Seussical

Seussical

Get ready to dream in bright colours and go to strange places like Solla Sollew! Propelled into the bizarre world of Dr. Seuss where the dare to dream mentality is abundant, Seussical is an energetic, zany musical that takes its narrative from an amalgamation of Dr... 

The Ryukyu - Contemporary

The Ryukyu - Contemporary

A small village on the Ryukyu Islands of Japan fights to recover after a disastrous typhoon hits, destroying everything in its path. This inspirational story, told through the medium of song and dance, is about human strength, love, and hope in the wake of adversity... 

As You Like It

As You Like It

As one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, As You Like It is a typical example of a pastoral story, concerning three parties of exile who individually flee to the sanctuary of the English woodlands... 

New (Dis)Order

New (Dis)Order

Held at Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, Dance Base, I was expecting a thoroughly engaging performance that would push the boundaries of conventional dance styles. Unfortunately I was not prepared for what I was about to see!The only boundary that is pushed is one’s ability to endure such horrendously loud, ear piercing music, which grew increasingly grating as the show went on... 

Austen's Women

Austen's Women

Jane Austen’s stories speak to every generation, everyone can identify with at least one of her enthralling characters. Adeptly binding together the vibrancy and variation of thirteen of Austen’s heroines may seem overwhelming to some but Rebecca Vaughan triumphantly rises to the challenge... 

Booking Dance Festival Showcase

Booking Dance Festival Showcase

Booking Dance Festival’s annual Fringe show always promises a high-octane hybrid of dance styles, with seven companies participating in one enticing show. Founder and producer Jodi Kaplan returns for a fifth year with an eclectic mix of performers who give a taste of everything from Aerial and Latin African to Fosse dancing... 

West End at the Fringe

West End at the Fringe

With a cast featuring London-based professionals, this show-stopping production is brilliant for lovers of classic and contemporary musicals. The five-piece cast presents a modern twist on a revue show, incorporating the dilemmas of organising such an event into their performance... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Held in one of Edinburgh’s most vibrant and dynamic nightclubs, Electric Circus, Baby Loves Disco is no ordinary disco and describing it as such would be a huge disservice. Yes, there is a disco and yes, there is dancing but this event offers so much more... 

Les Misérables Schools Edition

Les Misérables Schools Edition

One of Broadway and the West End’s longest running shows, Les Miserables has been hard to avoid, with productions performed in over 40 countries worldwide. Following the journey of ex-convict Jean Valjean after evading his parole, relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert, Les Miserables is a tale of humanity set against the backdrop of a French uprising, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel... 

Rent

Rent

Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking reworking of Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Rent portrays a group of impoverished artists and addicts precariouslymaintain their existence in Lower East Side New York... 

Repertory Theatre

Repertory Theatre

WARNING: The front two rows will get wet! Thrust into the peculiar and fast-paced world of theatre, the scene is set immediately for us: a young ambitious playwright (Iftach Jeffrey Ophir) approaches an all-too-familiar eccentric artistic director (Erez Drigues) with his new play... 

Lifting the Mask

Lifting the Mask

The collision of unrelated, unconnected happenings frequently occurs in everyday life, for no other reason than chance. Lifting the Mask explores such a situation, when two simultaneous stories are brought together by one devastating event... 

The Events

The Events

Can the rational mind comprehend the motive behind a mass shooting? What if there is no adequate explanation for such an atrocity? David Greig asks these questions in his play The Events... 

Shakespeare's Cymbeline

Shakespeare's Cymbeline

Cymbeline is not one of Shakespeare’s most eminent plays and is seldom performed. However, with a mix of all the Bards prominent themes of mistaking identity and a classic twist on a love story, from the outset this portmanteau piece should be a most enjoyable play... 

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Undertaking the staging of David Copperfield is a tricky, if not impossible, task for any theatre company. Fortunately Edinburgh Theatre Arts ambitiously rise to the challenge. Matthew Francis’ adaptation of the classic novel concisely packs one of Dickens’ longest works into a show running at two hours and forty-five minutes... 

Fourplay

Fourplay

Delving into the fractures of modern day life, Jane Bodie deliberately imbues her work with a banal plotline enlivened by a quick, satirical wit. Fourplay brilliantly observes the dissolution of a relationship over time, exposing the complexities of an increasingly frenzied world... 

Danceforms' 63rd International Choreographers' Showcase

Danceforms' 63rd International Choreographers' Showcase

Despite promising an hour’s worth of entertainment, displaying different styles of dance, and highlighting work from various international choreographers, this showcase lacked variety... 

Bobby Gould in Hell

Bobby Gould in Hell

What would you do to avoid eternity in hell? David Mamet’s wonderful one-act comedy explores one man’s struggle to do just that. Northern Spark Theatre Company adeptly handles Mamet’s renowned style of writing, which is abundant in this play, to a high professional standard... 

A Little Bit of Dickens

A Little Bit of Dickens

This a fantastic and innovative way to introduce children into the exciting world of Charles Dickens and Victorian England. A Little Bit of Dickens endeavours to bring many of Dickens’ fascinating characters to life... 

Tap Into Health - Movin' With Melvin

Tap Into Health - Movin' With Melvin

Worried you’ve over indulged a little during the Edinburgh Fringe? Or simply want to learn a new skill? Then this is the show for you. Melvin shares his secrets to health and happiness through these interactive workshops... 

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits by Roald Dahl

With very naughty characters and even more mischievous plotlines, there is a reason Roald Dahl is one of the best-loved children’s writers. They don't come much naughtier than The Twits, with their visually revolting appearance, smelly beards and loud belches... 

The Showstoppers' Family Hour

The Showstoppers' Family Hour

Showstoppers’ spontaneous musical sensation has been a fringe success for many years and the family hour show is no different. The same principles apply as with the adult show, only in a child friendly version... 

Les Misérables (School Edition)

Les Misérables (School Edition)

Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, Les Miserables transports the audience to the bloody French revolution between rebellious Parisian students and the state. Despite the weighty context for a musical, the story of an ex-convict Jean Valjean pursued by Inspector Javert, intertwined with a love story has proven to be one of the most successful musicals of all time... 

Radio Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth on the Fringe opened its sixth annual showcase with a bang last night at Edinburgh’s Playhouse. This fun filled night of entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast presenters Boogie and Arlene, did not disappoint...