Home / Author Archives: The Reviews Hub - Scotland (page 157)

Author Archives: The Reviews Hub - Scotland

Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much – Udderbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The dynamic duo of pop-culture are back at the fringe with Just Too Much which can only be described as their best and at times silliest show to date. Frisky (Laura Corcoran) and Mannish (Matthew Floyd Jones) first came to light in 2008 and have quickly gained a massive cult following. Even on a wet, cold Tuesday ...

Read More »

Bianco – No Fit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Firenza Guidi Reviewer: Marina Waters No Fit State Circus are internationally renowned for creating contemporary, edgy and visually stimulating circus shows. They certainly don't disappoint at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. They are returning withBianco, a spectacular showcase of contemporary circus. The 14 performers each appear to be highly accomplished in the circus skills on show but each ...

Read More »

Blood Brothers – theSpace at Venue 45, Edinburgh

Writer: Willy Russell Reviewer: Danielle Shields You have to do a double take when you see the Narrator. With his black jacket scraping the tip of his flashy shoes he could easily resemble Neo from the Matrix, although Keanu Reeves is almost embarking on his fifth decade now whereas the boy in front of us has to be younger than ...

Read More »

13 Sunken Years – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Paula Salminen Translator: Eva Buchwald Director: Maria Oller Reviewer: Danielle Shields “I think she’ll be a doctor,” the mother delights as her young child squirms underneath her duvet, her gran being the tormentor of her ticklish woes. This poignant moment from13 Sunken Yearsis one that every female can relate to, whether we are a daughter, mother or grandmother. It’s ...

Read More »

Confirmation – Northern Stage@Kings Hall, Edinburgh

Writer:Chris Thorpe Director:Rachel Chavkin Reviewer: Deborah Klayman There are subjects that are easy to address - both in theatre and the wider world - and there are some that are not. Writer/performer Chris Thorpe’s latest show,Confirmation, is a gutsy dialogue which addresses one of those difficult topics head on: it is intimate, it is challenging, and it poses deeply uncomfortable ...

Read More »

Made in ILVA: The Contemporary Hermit – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Anna Dora Dorno Reviewer: Katie Mitchell Many words have been spoken about the steelwork crisis in Taranto, Italy but Nicola Pianzola lets his body do the talking in Instabili Vaganti – Experimental Theatre Company’s performance ofMade in ILVA: The Contemporary Hermit. Now dubbed as the ‘ILVA Tragedy’, Anna Dora Dorno directs the piece and brings true eye-witness accounts from ...

Read More »

Tom Allen: Life/Style – The Stand, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Bromley isn't exactly the most lavish and well-to-do areas of the UK and it almost seems impossible to imagine that the silver tongued, sharp suited, well observed thirty-something comedian Tom Allen could ever come from the town. This very juxtaposition is what makes Allen so interesting, he's at odds with the typical stereotype, his act is tight ...

Read More »