Five from Inside - Traverse Theatre

  TRAVERSE THEATRE PRESENTS THE FIVE FROM INSIDE MONOLOGUES BY RONA MUNRO, DIRECTED BY CAITLIN SKINNER Featuring the Donny’s Brain cast The first monologue will be available to watch on YouTube from 7.30PM tonight (Wed 15 April) – the original time and date of Donny’s Brain’s press performance All pieces will be available to watch on demand and free…

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Elaine C Smith in Mrs Puntila and her man Matti

Bawdy, brilliant, glorious and gallus. Mrs Puntila and her man Matti is an achingly funny, finely crafted and played joy. Denise Mina brings Brecht to Scotland with a sizzling, sparky and sexily socialist adaptation which is an utter delight in every way. The earthy, witty language of Brecht is given new life in a lively,…

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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) This is a stunning, joyous, rapture to watch. It is a total riot of fun from start to finish. Jan Austen’s iconic and timeless classic is given a funny, feminist reboot, with a cast of six sassy young women on stage, playing each and every role, female and male, with…

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Edinburgh Christmas-Carol: Crawford Logan and Grant O'Rourke. Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

Scrooge in Edinburgh is at the heart of this delightful Christmas story, with Greyfriars Bobby meeting Tiny Tim in a perfectly pitched seasonal romp. This production is of course designed to be enjoyed by children, and judging from the hearty chuckles and giggles issuing from the stalls throughout, it certainly hit its mark. At one…

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Barber Shop Chronicles at Lyceum Theatre (c) Marc Brenner

This is a production full of energy, passion and joy set to a riotously enjoyable soundtrack. I strongly advise getting to the show early, as you’ll find cast members roaming around the auditorium greeting and shaking hands with everyone. You get to hang out with the cast while the DJ spins up a series of…

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The Panopticon

A stunning central performance, superb casting and a striking, minimalist set combine to make this seminal 2012 novel come alive on stage. This is powerful, visceral, and shocking. Anais Hendricks (Anna Russel-Martin) is a 15-year-old girl who has been locked in to the ‘care system’ since birth, and has now been transferred to the Panopticon,…

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l-r-Polly-Frame-Keegan-Joyce-SOLARIS-Photo-Mihaela-Bodlovic

This is the first time that Solaris has been brought to the stage, and David Greig’s treatment based on the novel by Stanisław Lem is stunning, fresh and resonant. Science fiction allows for rules to be broken and conventions to be usurped, and this production certainly defies the norm, and any expectations you may bring…

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Adam Best as Bosola and Kirsty Stuart as The Duchess. Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic

This finely-staged drama is a visceral exploration of male violence and oppression, at once gripping, terrifying and mesmerising. A purposely nervous but soulful song starts the action in a stark, stripped back setting, and Kirsty Stuart quietly asserts both her power and her fragility from the start. Based on John Webster’s Jacobean revenge tragedy, The…

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Local Hero at Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

It’s a big risk to take such an iconic, well-loved Scottish film and turn it into a stage musical. But Local Hero at The Lyceum is a triumphant, joyous and uplifting success. From the start, sparse, simple staging and subtle washes of light create an intimate, evocative atmosphere, with earthy humour and a distinctly Scottish…

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Touching the Void, Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

I can recall many theatre performances. But I can only once recall seeing anything quite as accomplished,  astonishing and as well crafted as Touching the Void.* Story. Dialogue. Characters. Lighting. Sound. Set. Props. Movement. Music. All fused together to provide a jaw dropping spectacle that was an immersive and complete work of art. I was…

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