Theatre

Girl in the Machine

Stef Smith’s play Girl in the Machine is a gripping insight into the nuances of technology’s interference in our private lives and its potential for future destruction. When the new gadget ‘Black Box’ is brought into the relationship of...

The 8th Door and Bluebeard’s Castle

There is something admirable about Scottish Opera’s decision to co-produce and stage (with Glasgow’s Vanishing Point) a new work (The 8th Door) alongside Bartok’s more firmly-established opera (Bluebeard’s Castle). The idea feels...

Isaac’s Eye

A mosaic of fact and fiction, Isaac’s Eye provides an insight into the life of scientist, Isaac Newton. Although Newton is best known for his work on the laws of gravity, this play focuses on an earlier period of his life. The performance begins...

Nabucco

Verdi’s Nabucco is the second in a set of three operas, which occupied the Edinburgh Playhouse from 30 March to 1 April. This trio, including La Boheme and Aida, is curated and directed by Ellen Kent in conjunction with Opera & Ballet...

Chess: The Musical

When telling people that I was going to see Chess: The Musical, they questioned why I would be interested in seeing actors don cumbersome costumes as they danced across a large chessboard. The reality, however, was a much more promising premise...

Offside

Future Theatre’s production of Offside was a fast-paced performance full of energy and intensity, exploring the role of football as a tool in the search for women’s freedom, stretching from the late 19th century to today. The cast of three...

How to Sell a War

A comic caricature of American office life, set in the propaganda office of the US Military during the Second World War, How to Sell a War is witty, humorous and poignant; the perfect platform for showcasing new talent from Bedlam Theatre.  ...

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