Tag archive for ‘Festival Theatre’
By John Preece On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – Verdi’s MacBeth

‘MacBeth’ is a major new production of Verdi’s dark operatic thriller, given by the International Festival’s 2017 resident company Teatro Regio of Turin, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed More...

By John Kennedy On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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At The Festival Theatre – The Awfey Huge Variety Show

Irresistible resilience shines forth. The Festival Theatre presents the rather awfully nice and thoroughly inclusive  – AWFEY HUGE VARIETY SHOW Friday 16 June 2017 at 6pm.  The teasingly titled Awfey More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Theatre review: The Attic Collective perform War In America – Former Royal High School

Our rating ***.5 ‘It’s times like this I really wished I’d listened to what my Mother said!’ What did she say? ‘I don’t really know, I wasn’t listening!’ Counter-intuitively, More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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FINAL CALL! Theatre preview: War In America – Former Royal High School

It is Final Call for  – War In America. The days are counting down to what must be one of Edinburgh’s almost unique ‘found space’ theatrical events – at the former Royal High School. War in America More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Theatre review: Jane Eyre – Festival Theatre *****

Charlotte Brontë’s Yorkshire Grit lit, Jane Eyre, was more than just a conscience pricking social critique of  class and gender injustice. Its humane realism and decidedly tenacious female protagonist/narrator More...

By John Kennedy On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Theatre preview: War In America at the former Royal High School

The Attic Collective presents
 WAR IN AMERICA by Jo Clifford The Former Royal High School Dystopian future nightmares, once moral fictions to frighten domestic-bot appliances with an internet disconnect, are More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Theatre preview: Out Of This World – Festival Theatre

Mark Murphy’s V-TOL presents OUT OF THIS WORLD Mark Murphy’s return to the stage after a ten year absence comes with his signature, very decidedly multi-media, extra-terrestrial montage approach to storytelling More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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At the Festival Theatre in March – The Northern Ballet in Casanova

From 23 to 25 March 2017 the stage at the Festival Theatre will be taken over by Northern Ballet who are presenting their World Premiere Tour of Casanova. This production will transport audiences to 18th century More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Theatre review – Lysistrata: King’s Theatre ****

Read all about it! Girl Power/Sex Strike – Athenian Bookies Put Nookies @ 300/1 – Bar. A week previous to this performance America and beyond witnessed unprecedented scenes of mass protest in which More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Season of Secrets: Opera North reveals Hidden World

This winter, Opera North will be exploring the unspoken, the hidden and the mysterious as they bring three compelling operas to the Festival Theatre, each with a secret at its heart. A double-bill of operas by More...