Theatre

4★★★★

Review: La Maladie de la Mort at the Lyceum Theatre

Katie Mitchell and Alice Birch's free adaptation of Marguerite Duras' La Maladie de la Mort is all about gaze: the gaze of one character on another, as seen through their mobile phone as they film one another, ...
4★★★★

Review: Flushed at Underbelly Cowgate

Flushed is the debut production from Manchester-based theatre company Theatre Unlocked, however this is not apparent at all from the quality of writing, acting and stage production on display.  Marnie and Jen ...
4★★★★

Review: Square Go at Roundabout @ Summerhall

The Roundabout is the perfect venue for Square Go, becoming a wrestling ring for school pals Max (Scott Fletcher) and Stevie (Gavin Jon Wright) who, while hiding in the toilets, dip in and out of fantasy as the...
3★★★

Review: Reigen at theSpace @ Venue45

A new translation of an early 1900s Austrian play by Arthur Schnitzler, Reigen is a thoughtful production that plays with movement and gender. Translated and directed by Ada Gunther, Reigen follows a series of...
3★★★

Review: Propeller at Pleasance Courtyard

A young cast prove that they can hold their own in Caitlin Skinner’s Propeller, a tale of youth, power and protest. Set in the fictional Lockhaven Port, the young inhabitants are desperate to leave their small...
4★★★★

Review: The End of Eddy at The Studio

A young man’s hellish adolescence in rural France becomes a story of escape and hope in this adaptation of Edouard Louis’s autobiographical novel En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule. Marked as different from child...
4★★★★

Review: Prehistoric at Summerhall

Irreverent, loud and pulling no punches, Prehistoric is a riveting political play with live punk music and a dark sense of humour that demands to be witnessed. Brisbane Australia, 1979. Queensland is a police...
2★★

Review: The Prisoner at The Lyceum

A fable about murder, incest and guilt makes for a surprisingly barren offering from master of the empty stage Peter Brook and his regular collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne. Little has been done to take the ...
4★★★★

Review: Zoo at Assembly George Square Studios

Top-class performances and a smart script make this curious tale of animal attraction and psychological trauma a genuine pleasure. Lily Bevan’s deceptively light and very funny play tells the story of Carol a...
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