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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.
This touring production of Captain’s Corelli’s Mandolin allows aching heartbreak to overcome any nods to cloying sentimentality.
Edinburgh International Festival is facing a 10% cut to its grant from the city council, prompting fears of “accelerated decline”. The planned
Passports at the ready! It’s time to jet off to the Club Tropicana Hotel in this brand new jukebox musical which is touring the country.
The new show by Wonder Fools tells the story of a group of men from the former mining village of Prestonpans, a
The Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland took place at the Tramway in Glasgow on June 9. Here are the winners in
Hilariously insightful, touchingly funny, tunefully sharp and filthily charming, Avenue Q is the street where you laugh.
Support for performers at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is to be boosted, as the organisation behind it announces its biggest programme
The Scottish government has announced its intention to hold a summit exploring concerns around the visa difficulties faced by foreign artists performing
A “hostile immigration policy” is putting Edinburgh’s festivals at risk, according to MSP Gordon Macdonald. Macdonald, who is the SNP MSP for
Glasgow-based theatre company Fire Exit is to close permanently after 17 years, due to the loss of its Creative Scotland core funding.
The world’s longest-running stage production The Mousetrap returns to Edinburgh to thrill a whole new audience in this classic murder mystery tale at the Playhouse
A scholarship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is being launched to commemorate Scottish actor Pauline Knowles, who died suddenly in 2018,
The blood-soaked events of The Duchess [of Malfi], a co-production between the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre, are almost unwatchably intense at times. As a depiction of timeless and timely…