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“A powerfully bittersweet artistic statement”: Scottish Ballet’s ‘Indoors’ Review

Lockdown has presented unprecedented challenges to the live performance industry, with the sector struggling to remain viable. However, despite these immense pressures, some companies have taken it upon themselves to carry on providing their audiences with entertainment, using challenging and innovative methods. One such company is Scottish Ballet, who on 22 July 2020 premiered their […]

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“Some funny moments”: Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti review

The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre take on a Brecht comedy classic with Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti, adapted from Brecht’s original by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina. Directed by DOT Theatre Istanbul’s Murat Daltaban, the play attends to drunkenness and class conflict. Mrs Puntila (Elaine C. Smith) is a rich lady of […]

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“A marathon display of dedication from its solo performer”: Antigone, Interrupted review

Scottish Dance Theatre’s production Antigone, Interrupted is a marathon display of dedication from its solo performer. Conceived, directed and choreographed by the SDA’s Artistic Director Joan Clevillé and starring Solène Weinachter, this production is all about perspectival shifts and who is looking at whom. The first surprise that this show delivers is the stage set-up. […]

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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 […]

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A Viennese Whirl: Navigating Vienna’s cultural delights

Vienna is a uniquely enchanting city. Its immaculate boulevards, parks and palaces are outward manifestations of an inner civic and cultural complexity. Its coffee houses offer a stylish way to relax that percolates through the city’s cultural offerings. Culture is everywhere in Vienna: jazz piano nights in cafes, nightly ballets and operas and world-famous orchestras […]

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‘Theatrical yet gritty’ ‒ Build a Rocket review

Christopher York’s debut play, Build a Rocket, is a one-woman show that tells the story of teenage mother Yasmin and her experience of challenges, heartbreak and joy while bringing up her son. Starring Serena Manteghi, winner of the Sunday Times’s ‘Best Female Solo Performance’, the play’s marathon solo-performance is its stand-out feature, facilitating unique approaches […]

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‘Wonderfully odd’: Little Death Club review

Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club is a Berlin-inspired experience of glitter and grunge.  It successfully bemuses the audience while welcoming them into Dieter’s weird and wonderful world. The costuming is befitting of the style, with trench coats, spangled clothing and heavy makeup. There is no overarching theme to the show other than the celebration of […]

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Comedy Fringe Variety

‘A Jewel of the Fringe’: Mr Thing Review

Mr Thing is once again broadcasting to the Fringe for 2019 after its debut run in 2018, and it is transmitting in glorious technicolour. With an ingenious, expertly-executed concept, talented company and buckets of colour-saturated feel-good fun, Mr Thing is a jewel of the Fringe that encompasses the essence of what makes this festival great. […]