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EIF 2013: Eh Joe Review

Eh Joe - Michael Gambon

We have to be very brave to talk of death, or more truthfully, of what precedes death.

Edinburgh Fringe Tops All Time Box Office Record

Faces on The Royal Mile

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society was celebrating a record year at the box office as it drew to a close today.

Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies Review

Jessica Sherr as Bette Davis

Bette Davis, the legendary movie actress who famously commented “I will never be below the title!”, was an Oscar-winning superstar.

The Shawshank Redemption Review

Omid Djalili (Red) and Kyle Secor (Andy) in the Shawshank Redemption

Perhaps the audience members filing into the Assembly Rooms felt they were going to be treated unjustly.

Fantastical Adventures in the Mundane Review

Fantastical Adventures in the Mundane - Cast photo

A writer sits at a table crowded with used mugs, pondering how to kill off his character, David. The only thing that's certain is that death is taxing.

Notes from Bermondsey Street Review

Notes From Bermondsey Street - publicity image.

"Hello, I've got the perfect table for you..." intones the head waiter. Not words frequently heard in Edinburgh during Festival season. Surely there's a catch?

Pint Dreams Review

Pint Dreams - Elena, "Edith" and David on guitar

Tin Box is a Birmingham based company which creates shows based on storytelling, visual theatre and site-specific performances.

La Poème Review

La Poème's Jeanne Mordoj

In the world of magic, women are generally no more than ‘the lovely assistant’. Not so with French cult performer Jeanne Mordoj.

The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity Review

Clout image for The Various Lives...

The clowning genius of Clout is back! Once again the Demonstration Room at Summerhall is graced with the presence of three young masters of the art of Bouffon.

Forever Review

Stephen and Vicky in Forever

Site-specific theatre has become a distinctive genre in recent years on the Fringe – thrilling performances staged in real Edinburgh flats, in cars, buses, at the Airport, on Inchcolm Island.

Theatre Uncut: Dalgety & Fragile Review


Introducing the double-bill Dalgety and Fragile, both by David Greig, director Emma Callander gave us a bit of the background to Theatre Uncut.

The Zero Hour Review

The Zero Hour - a scene

An impressive visual mix of old and new.

EIF 2013, On Behalf of Nature, Review

Chorus in Meredith Monk's On Behalf of Nature

There are elements to the 2013 EIF programme which are forever 1970s’s America, with performances by Philip Glass and Patti Smith and works from Laurie Anderson and Frank Zappa.

I'll Be Seeing You Review

I'll Be Seeing You - image from trailer.

Between the air raid siren and the all-clear sounding the evening will be punctuated by three bombs falling. In makeshift shelters people are pushed together as things fall apart.

What I Heard About the World Review

What I Heard About the World image

Three men are in relaxing in their flat. One lies dozing on the sofa, another sits in a chair watching the audience arrive and the third is playing his electric guitar.

Tell Me The Truth About Love Review


As we celebrate the birth one hundred years ago of Benjamin Britten it was good to get an insight into his life in the thirties before he and Peter Pears went off to the United States in 1939.

A Simple Space Review

A Simple Space - headwalking

Entering through the audience, dressed for a sunny day in the park, the cast of A Simple Space began playing games.

Ulysses, Tron Theatre 2013, Review

Ulysses - Tron Theatre - publicity image

Joyce famously asserted that his Ulysses was a creation of deliberate, impossible opacity to keep scholars arguing over it for ever more, thus ensuring his immortality.

The Flying Artichoke is presented to the Scottish Fringe Theatre Award Winner 2013

Hela production photo

HeLa, a fascinating insight into the controversial search for a cure for cancer, has won the Scottish Theatre Fringe Award for best production in the 2013 festival.

Grounded Review

Grounded - production shot

"If you let nice-to-do things take priority over have-to-do things, you are guilty of misprioritization and you jeopardize yourself and those around you" - extract from Multi-Command Handbook - F16.

Kiss Me Honey, Honey! Review

Kiss Me Honey Honey Photo

Laughter is the order of the day in this hilarious piece that was specially commissioned for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe by the Gilded Balloon.

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