EdFringe: “Sometimes joyful, sometimes sobering” – Curio – The Space@ Surgeons Hall

A new play, about old things, Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities) is well worth considering. Edinburgh is a city filled with surprise and wonder all year round, and cultural curiosity can be satisfied not just in...

EdFringe: “Will make your skin crawl” – Flies – Pleasance Courtyard

Flies will make your skin crawl, which might seem an odd thing to recommend in a play, but then the play itself is very odd.  Les Enfants Terribles are already renowned for creating worlds that are...

EdFringe: “New heights” – Basecamp – C Space South

Basecamp takes Fever Dream Theatre’s penchant for tourable site specific theatre to new heights. Following their sell-out 2016 Edinburgh hit Wrecked (which also returns this year) set in a crashed car, Fever Dream have set...

“Not cute and fluffy” – The Squirrel Plays – Theatre 503

The Squirrel Plays is presented as part of Theatre 503’s Edinburgh Preview season. We’ve done a lot of talking about America this year, and under the direction of American Jessica Bickel-Barlow, Mia McCullough’s 2005 play...

“Disquieting peek into a future that is not too far away” – Artificial –...

We all possess it, that instinct to reach out a hand. To touch another… to help? To harm? Or just because we’re lonely? As our experience of the world becomes increasingly less tactile, hidden...

“That sense of panic that bubbles just below the surface” – No One is...

Stepping out of the sunlight into the Bunker theatre, the temperature drops and the hustle of Southwark and the busy food market next door is silenced. It's underground, intimate but slightly claustrophobic, and couldn't...

‘Macho-masculinity and fearful vulnerability’ – Isaac Came Home from the Mountain – Theatre 503

Bad decisions – we’ve all made them. Often the worst of them come when we are angry, or sad, when we act with pure emotion and not a thought for the consequences. Never is...

‘A waking dream’ – Oh Heroine How I Love You – Holborn Library

Have you ever walked down rows of bookshelves, and imagined the characters they contain stepping from the pages? Have you brushed your fingers along their spines, and imagined their stories permeating through your fingertips?...

‘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...

‘Dealing with Dementia’ – Banana Crabtree Simon – Drayton Arms Theatre

Dementia. Whether we are at an age where we fear it for ourselves, or whether we fear it for the sake of our loved ones, dementia has a foreboding, threatening presence in the lives...