★★★★★ A Dynamic Duo: A Male Tale

Abigail Bryant reviews FAG/STAG at Underbelly, Edinburgh Re-defining masculinity and the notion of the ‘modern man’ has been in public discussion for some time, but rarely does the platonic relationship between gay and straight men get explored and represented in the arts. FAG/STAG provides a refreshing take on […]

★★★ A Puzzling High Tension Piece

Charlotte Pegram reviews Lands at Summerhall, Edinburgh Lands is sparse, both in terms of language and set. Featuring only a trampoline and a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, it tackles issues of dependency and isolation in an absurdist form. You have to get used to the sounds of springs crunching up […]

★★★ Puppetry in Space

Harry Henderson reviews A Strange New Space at Summerhall, Edinburgh This simple children’s show touches on complex issues of home, separation and the refugee crisis. Using a cardboard box and the few items inside a rucksack, Tessa Bide tells the story of Amira – a young girl who […]

★★★★ Perfectly Poised Comedy

Charlotte Pegram reviews Joseph Morpurgo at the Pleasance, Edinburgh I have only ever seen Morpurgo in Austentatious– the improvised Jane Austen play, in which you can visibly see the pleasure he takes in throwing himself into the great unknown of improvisation. It is surprising, then, that his solo […]