Reviews: Theatre

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...
4★★★★

Review: The Red, at Pleasance Dome

White or Red? Red. Marcus Brigstocke’s The Red brings to life a bittersweet drama about the road to recovery, based on his own personal experience. Benedict (played by Sam Alexander) returns to his famil...
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...
5★★★★★

Review: The Populars at Summerhall

To be completely upfront: it's basically impossible to do The Populars justice in a small space. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as a journey. You enter the room in darkness, slow jazz playing and the p...
4★★★★

Review: xoxo Moongirl at Assembly Checkpoint

Xoxo Moongirl exemplifies how elements of aerial skills can powerfully enhance a show. It is an exquisite aerial display and a hauntingly beautiful piece of storytelling that is both heartwarming and wrenching...
Baby Reindeer at Summerhall
4★★★★

Review: Baby Reindeer at Summerhall

Men are supposed to be invulnerable. When threatened, they're expected to deal with the source of the problem and shut it down. Things are not meant to get under their skin. Big boys don't cry. That's one o...
4★★★★

Review: Traumboy at Summerhall

Daniel Hellman has been a sex worker for nine years now. It started with a dating profile, a much older match followed by a sloppy blowjob and scrubbing in the shower. Or so he tells us. There is ambiguity in ...
Bobby & Amy at Pleasance
4★★★★

Review: Bobby & Amy at Pleasance Courtyard

When Emily Jenkins picked up her Fringe First award for this invigorating two-hander, she talked about the theatres that had turned the play down on the basis that, beautiful writing aside, the subject matter ...
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