Maggie & Me

Maggie & Me

Let’s tackle head-on what a younger theatre-goer may think when they see a play called Maggie and Me; “who is Maggie?” is my bet. 

Blue Beard

Blue Beard

Emma Rice is a genius - we know this from her stage adaptations of classic texts - but when it comes to a wholly original play written by Rice herself, how does she fare?The play i… 

Marx in London

Marx in London

Unlike Marx's great work Capital, the one thing you cannot describe this boisterous comic Opera as, is boring. 

Two Sisters

Two Sisters

We live in turbulent and deranged times. 

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Is there anyone who hasn’t seen at least one version of this story, a version filled with gore, elaborate story lines and ostentatious special effects? This production of Jekyll … 

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Engelbert Humperdink’s biggest hit, packed with stuff that should not fit. 

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

As comedy vehicles go, this is a Rolls Royce. 

Dracula: Mina's Reckoning

Dracula: Mina's Reckoning

What would you do if you were offered god-like powers? That's the final dilemma faced by Mina in this adaptation of the Dracula story by Morna Pearson. 

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

There are many aspects to the brilliance of this show, but the greatest revelation is the singing. 

AFTER ALL

AFTER ALL

Don’t be put off by the topic - this dance show about death is far from gloomy. 

SKETCHES/GLISK

SKETCHES/GLISK

This double bill is a treat of depth of talent performing across a huge range of scope – all compressed within a single hour. 

As Far As Impossible

As Far As Impossible

The show is derived from interviews with humanitarian aid workers about the Impossible. 

This is a Chair

This is a Chair

More written about than performed, this is a rare chance to see a version of Caryl Churchill’s 1997 play, This is a Chair. 

Reclaim

Reclaim

This circus, dance and music show accepts no boundaries. 

Dusk

Dusk

A community of actors are staging a theatre version of Lars Von Trier’s film Dogville. 

The Last Flapper

The Last Flapper

There’s been a mix-up in the weekly appointment with her Sanatorium psychiatrist. 

Sensuous Governing

Sensuous Governing

Away from the hurly-burly of the centre of the city, one of the Sisters Hope parades the silent streets, ringing the bell to call the initiates to the ritual. 

Taiwan Season: Duo

Taiwan Season: Duo

It is comparatively easy to portray conflict; showing the different forms of domestic love is much more difficult. 

Thrown

Thrown

Thrown – a play about backhold wrestling – surely one of the world’s more obscure sports, even to city-living Scots. 

Blood of the Lamb

Blood of the Lamb

This incendiary play is described as Kafkaesque. 

Hello, The Hell: Othello

Hello, The Hell: Othello

Hello, The Hell: Othello is a dance and physical theatre presentation of Othello's and Iago’s afterlife in hell. 

Taiwan Season: #Since1994

Taiwan Season: #Since1994

There is a large distance between the impression given in the description of this show on the EdFringe site and my experience of the performance. 

Eulogy

Eulogy

The company Darkfield are a Fringe regular now, known for their shows housed in completely dark shipping containers. 

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

This stunning production is an ideal example of how to use the unique ability of dance to emphasise and refocus on different aspects of a classic drama. 

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

The subtitle A Gothic Romance is added to Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty for a good reason.