Fringe theatre: Every Brilliant Thing | Confirmation | Am I Dead Yet? | Scaramouche Jones

There’s an array of bold, brilliant British writing on display at this year’s Fringe. Here Katrina Conaglen looks at a selection of sure-to-please shows that deftly discuss difficult topics while keeping you laughing throughout Every Brilliant Thing At Summerhall there’s a fantastic programme of new writing and powerful theatre. This one might be already sold out, …

Blog Theatre Shows August 25, 2015

Comedians’ Theatre Company: A funny idea for a script

The Comedians’ Theatre Company is ten years old. Kate Copstick hears its story from key members – in a suitably dramatic form “There is a necessity for theatre and therefore everyone should be doing it.” P Nichol, 2015 CAST Phil Nichol: An intense and hugely talented actor, comic, musician and now director and theatre producer. …

12 must-see Edinburgh Festival theatre shows

The Scotsman’s reviewers will be seeing hundreds of new theatre shows over the next three weeks – but here are a few made earlier that we can recommend Janis Joplin Full Tilt What we said: “Peter Arnott’s show about the brief, blazing life of Janis Joplin features a four-piece band, and a short appearance from …

Blog Theatre Shows August 8, 2015

Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh on The Last Hotel

Composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright Enda Walsh’s new opera doesn’t dodge darkness, writes Susan Mansfield IN JANUARY 2002, a woman’s body was found in a rented house in Dublin. Her name was Rosemary Toole, a former bank teller who suffered from depression. An investigation revealed she had been spotted earlier that week welcoming two American …

Antigone brings the best out of Juliette Binoche

The French star and director Ivo Van Hove make a formidable pair, writes Mark Fisher When London theatregoers fall into raptures over Ivo Van Hove, I can never decide whether to be smug or irritated. Smug, because here in Scotland, we were enjoying the work of this Belgian-born director as long ago as 1998. Back …

Saloni Sonawala on Bollywood in step with the Tattoo’s martial tune

Saloni Sonawala thought she was really going places – until she was offered a role in a unique cross-cultural collaboration, writes Kelly Apter Saloni Sonawala had dreamed of visiting the Bahamas since she was a child, and now it was finally happening. The cruise tickets were booked, six other families were joining her – and …

Theatre Shows August 3, 2015

Simon McBurney on survival in the Amazon

Simon McBurney tells Susan Mansfield about survival in the Amazon jungle and why audiences at his new show will have to wear headphones In the last week of a July, many a director is burning the midnight oil, putting the finishing touches to their Edinburgh show, and Simon McBurney is no exception. The creative force …