City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

PASS Out, Traverse Theatre, Review

PASS Out is the final show for this year’s HND Acting and Performance graduates from Edinburgh College.

Torn, Assembly Roxy, Review

Faux Theatre’s Torn is a wordless and witty exposé of life after love.

Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Waves, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Waves, by Alice Mary Cooper, is a beautiful story told with touching simplicity.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

Hup, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Imaginate Review

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Hup is a short and quietly beautiful piece of bespoke musical theatre for babies and toddlers up to 24 months.

Mess, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The “…particularly thin elephant in the room” that this new play from Caroline Horton is tackling is a version of her own experience of and recovery from anorexia.

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

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Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

The Lost Things, Southside Community Centre, Imaginate Review

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The anticipation in waiting for a show to start usually takes the form of waiting in a bright auditorium for the lights to dim and the proverbial curtain to rise.

Henry The Fifth, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Unicorn Theatre’s Henry the Fifth throws in a bit of history, a bit of Shakespeare and a lot of artistic licence to get the 2015 Imaginate Festival for children and young people off to a great start.

Jeeves & Wooster: Perfect Nonsense, King's Theatre, Review

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A lifelong fan of the works of P G Wodehouse, I was very much looking forward to tonight’s performance of Jeeves And Wooster: Perfect Nonsense at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, Festival Theatre Studio, Imaginate Review

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As scores of teacher chastened school weans gather in the upstairs foyer to enter the auditorium of the Festival Theatre Studio, they are met by the two characters Henry and Bucket from Kilkenny theat

Lyceum’s Artistic Director Stepping Down After 12 Years

In the year of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary, Mark Thomson announced that he is to step down from his role as Artistic Director.

Mermaid, Traverse Theatre, Review

Mermaid mixes the real with the supernatural in a modern reworking of Andersen’s classic fairy tale.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, King's Theatre, Review

‘It’s Peter Pan made funny because it goes wrong’ – overheard explanation of the storyline by one young audience member to their younger sibling, which is as concise an exposition of ‘Peter Pan Goes W

A View From The Bridge, King's Theatre, Review

Touring Consortium Theatre Company delivers Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge with a powerful punch.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review


What is there left to say about an already award winning production based on an award winning book?

The Venetian Twins, Lyceum Theatre, Review

Confused? They certainly will be…

O is for Hoolet, Traverse Theatre, Review

‘I would not say that Yiddish is dying, nor would I say that it is alive’ was how Nobel Prize winner the late Isaac Bashevis Singer responded to the question of how it felt to be writing in a ‘dead’ l

The Straw Chair, Traverse, Review

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Sue Glover’s 1988 play The Straw Chair is a weaving of two feminine tales.

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