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Abigail’s Party – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mike Leigh Designer: Janet Bird Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Gareth Davies Mike Leigh's classic piece of retro social satire made a star of its original lead actress and remains one of the writer-director's best known and most recognised works. So ingrained are its late-seventies social symbols and pop culture references that it's all but impossible to remember that these ...

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dressed. – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

woman festooned in silk clothing

Co-created by: Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi & Olivia Norris Reviewer: Dominic Corr As reviewers, we have a duty to treat the subjects surrounding the Me-Too movement and rape with individual respect. No longer resigning them to a sub-category of themes. Every production invites us to hear experiences, told in a multitude of fashions. They can be direct, symbolic, ...

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Victoria – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

ballet dancers dressed as queen victoria and prince albert

Choreography & scenario: Cathy Marston Music: Philip Feeney Director: Cathy Marston Reviewer: Edie Ranvier This May marks two hundred years since the birth of Queen Victoria, and Northern Ballet is marking the anniversary with a touring production of Cathy Marston’s new ballet Victoria, which reimagines this most paradoxical of monarchs through the eyes of her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice. Following ...

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Pepperland – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Mark Morris Music: Original songs by The Beatles, composition by Ethan Iverson Reviewer: Dominic Corr Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band ends just where Pepperland begins with that notoriously extended chord. To start – if your attendance this evening hopes for a juke-box style musical with dance, then best not hold your breath. Mark Morris Dance Group brings us ...

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Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book: Dennis Kelly Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys With its origins as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2010 festive show, nine years down the line, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda has been seen by over eight million people around the globe. Winning awards and smashing box office records wherever ...

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Stones in his Pockets – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs In a small Irish village, a Hollywood film is being made and the locals are all thrilled both at the chance of making it on to the big screen, even if it is only likely to be as one member of a very large crowd, and the earning £40 a day in ...

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We Are All Just Little Creatures – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Original Concept by Christine Devaney Directors: Christine Devaney, Maria Oller & Jo Timmins Composers: David Paul Jones & Kevin Lennon Reviewer: Dominic Corr When was the last time you found yourself delighted? If you even remember the feeling at all. In uncertain times, we strive to maintain happiness, but delight is cast to the wayside. Three years in the making, ...

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(Can this be) Home – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Director: Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Reviewer: Dominic Corr Writing this on the eve of the original Brexit leave date – the realisation that the past three years have resulted in drastic changes amid no change whatsoever dawns even more. That after this turmoil, nothing has been accomplished. All that has happened is the separation of a nation ...

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