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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.

Leon Sinden and his 50 starring years at Pitlochry Festival Theatre: An Appreciation

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre announced today the sad news that the wonderful Stage and TV actor, Leon Sinden passed away yesterday morning. He had been battling cancer for the last two years.

Edinburgh International Festival announces first production of Festival 2016

The Edinburgh International Festival has revealed it will present the Salzburg Festival’s internationally acclaimed production of Bellini’s Norma as part of Festival 2016.

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival Announces 9th Programme

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Now in its ninth year, manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, an innovative international festival of visual theatre and film presented by Puppet Animation Scotland, returns in January 2016 to c

The Bruce in Ireland, Assembly Roxy, Review

Edward Bruce's (brother of the more famous Robert) campaigns in Ireland receive blank looks or shuffled feet when mentioned in Scotland, so Black Dingo Productions are to be congratulated in taking on

Summerhall Wins Dan Crawford Award for Innovation at the Empty Space... Peter Brook 2015 Awards!

Summerhall is delighted to announce that it has won the Dan Crawford Award for Innovation at the Empty Space... Peter Brook 2015 Awards.

Boomerang Show Returns to Playhouse

Jason Donovan made a flying visit to Edinburgh on a day that the U.K. was shrouded in fog.

Jamie Primrose - Inspiring Vistas, Dundas Street Gallery, Review

Sunset from Arthur's Seat - Jamie Primrose

“I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it.

Thingummy Bob, Traverse Theatre, Review

Jim is searching for his thingummy. He can’t seem to find it no matter where he looks, and isn’t sure quite what it was in the first place.

Asian Dub Foundation: THX 1138, Usher Hall, Review

George Lucas's 1971 feature debut THX 1138 has never felt more prescient in its depiction of a future dystopia in which the populace are kept as docile workers by a ruthless authority manifested as fa

The Maiden in the Tower, Queen's Hall, Review

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme at the Queen’s Hall featured Finland – the conductor Tuomas Hannikainen; the violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the composer Lotta Wennakoski, whose composition ‘Ver

Tipping the Velvet, Lyceum, Review


Laura Wade’s adaptation of the 1998 novel from Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet, is a grand celebration of theatricality, theatre and in particular the Lyceum Theatre.

Prometheus: At the Very Edge of Storytelling

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The Greek myth of Prometheus is reworked into a series of poems at this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival, performed by writer-actor Philip Knight and set to the haunting guitar of e

Award Nomination for Summerhall

Summerhall is delighted to announce that they have been nominated for the Dan Crawford Award for Innovation at the Empty Space... Peter Brook 2015 Awards.

Seasons in Colour - Botanic Lights 2015


Following its extraordinary inaugural success last year when it attracted over 23,000 visitors and won ‘Best Large Event’ at the Scottish Events Awards, Botanic Lights<

Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert, Balmoral Hotel, Review


It was a privilege to be invited once again to the annual Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert which is the show case for the year’s winners of the competition among young Swiss musicians.

Giselle, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s resurrection of Giselle is a revelation.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, A Word with Dr Johnson, Traverse, Review

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In 1746, when Samuel Johnson set out on creating the compilation of what was to be his renowned Dictionary of the English Language, he knew it wasn’t a one man job.

Robert Louis Stevenson "Day" Not Just One But Five Days Now

RLS Day on 13 November 2015, Edinburgh’s annual celebration of one of its most famous authors Robert Louis Stevenson, is set for its largest programme yet

Richard Alston Dance Company, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Richard Alston Dance Company was back in Edinburgh for one night only, performing three dances from a repertoire spanning two decades of exciting choreography.

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None", King's Theatre, Review

Kezia Burrows as Vera Claythorne in her glamorous gown (photo credit Pamela Wraith)

"Ten little Soldier boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight...