Theatre Reviews

5★★★★★

Review: Wild Swimming at Pleasance

Full Rogue’s production of Wild Swimming is a joyful, clever and funny show about gender, privilege, poetry and swimming. Alice Lamb and Annabel Baldwin play Oscar and Nell, two childhood friends with differen...
3★★★

Review: Barry at Bedlam Theatre

Bedlam Theatre’s cool and vibrant atmosphere is the perfect venue for this timely production.  Dr. James Barry, one of The University of Edinburgh’s most esteemed alumni, is the subject of the play and the ...
3★★★

Review: Tumours at Assembly Rooms

Have you ever wondered what’d you’d eat for your final meal? Jay has, and it’s Wotsits and Wagon Wheels - the jammy ones, obviously. Because Jay is sure she’s going to die before she turns 28, like Kurt Cobain...
4★★★★

Review: Dead Equal, Army @ the fringe

Three women go to war. One says ‘I can shoot, I can fight, I can fix an engine… I choose to live this war…’. The second is gym-fit and in love with the idea of soldiers as ‘beautiful deadly killing machines…’....
5★★★★★

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

With the aid of just an overhead projector, his mum’s diary, and a series of increasingly revealing costume changes, it is remarkable how effectively Rhys Slade-Jones is able to transport you to the Welsh vill...
3★★★

Review: dressed at Pleasance Courtyard

In dressed., four female friends perform on stage, each displaying their own distinctive talents. Josie Dale-Jones, the producer of the show, is a theatre maker, whilst Lydia Higginson is a costume designer an...
The Incident Room at Pleasance Courtyard
4★★★★

Review: The Incident Room at Pleasance Courtyard

The five-year manhunt for the serial killer dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper is meaty fodder for deliberation, having already inspired a host of documentaries and books on different aspects of the sprawling investi...
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...
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