Tag: New Writing

★★★★ Prison Power Play

Jasper Cunningham reviews Victim at the Pleasance, Edinburgh With a cleverly simplistic style, Victim explores the lives of two characters; a female prison warden and an inmate in the same institution. When a new inmate with a particularly harrowing backstory arrives, the natural order of prison life is […]

★★★ Explosive Drama

Anna Hadley reviews Trashed at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Trashed is a dark, tragic show that haunts the Fringe and stays with its audiences. Written by Sascha Moore and performed by David William Bryan, the play is based on one man’s experience of the loss of a child, the […]

★★★★ Cyber Romance with a Retro Twist 

Abigail Bryant reviews Blackcatfishmuskateer at Summerhall, Edinburgh 21st century romance is fruitful territory for science fiction and general reflection on modern society’s values. Malaprop Theatre have managed to create an original, unique and very stylish play about online dating that stands apart and gives the rom-com genre a thought-provoking […]

★★★★★ 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 […]