City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Rapunzel, Brunton Theatre, Review

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A slow paced show that plays fast and loose with its dark original.

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

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When it comes to musicals, I confess to their not being my favourite genre. I attend them in hope and sometimes get a surprise. Was tonight to be one of those nights? Sadly not.

Preview: Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s Theatre

Sarah Chandler on the pool deck of the Silver Shadow in Rio

It certainly is a small world. Quite extraordinary whom one can meet by chance, when travelling far from home.

New Play About Love and the Internet Set to Tour Scotland

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Love 2.0 is a darkly comic new play all about love, hook-ups, Facebook and Simply Red.

Festival Theatre Edinburgh Hosts Dementia Friendly Event

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An event for dementia friendly audiences was held at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Monday 16 February in collaboration with Edinburgh’s Health and Social Care Partnership and Alzheimer Scotland.

Saturday Night Fever, Festival Theatre, 2015, Review

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Night Fever does not generate a lot of warmth amongst the first night audience.

Mr. Carmen at manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, Review

From the opening bars of Jan Komarek’s remarkable soundscape, we sense we are about to explore unusual territory.

What's Love Got to do With It?, manipulate Festival, Review

A simply sublime evening of animation shorts climaxes with a Skype call to the men of the moment and a live connection to the BAFTA party down at Kensington Palace.

Animated Nightmares, manipulate Festival, Review

Robert Morgan presented a disturbing selection of animations that were literally made of the stuff of nightmares.

Bard In The Botanics Embarks On First Scotland-wide Tour

For the first time, Bard in the Botanics, Scotland’s only dedicated Shakespeare company, is to undertake a fourteen venue nationwide tour.

Butterfly, manipulate Festival, Review

“And she was mine, she was mine, the key was in my fist, my fist was in my pocket, she was mine…You see, she had absolutely nowhere else to go.”
- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Power and Puppets: Small Stories in a Big World, manipulate Festival, Review

Edinburgh-based Claire Lamond presents an emotional programme of animation shorts that leave you pondering the wider implications of the intimate, often painful, human stories she tells.

Coppelia, Festival Theatre, Review

As traditional ballets go, it doesn’t get much better than the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s staging of Coppélia.

Oppressed Creatures, manipulate Festival, Review

The Manipulate Festival is now in its eighth year and its animation strand continues to expand, this year introducing a welcome opportunity to discuss individual screenings with the animators who crea

Double Bill, manipulate Festival, Review

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This performance was billed as a Triple Bill.

New Location For Hidden Door Arts Festival This May

Hidden Door Arts Festival, which last year stepped behind the drab frontages of the Market Street Vaults and produced one of the most innovative arts events to occur in Edinburgh outside of August.

And Then He Ate Me, manipulate Festival, Review

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Award winning French company Vélo Théâtre is lighting up this year’s manipulate Festival (albeit using a small galaxy of 40 watt bulbs!

That's It, manipulate Festival, Review

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Sabine Molenaar takes on the challenge of presenting physically the metaphysical in That’s It.

Big stars of Classical Music align at Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Festival Director, Fergus Linehan has unveiled the classical music programme at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015.

Buniatishvili Plays Liszt Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 Robert Schumann’s Symphonette, or short symphony, opened the concert. It set us with the mood for the night with its Overture, Scherzo and Finale.

Three’s A Crowd, manipulate Festival, Review


This year’s annual international visual theatre festival, manipulate is now in its 8th year.