I Hope My Heart Goes First

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Best of 2011: Theatre

14 Dec 2011

The best theatre work of 2011, including The Age of Arousal and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Har

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. The story of the overly curious girl/boy who encounters the Devil is as old as theatre itself, but David Greig’s inspired play-cum-ceilidh brought a dynamic twist to the Border Ballad form. Touring pubs around the…

I Hope My Heart Goes First

8 Aug 20114 stars

Remarkable young company delves into matters of the heart

If you want to know what it feels like to watch this show, you could do worse than to listen to the song from whose lyrics it takes its title – Cardiff indie-poppers Los Campesinos’ ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’ – a four-minute scrunched-up ball of…

I Hope My Heart Goes First set for Edinburgh 2011

20 Jul 2011

Teenage Glasgow theatre group Junction 25 set for Fringe

Say what you like about Junction 25, but don’t call it a youth theatre. ‘The young people we work with experience the world the same as an adult would,’ says Jess Thorpe, co-director of the Glasgow company. ‘We reject youth theatre as an idea. It…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 - sneak preview

23 May 2011

Liberace, Finnish a capella groups and iPad fairy tales just some of the coming attractions

Whether it’s origami genitalia, homosexual deities or political commentary on the Lockerbie bombing, Edinburgh’s Fringe seldom arrives with a whimper but rather a ruddy great roar. June sees the official launch of 2011’s line-up, but we thought we…