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The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, Festival Theatre Studio, Imaginate Review

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As scores of teacher chastened school weans gather in the upstairs foyer to enter the auditorium of the Festival Theatre Studio, they are met by the two characters Henry and Bucket from Kilkenny theat

A Mano (By Hand), Traverse, Imaginate Review

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It is a belief held in some religious faiths that man has been created from clay.

Breabach, Queen's Hall, Review

A jig called post-modernity

UK Parliamentry Results For Edinburgh

The UK Parliamentary General Election results for Edinburgh’s five constituencies were announced early this morning at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Lyceum’s Artistic Director Stepping Down After 12 Years

In the year of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary, Mark Thomson announced that he is to step down from his role as Artistic Director.

Mermaid, Traverse Theatre, Review

Mermaid mixes the real with the supernatural in a modern reworking of Andersen’s classic fairy tale.

Shield Patterns / Graveyard Tapes, Assembly Roxy, Review

The dark rises quick in Edinburgh, and never was that truer as this balmy, sun-drenched afternoon is suddenly swamped by crepuscular gloom and fast-flowing harr.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, King's Theatre, Review

‘It’s Peter Pan made funny because it goes wrong’ – overheard explanation of the storyline by one young audience member to their younger sibling, which is as concise an exposition of ‘Peter Pan Goes W

RSNO's Grieg's Piano Concerto, Usher Hall, Review


Imagine an overnight sleigh ride across Finland finishing with the sight of sunrise - and that's Nightride and Sunrise composed by Sibelius in 1908.

A View From The Bridge, King's Theatre, Review

Touring Consortium Theatre Company delivers Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge with a powerful punch.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review


What is there left to say about an already award winning production based on an award winning book?

The Venetian Twins, Lyceum Theatre, Review

Confused? They certainly will be…

Søndergård Conducts Eroica, Usher Hall, Review

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The Intermezzo that opened Sibelius's Karelia Suite began with a distant horn which before long brought on the jaunty march of Karelian hunters.

O is for Hoolet, Traverse Theatre, Review

‘I would not say that Yiddish is dying, nor would I say that it is alive’ was how Nobel Prize winner the late Isaac Bashevis Singer responded to the question of how it felt to be writing in a ‘dead’ l

The Straw Chair, Traverse, Review

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Sue Glover’s 1988 play The Straw Chair is a weaving of two feminine tales.

Oklahoma, Festival Theatre, Review

The corn may be high but there is more than meets the eye in this production of ‘Oklahoma’.

Scottish Opera's new Music Director

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British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.

Film Review: The Secret of Kells (2009)

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A kaleidoscope of Celtic colours and swirls that is an illuminating delight!

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa, Festival Theatre, Review

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Annilese Miskimmon directed an extraordinarily sensitive and accurate portrayal of a family's tribulations.

Tartuffe, St Ninian’s Hall, Review

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A guru of the Unco Guid gets his comeuppance in fine style!

The Woman in Black, Kings Theatre, Review

Malcolm James and Matt Connor in The Woman in Black

Running for over 25 years to full, engrossed audiences, The Woman in Black is a blue print for the school of if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it theatre.