Review: Islander Sep17

Review: Islander

Helen Milne Productions in Association with Mull Theatre Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh | 16 & 18 September The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen | 19 September James Milne Institute, Findhorn | 21 September Lyth Arts Centre, Wick | 22 September Eden Court, Inverness | 23 September Aros Community...

Review: Cyrano de Bergnac Sep09

Review: Cyrano de Be...

Citizen’s Theatre Tramway – until September 22nd (4 / 5) Cyrano has a way with words and a nose the size of Pinocchio’s. Blessed with wits he charms his way through life, but not into the heart of his tender love, Roxane. The shallow Roxane is enamored with the looks of the...

Review: Chase Scenes Aug27

Review: Chase Scenes

Ming Hon CanadaHub @ King’s Hall – until August 26th (4 / 5) You literally get what you pay for in this fast-paced multimedia experience. Three actors (Ming Hon, Hilary Anne Crist and Alexandra Elliott) sprint into action, taking turns to run and hold cameras that track each...

Review: See-Through Aug26

Review: See-Through

Claire Gaydon Summerhall – until August 26th (4 / 5) See-Through provides a unique experience for its audience. Despite being labelled as performance art, and one that takes place mostly on a screen, the show has a strong storytelling element as it charts Claire Gaydon’s attempt...

Review: Jericho Aug26

Review: Jericho

MALAPROP Theatre Underbelly Cowgate – until August 26th (3 / 5) MALAPROP Theatre is not afraid to ask the big questions. Jericho tackles gimmicky journalism, exploring the toxic relationship between politics and entertainment. It combines Roland Barthes quotes with pro-wrestling, with...

Review: Bon 4 Bon Aug26

Review: Bon 4 Bon

Chang Dance Theatre Dance Base – until August 26th (4 / 5) Choreographed by Eyal Dadon, Bon 4 Bon explores the dancers’ sibling-hood; growing up in the same household, working together to avoid punishment from their parents, and their strong connection to the mango fruit. The four...

Review: Square Go Aug26

Review: Square Go

A Francesca Moody Production Summerhall – until August 26th (4 / 5) Square Go punches straight into the space from the get-go. Best friends Max (Scott Fletcher) and Stevie (Gavin Jon Wright) enter and banter, all dressed up in lycra. It is a hilarious sight to see two grown men...

Review: Why Even Bother Aug26

Review: Why Even Bot...

Joakim Gunby C Royale – until August 27th (4 / 5) With over 200 sound and lighting cues packed into this hourlong, self-devised show, Joakim Gunby is already setting himself up for failure. But fail he does NOT. Standing alone onstage and responding to the onslaught of voices flung at...

Review: Unsung Aug26

Review: Unsung

SKaGeN/KVS, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, TRP, Summerhall Summerhall – until August 26th (4 / 5) The performance begins with an unnamed politician (Valentijn Dhaenens) making a speech, filled with generic exposition, metaphors and promises that characterise the speeches of...

Review: The Welcome Revolution Aug25

Review: The Welcome ...

Feat.Theatre ZOO Southside – until August 27th (3 / 5) As audience members enter the space, a woman called Lara (Stella Von Kuskell) offers each of them a tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Immediately one feels comfortable and at ease despite not knowing what is about to happen. The word...

Review: The Archive of Educated Hearts Aug25

Review: The Archive ...

Lion House Theatre Pleasance Courtyard – until August 27th (3 / 5) Only five audience members can experience The Archive of Educated Hearts at a time, which creates a cozy, intimate atmosphere in a little hut that is completely furnished with scrawled diary entries, answer-phone...

Review: The Political History of Smack and Crack Aug25

Review: The Politica...

Offstage Theatre Summerhall – until August 26th (4 / 5) The Political History of Smack and Crack is a fast-paced two-hander about two Mancunians, Mandy (Eve Steele) and Neil (Neil Bell), and their journey through a heroin addiction. Written by Ed Edwards and directed by Cressida Brown,...

Review: Dreamland Aug24

Review: Dreamland

Hyperdrive Theatre Zoo Southside – until August 27th (4 / 5) Dreamland is a frantic and frenetic statement on cut-throat consciousness set against the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2008. The script, the brainchild of Ella Donaldson, who also takes on, with finesse, the role of the...

Review: A Hero of Our Time Aug23

Review: A Hero of Ou...

HUNCHtheatre C Royale – until August 27th (5 / 5) The performance itself is heroic. A Hero of Our Time is a Russian tale of an old-school player who screws over his old bestie in the game of love just because he can… and all for a girl he isn’t even that interested in. In...