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TimeOut / August 9, 2018

‘Status’ review: ★★★★

© The Other Richard Chris Thorpe explores the meaning of nationality in this surreal allegorical travelogue Four years ago Chris Thorpe – mercurial British performer, wordsmith and serial... [more]

The Reviews Hub / August 8, 2018

My Kind of Michael

My Kind of Michael – Summerhall, Edinburgh Posted by: The Reviews Hub - Scotland in Drama, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Review, Scotland22 hours ago 0 Creators:... [more]

The Wee Review / August 8, 2018

Blackout

Will leave you punch-drunk and challenge the myths on alcoholism. It’s a sobering thought. Blackout is the unflinching account of five lives blighted by alcoholism. Pulling no punches, this verbatim piece by... [more]

The Herald / August 8, 2018

Fringe Theatre reviews: Huff, CanadaHub @ King’s Hall, four stars

Sydney - January 22, 2017: A scene from Huff, showing at the 2017 Sydney Festival (photo by Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival) Huff begins with a suicide attempt. This sets the tone for Cliff Cardinal’s fearless solo... [more]

Broadway Baby / August 8, 2018

The Flop

It seems that Cardiff-based Hijinx Theatre Company are happy to take risks. Not when it comes to integrating professional actors with learning disabilities in their productions; that's been a successful, creatively... [more]

The Skinny / August 8, 2018

War With the Newts @ Summerhall

War With the Newts @ Summerhall An almost absurd satirical sci-fi novel from the 1930s is an unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times. Czech author Karel Čapek wrote his satirical... [more]

The Stage / August 8, 2018

The Political History of Smack and Crack review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘rollickingly entertaining’

Yes, yes, yes. The Paines Plough Roundabout’s programme this year is exceptional, but there’s nothing better there – maybe nothing better at the whole festival – than Ed Edwards’ The Political History of Smack... [more]

The List / August 8, 2018

Erewhon ★★★★

Sublime critique of colonialism Kiwi magic lanternist and raconteur Arthur Meek delivers a lengthy trigger-warning prologue to his sly updating of Samuel Butler's 19th-century sci-fi tale, made in collaboration with... [more]

The Guardian / August 7, 2018

Square Go review – stage becomes wrestling ring for playful look at male adolescence

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Schoolboy banter and playground scraps expose underlying insecurities in Gary McNair and Kieran Hurley’s play. Macho posturing …... [more]

What's On Stage / August 7, 2018

Review: Island Town (Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe)

  Review: Island Town (Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe) Simon Longman's new play for Paines Plough finds three teenagers stuck in a town that doesn't have much going for it Jack Wilkinson,... [more]

British Theatre Guide / August 7, 2018

REVIEW: Sticks and Stones, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭

Mark Ludmon reviews Vinay Patel’s new play Sticks and Stones at Paines Plough’s Roundabout at Summerhall at Edinburgh Fringe. Sticks and Stones Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Four stars BOOK... [more]

British Theatre Guide / August 6, 2018

May I Speak About Dance - Review

May I Speak About Dance? Boaz Barkan Wildtopia/Boaz Barkan Summerhall From 01 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 Rating: ***** Review by Jackie Fletcher Credit: Andreas Bergmann May I Speak About... [more]

Broadway Baby / August 6, 2018

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

Welcome to Blackpool!" Cockburn beams as her audience files into Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre. It’s a good choice of venue. The dark wood of the desks, the sickly pale turquoise of the walls and the... [more]

The Wee Review / August 5, 2018

Egg at Summerhall * * * * *

As a society, we seldom talk about IVF openly. Despite it being around for 40 years now, there are still many misconceptions surrounding it. Our lack of knowledge often leads to disapproval and judgement towards those... [more]

Broadway Baby / August 5, 2018

Bottom - Review

Willy Hudson’s heart-filled, charming and hysterical one man show storms the stage at Summerhall and sheds light on the hugely under-discussed areas of gay sexual politics with deft wit and incredible heart. Sheds... [more]

