Theatre: Interviews

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3000 Trees

New Town Theatre 3–27 August (not 15), 2.50pm Return of George Gunn's play inspired by the nationalist activist and anti-nuclear campaigner Willie MacRae who died in mysterious circumstances in 1985. Coul...

Seagulls

Physical theatre company Volcano pour cold water on set design restrictions in Seagulls Anton Chekhov set much of his 1896 classic The Seagull on an outdoor stage near a lake. Those with an eye for detail will...

Wild Bore

The gloves - and all the rest - are off as Adrienne Truscott, Zoe Coombs Marr and Ursula Martinez bare their behinds to the critics in absurdist satire, Wild Bore Don’t talk about your reviews and don’t be bor...

Monica Dolan

Embark on a journey to the morbid corners of the human psyche  with Bafta winning actress and burgeoning writer Monica Dolan When audiences turn up for The B*easts, Monica Dolan’s debut solo show, which Monica...

Zinnie Harris

Playwright Zinnie Harris brings her talents to the International Festival with a triptych  of new works It’s shaping up to be some summer for Zinnie Harris. As recently as June, she was named Best Director in...

Alan Ayckbourn

Like Verne, Wells and Atwood before him, Sir Alan Ayckbourn embraces sci-fi to explore the human condition with his Edinburgh International Festival debut In summer 1956, a young Londoner magnetically drawn no...

Irvine Welsh

The ever notorious Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh with three stage productions set in three cities he loves, including a reimagining of his infamous cult classic, Trainspotting As a novelist, Irvine Welsh n...

Rash Dash: First Fringe Award

Describe your show to us Two Man Show is part essay, part play, part movement piece, part punk gig. No one element could exist without the others. It’s about how patriarchy has defined our culture, our sense of...

Kieran Hurley: First Fringe Award

Describe your show to us Heads Up is a story about the end of the world. But really it's about anxiety, alienation, and late capitalism. It's a story told in second person about these lives playing out in th...