Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth

The word I would use to describe this production is ‘intricate’. 

Second Coming

Second Coming

As anyone who’s ever been involved in any kind of show will know, they’re not easy things to put on. 

In-be-tween

In-be-tween

Imagine trying to get somewhere in a hurry, when all of a sudden you get stuck behind someone who’s walking painfully slowly. 

Brand New Ancients

Brand New Ancients

It’s not hard to be cynical. 

I Guess if the Stage Exploded...

I Guess if the Stage Exploded...

Given the title of this show, you might have been expecting action, adventure and plenty of pyrotechnics. 

Arcadia

Arcadia

Ah, the English country garden. 

Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch

The food’s great in Edinburgh, isn’t it? You’ve got all those stalls selling gourmet hot dogs and falafel, every venue has its own cafe - I’m even sitting in a coffee shop … 

I Could've Been Better

I Could've Been Better

James Whiteaker is a train announcer who has never been on a train. 

Herons

Herons

There’s one astonishingly effective scene of violence in this show. 

Hidden

Hidden

The lights go down. 

Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer

Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer

You know that uncle you have who doesn’t know when to stop talking? Who assumes you’re interested in every conversation he had with every person he spoke to today and thinks hi… 

Sex Lives of Others

Sex Lives of Others

‘Oh yeah! Harder! Do it to me!’ Would you eavesdrop on your neighbours’ sex life? It’s hard to not be a little curious about what other people get up to. 

Boys

Boys

Growing up. 

L.O.V.E.

L.O.V.E.

Shall I compare this show to a summer’s day? I wouldn’t call it lovely or temperate. 

Dumbstruck

Dumbstruck

This is a show about a man living on his own in an isolated arctic base listening to whale song. 

Squally Showers

Squally Showers

This is a show that is sumptuous to look at: the atmospheric lighting, projections of blue skies and clouds, the dancing, the synthetic 80s glamour which pervades the set and costu… 

Long Distance Affair (make possible an impossible trip)

Long Distance Affair (make possible an impossible trip)

Waiting in the Summerhall lobby, three other people and I are greeted by a smiling American in chunky glasses who takes us downstairs. 

Choose Your Own Documentary By Nathan Penlington

Choose Your Own Documentary By Nathan Penlington

Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure Books, where you got to pick what happens at the end of each page? Nathan Penlington does. 

Overcoat

Overcoat

Ah, the classic boy-meets-overcoat tale. 

The  Fanny Hill Project

The Fanny Hill Project

I really wanted to like this show. 

Solfatara

Solfatara

The opening of Solfatara prepares you for something atmospheric - a bit creepy, a bit strange. 

Banksy: The Room in the Elephant

Banksy: The Room in the Elephant

This is already a popular show: the queue outside the venue stretched halfway down the street; once inside, the less punctual audience members were scanning the crowd for a single … 

Anna

Anna

This is not an easy show to watch.