Theatre

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,...

How to Act

How to Act is staged and performed as if you are attending a masterclass in acting; from the lead actor greeting you personally when you arrive, to his apologies when emotions tighten onstage, you are left unsure if you have come to the right show...

The Play That Goes Wrong

‘Mischief Theatre’ are an appropriately named company to undertake this master-class in farce. Centred upon Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s hapless attempts to perform The Murder at Haversham Manor, the mischief which ensues is...

Travesties

Tom Stoppard’s Travesties is an absurd, comedic rollercoaster, not without its surprising and heart-warming, human moments. Striking a skilful balance between mocking and venerating each of the legendary characters – we watch Lenin,...

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