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

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

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X) – Summerhall

Written by Mamoru Iriguchi Dramaturg by Lou Brodie ★★★★ Even going to school in the early 2000s, sex education left a lot to be desired. It divided us between those who identified as boys and as girls and left us with barely any more information than we had when we went in. On reflection, something … Continue reading Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X) – Summerhall

Dishonour – Fringe OnDemand

Written & Directed by Terrence Turner ★★★★★ One-woman show Dishonour, written and directed by Terrence Turner, presents audiences with an under-discussed issue: female genital mutilation (FGM). The nature in which tradition is shackled to systemic abuse is remarkable, and the discourse surrounding it as complex as imaginable. Dishonour handles these complexities by telling multiple stories; there's the tale … Continue reading Dishonour – Fringe OnDemand