Review

Prophecy

Prophecy

✭✭✩✩✩ 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.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
In Time o’ Strife

In Time o’ Strife

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Death is the New Porn

Death is the New Porn

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

August 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sophie Wu is Minging, She Looks Like She’s Dead

Sophie Wu is Minging, She Looks Like She’s Dead

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

August 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

August 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Really Big Diamond

The Really Big Diamond

✭✭✭✩✩ Flawed gem
Deft, daft and likeable, The Really Big Diamond is an enjoyable show from Theatre Paradok which successfully overcomes some rather obvious flaws.

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Letters Home

Letters Home

✭✭✭✭✩ Power of communication
Letters Home combines inventiveness, variety, sophisticated writing and sheer visual magnetism.

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Safeword

Safeword

✭✭✭✭✩ 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

August 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
An Island Between Heaven And Earth

An Island Between Heaven And Earth

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Soldier Box

Soldier Box

✭✭✭✩✩ Brave but uneven
Visually impressive and with considerable raw energy, Soldier Box is a promising production let down by some problems in adaptation.

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More