3★★★

Review: Jet of Blood at ZOO Charteris

Those who believe ‘trigger warnings’ to be frivolous precautions have not seen this performance. In a nod to Antonin Artaud’s 1925 play of the same name, Jet of Blood is the autobiographical account of playwr...
4★★★★

Review: Lights Over Tesco Car Park at Pleasance Dome

You can tell that the Poltergeist Theatre troupe (Alice Boyd, Julia Pilkington, Rosa Garland and Will Spence) is a cohesive unit, not merely four hired actors. With vibes of Ghostbusters or the kids from Stra...
2★★

Review: The Forecast at ZOO Charteris

The Forecast takes you to a world you only could’ve invented in a Kafkaesque fever dream. Four women are hired as human garden ornaments, connected temple-to-temple by a chord, dressed in bulbous, glowing bal...
5★★★★★

Review: Flight at Summerhall

Theatre group Darkfield take the same principle that makes films so much more immersive when viewed in the dark - that hypnotic feeling of sensory deprivation - and amps it up to extreme proportions in their la...
5★★★★★

Review: Henry Paker: Man Alive at Banshee’s Labyrinth

Henry Paker wears many hats: comedian, cartoonist, graphic designer with a specialty in low-budget hotel chains. This cross-pollination of talents led to the most inventive stand-up introduction I’ve seen so fa...
3★★★

Review: Elsa at Pleasance Dome

‘Elsa’ is not simply a trending girl’s name. Instead, as Isobel Rogers sings it, it represents an urge “to be somebody Else-a.” What follows is the charming but exasperating third-person tale of Elsa. Elsa, we...