Moliere makes a comeback this week at the St Ninian’s church hall, where Edinburgh Theatre Arts are staging Roger McGough’s adaptation of his great comedy Tartuffe.
Quirky Pond stir Corelli:
It takes a lot to shake Andy Corelli. He’s the kind of theatre director who likes to shake it up himself, finding the unusual in a story, the unexpected in a play and capturing that in a production.
Scottish Ballet’s Streetcar rehearsal streamed live:
Scottish Ballet is live-streaming half an hour of its rehearsals for A Streetcar Named Desire, ahead of the revival of its 2012 award-winning production.
Lucy Porter’s witty comedy returns:
Something of a sleeper hit at last year’s Edinburgh fringe where it sold out in the Assembly Rooms, The Fair Intellectual Club returns for a two night stay at the Roxy Arthouse.
SLO considers itself at home at King’s:
“More? You want how many more?” – not Mr Bumble’s reply to Oliver Twist’s plea for more gruel, but how Southern Light Opera must have reacted to director Andy Johnston’s plans for their new production of Oliver!, which opens at the King’s on Tuesday.
Circus skills as theatre for Frankenstein tale:
When Phil Hardie injured his ankle in January, it put paid to the Spotted Stripes Circus performance of his new show Welcome my Son at Manipulate, but this week the circus specialist is premiering the show in Summerhall.
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.