Have just been in Edinburgh a few days. My strongest recommendation would probably be Stitching in CSoco at 2155 - link here - http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/stitching
. I am quite a big fan of Neilson - he's one of those playwrights I will always go and see - but I was a bit worried as I knew nothing about this company, and I had seen the original production in the Traverse years ago. However they were v good, as was the play - strange, dark, intense, shocking, but funny at times. [It didn't hurt that the actress, though maybe a bit young for the role, was vv easy on the eye.]
Haven't seen any bad plays - saw
- Up'n'Under by John Godber - again I have always liked his plays and this is by Hull Truck & directed by JG. Abby Titmuss is the female lead and she is fine - I think the best I can say is, if you were a foreigner and had never heard of her you would just assume she was part of the company
- Singin' I'm no' a Billy He's A Tim - a Celtic & Rangers fan are stuck in a jail cell - mostly went as the time and location were handy and was a bit wary - it sounded a bit gimicky - but it was vg and v well done - it's a comedy but has a lot to say about sectarianism in Scotland
- Speechless in the Traverse - based on the case of the 'Silent Twins', which I must read up on when I get a chance - v intense and well acted.
[Hope this entry comes out OK as I think I have only written here c once before.]