Review: Bring It On – The Musical ****

It’s fair to say many people could do with a pick-me-up right now. One is almost at the stage where one is wary of switching on the television or radio or going on-line for fear of news of some other atrocity such as the incident in Munich on Friday evening. To the good citizens of Edinburgh, I say if you want some escapism you would be hard pushed More...

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By John Kennedy On Monday, July 18th, 2016

Our pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Dublin Oldschool

This garrulous blizzard of Gælic word wizardry, riotous punchy patois and infectious urban guerilla idiom screams from the eclectic, eclectic pen of Award winning playwright, Emmet Kirwan. Inviting blush-inducing More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Syrian refugees at the Assembly Roxy – Queens of Syria

An all female cast will bring the Queens of Syria to the Assembly Roxy on 19 and 20 July. This is part of a three week UK tour but the only opportunity to see the production in Scotland. The play is a narrative More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Ten – A Celebration of Ten Years of the MGA Academy of Performing Arts *****

Photographs courtesy of AJG Photography 2016 is the tenth anniversary of one of Scotland’s leading performing arts academies – Edinburgh’s very own MGA Academy of Performing Arts. They are celebrating More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Theatre – interview with Siobhan Redmond

The Edinburgh Reporter was given the opportunity to interview Siobhan Redmond who has been appearing at The Royal Lyceum Theatre during this last week. The production ends tonight. TER: Notwithstanding the intense More...

By John Kennedy On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Je Suis Un Baroque Star

  Thon Man Molière by Liz Lochhead at The Royal Lyceum until 11 June 11 2016 ‘or whit got him intae all that bother…’ This salaciously delicious, self referencing farce, delivered in contemporary More...

By Amanda Whitehead On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

At the Festival Theatre – The Mikado

                    Scottish Opera reunites with D’Oyly Carte to bring this new production of The Mikado to Edinburgh. Written in 1885 and set in the fictional More...

By John Kennedy On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Thon Man Molière – Liz Lochhead’s new play

Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Thon Man Molière. 20 May 2016 to 11 June 2016 Archived on BBC iPlayer is (the rather dashing) Dr Michael Scott’s revelatory series exploring the impact of Classical Greek theatre on More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

David Greig takes over at the Lyceum

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh launched its 2016-17 programme with dazzling derring-do earlier today. Newly appointed Artistic Director, David Greig’s, tenure has not so much hit the ground running as rocketed this More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, April 28th, 2016

REVIEW – The Iliad – A Kingdom For A Gift Horse

“… There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible – magic to make the sanest man go mad.” For a long ten years the Greeks assail the impregnable walls of mighty More...