ED2016 Theatre ED2016 Three To See Today

Three To See on 14 Aug: Gideon Irving, The Glass Menagerie, Two Man Show

By | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016

The Glass Menagerie

Three to see at the Edinburgh Festival tomorrow…

My Name Is Gideon: Songs, Space Travel And Everything In-Between | Pleasance Courtyard | 1pm
Some theatrical tips for you today, kicking off with this great show from Gideon Irving that, aside from being “unmissable” – according to our reviewer – is also “often funny, sometimes moving, and constantly punctuated by songs that are incredibly sophisticated, both musically and lyrically”.

The Glass Menagerie | Kings Theatre | 7.30pm (pictured)
Next, one of the theatrical productions being presented by the Edinburgh International Festival this year. “This production establishes a new standard for ‘The Glass Menagerie’, making the classic play feel surprising and new”, says our reviewer, who adds that Cherry Jones “gives a brilliant performance that breaks clichés and delivers a natural, complex, funny, pitiful Amanda”.

Two Man Show | Summerhall | 8.15pm
Finally one of the shows being presented by Northern Stage over at Summerhall. “While there are plenty of words, there’s also music, dance, physicality, intimacy, pounding drums and earthy, primal roars that say things without ‘saying’ them”, reports our reviewer. “In the climax I found a tear in my eye, and I can’t articulate why. I don’t have the words”.

Photo by Johan Persson