City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Threads, Traverse Theatre, Review

Theatre Incline of Quebec brought ‘Threads’ to this year’s Manipulate Festival, describing it as ‘a mythological tale that is on the side of life’, which it certainly is.

Francesco Piemontesi Plays Mozart, Usher Hall, Review

Francesco Piemontes

The concert began with Beethoven’s rousing Overture, Coriolan, which musically charts the raging emotions of Coriolanus, the fifth century Roman general, and his subsequent downfall.

Jemima Levick leaves Dundee Rep to join Stellar Quines as Artistic Director

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After twenty years, Muriel Romanes, who has become synonymous with Stellar Quines, the award winning Scottish theatre company that celebrates the energy, experience and perspective of women, is steppi

The Table, manipulate Festival, Review

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It is a disconcerting piece of irony that a puppet made for another show and based on an anti-Semitic propaganda poster ends up representing Moses!

LoopsEnd, manipulate Festival, Review

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Paper Doll Militia’s oxymoronic name perfectly describes the paradox of control and abandon that their performances embody as they gently lift the curtain into burlesque.

Play Look Paint Shoot, manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, Review

Two years ago, animator Ross Hogg was introduced to the manipulate Festival audience as a recent graduate from the Glasgow School of Art.

A Murder is Announced (2016), King's Theatre, Review

A Murder is Announced - Middle Ground Theatre company

“A Murder is Announced” by Agatha Christie was first published in 1950, the fourth novel featuring the indomitable crimebuster, Miss Marple.

Keep the Cross High, manipulate Festival, Review

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manipulate Festival is now in its 9th year and its regular successful Snapshots sessions are designed to nurture the creation of work from both Scottish artists and from artists based in Scotland.

The Glenn Miller Story, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Tommy Steele and cast in The Glen Miller Story

The oldest ‘swinger’ in town (Tommy Steele), with an orchestra, playing the music of legendary bandleader Glenn Miller adds up to a mellow show.

Nuala Kennedy Band, Traverse Theatre, Review

On a driech Monday night, with no invitation to a Burns Super in sight, what better than to head to the Traverse Theatre bar and enjoy the warm welcome afforded to the Nuala Kennedy Band?

The National Theatre of Scotland Celebrates 10 Years with Scots/ US Collaboration and two New Stories about Trans Lives.

In what is now the eighth partnership between them and Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) is delighted to announce the world première of

Snow White, FTE, Review

balletLORENT’s Snow White is darkly beautiful and disturbing, with just a hint of magic.

Scottish premiere showcases social behaviours spawned by internet culture.

In Love and Warcraft by Beam Theatre

Beam Theatre – one of Edinburgh’s newest companies who focus on collaboration to produce high-quality theatre in a non-professional capacity – present the Scottish premiere of a skewed view of sex and

The Weir, Lyceum, Review

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The Weir opens on a driech January Edinburgh night when it’s easy to imagine stepping through the door of Brendan’s Bar yourself and stamping your feet against the smirr that’s falling steadi

Casting Complete and Rehearsals Begin for Traverse Spring Show from Montréal


The Traverse Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and the Bush Theatre London announce that casting is complete and rehearsals are beginning today on their co-production of Right Now by

Chamber Sundays, Queen's Hall, Review

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This chamber concert featured three instruments – the flute, harp and viola.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society appoints new Chief Executive

Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Sir Timothy O'Shea, announced the appointment of Shona McCarthy as its new Chief Executive.

Books: 'Eavesdropping on Myself, An Outsider's Boyhood in Glasgow' by Norman Maclean

It was a timeous coincidence that ‘Pìobairean Beaga Bhaile Ghobhainn’ otherwise ‘The Wee Govan Pipers’ featured on BBC Alba over the last few days.

Lyceum’s Spring Season Kicks Off with Modern Irish Classic

Chosen as one of the Hundred Plays of the Century in a National Theatre poll, The Weir by Conor McPherson has won a host of playwriting awards including the Evening Standard Award, George Dev

Festival Theatre celebrates DanceFest this January

In a celebration of Youth Dance from dancers across Scotland and building on the success of a 3-year Dance Quest project, DanceFest at the Festival Theatre sees a number of youth dance group

The Sound of Music (2016), Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Captain von Trapp, Maria and the Children (photo credit, Pamela Raith)

This new production on tour across the UK, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the film version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s global hit musical, “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Chri