Theatre Reviews

4★★★★

Review: Everything I See I Swallow at Summerhall

In the demonstration room in Summerhall, a girl is suspended from the ceiling, bound in an elaborate shibari knot pattern like an enormous spider. Her mother, dressed in a hot pink trouser suit steps forward a...
3★★★

Review: Definitely Louise at Gilded Balloon

This year has seen a celebration of ‘unlikeable women’, from The Favourite to Killing Eve, female characters are finally allowed to be more than appealing. They can be messed up, cruel, hurting, spitefull and ...
3★★★

Review: Surveillance at The Space

Jack Jackman writes, directs and performs in this production of three short plays that explore the loss of privacy in the digital age. It’s a rich seam to explore, and a heroic effort to perform all three role...
4★★★★

Review: Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos is a fantastically funny immersive dining experience, giving you front row seats as all your greatest wedding anxieties play out over a 3-course dinner. Not much goes right and its all the b...
3★★★

Review: A Womb of One’s Own at Pleasance Dome

The all-female company Wonderbox have set themselves a tough task – creating a comedy show about coming-of-age, female sexuality and, as hinted at in the pun-tastic title, abortion. It is a line which is hard...
5★★★★★

Review: Do Our Best at Underbelly Cowgate

Do Our Best, is a simply hilarious, complex gem of writing. Girl guide ‘Sephie’ is thirty and is attempting to finally achieve her entertainers badge for the fourth time. Actress Remy Beasley stunningly guides...
5★★★★★

Review: Man on the Moon, Keisha Thompson, Summerhall

Four days before Christmas, Keisha Thompson gets anxious about her father. He’s Caribbean, living alone in poverty in Manchester, and she hasn’t seen him for half a year. He converted to Islam, changed his nam...
4★★★★

Review: Inflatable Space at Assembly Roxy

Thaddeus Philips returns to the fringe with this fascinating account of the 1977 Voyager Space Probe on its journey to the edge of our galaxy, and, its secondary mission to carry a record of human civilisation...
5★★★★★

Review: Mouthpiece at The Traverse

From the opening scene to the final moment, Mouthpiece is beautifully crafted from every possible angle. Kieran Hurley’s blindingly fresh script is brought into startling, heart-breaking, hilarious life by not...
The Professor at Assembly Rooms
3★★★

Review: The Professor at the Assembly Rooms

Something’s gone awry with today’s lecture. We’ve turned up at the right room and it's the same lecturer we’ve had all year. He even tells us how much he’s loved teaching us. But every time he launches into th...
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