A Play, a Jiaozi (Chinese dumpling) and a Pint may lack the alliteration of a Play, a Pie and a Pint but there any disappointment ends.
The concert at the Usher Hall was devoted to composers in the nineteenth century and it began with an Overture, The Fair Melusine by Felix Mendelssohn which he considered to be ‘the best&rsqu
American playwright David Mamet had for a very long time been accused of only being able to write parts for men.
A weaver by trade and songwriter/poet by calling, Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) of Paisley was an avid self-educator and recognised man of letters, founding the Paisley Burns Club in 1805 and developin
This sensationally slick piece of theatre is a fitting tribute to the work of the late Michael Jackson.
Edinburgh’s first Tradfest heralded the early dawn of summer this weekend, embracing all the folk arts in a variety of celebrations for Mayday.
As part of TradFest, Edinburgh’s newest Festival, the Storytelling Centre have put together a series of events for youngsters (5-14yrs) to enjoy a feast of culture with fun storytelling, song, theatre
“A man may be accused of cowardice for fleeing away from all manner of physical dangers, but when things supernatural, insubstantial and inexplicable threaten not only one's safety and well-
The Queen’s Hall concert was devoted to Benjamin Britten to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Long before NASA scientist James Hansen brought the spectre of climate change to the mainstream with
Glasgow set romcom Not Another Happy Ending will close this June's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Millennium Forum’s plot summary of ‘Translations’ reminds us it is over thirty years since this play was first performed.
From the outset the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra captured the attention of a near capacity Usher Hall audience with a lively opening performance of Dvořák's Slavonic Dance No.
In 1839 Richard Wagner and his wife tried to evade their creditors in Riga by sailing away and eventually planning to reach Paris.
Karine Polwart, Mairi Campbell and other top Edinburgh folk musicians will come together at this year’s inaugural TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann for a gala concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Bakelite phones and some great ‘30s blues and swing music, along with Yip Harburg’s heart rending anthem to the Depression, Brother, Can you spare a dime?, set the tone for the latest p
I cannot help but feel a prick of cynicism when I hear of a sitcom revival, be it on stage or screen, particularly when it comes to the point of motivation.
There is an appropriate air of military precision and quiet crowd control at the SECC as the audience queues to see The National Theatre of Scotland’s latest production of Gregory Burke&rsquo
‘The Winter’s Tale’ contains possibly the most well known stage direction in theatre – ‘exit, pursued by a bear’.
It was an intriguing old photo from a Glasgow newspaper that had belonged to my Dad that led me to find out about the tragic tale of the Scottsboro Boys. The old Press photo showed a black woman heading up some kind of demonstration in the 1930s, the time of the Depression.
It can be a terribly difficult thing not to fall into clichés when writing a piece such as this.