Review: Made in Dagenham

Full of youthful vigour in tackling a valuable and important topic. FRINGE RUN: 10/8-12/8 @ 15:00; Paradise in Augustines; [£10.50/£8.50] Who, Where and When: Norfolk NYT; Paradise in Augustines; Friday 11 August, 15:00 The Show Made in Dagenham tells the story of the female workers at Dagenham’s Ford factory who went Read more…

Review: Shakespeare for Breakfast

Kicking off this year’s Fringe reviews, we start with a trip out for breakfast on Shakespeare Island. FRINGE RUN: 31/7-25/8, not 12/8 @ 10:00; C; [£8.50/£6.50] Who, Where and When: C Theatre; C, Chambers Street; Saturday 2 August 2014, 10:00 The Show Shakespeare for Breakfast is a Fringe regular, and this Read more…

Review: The Messiah (2014)

As has become tradition for me and my friends, 2014’s theatre-going opens with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union’s Messiah. For 127 years, ERCU have been performing this work at the Usher Hall on the 2nd of January, and I’ve been every year for the last five years. Where and When: Usher Read more…

Review: Dark Road

The Royal Lyceum’s 2013-14 season gets off to a World Premiere start with Ian Rankin’s debut play, Dark Road. Where & When: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Friday 27th September 2013; 7.45pm (Preview show) The Show: It will come as no surprise that Ian Rankin’s theatre debt is a tense crime Read more…

Review: Hairspray

The opening of the 2013/14 theatre season at the Playhouse was bright, colourful and bursting with joy. Where and When: Edinburgh Playhouse; Tuesday 3rd September 7.30pm (Run ends 14 Sept) The Show Having seen the film of Hairspray (which I wasn’t overly impressed with) I wasn’t certain whether I’d like the show. Read more…

Review: Pippin

A return to Morningside’s Church Hill Theatre for a second American High School Theatre show. FRINGE RUN: 16/8-20/8 (Not 17) @ Various; Church Hill Theatre (137); [£5] Who, Where and When: American High School Theatre; Sunday 18th August 2013; 4.15pm The Show Pippin is a fantastic example of a post-modern semi-surreal musical Read more…

Review: The Okavango Macbeth

The second of the university performing groups on my list this season. FRINGE RUN: 12/8-18/8 @ 21:30; Spotlites @ Merchant’s Hall [£9.50/£8.50] Who, Where and When: Edinburgh Studio Opera; Spotlites @ Merchant’s Hall; Wednesday 14th August 2013, 9.30pm The Show This is a new chamber opera (yes, there is such a Read more…