Traverse, Edinburgh. Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina - three stars. Mr Carmen - four stars. By Mary Brennan.
Four stars. Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh. By Mary Brennan
THE admonition "never work with children or animals" is widely known in acting circles - and from the gates of St Trinians to the ramparts of Hogwarts, it has been just as widely ignored by generations of British actors.
Christopher McQuade's verdict: four stars
Top motocross riders from around the world are preparing to take to the Hydro stage this weekend for their first Scottish show.
DES Dillon's face is as delighted as any of his theatre audiences have ever been as the writer announces his latest success story; he's now qualified as a kayaking instructor.
Puppet and object theatre don't command they place they deserve in our culture, but the Manipulate festival is trying to change that.
It's the ever-tantalising stuff of so much science fiction, nowadays - the machine that can, and often is, mistaken for a real-life person.
Marianne Gunn's verdict: four stars
My verdict: two stars.