Posts Tagged ‘Pleasance’

Edinburgh – The Dreamer

I love what Gecko do.  Since I first saw The Overcoat at this same venue, Pleasance Grand, in perhaps 2009, up to last year’s Institute at HOME in Manchester, I’ve been wowed by the combination of physical theatre, sound, lights and set which combine to create something very special.  There is an immersive quality to… 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 – Petrol

Zoo, just up from the Pleasance Courtyard is one of those Fringe venues you really fall in love with.  Intimate, familiar and with excellent programming, over the years I’ve seen many innovative physical theatre shows here and I’ll always come back.  This time it’s Petrol from Italian company Fabbrica del Vento. Apart from occasional bursts of Radiohead’s… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield at Pleasance Courtyard (Below) sees Lucy Grace go in search of the woman that inspired her namesake Lucy in Narnia.  In doing so she discovers more about herself. It’s a well written, beautifully paced hour of storytelling that looks at how the world of Narnia can influence your life for… Continue Reading →