Theatre

Hairspray

Hairspray’s popularity seemed to peak in 2007 following the release of a film adaptation which boasted a star-studded cast including John Travolta and Queen Latifah. The same year, the musical began its life on the West End, but since the end of...

The EUTC presents: ‘We Need to Talk’…

Content warning: Mention of sexual assault and harassment This evening of solidarity at Bedlam Theatre was an important and powerful event, organised by the Edinburgh University Theatre Company. This one hour piece of verbatim theatre recounted the...

This House

This House seems very aware that its subject matter alone is not enough to sustain audience interest, especially for those too young to remember the period. Despite the 1974-79 parliament being “the most dramatic” in living memory according to...

The Weir

A tale of nostalgia, grief and loneliness, Bedlam’s tender and quiet production of Conor McPherson’s haunting play The Weir allowed each actor’s earnest performance to shine through in an intimate setting. In the story, the old men of a...

The Little Mermaid

Northern Ballet have a very rich tapestry of performances to their name. With a reputation for adapting recognisable and beloved literature into stunning ballet performances, they often reimagine stories for the first time. Their repertoire includes...

Winter Solstice

After much anticipation, David Tushingham’s translation of Ronald Schimmelpfenning’s Winter Solstice, presented by the Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre, has premiered in Scotland. This play is storytelling, stripped bare. The set...

Eight

This Tuesday, the Edinburgh University Theatre Company presented its new rendering of the Bedlam-born production Eight. Since its debut at the Fringe Festival in 2008, this play has achieved international renown for its harrowing portrayal of a...

The Student Newspaper 2016