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Salty Irina – 4****

August 13, 2023 |

Salty Irina is the world premiere of Eve Leigh’s new play. Two students, Anna and Eireni, have both come to study at a town well known for its fascist tendencies. Both are potentially in danger – Anna is a lesbian, … Read More

Anything That We Wanted To Be – 4.5****

August 13, 2023 |

Adam Lenson’s autobiographical show asks the question, ‘What if there are multiple versions of each of us?’ Faced with a diagnosis of cancer, he questions whether his predicament is a result of his decision to drop medicine and become a … Read More

An Interrogation 4.5****

August 12, 2023 |

Inspired by real life events, a debut play from writer and director Jamie Armitage, who will be forever remembered in Edinburgh as the Tony Award nominated co-director of SIX: The Musical, which began life at the Fringe.

The play is … Read More

James Rowland: Piece of Work 5*****

August 9, 2023 |

In an intimate room with James standing in pyjamas, the stage is set for a tale that will traverse a multitude of emotions. As the familiar tune of “Electric Dreams” by Human League fills the space, Rowland confidently assures the … Read More

Strategic Love Play – 4****

August 8, 2023 |

The Roundabout Theatre at Summerhall was jam packed for this play, and rightly so. For 70 minutes we were treated to a guerilla version of internet dating – definitely not for the faint hearted. Miriam Battaye’s tale of cyber … Read More

The Early Word 4.5****

August 7, 2023 |

John Hegley is a masterclass in performing. He’s got the air of experience that says that nothing fazes him (and nothing does. Not lights not working, not people leaving for a wee). He’s got the chilled and relaxed vibe of … Read More

Polko – 4****

August 4, 2023 |

Polko is a play set within the confines of a car. There are three main protagonists – Joe, the car owner, Emma his erstwhile schoolfriend and Peter the previous owner of the car. Of the three, Joe appears to be … Read More

Mustard – 5*****

August 26, 2022 |

When E receives a call from her former lover, she drops everything in Ireland to rush over to London to see him. They have been apart for almost a year and, as a result, she has endured a period of … Read More

In the Weeds 4****

August 15, 2022 |

‘In the Weeds’ is a poetic and macabre duologue deeply rooted in the landscape in which it was created. Produced by An Tobar & Mull Theatre and Deftly directed by Rebecca Atkinson Lord, it is a tense thriller which plunges … Read More

Look No Hands 4****

August 14, 2022 |

A debut solo play by writer performer Lila Clements, a semi-autobiographical story based on a cycling collision she had back in London in 2010 and written during lockdown in 2020. As we enter the theatre, the backdrop is a display … Read More