Theatre

Hedda Gabler

There is a rich tradition of male anti-heroes in drama: Hamlet, Eddie Carbone, even Walter White. But for women, the list is rather more limited. Yet, Hedda Gabler is one of the few neurotic female lead roles in theatre, and is often referred...

Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace is an endearing performance about an LGBT bookshop in 1980s Edinburgh. It tells the story of an LGBT bookshop that has been forced to close due to the oncoming tide of commercialism (and Waterstones). The story focuses...

Cockpit

Bridget Boland’s play, Cockpit, has barely been staged since its original production. Perhaps it’s easy to see why since when it was first performed, the events it depicts were still unfolding. A weary but optimistic Britain preferred to look...

One Mississippi

As the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival returns for its 11th year, Bijli presents a direct, hard hitting play about the way in which childhood trauma affects men in their later lives. Writer Mariem Omari based the play on a series of interviews...

Man to Man

Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham’s production of Manfred Karge’s one-woman play Man to Man is unexpectedly contemporary despite its 20th century setting. Performed triumphantly by Maggie Bain, the play details the life of Ella Gericke, a young...

An Interview with: Paradok

The alternative, physical theatre society, Paradok, is returning to Edinburgh’s mainstream theatre scene this year with an exciting array of upcoming events. Keen to change perspectives on physical theatre, Maddie Flint, the company President,...

The Kite Runner

The importance of storytelling is often dismissed in this day and age. We are keen to find out information, to be kept up to date with worldly happenings and current theories, but the way in which we learn of such occurrences is regularly deemed...

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