Reviews: Theatre

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 an...
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 investi...
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: 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...
3★★★

Review: Definitely Louise at Gilded Balloon

This year has seen a celebration of ‘unlikeable women’, from The Favourite to Killing Eve, female characters are finally allowed to be more than appealing. They can be messed up, cruel, hurting, spitefull and ...
3★★★

Review: Surveillance at The Space

Jack Jackman writes, directs and performs in this production of three short plays that explore the loss of privacy in the digital age. It’s a rich seam to explore, and a heroic effort to perform all three role...
5★★★★★

Review: Man on the Moon, Keisha Thompson, Summerhall

Four days before Christmas, Keisha Thompson gets anxious about her father. He’s Caribbean, living alone in poverty in Manchester, and she hasn’t seen him for half a year. He converted to Islam, changed his nam...
4★★★★

Review: Inflatable Space at Assembly Roxy

Thaddeus Philips returns to the fringe with this fascinating account of the 1977 Voyager Space Probe on its journey to the edge of our galaxy, and, its secondary mission to carry a record of human civilisation...
5★★★★★

Review: Mouthpiece at The Traverse

From the opening scene to the final moment, Mouthpiece is beautifully crafted from every possible angle. Kieran Hurley’s blindingly fresh script is brought into startling, heart-breaking, hilarious life by not...
The Professor at Assembly Rooms
3★★★

Review: The Professor at the Assembly Rooms

Something’s gone awry with today’s lecture. We’ve turned up at the right room and it's the same lecturer we’ve had all year. He even tells us how much he’s loved teaching us. But every time he launches into th...
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