Review

Spectrum

Spectrum

“✭✭✭✩✩ Fairly colourful”
Seam Theatre’s Spectrum is a diverting and engaging piece featuring a strong central performance, but ultimately the production promises more than it delivers.

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Such a Nice Girl

Such a Nice Girl

“✭✭✭✩✩ Sects and violence”
Well acted, intriguingly written and largely successful, Such a Nice Girl can be counted as another striking contribution to the Just Festival by Black Dingo Productions.

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Referendum and Dumber

Referendum and Dumber

✭✭✭✩✩ Anarchic fun
Ten Clowning Street’s Referendum and Dumber combines political humour with out-and-out silliness – and there is no doubt that the most ludicrous elements are the strongest.

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Duck Pond

The Duck Pond

✭✭✭✭✭ A quacking show
An enchanting fairground ride, The Duck Pond, is a cheeky, zesty little number that will delight and surprise.

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Second Half

The Second Half

✭✭✭✩✩ Not half bad
New Room Theatre’s The Second Half may be one of the shortest productions in Edinburgh this year, but it provides its fair share of humour and human interest.

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hyde & Seek

Hyde & Seek

✭✭✭✭✩ On a Hyding to something
There’s a little bit of Mr Hyde in all of us. That’s the compelling notion Michael Daviot explores in his one-man show Hyde and Seek at C Venues.

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hamlet

Hamlet

✭✭✭✭✩ Dynamic and deadly
With a cast of only six, Gin & Tonic Productions create an intense and accessible abridged version of Hamlet that leaves a craving for more.

August 17, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Sunken Years

13 Sunken Years

✭✭✭✭✩ River of emotion
Intriguingly stark, elusive and completely human, Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s co-production of 13 Sunken Years has a poetic and mysteriously gripping quality.

August 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Scots Double Bill

Scots Double Bill

✭✭✩✩✩ Stormy feminism
In a feminist journey that attempts to bring substance to two Shakespearean women, Theatre Alba’s production of this Scots Double Bill will certainly give pause for thought, though not necessarily as might be expected.

August 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Lift

The Lift

✭✭✩✩✩ Not uplifting
Some clever staging and energetic performances are not enough to mask fundamental drawbacks in conception and script in Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s The Lift.

August 16, 2014 | By | Reply More