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Casanova – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

northern ballet corps in casanova

Choreographer: Kenneth Tindall Original Scenario: Kenneth Tindall & Ian Kelly Reviewer: Dominic Corr Decadence and debauchery: terms that readily come to mind when thoughts turn to Giacomo Casanova. For many, this image is synonymous with adultery, womanising and sexual deviance. Instead, Kenneth Tindall’s adaptation for the Northern Ballet company’s production of Casanova offers a look at the passion, pain and grandiose ...

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Expensive Shit – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Adura Onashile Director: Adura Onashile Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Two toilets, two stories, twenty years apart. The only things they appear to have in common are the toilet attendant and the objectification of the women who use the toilet. Unfortunately, they also share a failure to take off and make the production come to life. The first story is set in a ...

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Girls Like That – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Evan Placey Director: Rachael Esdale Reviewer: Dominic Corr One day we won't need productions that discuss gender inequality, however, for the time being, we have playwrights such as Evan Placey to help navigate the new generation's struggles with gender inequality and social damage through digital devices. This adaptation of his 2013 piece Girls Like That sees the Lyceum Youth ...

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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show 2017 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Allan Stewart Grant Stott Big Big Variety Show

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The tradition of variety theatre in Scotland is long standing. As a veteran of the scene, Allan Stewart brings his Big Big Variety Show back to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre to remind us why variety should remain at the heart of Scottish theatre. The all-star lineup includes King’s Theatre stalwart and panto baddie Grant Stott, who plays along ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Alan Janes Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Day the Music Died was how musician Don McLean commemorated the passing of fifties Rock & Roller Buddy Holly. Jukebox musicals always honour those with considerable talent, Buddy is no different. Writer Alan Janes seeks not to tell an untold story, but merely present the life of an accomplished artist ...

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Pink Mist – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Owen Sheers Director: John Retallack & George Mann Reviewer: S.E. Webster The theatre has long been lauded as a space in which our society can challenge authority, examine the human condition, explore fresh ideas and project new voices. Thus, Owen Sheers’s highly acclaimed drama, Pink Mist forces audiences to confront and re-examine important, difficult issues, in this case the ...

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Heads Up – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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  Writer: Kieran Hurley Music: Michael John McCarthy Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs A visceral verbal and musical assault that paints a picture of the end of the world and suggests that we are nearer to it than we realise, or at least we may be. Heads Up is an angry but intelligent one man show that dissects the way we live today ...

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The Winter’s Tale  – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Composer: Alasdair Macrae Reviewer: S.E. Webster Spring, summer, autumn, winter.  Whatever the season audiences everywhere will be guaranteed at least one production of a Shakespearean drama. The vogue for transporting Shakespeare to new settings shows no sign of waning. Thus it is on the crest of this particular theatrical wave that Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum ...

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