City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Snow White, FTE, Review

balletLORENT’s Snow White is darkly beautiful and disturbing, with just a hint of magic.

Scottish premiere showcases social behaviours spawned by internet culture.

In Love and Warcraft by Beam Theatre

Beam Theatre – one of Edinburgh’s newest companies who focus on collaboration to produce high-quality theatre in a non-professional capacity – present the Scottish premiere of a skewed view of sex and

The Weir, Lyceum, Review

Image by Drew Farrell - Lucianne McEvoy, Darragh Kelly, Frank McCusker, Brian Gleeson and Gary Lydon in The Weir.jpg

The Weir opens on a driech January Edinburgh night when it’s easy to imagine stepping through the door of Brendan’s Bar yourself and stamping your feet against the smirr that’s falling steadi

Casting Complete and Rehearsals Begin for Traverse Spring Show from Montréal


The Traverse Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and the Bush Theatre London announce that casting is complete and rehearsals are beginning today on their co-production of Right Now by

Chamber Sundays, Queen's Hall, Review

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This chamber concert featured three instruments – the flute, harp and viola.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society appoints new Chief Executive

Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Sir Timothy O'Shea, announced the appointment of Shona McCarthy as its new Chief Executive.

Books: 'Eavesdropping on Myself, An Outsider's Boyhood in Glasgow' by Norman Maclean

It was a timeous coincidence that ‘Pìobairean Beaga Bhaile Ghobhainn’ otherwise ‘The Wee Govan Pipers’ featured on BBC Alba over the last few days.

Lyceum’s Spring Season Kicks Off with Modern Irish Classic

Chosen as one of the Hundred Plays of the Century in a National Theatre poll, The Weir by Conor McPherson has won a host of playwriting awards including the Evening Standard Award, George Dev

Festival Theatre celebrates DanceFest this January

In a celebration of Youth Dance from dancers across Scotland and building on the success of a 3-year Dance Quest project, DanceFest at the Festival Theatre sees a number of youth dance group

The Sound of Music (2016), Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Captain von Trapp, Maria and the Children (photo credit, Pamela Raith)

This new production on tour across the UK, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the film version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s global hit musical, “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Chri

Scot:Lands - Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, 1st January 2016

St. Giles Cathedral - Blue Skye:Land in Scot:Lands New Year Arts Festival (photo credit, Ken Scott)

Scot:Lands, the popular mini pop-up arts and cultural programme of free, ticketed events was staged again on New Year’s Day to conclu

A Sensational, Sparkling, Skyhigh Welcome to 2016 at Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Calton Hill - Edinburgh's Hogmanay Fireworks

31 December, 2015: New Year celebrations began in Samoa, spreading slowly from east to west across the globe to Auckland, SydNYE, Bangkok, Moscow, Paris ....and then the UK.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Shows the World How to Party!

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party  (credit Chris Watt)

Edinburgh's Hogmanay was selected by Patricia Shultz in her bucket list guide, "1000 Places to See Before you Die’ and is also the only festival to appear in t

A Celebration of the Bard: Burnsfest at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Supper with Burns at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots around the world to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works, and to Scottish culture.

The RSNO Christmas Concert 2015: The Snowman, Usher Hall, Review

The RSNO Christmas Concert is a festive treat for all the family.

Puddles Pity Party, Underbelly - Spiegeltent, Review


When we think of clowns, we think of cheeky but silent circus entertainers with painted white faces and that all important large red nose.

Book Review: 'Fugitives' by Donald Campbell

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Donald Campbell’s latest collection of verse, ‘Fugitives’, is a necessarily eclectic one, containing several new poems as well as others that have appeared elsewhere.

Scottee: Camp (as Christmas), Spiegeltent, Review

Scottee said he was bringing together some mediocre talent for his Camp (as Christmas) show – but was he joking?

Priscilla Queen of the Desert 2015, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Priscilla ain’t the only Queen in the desert, as three go gallus in Alice.

Canned Laughter on Scottish tour in Spring

Barely will the last piece of tinsel be swept away, the last piece of panto greasepaint wiped from their faces, and their outrageous costumes discarded than the comic trio that is Allan Stewart, Andy

S**t-Faced Shakespeare, Paradiso Spiegel Tent, Review


Attending a Shakespearian play is often regarded as the height of sophistication, where impeccably trained actors glide across well dressed stages, uttering a magnitude of eloquent soliloquies.