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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…

Hamilton on screen: if American history were a fairytale

In five years, Hamilton: An American Musical has gone from its off-Broadway opening to winning eleven Tony and seven Olivier Awards, opening productions in London and Chicago, and completing three…

“As diverse and dynamic as youth itself”: EU Footlights’ The Time of Our Lives review

Edinburgh University Footlights have set expectations high after their memorable performance of Chicago, and the EU Footlights Showchoir now presents The Time of Our Lives. This time, too, the performance…

“Not a dry eye in the house”: Home is not the Place review

Home is not the Place tells a tale of two lifetimes, but one bloodline. In her one-woman show, Annie George intertwines the story of her life with her grandfather’s, deftly…

“These plays expose their audiences to the not-so-fairy-tale side of relationships”: Pride Plays 2 review

Produced by Shift and Traverse, Scotland’s first ever LGBTQI+ playwright festival, the Pride Plays, returns for another year. The second night, Pride Plays: 2, features 787 Blinks by Gabriella Sloss,…

“A fresh take on an overlooked gem from the past”: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore review

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore has remained vastly overlooked since its 17th century debut. And ’tis pity indeed: the script is thought-provoking, dramatic and in some ways progressive. Following the…

“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…

‘Heart-warming’: EZRA review

The EUTC’s production of EZRA, written and directed by Stella Green, is a heart-warming portrayal of the trials and tribulations of secular Jews living in Britain. The play follows Mother…