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August 23, 2017

Nominees for The Filipa Bragança Award announced

Summerhall performances include two of the four nominees for the brand new The Filipa Bragança Award, which recognises the best female solo performance by an emerging artist on the fringe.

The Stage / August 23, 2017

Six years after its launch Summerhall is my pick for venue of the fringe

What has happened at Summerhall? During my nine-day stint at Edinburgh this year more than half the shows I saw were somewhere in the venue (if you strip out the Edinburgh International Festival and the still mostly mandatory Traverse Theatre), and had I more time I would have seen many more productions there. This may

Edinburgh49 / August 22, 2017

A Girl and a Gun

A greatly rewarding hour of insight and grace for cinephiles, feminists, and iconoclasts everywhere.

The Times / August 22, 2017

Eaten

If there were awards for best Fringe costume I’d expect the one that Mamoru Iriguchi designed for this charming and funny children’s show to be on the shortlist.

The Stage / August 21, 2017

Nilaja Sun win Stage award for Pike St performance

Congratulations to Nilaja Sun for winning a Stage award for her fantastic performance in Pike St.

Ed Fest Mag / August 21, 2017

Velvet Petal: Bedroom

Velvet Petal: Bedroom celebrates youth and beauty through a mesmerising ever changing contemporary dance performance with a thumping electro pop soundtrack.

Broadway Baby / August 21, 2017

5 Soldiers

Nestled in the artsy comfort of the Fringe bubble, it is all too easy to forget about the murmurings – or in some cases, bellowings – of war that have been thrown back and forth across our doorstep this past month.

The Reviews Hub / August 21, 2017

Heather

It’s been a while since Shakespeare asked us to ponder “what’s in a name?” but these and other questions take new shape in Heather.

The Stage / August 21, 2017

Stand by

"The job is fucked." The phrase rings through Adam McNamara's four-handed Scottish police drama Stand By like a refrain.

EdFestMag / August 21, 2017

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

The Scotsman / August 21, 2017

Locus Amoenus

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Spread across rows of empty seats, two men and a woman sit on a train. Known simply as 1, 2 and 3, they’re on the kind of mundane journey many of us do all the time.

Musical Theatre Review / August 21, 2017

Shortlist revealed for Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Old Stock shortlisted for Musical Theatre Review’s inaugural Best Musical Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Stage / August 21, 2017

Mouthpiece

Cass is a writer who has lost her voice and can't get out of the bathtub. Her mother has just died and she needs to deliver the eulogy, but she's warring with herself over what to say

Three Weeks / August 20, 2017

Pike St

Nilaja Sun hits the stage with all the force of the hurricane that’s about to hit the Pike Street residents.

The Scotsman / August 20, 2017

No Show

The snazzy costumes and smiling faces are all present and correct, but right from the start there’s something off-kilter about this circus show.

The Guardian / August 20, 2017

Mouthpiece

A woman struggles to get to the microphone to make a speech and is physically restrained by another who also grabs for the mic but is sabotaged.

The Stage / August 20, 2017

Summerhall takes home three Fringe Firsts in second week of awards

Summerhall has dominated the second week of the Scotsman’s Fringe First award winners. The venue was the recipient of three out of seven awards in week two of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for The Shape of the Pain, How to Act and £¥€$ (Lies). Presenting the awards, the Scotsman’s theatre critic and awards judge Joyce

Broadway Baby / August 20, 2017

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

The show is based on Jane McGonigal’s theory that video games may be the answer to making us less depressed and more fulfilled.

The Stage / August 20, 2017

The Class Project

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord has lost her voice. Or rather she’s lost the voice of her home. She no longer speaks with a Wolverhampton burr.

British Theatre / August 20, 2017

Out of Love

The ups and downs of being “best friends forever” are explored in Elinor Cook's engaging new play, Out of Love