Still at the Traverse is in many ways a tough watch, with themes of death and loss offset by excellent performances and perceptive writing.
In A Game of Death and Chance, the National Trust for Scotland’s first ever Fringe show, four characters from the 17th century – and death himself – have occupied an old Edinburgh tenement to tell stories of Scotland’s past.
Edinburgh’s Lung Ha Theatre Company has created a strong and emphatically direct production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters in a new version by Adrian Osmond at the Traverse and on a short tour.
Our Fathers, at the Traverse to Saturday and then on tour, has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.
Extreme care has been lavished on the Lyceum’s Glory on Earth. It has a clarity to its storytelling and performances, backed up by some excellent staging, but never engages the heart or mind as fully as it promises.
It’s hot. Real hot. And you’re dancing, just lost in music. You’re at the legendary Shrine nightclub in Lagos, where Afrobeat star Fela Kuti is king. It’s 1994. And it’s hot. Sweat is just pouring off you, no longer in little trickles but soaking through your clothes.
Multi-layered: Ambitious, lively and unsettling, Expensive Shit by Adura Onashile at the Traverse has important things to say.
Compelling: Epic in scope, huge in sweep and utterly human, The Iliad at Edinburgh’s Lyceum is a powerful production.
✭✭✭✭✩ Love and regret:
Light Boxes is fascinating. Grid Iron Theatre Company has weaved a complex web, leaving the audience struggling to interpret what they are seeing.