Love Lies and Taxidermy at The Roundabout, Summerhall
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Love Lies and Taxidermy

Love Lies and Taxidermy is the best of titles. It’s also a cracking good yarn and beautifully executed in a three-hander by Remy Beasley, Richard Corgan and Andy Rush. Valentine and Ash fall over one another ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Playboy of the Western World

The ‘playboy riots’ stormed Dublin in 1907. In the States the play was greeted with boos and the stench of hurled vegetables. In Philadelphia the company were arrested. Synge’s poetic masterpiece, a mix o...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Akram Khan & Israel Galván — Torobaka

Torobaka – ‘bull cow’ – taken from the Maori-Inspired poem by Dadaist Tristan Zsara is a stunning, seemingly improvisational composition of Kathak and Flamenco dance. It pitches British-born Arkram Khan...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Philippe Decouflé Company DCA — Contact

There’s a maverick, holy fool who works in director/choreographer Philippe Decoufle. He draws on so many cultural references - the Marx Brothers, Tex Avery Cartoons, high and low art, circus, music - that ‘...
Bad Boys of Dance — Rock The Ballet
3.0★ ★ ★

Bad Boys of Dance — Rock The Ballet

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is a pervasive influence in Rasta Thomas’ ‘Rock the Ballet’ either in choreographic tropes or Thriller-styled suits and preppy polo shirts. Behind the ‘bad boys’ stra...
Object of My Affection
3.0★ ★ ★

Object of My Affection

Artistic Director David Murley follows Tamara Rojo’s lead with The Object of My Affection. The title is a neat pun and the first time that MurleyDance present a triple programme with a central thematic concep...