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A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams’ iconic tragic heroine, Blanche DuBois, takes to the stage again in a very inventive production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Rapture Theatre. ‘The opposite of death is desire,’ and both concepts are key themes around which the plot of this play and its characters are spun. The drama starts with the beautiful […]

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Culture Theatre

Spamalot

Spamalot is a euphoric celebration of Monty Python, daubed with a few modern flourishes and presented as a refreshingly un-reverential take on musical storytelling. The cast supply Python-esque intonation, timing and slapstick physicality that is both engaging and entertaining. The originality is not tarnished by replication and the mimicry is a delight to watch. However, […]

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Culture Theatre

Whodunit? Nobody knows! Christie’s Mousetrap returns to Edinburgh

To mark its 60th anniversary, the world’s longest-running stage play The Mousetrap is on tour. With a vibrant cast and an incredibly sturdy and realistic set, this show certainly has the quality of a well-run play, but shows no signs of being outdated. It is no mystery that Agatha Christie is a national treasure and this […]

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Let’s stop adapting for the stage for the sake of it

Image courtesy of ING Nederland/Flickr. Adapting from novels and films has long been a part of the theatrical tradition but there is arguably a need to discuss whether or not we have become too reliant on them. Looking at how adaptations are faring at the awards, we can make broad strokes about their dominance on […]