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Is it better to have false hope or to not have hope at all? Is it better to indulge yourself in the emotion that empowers you or resign yourself to…

“Dirtily delighting and delightfully dirty” ‒ EAST review

“Get thee to a nunnery — in other words, piss off!” It’s no secret that Shakespeare gets smutty. Pleasant fountains, thinking about nothing, and Cs, Us, ‘nd Ts — the…

Looking back at a semester of Theatre

Quality theatre is never hard to find in Edinburgh. Whilst excellent professional productions frequently grace Edinburgh’s many charming stages, our editorial endeavour over the past months has been to nudge…

‘The highest calibre’ ‒ Richard Alston Dance Company review

Upon his entrance through the grand Festival Theatre curtains, the loyal crowd’s roaring reception to Sir Richard Alston’s mere presence is enough to incite an earnest anticipation in even the…

Live Review: Stanley Brinks play enjoyable dad tunes at Sneaky Pete’s

A dad gig is like an old friend: old, well yes, but more importantly, familiar and most importantly, fun. Stepping into the Cowgate venue, such familiarity and fun is certainly…

Solaris review ‒ a well considered modernisation that perplexes and unsettles

The notion of science-fiction on stage is itself slightly alien. The genre conjures notions of a vivid universe born of an imaginatively charged short story, or the mesmerising special effects…

‘An artless modernisation’ ‒ The Duchess (of Malfi) review

The timeless power of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi lies in its language. Poetic couplets bear poignant themes and soaring character arcs, soliloquies reveal rich and real characters who…

Passion and coffee: a peek behind the curtain of this season’s theatre

Edinburgh is a theatre lover’s wet dream…” divulges Rhiannon Williams, creative director of Bedlam Theatre’s original writing company, Candlewasters. She’s right: it’s been a particularly juicy season for student theatre…