Broadway Baby / August 5, 2018

Prehistoric - Review

In an empty and decaying room four performers armed only with limited props, a beat up collection of instruments, and a selection of microphones bring to life a tale of anger, rage, and protest that lifts the spirit and... [more]

The Herald / August 5, 2018

Daughter - Review

Daughter. John Lauener     Fringe Theatre Daughter CanadaHub @ King’s Hall Four stars Neil Cooper “Am I not allowed to say that?”,  writer/performer Adam Lazarus asks at one... [more]

The List / August 5, 2018

Backup - Review

Credit: Alice Piemme Snowflakes, puppets and skiing clowns make up this sweet piece of theatre This is a wee gem of a show and a great start to the day. The Chaliwaté Company from Brussels brings a concentrated... [more]

Deadline News / August 4, 2018

THEATRE – Outstanding tribute to pioneer LGBT bookstore

Photo: Rocio Chacon By Kathryn Pierce In collaboration with @SomewhereEdi A witty, well-observed and heartfelt tribute. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Returning to the Fringe after a sell-out run in autumn... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / August 3, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Baby Face

‘Being told I have the fragile arms of a ten year old – I’d take that as a compliment.’ Women always want to look younger than they are, don’t they? Adverts, social media – everything is sold to us on the... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / August 3, 2018

Famous Puppet Death Scenes, CanadaHub @ King’s Hall, Review

Photo- Jason Stang   Canada’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop may work with small figures but they are absolute giants in the field of puppetry. This show, Famous Puppet Death Scenes,... [more]

Deadline News / August 2, 2018

PICK OF THE PICS – Feminist Work

AS AN occasional series as part of the Fringe 2018, we are publishing sets of six impressive, colourful and eye-catching images which all share a theme. This collection celebrates some of the Feminist works set to take... [more]

Broadway Baby / August 2, 2018

Erewhon: REVIEW

Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a fantasy novel by Samuel Butler which, first published anonymously in 1872, presented itself as the experiences of its narrator on discovering the mysterious country and near-utopian... [more]

The Scotsman / August 1, 2018

5 Fringe Theatre Shows We Already Know Are Great

Dollywould Dollywould, Summerhall, 14-26 August. For a few years now, Sh!t Theatre has been gathering awards and a cult following with work that is sharp, political and, as one reviewer put it, “gleefully... [more]

The List / August 1, 2018

Taiwan Season 2018: Showcasing the best of Taiwanese contemporary dance and theatre

Four creative and varied shows arrive at Summerhall and Dance Base this Fringe In 2018 the Taiwan Season returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a fifth consecutive year with some of the best live performances... [more]

The List / August 1, 2018

Best kids shows to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

Duckie / credit: Manuel Vason Summerhall Katie & Pip (Tin Can People) Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border... [more]

The List / July 31, 2018

Best of the Southside: Theatre to see at Summerhall

Queer love songs, Dolly – the sheep and the singer – and the great Pussy Riot feature in Summerhall's Fringe 2018 theatre programme. Summerhall has rightly made a name for themselves as the host of some of the... [more]

ToDoList.org.uk / July 30, 2018

50 UNMISSABLE SHOWS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2018

Egg Aug 1, 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 | 18:15 | £5-£12 | Summerhall CIRCUS – A circus show with a soul – theatre and aerial feats combine to tell the story of a woman who gave her eggs to a friend to have a... [more]

The Times / July 30, 2018

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL: THE BEST OF THE FEST

BEST NHS AT 70 SHOWS After the Cuts The NHS is a goner in what promises to be a scalpel-sharp comedy by Gary McNair. Summerhall, Wed-Aug 26 (not 6, 13 or 20) A Fortunate Man Mixed-media take on John Berger’s... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 27, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – My Kind of Michael

[caption id="attachment_27170" align="alignleft" width="1170"] My Kind Of Michael by Nick Cassenbaum. Credit: The Other Richard[/caption] Very funny exploration of the rise and fall of Nick Cassenbaum’s hero,... [more]