City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: theatre

John Byrne introduces new “Billy Award” in memory of Slab Boys actor Billy McColl.

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John Byrne is to institute an award in memory of Billy McColl, the first ever Phil McCann in The Slab Boys, who died earlier this year, it was announced today, Friday 6 June 2014.

Summerhall Launches Festival 2014 Programme

Located by The Meadows, Summerhall is Europe's largest private multi-arts venue.

First Cosmonaut, Traverse Theatre, Review

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Blue Raincoat takes us on a wacky waltz to the stars!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 Programme Launched

Fringe brochure 2014

Many of the bigger venues, such as The Traverse, have already launched their programmes as the 414-page, 616 gra

The Brunton Announces its 2014 Fringe programme

The Brunton has programmed an eclectic mix of music for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a bucketful of entertainment, and tickets are on sale now.

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Bill Paterson to present 2014 CATS

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Bill Paterson is to present the 2014 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) it was announced today, 3 June 2014.

Traverse Theatre Announces 2014 Festival Programme

Summer may feel quite far away under Edinburgh’s seemingly permanent grey skies but at two months before Festival time there is lots of theatrical brightness on the horizon with the recently announced

Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Seargent Peppers in Let It Be

Authentic sound makes it an easy day’s night.

Made in Scotland 2014 - World Class Theatre, Dance and Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Louise Quinn with Fiona Hyslop at the launch of Made in Scotland, 2014

Made in Scotland is an inspirational mini-festival presented as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to highlight a selection of established professional and ris

Hetty Feather, King's Theatre, Review

Hetty Feather

Jacqueline Wilson tells the most marvellous stories for children.

Assembly Rooms Fringe 2014 Programme Launched

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A fortnight before the complete Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is launched, the Assembly Rooms has been quick off the mark to reveal their ambitious and exciting line up of shows.

A Slow Air, King's Theatre, Review

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The word ‘dysfunctional’ is bandied around a lot in terms of family relationships. The word ‘normal’ seems to fit the bill better.

Banksy; the Room in the Elephant, Traverse Theatre, Review

Banksy; the Room in the Elephant image production image

There’s always something problematic about a fiction based on a truth; unavoidably both are compromised in the process.

The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Brunton Theatre, Review

John Gorick (Wilde), Rupert Mason (Carson), William Kempsell (Clarke)

Our legal system is pure theatre; the dramatic world of the Courtroom has always supplied a perfect setting for films, TV and stage.

Up To Speed, Traverse Theatre, Review

Rosalind Sydney

Up To Speed brings humour, fine acting skills and some clever ideas to a touching story for pre-teens.

Imaginate 2014 : Saltbush, EFT Studio, Review


A sumptuous interactive journey of movement and colour through Aboriginal Australia.

A True Tall Tale, Southside Community Centre, Review


A True Tall Tale caresses the imagination and envelops the senses, breathing life into an ancient story about the origin of the Christmas Rose.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer


The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a beautiful, melancholy tale of love and hope.

Pressure, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

David Haig as Group Captain Dr. James Stagg & Malcolm Sinclair as General Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower

David Haig’s new play creates a storm at the Lyceum!

Children’s Theatre Plays a big Role in 2014 CATS Awards

Scotland’s political future may be uncertain in the year 2014, but its theatrical future at least looks bright and secure.

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