After a Fringe full of blockbuster productions, the Traverse’s autumn season kicks of with Nests, a two-hander that looks at social inequality and considers what we can learn from crows.
What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster, yet Mark Thomas’ latest production proves to be one of the wittiest and most heartfelt shows to tour to the Traverse.
Though White Rabbit Red Rabbit could be perceived as a tad gimmicky, the marriage of form and content proves more than satisfying. Nassim Soleimanpour has got himself a winning formula here and it will undoubtedly return to Edinburgh’s stages soon.
Manipulate Festival is back and its performance side got off to a smashing start with two hugely inventive and darkly comic shows which both use toys as puppets: Song of the Goat and Plastic Heroes.