Rock and pop

As we trudge through our muggy, too-hot-for-the-Scots-but-can’t-complain summer Morna Pearson’s new comedy with songs, Let’s Inherit the Earth could not be more timely.

Imagine if the local pub had a glee club….and we’re in The Jungle, a makeshift pub on the big stage at Assembly Rooms.

A night of hair-raising musical adventures featuring internationally renowned percussionist Joby Burgess, Love Music Community Choir and Punkit, an explosive extravaganza with massed youth percussion

Every year the Edinburgh Fringe is full of improvisation.

Was there ever a more unlikely star than Alan Cumming? The Dundee lad became the toast of Broadway, a Bond henchman and Eli Gold, the Mr Fixit in seven seasons of TV’s The Good Wife.

‘Greater Belfast’ is an evocation in sound, both musical and vocal, of the estrangement and affection a city can produce, especially amongst its exiles.

Daffodils (a Play with Songs), by Rochelle Bright, is inspired by the true life love story of her parents and their first encounter which “all started with a daffodil.”

In a small, cosy space under a bustling pub in the centre of Edinburgh, Simon Kempston plays for a captive audience.

Anna Calvi stands transfixed in spotlights while shredding electricity from her fingertips like a Young God born anew wielding powers we mere mortals can only dream of.

It's late and the lighting in The Hub theatre is so dim that it becomes impossible to read the free programmes being handed out by the ushers.