Theatre Reviews

4★★★★

Review: Love Song to Lavender Menace at Summerhall

In this celebratory comedy, a specialty Edinburgh bookseller sings an ode to, among many things, the poetry of a copy machine, and how it does not simply make copies but captures an image of a single moment in ...
5★★★★★

Review: The House at Assembly George Square Studios

If you’ve ever scrolled through a real estate website for hours on end and fantasised about your dream property, you’ll know the excitement that accompanies discovering a house that’s perfect for you. And if ...
4★★★★

Review: The Midnight Soup at Summerhall

The Midnight Soup is a powerful piece of theatre centred around a diary given from grandmother to grandson in 2006, and her suicide years later. Leo Burtin recounts memories of his grandmother and provokes qu...
3★★★

Review: The Last Straw at Summerhall

In a world where we’re bombarded by a wealth of information at every turn it can be difficult to know what’s really going on. This is the general idea behind The Last Straw, People Show’s venture at this year...
3★★★

Review: Camp Be Yourself at Underbelly Cowgate

Camp Be Yourself is an Americana smorgasbord of fanny-packs and prescription drugs led by camp councillors Betsey and Emily as they struggle to come to terms with adulthood and keep track of their charges whils...
4★★★★

Review: Off-Kilter at Dance Base

In a cross between theatre and dance, Off-Kilter depends entirely on props and gesture to tell the story of one man’s descent into mental chaos. Without the distraction of words, the result is a lively perfor...
4★★★★

Review: European Citizen Popsong at Summerhall 

Music has always been a powerful tool in both performance and real life, providing an outlet for human emotions.  In European Citizen Popsong, a project two years in the making, Marieke Dermul explores this ex...
3★★★

Review: War with the Newts at Summerhall

Equal parts sci-fi adventure, political satire and revenge story, with malfunctioning androids, rapid time shifts and a brief history of capitalism thrown in for good measure, it’s fair to say there’s a lot goi...
2★★

Review: Meek at the Traverse Theatre

The golden rule - show, don't tell - is left to the wayside in this surprisingly clunky new play by Penelope Skinner. Set in a Handmaid's Tale-esque, ultra-religious dystopia where 'meek' women regularly colla...
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