UK premiere of Icelandic play:
Discover 21, Edinburgh’s smallest theatre, is staging the UK premier of an Icelandic two-hander this weekend with the three-night run of Bitter Sweet by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir.
The Ideas Factory in performance:
This year’s Edinburgh Science Festival has been launched as the Ideas Factory, a hub for information, ideas and innovation, taking place in Edinburgh from Friday 4 to Sunday 19 April 2015.
Melanie Jordan on her five star hit:
Sanitise, the Fringe First winning, five star hit of the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, returns this week for two nights only at the Traverse Theatre.
Migration and identity at Summerhall:
The issues of migration and identity are constantly abused in contemporary politics under the knee-jerk banner of an “immigration problem”. But they are hardly new and even less a “problem”, as a fascinating work-in-progress at Summerhall on Friday explores.
Bohemians get into the habit:
The Bohemians are taking over the King’s theatre this week, with their production of Sister Act, the musical based on the Whoopi Goldberg movie.
A-Team hit the Pleasance:
Ragtime, the multi-genre musical set in early 20th century New York, opens at the Pleasance on Wednesday for a four night run from A-Team Productions.
Scotland’s Visual Theatre Festival opens this weekend:
The eighth version of Manipulate, the visual theatre festival opens with performances at the Traverse this Saturday, 31 January 2015.
The biggest ever Edinburgh Gang Show is set to hit the stage of the King’s this week with what might also be the largest cast ever to appear in a show at the theatre.
Cross-cast version of The Gamblers for Summerhall:
This week, for four nights only, a fascinating foray into cross-casting finds itself at the Dissection Room of Summerhall, where Greyscale theatre company dig their scalpels into one of Gogol’s lesser known works.
Brian Conley on walking the Barnum tightrope:
Barnum, the musical based on the 19th-century circus entrepreneur and self-styled “greatest showman on earth”, hits the Playhouse stage next week.