Manipulate Festival Part 2 – Summerhall

Shadowbird (★★★★) Shadowbird starts as a quaint production but grows into something so much more. A fisherman, sculpted wonderfully by Mary and David Grieve, begins his story in the way all good stories are told... as he finishes off a pint. Soon, we're thrown into a world of epic adventure and charming design.  The frame through which performers convey … Continue reading Manipulate Festival Part 2 – Summerhall

Manipulate Festival 2020 Part 1 – Summerhall

Transfigured (★★★★★) Transfigured by Oceanallover begins with a cautionary note: involvement from the audience is key to the event. This involvement simultaneously fails to extend beyond mere pleasantries and idle chatter, and is crucial to the outcome of the show.  An audience member is asked to pick a card, and when they do so, one of thirteen performers … Continue reading Manipulate Festival 2020 Part 1 – Summerhall

The Lion King – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/hfjVYN871A4 Music & Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi Direction, Costume Design & Mask/Puppetry Co-Design by Julia Taymor 1994, The Lion King, was by and large a tremendous gamble for The Walt Disney Company. It would go on to break records, particularly for animation, launch platinum soundtracks and … Continue reading The Lion King – Edinburgh Playhouse

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol – The Royal Lyceum

Adapted and Directed by Tony Cownie From the novel by Charles Dickens Instilling our most cherished festive tale, with the façade of our fair city, should be a winning combination which sits alongside holly and ivy, wine and mistletoe or the Queen’s Speech and a power nap. An Edinburgh Christmas Carol places Ebenezer Scrooge, the original curmudgeon, … Continue reading An Edinburgh Christmas Carol – The Royal Lyceum