‘Being Brave and Becoming’ – The Poetry we Make & Bicycles and Fish –...

One of the most amazing things about the Vault festival is the sheer volume of work that is on, brimming over with variety, bursting at the seems with challenges, with questions - and our...

EdFringe: Island Town – “A prickle at the back of the neck” Summerhall, Roundabout

Some people take comfort in the circular nature of life. We’re born, we live, we die; that’s a cycle. There’s the water cycle and the carbon cycle we’re taught at school, we draw little...

‘Checking in with your inner ‘Big’ kid’ – Big the Musical – HHT

However many years pass by, we never entirely forget what it is to be young. Big the Musical, which premiered in 1996 and which followed the 1988 film, is a nostalgic night out which...

Deconstructing the First Night Phenomenon

Let’s face it, critics need to re-join the real world and boycott opening night. Image credit: The Rose Theatre As the plastic wrappings are lifted from the individually cut sandwiches, the cold white wine mists the...

EdFringe: “An uplifting, breath of fresh air” – Finding Fassbender – Pleasance This

We all have dreams, don't we? But Eve never has, beyond a vague sort-of sense of being a mother, and evenings on the sofa with Steve Bull, the cat. Never that is, until fate sticks...

EdFringe: “Bringing those darker moments to light” – Blackout – Summerhall

How can you be sure of who you are, when you can’t remember what you’ve done? Blackout brings those darker moments to light. From the shared experience of the blackout, Blackout from New Room Theatre...

Yo Ho Ho-ing All The Way Home: Peter Pan – Hampton Hill Theatre

Though they may act like it sometimes, deep down, no child (or adult!) really wants to grow up, so what musical production more fitting to stage with the younger ones than Peter Pan? The...

6 Ways to Begin Building a Career in Dramaturgy

If I had was paid by the hour for every hour of my life I have spent trying to answer the question "What is dramaturgy?" I would probably have enough to pay back my student...

‘Talking about class is not easy’ – This is Not a Safe Space –...

In poet Jackie Hagan’s latest show, the title itself is a warning and the opening five minutes of This is not a Safe Space a series of caveats and disclaimers, at the core of which is...

(Back) In The Rehearsal Room with: Not Your Average Collective

Nobody is average, so why should theatre be? Such is the philosophy of Not Your Average Collective, a newly founded theatre company made up of Brit and Canadian duo Elisha Grace and Alex Franks. I first looked...