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“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 shifting through accents and gestures as she brings each of her family members to life before our eyes. Her memories of her family in Kerala […]

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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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“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, and Elastic by JD Stewart. While Edinburgh’s streets are full of Valentine’s Day-themed heart-shaped balloons, fairy lights and posters, these plays expose their audiences to the not-so-fairy-tale side […]

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Interview: with Muireann Kelly for Scotties

“Identifying the things we have in common rather than the things that are different about us,” is the phrase which resonates most with me after an open and insightful exchange with Muireann Kelly,  Artistic Director of Theatre Gu Leor, regarding her new play Scotties. Taking the 1937 Kirkintilloch disaster as its focal point, the play […]

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How to Disappear

This month, the Traverse Theatre premieres Morna Pearson’s award-winning play How to Disappear. This tragi-comedy and social commentary, starring Kirsty Mackay, Sally Reid and Owen Whitelaw, combines the fantastical with the difficulty faced by benefit claimants in Tory Britain. How to Disappear masterfully blends the absurd and fantastical with the mundanely relatable. Few of us have experienced […]

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An Interview with: Shona Reppe

Creator & designer of, and performer in Cinderella… This winter, the classical tale of Cinderella is coming to town through the magical adaptation of Shona Reppe. Shona is an award-winning artist with an excellent track record of producing high quality, challenging theatre with high production values. She established ‘Shona Reppe Puppets’ in 1996 (now simply […]

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An Interview with: Gareth Nicholls

Director of How to Disappear How to Disappear is a new play by renowned playwright Morna Pearson. It has won the Catherine Johnson Award for best new writing and will run at the Traverse Theatre 8-23 December. Director Gareth Nicholls met with us to give an insight into the play and its ambitious themes. The […]

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Tabula Rasa

Based around the music of Arvo Pärt, and how it has become important for those suffering with a terminal illness, Tabula Rasa centres around a woman’s loss of her friend, Peter, who died of cancer. This production is masterfully shaped to create a world of opposites: black and white, living and dying, words and music. […]