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Musik 5*****

August 11, 2019 |

Frances Barber provides a stunning performance as Billie Trix, a dried up, drug addled, narcissistic rock star.

She enters the stage in true rock star fashion, dressed in a black cape with a black eye patch over one eye, (not … Read More

Hughie 5*****

August 11, 2019 |

Hughie is a Eugene O’Neill one act play.

Mike McShane is Charlie, the hotel desk clerk and Phil Nichol plays Erie; the wise cracking, fast talking professional gambler. This is a shabby New York hotel. The faded grandeur and the … Read More

Silence in Court – Edinburgh Little Theatre – 3***

August 11, 2019 |

On arriving at Hill Street theatre, we are given tokens for a free drink and as we wait in the queue for our drink, a court usher bellows out that our presence is required in court. Entering the venue we … Read More

Nightclubbing – Rachael Young – 4****

August 11, 2019 |

With a live thumping soundtrack provided by the excellent Leisha Thomas and Mwen Rukandema and a black volcanic moonscape on stage, Rachael Young slowly emerges ready and dressed to go ‘nightclubbing’. Through spoken word, singing and movement she entwines the … Read More

Einstein – Pip Utton – 5*****

August 11, 2019 |

This was my first experience of festival stalwart Pip Utton’s work and I find myself wondering what took me so long? As Albert Einstein, Pip gives a delicately nuanced performance, gently asking us to realise that imagination (which is boundless) … Read More

Pizza Shop Heroes – Phosphoros Theatre – 4****

August 11, 2019 |

Phosphoros Theatre bring this crowd pleaser of a show to Edinburgh telling the story of 4 child refugees from Eritrea, Albania and Afghanistan – Tewodros Aregawe, Goitom Fesshaye, Emirjon Hoxhaj and Syed Haleem Najibi – and their treacherous journey to … Read More

Trying It On – David Edgar – 4****

August 10, 2019 |

The stage is set like an office, complete with desk, filing cabinet and piles of cardboard boxes. David Edgar is wandering around and begins slowly by introducing us to the stage manager, who is sitting at the desk looking totally … Read More

Who Cares – LUNG and The Lowry – 5*****

August 10, 2019 |

Lung Ha’s latest play is set in Salford, where the number of children caring for parents has reached shocking levels. The drama is based on actual testimonies, which makes what unfolds in front of us even more heart breaking. Connor, … Read More

Shit – MILKE and Dee & Cornelius – 4****

August 10, 2019 |

In Patricia Cornelius’ play, Billy, Bobby and Sam are three Australian women who strut around the stage, refuse to restrain their language and refuse to apologise. Their androgynous names reflect their rejection of the socially acceptable female. They disdain women … Read More

All Of Me – Caroline Horton – 5*****

August 10, 2019 |

Caroline Horton is nothing short of mesmerising in this play, which she also wrote herself. She ambles onto the stage in a glittery top and starts a torrent of apologies. She warns us that we are not in for a … Read More