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August 27, 2018

Summerhall Festival Ends for 2018 with a rise in ticket sales

Press Release 26th August 2018 The 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe marked Summerhall’s 8th year contributing to the programme. The venue continues to draw in diverse talent from across the world, hosting over one hundred shows from 20 different countries – a figure that we are particularly proud of given the current political and economic climate,

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine / August 22, 2018

REVIEW: EGG AT SUMMERHALL

In a stunning performance, Egg tells a true story about the journey of egg donation from one friend to another.

The Scotsman / August 22, 2018

Theatre review: Love Song To Lavender Menace, Summerhall

In the context of a Fringe that seems, in certain respects, to get more homogenous and commodified every year, it’s a joy to find a work that’s deeply rooted in the messy specifics of Edinburgh and that champions the value of queer difference.

British Theatre Guide / August 22, 2018

Fallen Fruit

Small cardboard boxes line the edge of the stage, some with letters written on them and some blank. Katherina Radeva appraises her audience, welcoming but with a nervous energy. No one is sure what to expect and this show remains largely unpredictable, Radeva’s energy propelling it forward through monologue, storytelling, game show hosting and even a highly charged movement sequence.

The Guardian / August 21, 2018

The best shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018

The best shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018

One 4 Review / August 21, 2018

Fallen Fruit - Two Destination Language 4****

Katherina Radeva’s play looks back to life in Bulgaria in the times before the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1989, Katherina was seven years old and she paints a vivid picture of a girl who had everything that she needed but with glimpses of the issues that her student parents faced as a young couple in the Communist era.

Total Theatre / August 19, 2018

Last Tapes Theatre Company: Valerie

This experimental, deeply affecting piece of gig theatre is striking in both its imaginative breadth, and the delivery of its message, keeping me rapt. Valerie seamlessly mixes interdisciplinary elements, a heightened cabaret style, stylised narration, performers stepping in and out of character and imaginative visuals to tell the story of Valerie, writer and performer Robin Kelly’s grandmother.

Guardian / August 19, 2018

Pussy Riot: Riot Days review – it’s impossible to look away

A multimedia show from the Russian punk activists still being persecuted for anti-Putin protest is as funny as it is nerve-shredding

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine / August 19, 2018

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.

Broadway World / August 18, 2018

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: CLOSED DOORS, Summerhall

A city that is loved despite its reputation. Closed Doors takes place in a multicultural neighbourhood in Glasgow. On a cold November night, a tenement is evacuated by the police and four women gather in a nearby sari shop while they wait to find out what is happening.

Broadway Baby / August 18, 2018

The Troth

This dance narrative is a tale of love, loss and sacrifice.

The Stage / August 18, 2018

Flight review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘memorable and unsettling sensory adventure’

Fears are tapped in an unsettling 20-minute experience that takes place in total darkness

The Stage / August 18, 2018

Where It Hurts review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘authentic voices on mental health issues’

At a fringe where the issues surrounding mental health form a major theme, Where It Hurts, from Edinburgh’s Grassmarket Projects, not only nails the zeitgeist, but reveals it using authentic voices as it takes verbatim theatre to its logical conclusion.

The Skinny / August 14, 2018

Pussy Riot: Riot Days @ Summerhall, Edinburgh, 10 Aug

Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot bring their intense Riot Days show to Edinburgh's Summerhall proving the battle's not over

The Independent / August 14, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe: A round-up of shows at Paines Plough - Sticks and Stones, Island Town, The Political History of Smack and Crack

Sticks and Stones (★★★☆☆), Island Town (★★★★☆), Blackthorn (★★★★☆), The Political History of Smack and Crack (★★★★☆)

The Reviews Hub / August 12, 2018

Trojan Horse – Summerhall, Edinburgh

LUNG Theatre has been creating some of the most exciting theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe for a number of years. Renowned for their challenging verbatim work, their offering at the 2018 Festival, Trojan Horse, is their most ambitious to date.

The Scotsman / August 12, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe: Theatre shows that are tackling mental health stigma (A Fortunate Man)

Mental health is, once again, a big theme at the Fringe, and these shows tackle it from different angles with great success, says Tim Cornwell

Fest Mag / August 12, 2018

Review: Pussy Riot – Riot Days

Music making history: Pussy Riot's Riot Days.

The Edinburgh Guide / August 11, 2018

The Flop, Summerhall Main Hall, Review

Hijinx is back at the Fringe and entirely living up to their name. This year the Wales based troupe, whose cast features three learning disabled actors and three non-disabled actors, have teamed up with renowned Brighton based physical comedy company, Spymonkey, for The Flop.

Fest Mag / August 10, 2018

Review: Revelations by James Rowland

James Rowland is a magical storyteller. He weaves tales of wonder and woe using just his imagination and a loop pedal. But before Revelations—the third in his "Songs of Friendship" trilogy—begins, he captivates the audience with an earnest plea to record a song for his niece’s birthday. It unveils the person behind the narrator.