The stalls in the Central Hall were full for this lunchtime concert by two of the feeder choirs for the National Youth Choir of Scotland, and what a treat it was for all those who braved the rather inclement Edinburgh weather on this dull and dreich day. There may not have been much brightness and light outside the hall, but there was certainly plenty inside it for this hour-long concert.
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Fabulous! Fantastic! Inspirational! This five star show is sheer perfection. Barb Jungr's love of Bob Dylan's music combines with her amazing voice and charisma to create a real work of art. Every single song is a precious jewel
Company first opened on April 26, 1970, an instant hit running for 705 performances. The Broadway premiere won four Tony awards for best musical, book, music and lyrics.
Set in New York, this energetic, witty and colourful musical traces the romantic encounters of Robert, a 35 year old confirmed bachelor
The warning signs were all there – I just momentarily failed to heed them. An amateur production of a little-known play by a major playwright. “Why is it so little-known?” I might have asked myself. “What kind of amateur group?” might have followed close behind.
This is one of those shows you’re either going to love or hate. If you love children’s entertainers, fish and the TV series “The League of Gentlemen”, then you’ll be fine. If, like me, you don’t really care for any of these, then it’s not such a mirthful proposition.
Ah, the World Wide Web! What a veritable treasure-trove of
weird and wonderfulness it is. Why, you might even find a website dedicated to
hippopotami and then raid its guestbook for material
Sometimes theatre just gets everything right – a superb
cast, clear design, and storytelling so utterly absorbing that it just hoists
you right out of your usual reality and fills your imagination with something
This is the female version of Neil Simon’s classic 1965 comedy, updated by the playwright himself in 1985 – but forty-odd years on, does the premise still hold water?
Poked anyone interesting recently? If you don’t know what that means, then you’re unlikely to make much sense of “What If?”, an largely successful attempt at addressing that nagging feeling that our virtual social networks are safer and more satisfying than any of those pesky real-life
Flower-arranger Mig Kimpton says that “You will not see anything even remotely like this anywhere else on the Fringe.” Well, that’s true. But then he also says that the show is “an hour of flower fun’ – which I’d say is pushing it, mate.