Theatre

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...

Three Sisters

Bleak, existential, and as dry as the wintry air outside, Adrian Osmond’s adaption of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, performed by the learning disabled based Lung Ha Theatre Company, is as heart-warming as it is compelling. The bittersweet tone is set...

Showchoir: ‘Encore’

My biggest question as I arrived at the Teviot Debating Hall for the Edinburgh University Footlight’s Showchoir performance was: could this show could reach the same heights as last year’s wonderful performance by the same company? The opening...

The Glass Menagerie

It’s remarkable to think that, for a play set mostly in 1937, The Glass Menagerie’s themes of loneliness and unfulfilled potential still feel so profoundly relevant today. Amanda, played by Evangeline Edwards, is the matriarch of the household,...

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