The End of Eddy – Church Hill Theatre Based on the novel by Édouard Louis Directed and adapted by Eline Arbo ★★★★ It’s a quiet village. A peaceful, almost picturesque view of utopic bliss. But Édouard Louis’ autobiographical The End of Eddy’s steadfast and microscopic examination of small-town syndrome shatters any illusion. For if you found yourself in a post-industrial village, deprived, … Continue reading The End of Eddy – Church Hill Theatre


Jungle Book Reimagined – Festival Theatre Direction and Choreography by Akram Khan Written by Tariq Jordan ★★★ Everything returns to nature. Or so it’s said. In a drowned world – a bleak, not too distant future – Akram Khan’s brooding, fierce, and in moments brave re-imagining of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book finds a slew of animals claiming the urban wastelands. Written by Tariq Jordan, Jungle Book … Continue reading Jungle Book Reimagined – Festival Theatre

Muster Station – Leith Academy

Written by Nicola McCartney, Tawona Sitholé, Uma Nada-Rajah & Ben Harrison Directed by Ben Harrison ★★★★ The unthinkable is now a near-distant reality, in which the United Kingdom finds itself at the mercy of the growing climate catastrophe. Deemed ‘The Great Wave’, there are days, maybe only hours left, before the country is all but … Continue reading Muster Station – Leith Academy

The Pulse – Edinburgh Playhouse Directed by Darcy Grant ★★★★★ Never has the Playhouse space felt so fully utilised and understood, then with this valuable display of the power and synchronicity of the mortal machine. Produced by the contemporary Australian circus group Gravity & Other Myths, The Pulse takes a loud and thrilling place as a remarkably visceral piece … Continue reading The Pulse – Edinburgh Playhouse

ROOM – King’s Theatre

Created, Directed and Composed by James Thierrée  ★★★★★ So then, what’s this all about? Ask us later. But on the idea of ‘narrative’, there is obvious relevance to the mind of the auteur, to the creative process, and the eternal struggle of framing things precisely how we envisage. All we need to know is that … Continue reading ROOM – King’s Theatre