Reviews: Theatre

5★★★★★

Review: Out at Summerhall (Old Lab)

In all the years I have attended the Fringe, never have I been warned about the loudness of a show, before it’s begun; yet soon this warning makes perfect sense. As soon as the doors open, the infectious ro...
3★★★

Review: Hot Flush at Gilded Balloon

Pink, glitter, prosecco a blow-up doll and six hens – ever wondered what happens when women go to the toilet together? Hot Flush is your answer.  Nikki Peach and Phoebe Taylor new writing starts with the quest...
LipSync at Summerhall
4★★★★

Review: LipSync at Summerhall

"My name is Kirsty and I am seriously unwell," says the star of this autobiographical show – except there is not one person talking but two. They stand like mirror images, a hygienic two meters apart, similar ...
Subject Mater at Paradise in the Vault
4★★★★

Review: Subject Mater at Paradise in the Vault

This feels like a discovery. Performed on the tiniest of stages in front of three rows of seats, Nadia Cavelle’s three-hander is an exquisite example of what an inventive Fringe company can do with minimal res...
3★★★

Review: Coma at Summerhall

Darkfield has developed a reputation for its immersive theatre. Their last two shows, Seance and Flight, have used the same conceit of immersing their audiences in total darkness in a shipping container. The k...
5★★★★★

Review: Islander at Summerhall

Far from your average sing-a-long musical, this production weaves new life into the form, layering myth and reality, with a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score.  Using voices and vocal loops, the co...
5★★★★★

Review: Oedipus at King’s Theatre

“I am me. I am me,” declares Oedipus. But the truth is that Oedipus—a compelling Hans Kesting—doesn’t know who he is in Robert Icke’s startlingly contemporary and razor-sharp version of Sophocles. It’s as if I...
3★★★

Review: Unicorns Almost, Army @ the Fringe

How to do justice to the life of a poet? Should you tell the biography, or wrestle with the art? Owen Sheers’ life of Keith Douglas, as directed by John Retallack, sets up camp – literally – in the former. You...
David Edgar at Traverse
4★★★★

Review: Trying It On at Traverse

"You know what they say about the Traverse, but it's not all true," says David Edgar after taking a straw poll and finding several Conservative voters in the audience. If coming to the Traverse as a Tory sound...
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