaboration between Scottish Opera and East Lothian’s Lammermuir Festival.
The long-running ITV sitcom Benidorm gets an extended remix by creator Derren Little in this live stage show. It brings together six
Shifting emotions are filtered through autumnal sunlight in the Lyceum’s Twelfth Night, with as much defiant sadness on view as happy resolution.
However, by the time the whole auditorium is on its feet for the finale, dancing along to Y Viva Espana, you’d be forgiven for forgetting how many cracks in the Benidorm carapace have been…
Ludus: Playful Love, Theatre Broad’s production of two contrasting plays by early 20th-century poet and playwright Clifford Bax provides an evening that is high on period charm but never r…