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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Hamlet: The Play The Panto The Musical

A rip-roaring reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, Hamlet: The Play The Panto The Musical, is a riotous romp through an age-old story. Wonderfully wacky, and full of charm, this genre-bending musical-mashup is Shakespeare how it should be – dark, witty, and very, very, camp. Written and directed by Hannah McGregor, and with a […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Edinburgh University ShakeSoc’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Have you ever thought of Shakespeare as a funny, timeless, and relatable playwright? If not, the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will undoubtedly change your mind.  Right from the first scene, it is clear that this production is not periodic. The actors wear shirts and blazers; one holds a cigarette, giving the […]

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Review: Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief and magic abound in the Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies munch on Kellogg’s cereal, human men transform into dancing donkeys, beds rise into the sky, and tousled-hair children run wild. This world of mayhem is not one to miss.  The Scottish Opera has done great justice to Shakespeare’s comedy and Benjamin Britten’s following […]