ZOO Southside

Edinburgh

http://www.zoofestival.co.uk/
17 - 28 August 2022
Night Dances
Late night dance short on clear narrative but makes your bones bounce
Reviewed here

5 - 20 August 2022
Far Gone
Raw, visually engaging tale of a Ugandan boy soldier
Reviewed here

5 - 28 August 2022
Saved
Retro instruments deconstructed and repurposed for a pleasingly kitsch show
Reviewed here

5 - 28 August 2022
Unwanted Objects
Quirky, charming story captivates with songs
Reviewed here

19 August - 25 September 2019
Black Holes
Spoken word and dance combine to present a science fiction universe
Reviewed here

17 - 26 August 2019
Inka
AI put under the microscope in creative and thought-provoking play
Reviewed here

2 - 26 August 2019
A Rock'n'Roll Suicide!
A rock music fable that needs polishing but has plenty to say
Reviewed here

2 - 26 August 2019
Apollo: Take 111
Moon-hoax humour fails to land
Reviewed here

2 - 25 August 2019
Conversations with Van Gogh
A young woman converses with the artist about mental health in personal and interesting play
Reviewed here

2 - 26 August 2019
How To Use a Washing Machine
A thoughtful musical exploring family dynamics and how our life choices shape us
Reviewed here

2 - 26 August 2019
Intolerable Side Effects
Lighthearted clown show brings a hard-hitting theme to stage
Reviewed here

2 - 26 August 2019
SHINE
Immersive psychological thriller about a missing child
Reviewed here

2 - 26 August 2019
Too Pretty To Punch
Edalia Day presents a multimedia show about transgender identity
Reviewed here

19 - 27 August 2018
Autóctonos II
Bleak, uninteresting, monotonous it is meant to be - it succeeds
Reviewed here

18 - 26 August 2018
What The Moon Saw
A show as beautiful and elusive as the moon itself. 
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6 - 18 August 2018
Century Song
A thoughtful, compellingly magnetic piece from Volcano Theatre.
Reviewed here

10 - 19 August 2017
Wind-Up
Great dancers, but lacks strong and clear choreographic ideas.
Reviewed here

4 - 27 August 2017
After 4: Over the Moon
Outstanding musicians in this understated solo work.
Reviewed here

21 - 24 August 2017
One Step Before The Fall
Magnificently fierce dance depicts a boxer's fight with life.
Reviewed here

20 - 27 August 2017
Fagin's Twist
An exciting contemporary take on a classic British story worthy of any stage in the country.
Reviewed here

14 - 29 August 2016
Luna Park
A slick and well-presented production of a questionable script.
Reviewed here

14 - 27 August 2016
SMOTHER
SMOTHER challenges the taboo that persists in urban dance around presenting stories of homosexuality.
Reviewed here

14 - 29 August 2016
Terra Incognita
A fascinating, thought-provoking study of climate change through the medium of dance.
Reviewed here

7 - 27 August 2016
Whiteout
A challenging but beautiful dance theatre piece that gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships.
Reviewed here

6 - 29 August 2016
Moscow Boys
A glorious riot of dance, music and pure joy, occasionally marred by too loud sound mixing.
Reviewed here

6 - 28 August 2016
Rubber
Although it times it may be too close for comfort it is an insightful look into some important subject matter.
Reviewed here

19 - 24 August 2019
Ritualia
Effortlessly sinuous contemporary dance
Reviewed here

11 - 27 August 2018
How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker
Self-confessed wine wanker teaches the audience everything they need to know about wine with their very own wine flight to match.
Reviewed here

3 - 27 August 2018
Elsie Thatchwick
Skye Lourie's debut play has a raw intensity which draws the audience in.
Reviewed here

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Staged
A visual feast defying expectation
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It Will Come Later
A disappointing collaboration between international choreographers
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It Will Come Later
A disappointing collaboration between international choreographers
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It Will Come Later
A disappointing collaboration between international choreographers
Reviewed here