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Rambert: Dark Arteries, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Rambert is back in town with an outstanding triple bill at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre.

Cinderella Pantomime, The Brunton, Review

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The well- known tale of Cinderella has been adapted in fine local style for this year’s Brunton Panto by Mark Cox, best known as tight fisted Tam Mullen from Still Game.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Cello Concerto

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra had a packed programme at the Queen’s Hall and was conducted by the talented Robin Ticciati - Principal Conductor of the SCO since 2009 – whose enthusiastic style is a d

Circa's Beyond, Underbelly - Paradiso Spiegeltent, Review

Circa Beyond

Solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle is a near impossible task in itself, never mind adding acrobatics into the equation.

Magic Sho, Traverse, Review

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Magic Sho casts a spell across generations!

Rehearsal Room 26, Traverse Theatre, Review

Rehearsal Room 26 unleashed Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls at the Traverse for one night only.

RSNO: Grand Gala Launch of New Headquarters

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The former chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, Sue Bruce, is now Dame Susan Bruce and newly appointed chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

King Charles III, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Robert Powell as King Charles III

On 9th September, 2015, Elizabeth II became our longest reigning monarch reaching 63 years, 216 days surpassing Queen Victoria.

Capital Converse, Traverse Theatre, Review

It wasn’t quite ‘Hurricane Bawbag’ howling outside the Traverse Theatre on the evening its Hothouse season of new writing presented Mikey Burnett’s ‘Capital Converse’, but ‘Abigail’ seemed too sedate

Brahms' Violin Concerto RSNO, Usher Hall, Review


Vienna was the common theme of the three works performed. Two of them were crowd pullers whilst the opening Webern might well have been treated with caution by the unknowing.

Wildest Dreams, Assembly Roxy, Review

Fleeing from reality has never been so easy in our modern, tech-obsessed, iPhone-clutching culture, making Alan Ayckbourn’s 1991 dark comedy indescribably poignant for a 21st Century audience.

Hector, Traverse, Review

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A worthy exposure of an erased piece of Scottish history.

Mack & Mabel, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Chichester Festival Theatre production of Mack and Mabel. Michael Ball (Mack).

They came to see Michael Ball, they got Mack Sennet. Best known for his singing, Michael Ball’s characterisation of Mack shows what an excellent actor and performer he is.

Rhythm Machine hits Summerhall in new monthly residency in the Dissection Room

On 14th November Soulsville & Nothing Ever Happens Here present Rhythm Machine, Summerhall's new monthly club night.

The Importance of Being Earnest, King’s Theatre, Review

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The Bunbury Company of Players have come to town! And they are bringing their revival of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant satire on Victorian hypocrisy The Importance of Being Earnest. What larks!

RLSDay: Stevenson to the breathing flesh in Shedden's Portrayal

John Shedden as Robert Louis Stevenson in The Laird of Samoa

This week marks the 5th RLSDay organised by Edinburgh City of Literature, so in celebration it's a week long event with 47 events taking place throughout

Traverse Theatre Company Announces 2016 Co-production of Québécois Play

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The Traverse Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and the Bush Theatre announce that former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd, will direct their co-product

Kath M Mainland Steps Down as Chief Executive of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

After seven years in the role of Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Kath M Mainland is to leave to take on the role of Executive Director of the Melbourne Festival in Australia

The Box, The Brunton, Review


A personal journey of discovery round WWI Dundee.

RSNO Romeo and Juliet, Usher Hall, Review

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet describes the feuding between Romeo of the Montague family and thirteen year old Juliet of the Capulet family.

Scottish Opera's Carmen, Festival Theatre, Review

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It is hard to believe that when one of the most famous of all operas was first performed in Paris in 1875 Spain was a far-away and exotic country hard to reach over the Pyrenees.