4★★★★

Review: SAGA at Greenside

Saga is Michael Currell’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s influential 1901 A Dream Play. Strindberg’s original, written in a psychotic episode, explores faith, sanity, marriage, and class struggle in an expr...
5★★★★★

Review: Marx in Soho at Riddles Court

The beauty of this production is in the intense, exhaustive physicality of Mary Myers. She is Karl Marx, two-hundred years after his birth, back from the dead to explain to contemporary Soho how the capitalist...
4★★★★

Review: Chagos 1971 at ZOO Playground – Playground 3

Britain is quite hushed about its imperial past. Just over a century ago it ran the largest empire in human history; the societies of over a fifth of the world’s population were plundered for their culture, la...
4★★★★

Review: Ed Night – Jokes Of Love And Hate at Pleasance

Ed Night is a bleak, sexually ambiguous, and enthralling 23-year old stand up comedian from South London. He’s angry, earnest, attractive, perceptive, and not afraid to not tell jokes. If the mood takes him he...
3★★★

Review: Late Bloomers- Scotland! at Assembly Bijou

Throughout the world Scotland is known as a nation of tartan-clad drunks. Scots – the stereotypes say – spend their days raging against the English, belting Auld Lang Syne while hunting wild Haggis. In this jo...
5★★★★★

Review: Bystanders at Summerhall

Bystanders is an assured, humane, and brutal play. A ‘playful’ look at the lives and deaths of Britain’s homeless, it tells their stories with dignity and very dark humour. The focus is less on the ‘victims’ t...
3★★★

Review: Interbeing at Assembly

Interbeing is a physical theatre piece that charts a Swedish journalist’s visit to eastern Ukraine to document a group of soldiers. The subtitle ‘Stories From A Current War’ is well chosen. Since fighting brok...
4★★★★

Review: Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson at The Stand

For over a decade poet-laureate Carol Ann Duffy has been performing with Scottish multi-instrumentalist John A Sampson. At first glance, his silly ditties and her sullen growls might seem an unlikely pairing. ...
5★★★★★

Review: Forest at Assembly Check Point

Like a bagpipe for the voice, there’s something uniquely haunting about the harmonies in Russian folk song. Those eerie bellows are heard at their most mournful and ecstatic in this phenomenal piece of physica...