Reviews

4★★★★

Review: Dead Equal, Army @ the fringe

Three women go to war. One says ‘I can shoot, I can fight, I can fix an engine… I choose to live this war…’. The second is gym-fit and in love with the idea of soldiers as ‘beautiful deadly killing machines…’....
5★★★★★

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

With the aid of just an overhead projector, his mum’s diary, and a series of increasingly revealing costume changes, it is remarkable how effectively Rhys Slade-Jones is able to transport you to the Welsh vill...
3★★★

Review: dressed at Pleasance Courtyard

In dressed., four female friends perform on stage, each displaying their own distinctive talents. Josie Dale-Jones, the producer of the show, is a theatre maker, whilst Lydia Higginson is a costume designer and seamstress; Nobahar Mahdavi is a singer and song...
Rite of Spring at Festival Theatre
5★★★★★

Review: Rite of Spring at the Festival Theatre

Since The Rite of Spring – created by Stravinsky and Nijinsky – scandalised Paris in 1913, there have been over 200 dance-works that, in one way or another, involve a sacrificial Chosen One. The origins of St...
The Incident Room at Pleasance Courtyard
4★★★★

Review: The Incident Room at Pleasance Courtyard

The five-year manhunt for the serial killer dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper is meaty fodder for deliberation, having already inspired a host of documentaries and books on different aspects of the sprawling investigation. One of those books, Michael Bilton’s Wi...
4★★★★

Review: Everything I See I Swallow at Summerhall

In the demonstration room in Summerhall, a girl is suspended from the ceiling, bound in an elaborate shibari knot pattern like an enormous spider. Her mother, dressed in a hot pink trouser suit steps forward a...
3★★★

Review: Ritualia at Zoo, Southside

Clad in black, hooded nymph-like all in one suits, a group of dancers begin the piece as an entangled entity. Chewing and intertwining between each other, they move like a school of feathery fish. Backstage left of them is a rope headed empress type creature,...
3★★★

Review: Hatch at Underbelly

After being arrested on suspicion of selling drugs on behalf of her lover, ‘Jess’ is isolated in a prison cell with only her thoughts, or rather her poetry and stunning vocals to carve away at the time. Locate...
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