3★★★

A Girl and a Gun

A Girl and a Gun stars Him and Her. Her is played by Louise Orwin, writer and creator. Him is played by a different man every night. His lines and stage instructions are fed to him in real time via an autocue, ...
4★★★★

Lands

Sophie is jumping on a miniature trampoline. Leah is doing a jigsaw puzzle. They are independent in their actions, but still connected. Their relationship is unclear, but it’s obvious they’ve been together a lo...
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A Machine They’re Secretly Building

At the end of A Machine They’re Secretly Building, a quip is made about some members of the audience having half a mind to throw away their mobile phones. While it’s unlikely anyone will actually toss their exp...

Séance

This is not a real séance. This is not a real séance. This was the mantra I repeated to myself throughout Darkfield's latest production, Séance, in an attempt to stop my arms from quivering and my hands from sh...

Rosalind

Rosalind, the heroine of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, is given new life in James Cousins’ latest dance piece which asks whether equality is possible in our current times, or if our heroine must still pull on t...

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne invites us to slow down. Her voice has crossed the Atlantic with the deep affection of acclaimed blogs (Tom Johnson of GoldFlakePaint can be found behind the merch desk) and contemporaries alike, wi...

The Believers Are But Brothers

The Believers Are But Brothers begins in the queue. Staff members coax our phone numbers from us so that the performers can communicate with us from the stage. Some are unwilling at first, but by the time we en...

Jenny Hval

Norway’s Jenny Hval arrives in Edinburgh with a string of critically acclaimed avant-garde albums to her name, the latest of which – Blood Bitch, influenced by old vampire films and the place of menstrual blood...

Power Ballad

In Power Ballad, performer and creator Julia Croft proves that the answers don’t have to be definitive and clear for a room to ring with conviction. Much like a ballad, Zanetti Production’s new piece belts out ...

Black Mountain

Trying to fix their relationship, Paul and Rebecca visit a mountain top lodge, escaping the reality of their own life after Paul has had an affair with a woman named Helen. From the outset, we witness the strai...