Chipo Chung: I had to go round the houses to get into theatre

When Chipo Chung last saw Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, she didn’t understand it. Now, she’s about to play the queen herself at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s the first time the company has staged the tragedy.

Review: Performers, Assembly Rooms

What’s the noise you keep hearing while watching Irvine Welsh’s play? Laughter? Not so much. It’s more likely the terrible creaking of a woefully old-fashioned script, co-written with Dean Cavanagh.

I’m drinking eight cans of cider onstage every day for a month

They say you have to suffer for your art. But whoever “they” are presumably aren’t talking about binge-drinking cider in public on a daily basis for a month. Mind you, that’s not stopping actor David William Bryan from doing exactly that at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Review: salt, Summerhall

Selina Thompson is taking a sledgehammer and smashing up a great hunk of pinkish salt; she’s also smashing at the concepts of “imperialism, capitalism, racism”.

Review: Martin Creed’s Words and Music, EIF

Artist Martin Creed’s show defies easy categorisation. He shares some thoughts, from the problem with trousers to the inadequacies of language. He plays some songs: some illustrate his musings, some are aural non-sequiturs.