Thursday, March 21, 2019

16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died in 2014 after taking a lethal dose of MDMA (ecstasy) at a rave. He would have been 21 this year. Playwright...

BY JEAN WEST Even though I thought I had a certain insight into Réversible, the European debut Fringe dish served up by The (extraordinary) 7...
5 Guys Chillin', a play about gay chemsex at Edinburgh Fringe

SHOW TITLE: 5 Guys Chillin' VENUE: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139), Aug 17-22, 24-27   By ANGUS MITCHELL THIS provocative theatre performance, based on events in Clapham, London, is fuelling dialogue...

BY SIMONE MEDONOS Reginald D Hunter glides in and out of edgy storytelling at his Pleasance show, Reginald D Hunter: An American Facing the Beast and...
Male swans in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Male swans are magnificent, alluring - and utterly terrifying By MORAG PHILLIPS NO-ONE seeing this spectacular production for the first time, can be prepared for the...
My Leonard Cohen at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: My Leonard Cohen VENUE: Assembly Rooms, until 27 August, 7.45pm. By JEAN WEST   OK, so I guess it was my own fault for going to...

I didn’t realise how much I’d missed Sex and The City in my life until I saw KERRY IPEMA’s one woman parody show, in...

BY JOY HADDEN If any stand up comedian can prey on a sold out audience at Assembly Hall, Jason Byrne can; the "big paddy wack...
Can can dancer from Moulin Rouge launch Toulouse Lautrec exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2018

Flamboyant and debauched Lautrec's work celebrated at vibrant Scottish exhibition By JEAN WEST HIS STORY could have been more tragic; a promising artist whose growth, stunted...

BY SIMONE MEDONOS Whilst attending a Gala Dinner hosted by Boycie and Marlene, chaos ensues upon the arrival of Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert. Only...

  The stage is set with a Keyboard and a microphone, How to Be a Bad Girl - A Debaucherous Night with Sabrina Chap, is a...

BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Plucking brilliant! Sirens is a roar for the silent minorities, with guts, glitter and gumption. You need it in...

Blowfish Theatre Company are making satire great again in a truly tremendous fashion. On stage a not-so-orange Donald Trump exclaimed that the press would...

Narcissist in the Mirror is a powerful piece of theatre, which is both acerbic and poetic in its lyrical writing, making it ever more engaging...
The Cast of Brothers, by 203 Theatre Company, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: Brothers, by 203 Theatre Company VENUE: Underbelly Med Quad, until August 28 By CAT TIMONEY   BROTHERS proves an important piece of theatre tackling the critical issue...

BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEdi  Jen Brister: Meaningless, “I was angry in my 20s and now I’m f**king livid.” With her signature confidence, composed delivery and...

BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Blunt and beautiful, Sod's Law is an afternoon delight. Aristocrat Lord Hicks seems to know a thing or two...

BY BOB CUMMINS The last Saturday in August is reserved for one of the largest busking events in Europe. Edinburgh’s Big Beach Busk brings together...

BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Named after the gender-neutral frequency for speaking and the ability for a trans person to “pass” as a defined...

BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Blink, from Squabbling House Theatre, is the story of two parallel lives, Sophie (LIDDIE HARPER) and Esther (ANGEL LLOYD),...
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