Review: Izzy Mant: Polite Club – Rachel-Anne Clarke

Show: Izzy Mant: Polite Club Venue: Underbelly Bristo Square Star rating: *** Reviewer: Rachel-Anne Clarke Izzy Mant is a TV producer and ex-theatre director, so it’s no surprise that her show is well produced and well packaged. It’s an interesting and relatively relatable start to the show as Mant regales us with a meeting she had... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Djinns of Eidgah – Abbie McGrath

Show: The Djinns of Eidgah Venue: Sweet Grassmarket Star rating: **** Reviewer: Abbie McGrath Setting the tone straight away, I am briskly asked for an ID upon entry by an intimidating guard holding an assault rifle and carefully watched while I sit down. In the background we hear children playing, mimicking the sound of gun... Continue Reading →

Review: Raven – Bethan Devonald

Show: Raven Venue: Assembly Roxy Star rating: *** Reviewer: Bethan Devonald A raven mother is a term used in Germany to describe a mother who cares more about herself than her children. Using physical theatre and monologue, this show navigates what it means to be a raven mother. Raven begins with the performers showcasing their... Continue Reading →

Review: Shrew – Esme Leitch

Show: Shrew Venue: theSpace Triplex Star rating: *** Reviewer: Esme Leitch Content warning: Rape, sexual assault & abusive relationships. Shrew, by the dynamic feminist theatre collective The Pankhurst Players from Edge Hill University, shines a light onto the darker side of Shakespeare’s work with this modern adaption of his famous comedy The Taming of the... Continue Reading →

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