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Review: All My Sons

First written all the way back in 1946, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is a staple in the theatre community, and after multiple revivals on Broadway and around the world, as well as two movie adaptations, it presents a unique challenge to contemporary performers to justify their own unique spin on such well-worn pages. Bedlam’s current roster […]

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Review: Bedlam Theatre’s Haunting Roses of Eyam

Self-reflection through theatre is often refreshing, sometimes uncomfortable, and not usually associated with Boris Johnson’s booming Covid-19 announcements through 17th century Derbyshire. However, in a show like Bedlam Theatre Company’s The Roses of Eyam, where plague-stricken villagers prance around in pink dungarees and teal tuxedos before dying gruesome, lonesome deaths, it is possible.  From the heart-wrenching romantic […]

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe to go ahead

On 13 April 2021 the Edinburgh International Festival announced that the celebrated Fringe festival will be returning this summer, although with a series of social distancing measures in place.  The Fringe society announced that productions can go ahead in outdoor pop-up venues to ensure spectators are able to simultaneously comply with Covid-19 safety regulations.  At […]

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Local student theatre is ‘cautiously optimistic’ for Semester two

For a lot of student societies, the switch to online events has been frustrating, but ultimately doable. However, University of Edinburgh’s theatre societies have found this new situation very challenging. That being said, theatre kids are nothing if not creative, and chatting (virtually) to the presidents of five of Edinburgh’s biggest theatre societies, a theme […]

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Sitting shoulder to shoulder in a room full of strangers: a distant fantasy?

It is difficult to remember the last time live theatre has experienced a blow quite like this and even more difficult to know how long it will be until it is ‘the same’ again.

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“Well-choreographed and genuinely captivating”: EUTC’s The Importance of Being Earnest review

As one of Oscar Wilde’s most classic comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest is a play that deserves to be done well, and it is safe to say that Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production exceeds expectations. Without exception, each character handles the flowery script well. With so many opportunities to stumble over a mouthful of […]

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Compartmentalisation 101 review

Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production Compartmentalisation 101 covers a lot of thematic ground in an hour and a half. Written by Ally Shilson, its ambition is admirable, although some fine-tuning would bring out its full conceptual potential. The play centres around Cal (Megan Wrigglesworth) and her girlfriend Nat (Khanyiso Mtwana) who take a trip to […]

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“This production has heart”: Mosquitoes review

Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production of Mosquitoes tells a story of family contrasts, both socially and geographically. Written by Edinburgh University graduate Lucy Kirkwood (Skins, Chimerica), Mosquitoes unites a number of hefty themes into an accessible and engaging two-and-a-half-hours of theatre. The plot revolves around two siblings. Alice (Megan Burns) is a high-flying scientist working […]