Posts Tagged ‘Summerhall’

Edinburgh – DollyWould

Hot on the heels of last year’s brilliant Letters to Windsor House, Sh!t Theatre return to Summerhall with DollyWould, on the face of it a show about Dolly Parton.  Whereas Letters to Windsor House was sprawling and broad like London, DollyWould is compact and focused – and sufficiently tacky in places – as the Dolly… 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 →

Edinburgh – Faslane

Jenna Watt lives close to Faslane, near Helensburgh, just up the Clyde from Glasgow.  That’s where the UK’s nuclear deterrent, Trident, is stationed.  It’s also where many from within her family have worked for over twenty years.  How can she reconcile her conflicting emotions about Trident? The show recounts Jenna’s discussions with people on both… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – Us/Them

Brussels based company BRONKS bring Us/Them to Summerhall Main Hall, directed by Carly Wijs and performed by Gytha Parmentier and Roman Van Houtven. In September 2004, during a school hostage drama in Beslan, the greatest of evils (terrorists) chose the greatest good (a group of children) as their victim. Us/Them is not a straightforward account… Continue Reading →