Witch is an old word.
Perhaps the end of Romeo & Juliet wasn't quite as tragic as we remembered.
You may think you’ve seen The Bacchae – but have you seen Dionysius wreaking havoc upon his namesake play in an attempt to modernise it? This is the premise of Mermaids: The U…
This is not your grandmother’s Dracula, which may be immediately obvious when you walk into the theatre to the sounds of a Queen song.
The year is sometime in the 1800s, it seems, or else 2018.
David Greig and National Theatre
of Scotland have created something across the board brilliant with The
Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.
“God is beauty with feeling” insists Nijinsky, gazing searchingly at his audience.
“Faustus shall never repent” the titular character states brazenly – almost convincing himself, but
with tears in his eyes.
It might seem a strange thing to
do, but director Taryn O’Connor’s
decision to cast three different leads in this three-performance production of Hedwig
and the Angry Inch w…
Good theatre doesn’t necessarily
have to change the world, sometimes it is enough just to entertain.
Cinderella is so familiar a story that
anyone above the age of 12 might be weary of the annual parade of ‘reimaginings’
attempting to keep it relevant.
Hector (Was So Great A Crime) is based on the
true story of the Scottish military hero in the Second Boer War who was brought
down by malicious attacks on his good name.
One of the songs included in Captain of the Lost Waves: Unsolved Mysteries is titled A Song No One Wants to Hear.
Lunchtime is perhaps not the right time for a hypnosis show for adults.
Chris Cook is an unexpected gem of Edinburgh
Fringe magicians, and an absolute master of his stage.
“We are the first show… in the Edinburgh Fringe Guide” magicians Malin Nilsson and Charlie Caper crow happily, claiming this as the reason for their strangely named show.
Tricnic is a comedy magic show featuring twin magicians Kane and Abel who reject your preconceived notions of the props and common items magic is usually done with and instead perf…
A family magic show accessible for even the youngest of children, Edward Hilsum: Genie is a charming magical experience.
Bibs ‘n’ Bobs Reloaded is a magic show exactly as it sounds, being constructed of simple objects from an ordinary Morrisons bag.
Rings Paul Zenon interweaves the stories of two Collinses, both of the
storyteller himself, Paul Collins (Zenon is a stage name) and of Jim Collins,
Houdini’s go-to m…
A simple set, a modest stage and enough enthusiasm for magic in one man to inspire his audience to audible, astonished gasps.
The show is called Happy Medium, and Peter Antoniou introduces himself early into it as a ‘Comedium’, but these excellent puns are far from the best part of this show.
Oliver Meech is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, having brought his show When Magic and Science Collide in previous years.
Word of advice: the four stars you see here are only for the brave at heart.
‘It’s fucking magic.
Wonders at Dusk is not just a magic show; it is a magical experience.
Colin Cloud is the ultimate rockstar mentalist, or as he styles himself, deductionist.
Nailed It! is introduced by singer Andrew Strano and keyboardist Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer as being “about life, about love, about relationships”, and they succeed fantastically in …
Deja Vu, according to a very quick Google search I just did, means ‘a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.
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