Posts Under ‘Edinburgh Fringe’ Category

Edinburgh – The North

Further North than Manchester, further north than Edinburgh, this production at DanceBase makes clever use of space and time to create a strange and evocative landscape. Blending elements from dance, physical theatre and puppetry, The North features dancers Solène Weinachter (Lost Dog, Gecko), John Kendall (balletLORENT), and Eve Ganneau (Scottish Dance Theatre). John is lost… Continue Reading →

April Theatre in Manchester

Contact‘s summer season looks fascinating despite being hastily arranged on account of the redevelopment programme being put back to the end of the year.  Watch out for The Lounge (20/21 April), looking at the topical issue of ageing, and Offside (21-22 April), turning the spotlight on women’s football and featuring the words of the amazing… Continue Reading →

September Preview

You know when Manchester theatre is changing, that you write a preview of the forthcoming month and have to miss off perfectly good shows.  There is now so much good theatre here that it’s a question of picking out the very best.  And October is another matter altogether.  So here is my selection for September…. Continue Reading →

One day in Edinburgh

How to spend one day at the Edinburgh Fringe*?  I tend to stay at Pollock Halls, one of the few affordable places in Edinburgh if you want to sleep in a bed.  There’s also the huge buffet breakfast, perfect to start the day.  From there it’s a short walk to Summerhall. First show would be… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – Camille

Camille, performed by Kamila Klamut at Summerhall, looks at the life of Camille Claudel, hugely influential but underrated sculptor.  It’s one of the saddest creative stories of the last hundred years, a sculptor who heavily influenced, maybe even bettered, Rodin, but succumbed to prejudices against women who wanted to live their lives outside established norms of… Continue Reading →