9 To 5 – Edinburgh Playhouse

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Directed by Jeff Calhoun ★★★★ 545 days. That’s how long it’s been since the Edinburgh Playhouse roared with The Lion King’s juggernaut presence, and now it returns to the daily grind. Slapping the alarm clock, taking a few more minutes of rest, the sleeping giant … Continue reading 9 To 5 – Edinburgh Playhouse

Still – Traverse Theatre

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Gareth Nicholls ★★★★ Pain is a difficult thing to communicate. It manifests in a myriad of intricate and contorting ways – emotional, mental and physical.  Still is Frances Poet's effort to capture varying experiences of it. Gaynor, a housebound mother confined by chronic pain, is awaiting the birth of her … Continue reading Still – Traverse Theatre

Loud Poets – Scottish Storytelling Centre

★★★★ Digital theatre has presented itself as a suitable alternative to the in-person performance. Streaming cinema has long been an acceptable option. But there’s something about live spoken word: a distinctiveness that digital shows haven’t quite been able to capture. Perhaps it’s down to misery loving company? Thankfully, in-person spoken word is back. Edinburgh-based collective … Continue reading Loud Poets – Scottish Storytelling Centre

Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Stuart Stratford Libretto by Giuseppe Verdi ★★★★ Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff emphasises the comedic aspects of the mistaken identities, love triangles and caddish rogues who litter history. Adapted from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera follows Sir John Falstaff, as plump as he is lustful, as he attempts to keep his dwindling reputation as a … Continue reading Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

Sunshine on Leith – Multistory

Directed by Sally Lyall Music & Lyrics by The Proclaimers ★★★ Far from Leith, atop the makeshift MultiStory outdoor Fringe venue underneath the Castle, the sun conceals itself behind a typically grey Edinburgh skyline. But if there’s one theatrical group that can coax the sunshine out, it’s Edinburgh’s grassroots Captivate Theatre. The company return to … Continue reading Sunshine on Leith – Multistory