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: Labels Aug31

Review: Labels

Worklight August 29th at Pleasance Courtyard (3 / 5) Directed by Katharina Reinthaller, Labels is a semi-autobiographical solo show featuring Joe Sellman-Leava, who, through an exploration of his past and his relationship with his father, creates discourse about migration and racial...

Review: Trumpageddon Aug22

Review: Trumpageddon

JayBird Productions Sweet Grassmarket (Apex Hotel) until August 28th (4 / 5)   Simon Jay, a flamboyant English thespian, transforms himself into Donald Trump. More stark a contrast between his offstage countenance and onstage persona is harder to imagine. His facial expressions and...

Review: Knowing EU Aug21

Review: Knowing EU

Geoffrey Brown Surgeon’s Hall until August 28th (4 / 5) It’s not an easy thing to do. To make a presentation at a theatre and performance-based venue in the city centre during the fringe. Add to the challenge a political, fact-heavy, topic… oh, and keep it light and...