Shakespeare’s Fool Aug21

Shakespeare’s ...

Tortive Theatre theSpace @  Symposium Hall (4 / 5)   He worked with Shakespeare. He was one of the shared owners of The Globe Theatre. He was the finest clown of his era … and yet hardly anyone knows his name.  T.G. Hofman’s text presents us with few of the available facts wrapped...

Plasters Aug17

Plasters

RJ Theatre Company theSpaceTriplex – Jenner Theatre (1 / 5)   A series of fights – each masked as funny, pseudo-intellectual bickering. Andy (Emma Tadmor) and Chris (Julian Chesshire) become more personal and vicious until they’re left asking why they are staying...

Doppler Aug17

Doppler

Grid Iron Newhailes House and Gardens (5 / 5)   Midlife crisis, enlightenment, awakening… call it whatever you want. Doppler just doesn’t want to be part of a consumerist society anymore and so decides to live in a forest.  However it is not as easy as it might seem at first sight....

The End of the Line Aug11

The End of the Line

Aireborne Theatre theSpace @ Symposium Hall – Garden Theatre (3 / 5)   When a place is the ultimate goal and all your happiness depends on getting there. At least that is the unwavering belief of Marley and Tom who meet one late night on an empty train station when the train is...

Adrift Jan30

Adrift

Citizens Theatre Young Co. production Scottish Youth Theatre (3 / 5) It is not what reasons a man has to want to take his own life that is important but what keeps him alive. Cammy is sent into the sea of nothingness to decide whether she should return to familiar shores a little visible on...

Fibres Oct24

Fibres

Glasgow Citizens Theatre and Stellar Quines Theatre Company Paisley Arts Centre (3 / 5) A huge pile of dirty clothes. Perhaps a simplification, but how they resonate with each of the four characters is the theme of Francis Poet’s new play. Jack used to work in Glasgow’s shipyards and was...

Hyde and Seek Aug22

Hyde and Seek

Flat Packed Theatre Underbelly, Cowgate – until August 25th (3 / 5) The back door of the cabaret opens for Dr. Jekyll every Friday so he can visit miss Daisy, actress and lover. Albert, a former stage-doorman tells the story. He also opens has to open the door for the mysterious,...

Quintessence Aug20

Quintessence

Emily Carding / Sweet Productions Sweet Novotel – until August 25th (2 / 5) In the future the genetic material of humanity is revived by the androids they made, first to destroy, then to resuscitate. The last men on the planed left the AI with the complete works of Shakespeare as...

Ophelia Is Also Dead Aug20

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Sightline Productions the Space Triplex – until August 24th (5 / 5)   Ophelia’s duty is to die. She cannot walk away or simply disappear, she has to die. She is a trigger for Hamlet’s final dual. Very often we can see her on the stage as an innocent young girl with a pure soul and naive...

Surveillance Aug20

Surveillance

Anomaly Theatre Company the Space on North Bridge – until August 24th (2 / 5) Big Brother is such a shocking and oft-discussed topic that it is easy and comfortable to forget it is not just an imaginary dystopia. Surveillance is divided into three short stories with one link connecting...

Noser Aug19

Noser

Noser Inc. Greenside Royal Terrace – until August 25th (2 / 5) Melody leaves the smells of France to take up a job in a London-based start-up pledging to “give ever phone a nose.” Her greatest asset? The nose on the front of her face. When Melody, outgoing by nature, is...

Hughie Aug18

Hughie

Comedians Theatre Company and Marshall Cordell Gilded Balloon Teviot – until August 26th (4 / 5) Erie loves coming back home after a night at the casino to regale the night clerk of his apartment, Hughie, of his adventures and misadventures… sure, he may embellish the truth a...

Parasites Aug18

Parasites

Seesome Theatre and New Celts productions Space on the Mile – until August 23rd (2 / 5) The last few scenes of Parasites are the most powerful. It’s a dramatic social commentary that looks at six years of a troubled woman’s life, from being kicked out of school for pulling a...

Miss AmeriKa  Aug15

Miss AmeriKa 

Spitfire Company Summerhall – until August 25th (4 / 5) It’s the land of opportunity. A city that never sleeps. The melting pot. It is New York, New York. This is the plac performer Mckenzie Tomski tries to make her own home. Where she will live happily ever after… On the...