✭✭✭✩✩ Adrenaline pumped
Intense and driven student company, Blazing Hyena (in association with New Celts Productions) stage a thoroughly professional production of Death is the New Porn at theSpace on the Bridge.
✭✭✭✩✩ Gently amusing
Angst-ridden adolescence bubbles through Sophie Wu is Minging, She Looks Like She’s Dead, part of the PBH Free Fringe at Edinburgh Art College’s Wee Red Bar.
✭✭✭✩✩ Cheerfully direct
Bright and breezy, newly-formed Edinburgh musical theatre company Cat Like Tread trip giddily through The Pirates of Penzance at Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall.
✭✭✭✭✩ Universal message
The Day Sam Died is a production of rare emotional and theatrical power at the New Town Theatre.
✭✭✭✩✩ Flawed gem
Deft, daft and likeable, The Really Big Diamond is an enjoyable show from Theatre Paradok which successfully overcomes some rather obvious flaws.
✭✭✭✭✩ Power of communication
Letters Home combines inventiveness, variety, sophisticated writing and sheer visual magnetism.
✭✭✭✭✩ intriguing insights
In a witty, original and thought-provoking production of Dave Fargnoli’s new play, Safeword, Urban Fox Theatre Company show that things aren’t always black and white
✭✭✭✩✩ Slow but sure
Thoughtful and intelligent, AJL Productions’ An Island Between Heaven And Earth takes its time to get going but is well worth seeing.
✭✭✭✩✩ Brave but uneven
Visually impressive and with considerable raw energy, Soldier Box is a promising production let down by some problems in adaptation.
✭✭✭✭✩ Spiritual sustenance
Peaceful, uplifting and optimistic, Jo Clifford’s The Gospel according to Jesus, Queen of Heaven provides an ideal late-night experience at St Mark’s Unitarian Church.