Two Fingers Up – Summerhall

Written & Directed by Seón Simpson and Gina Donnelly ★★★★ Previously a part of Summerhall’s online Fringe in 2021, SeónSimpson and Gina Donnelly’s production makes an in-person appearance – and by Jesus, was this worth the wait. Uncompromising, unapologetic, and unfiltered, Two Fingers Up grabs audiences by the unmentionables and shakes their understanding (or lack) of sex, pleasure, … Continue reading Two Fingers Up – Summerhall

Still – Traverse Theatre

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Gareth Nicholls ★★★★ Pain is a difficult thing to communicate. It manifests in a myriad of intricate and contorting ways – emotional, mental and physical.  Still is Frances Poet's effort to capture varying experiences of it. Gaynor, a housebound mother confined by chronic pain, is awaiting the birth of her … Continue reading Still – Traverse Theatre

Loud Poets – Scottish Storytelling Centre

★★★★ Digital theatre has presented itself as a suitable alternative to the in-person performance. Streaming cinema has long been an acceptable option. But there’s something about live spoken word: a distinctiveness that digital shows haven’t quite been able to capture. Perhaps it’s down to misery loving company? Thankfully, in-person spoken word is back. Edinburgh-based collective … Continue reading Loud Poets – Scottish Storytelling Centre

Sunshine on Leith – Multistory

Directed by Sally Lyall Music & Lyrics by The Proclaimers ★★★ Far from Leith, atop the makeshift MultiStory outdoor Fringe venue underneath the Castle, the sun conceals itself behind a typically grey Edinburgh skyline. But if there’s one theatrical group that can coax the sunshine out, it’s Edinburgh’s grassroots Captivate Theatre. The company return to … Continue reading Sunshine on Leith – Multistory

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X) – Summerhall

Written by Mamoru Iriguchi Dramaturg by Lou Brodie ★★★★ Even going to school in the early 2000s, sex education left a lot to be desired. It divided us between those who identified as boys and as girls and left us with barely any more information than we had when we went in. On reflection, something … Continue reading Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X) – Summerhall