FRINGE REVIEW – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Assembly George Square


A group of surly teenagers gather in detention. Their punishment: to read aloud Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a chore doled out by puckish teacher ‘Mr Goodfellow’. Stilted lines and stumbled readings follow, but then the teacher begins to weave strange magic as the teenagers find themselves taken over by the spirit of the play. […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Shakespeare at the Fringe

Looking for some Shakespeare? Edinburgh Spotlight has created a list of the shows we know about – if you know of others, you can pass on the information via Contact or Comments. There are over 50 shows mentioned here, so plenty to choose from whatever you are seeking: comedy, tragedy, musical feasts, strongly physical pieces, […]

REVIEW – Romeo and Juliet, Lyceum Theatre


By pitching this dynamic and explosive production of Romeo and Juliet somewhere between a TV teen drama and an action movie, director Tony Cownie not only succeeds in making it appeal to Shakespeare first-timers, but also to those jaded by one too many pedestrian adaptations in the past. With an excellent ensemble cast and striking […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Claire Wood

We spoke with the Edinburgh director, Claire Wood about her forthcoming show in the unusual venue – the Mary of Guise barge in Leith. It’s also thought to be the only show in the Fringe this year that you enter via a drawbridge! Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, […]