List of Productions by The Edinburgh Makars from 1995

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Autumn Colours
    Gino of the Lamp - Paul Bovino
   The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish - David Tristram
   The Mid-Atlantics - Songs from Flanders & Swann and The Good Old Days
November
2017
Reviews from the Edinburgh Evening News unless otherwise stated. poster
Neighbourhood Watch
 -
Alan Ayckbourn
August
2017

This is an accomplished production...  Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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Good Things
- Liz Lochhead
May
2017
Beatrice Cant’s grounded, complex and commendably subtle portrayal gives the production real substance. ...Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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One Act Festival
   Getting Along
 - Charles Mander
February
2017
Not reviewed. Proceeded to second round. Getting Along
Autumn  Delights
   Getting Along
- Charles Mander
   Dick Tracy and the Case of the Big Top Murder
   Both Sides of the Pond
- Songs from Gershwin, Weill and A D Sundry
November
2016


Not reviewed.
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The Gingerbread Lady
 - Neil Simon
August
2016
Convincing portrayals and realistic emotions ...Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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Collateral Damage
 - Tariq Ali, Howard Brenton & Andy de la Tour
August
2016
The production....has considerable force....Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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The Seven Ages of Man
 
- Rachel Moon
April
2016


Not reviewed.
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One Act Festival
   Collateral Damage
- Tariq Ali, Howard Brenton & Andy de la Tour
February
2016
Not reviewed. Collateral Damage
Autumn Thrills
   Monologues for a Windy Night - Phil McNichol
   An Assortment of Rehearsed Readings - Anne and Ken Ritchie
   Mad Dogs and Pigeons in the Park - Songs from Noel Coward & Tom Lehrer
November
2015
Not reviewed. poster Autumn Thrills
The Game's Afoot
  - Ken Ludwig
August
2015
...solid, well-crafted entertainment...strong teamwork....Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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A Touch of Danger
 - Francis Durbridge
March
2015
...something peculiarly enjoyable about the whole thing....Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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Autumn Leaves - Entertainment for a Nov evening
  The Garden of Happiness - Joyce Wood
  Flounders and Swine - A Musical Medley
  Temptation Sordid or Virtue Rewarded
    - A Melodrama by Winifred Phelps
November
2014
Not reviewed. poster Garden of Happiness
Flounders and Swine
Temptation Sordid or Virtue Rewarded
Relatively Speaking
 - Alan Ayckbourn
August
2014
...raised a great many laughs from the audience...Josie Balfour  ***
...technically, the whole production is impressive...Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)  ***
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Spring Fling - An entertainment
  Remembering Things -
Michael Fosbrook
  Excerpt from Private Lives - Noel Coward
  Songs from Flanders and Swann
April
2014
Not reviewed. poster Spring Fling - Flanders & Swann in rehearsal
One Act Festival
  The Last Munro - Dave Watson
February
2014
Winner of the Margaret Allan Quaich for best portrayal of Scottish life and character, the John McIntyre Trophy for best moment of theatre and was voted by the audience Best of the Fest - the play they had enjoyed the most.
The Last Munro
My Three Angels
 - Sam and Bella Spewack
November
2013
Not reviewed. poster My Three Angels
Come Blow Your Horn
 - Neil Simon
August
2013
...a sprightly Sixties comedy... Josie Balfour   ***
...a solid evening's entertainment...the set is a particular joy. Hugh Simpson (All Edinburgh Theatre)
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Spring Fever - Three One Act Plays
  The Last Munro - Dave Watson
  Just Passing - Colin and Mary Crowther
  Melodrama - The Silent Affair - Anon
April
2013
(Club performance - 1 night.   Just Passing was also performed in the One Act Festival in February). poster Curtain Up!
Curtain Up!
 - Peter Quilter
November
2012
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Blithe Spirit
 - Noel Coward
August
2012
...the quality of acting and an extremely meticulous set has a very professional feel to it. Jock Maitland (Broadway Baby).
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Spring Awakenings - Three One Act Plays
   Permission to Cry - David Campton
   Anastasia - Marcelle Maurette
   How He Lied to Her Husband - Bernard Shaw
April
2012

(Club performance - 1 night.   Permission to Cry was also performed in the One Act Festival in February).
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Dinner with the Family
 - Jean Anouilh
November
2011
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The Secretary Bird
 - William Douglas-Home
August
2011
A dry wit underpins Edinburgh Makars' solid production - Thom Dibden
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The Real Inspector Hound
 - Tom Stoppard
March
2011

(Club performance - 2 nights)

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The Edge of Darkness
 - Brian Clemens
November
2010
Not reviewed.
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Season's Greetings
 - Alan Ayckbourn
August
2010
Second Prize in the Evening News Drama Awards. Strong individual moments...bringing out the laughs where they should be - Thom Dibden
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Villa for Sale
 - Sasha Guitry
April
2010
(Club Performance - one night only)


The Hollow
 - Agatha Christie
November
2009
From the outset, there is a well-crafted and ominous sense of dysfunction brewing - Colin Blythe
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers
 - Neil Simon
August
2009
The company ensures that this is a funny but poignant examination of one man coping with his own failings as a husband - Thom Dibden *** Read full review
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The Millionairess
 - Bernard Shaw
March
2009
True to the original and was well received. - Annabel Cooper *** Read full review   poster photo
The Worst Day of My Life
 - Alan Richardson
November
2008
(Club performance - one night only)    
How the Other Half Loves
 - Alan Ayckbourn
August
2008
An entertaining production - plenty here to laugh at - Thom Dibden poster photo
Brush With a Body
 - Maurice McLoughlin
March
2008
Pleasantly amusing...strong characters...fun - Thom Dibden poster  
The Memory of Water
 - Shelagh Stevenson
November
2007
The Edinburgh Makars... perform the work almost flawlessly - Darren Scott *** Read full review poster
Hay Fever
 - Noel Coward
August
2007
A fun evening out that does well with a notoriously difficult play ...a class comedy production - Thom Dibden *** poster photo
Separate Tables
 - Terence Rattigan
March
2007
The Makars may not be a fully professional company, but you wouldn't know it from their performances - Martin Lenon ****  Read full review poster photo
Proscenophobia
 - Bettine Manktelow
Bang, You're Dead
 - Paul Reakes
November
2006
Enough good acting to mark the evening down as entertaining... Beldon and Mackenzie do a great job - Thom Dibden poster photo
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
 - Constance Cox (after Oscar Wilde)
August
2006
No scene overstays its welcome and no comedy opportunity is missed, but never at the expense of solid storytelling - Martin Lenon **** Read full review poster photo
Dangerous Corner
 - JB Priestley
March
2006
Hugely melodramatic - while successfully pretending not to be - and enough to earn the production an extra star - Thom Dibden poster photo
Lovers
 - Brian Friel
November
2005
A very talented cast...bodes well for the Edinburgh Makars' future - Lorraine McCann (EdinburghGuide.com) poster photo 
The Shawl & Prairie du Chien
 - David Mamet
March
2005
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