Love Song To Lavender Menace

As someone heavily involved in LGBTQ campaigning, I’m still learning about the history of our struggle in Edinburgh, so a play documenting the rise and fall of groundbreaking bookshop, Lavender Menace, was essential viewing.

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Macbeth

Under conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, Verdi’s superb opera of Macbeth is stunning at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

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The Whip Hand

From birthday party to bedlam – that’s the curve of The Whip Hand, a play at the Traverse by Douglas Maxwell that explores family tensions and collective guilt.

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The Divide Part 2

Because of an unfortunate diary clash, I missed Part 1 of Alan Ayckbourn’s major 6 hour epic, The Divide, which is the centrepiece of this year’s Festival drama programme.

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Martin Creed’s Words and Music

Is Martin Creed for real? Is he genuinely a bumbling, awkward, tongue-tied, angst ridden geek or is this all a well-honed persona?

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Meet Me At Dawn

This is a play about grief and loss – a powerful evocation of mood and emotion. Only two characters, Robyn and Helen, with only a canted over old sink on stage. Minimalist theatre, maximum impact. Read the rest of this entry »

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