✭✭✭✭✩ Timely love
Today, Scotland held its breath. Ready to put pencil to paper and make a mark which, no matter the result, will change the political makeup of the islands we live on.
✭✭✭✩✩ Glitz and Glamour
Spirit Productions takes the audience on a journey back to 1920s Hollywood in a glitzy, glamorous production of Puttin’ on the Ritz.
✭✭✭✭✩ Intriguingly informative
The question of the week in Triggerstuff’s clever and illuminating production, at the Traverse for one performance only, is not what side to take: whether to be Yes or No. The question is one of how you get to that decision.
✭✭✩✩✩ Future potential
Raw around the edges and somewhat uneven in its storytelling, new musical Prophecy which has its world premiere run at St Brides all this week, nevertheless succeeds in bringing its hero, the Brahan Seer, to life.
✭✭✭✭✩ Raw power
Visceral and uncomfortable truths are laid bare in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of In Time O’ Strife. Despite the odd false step in the staging, this is an emotionally charged and thoroughly involving production.
✭✭✭✩✩ 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.