Edinburgh News: theatre
It’s no fun being ‘in with the out crowd’ at any time of life but it’s especially painful as a young person in a new country.
Billy stomps up the steps from the auditorium and onto the stage, as Thatcher’s sultry tones pour from his portable radio announcing plans to close down 20 coal pits.
Lucas Petit (Alasdair Hankinson) may wear a jacket bright enough to be coveted by Michael Portillo, but he is a man who likes the mundane. Petit by name; petit by nature.
This Autumn, Mischief La-Bas and Summerhall present a new festival with the theme of what ultimately affects us all – death.
It is hardly exaggeration to suggest ‘The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil’ changed Scottish theatre, and indeed Scotland forever.
It’s a brave man who decides to cover Roy Orbison the 1960s crooner who had such a distinctive voice and singing style. Barry Steele and his six-piece band make a brave stab at it.
Now in its 27th year, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns from 21 – 31 October 2016 with another vibrant programme of live story
The Edinburgh International Festival has raked in £4.2 million in income from ticket sales for the first time since it was launched in 1947.
There was a total of 3,269 shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe which ends today. With that many shows, it follows that there are many awards.