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Avenue Q, King's Theatre, Review

Avenue Q - Sell a Door Theatre Company

Ten years on since its Broadway beginnings, Avenue Q is remounted by Sell A Door Theatre Company, showcasing topically controversial material through cute fur bulls in a hilarious show with a bevy of brilliant songs.

CATS Awards: A Call to Applause Not ‘Aux Armes’ at Glasgow Citizens!

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In a particularly warm and buoyant atmosphere, the cream of Scottish theatre was honoured in fine style at the annual Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) Awards ceremony on Sunday 08 June 2014.

The Marathon Storytelling Cycle Challenge

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As part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, Tam Dean Burn endeavours to read all 195 of Julia Donaldson's books to children
across Scotland.

La Tragédie Comique, Traverse Theatre, Review

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The play stripped bare by its characters.

John Byrne introduces new “Billy Award” in memory of Slab Boys actor Billy McColl.

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John Byrne is to institute an award in memory of Billy McColl, the first ever Phil McCann in The Slab Boys, who died earlier this year, it was announced today, Friday 6 June 2014.

Summerhall Launches Festival 2014 Programme

Located by The Meadows, Summerhall is Europe's largest private multi-arts venue.

First Cosmonaut, Traverse Theatre, Review

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Blue Raincoat takes us on a wacky waltz to the stars!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 Programme Launched

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Many of the bigger venues, such as The Traverse, have already launched their programmes as the 414-page, 616 gra

The Brunton Announces its 2014 Fringe programme

The Brunton has programmed an eclectic mix of music for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a bucketful of entertainment, and tickets are on sale now.

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Bill Paterson to present 2014 CATS

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Bill Paterson is to present the 2014 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) it was announced today, 3 June 2014.

Traverse Theatre Announces 2014 Festival Programme

Summer may feel quite far away under Edinburgh’s seemingly permanent grey skies but at two months before Festival time there is lots of theatrical brightness on the horizon with the recently announced

Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Seargent Peppers in Let It Be

Authentic sound makes it an easy day’s night.

Edinburgh Film Festival 2014 Preview

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It was with a mixture of delight and relief to see the familiarly bespectacled and besuited Chris Fujiwara step up to the podium in Filmhouse last week to announce the programme for this years’

21,000 People Ride Edinburgh Trams On First Day of Operations

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Three years late and hundreds of millions of pounds over budget, Edinburgh's £776 million trams were opened to fare-paying passengers yesterday.

Made in Scotland 2014 - World Class Theatre, Dance and Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Louise Quinn with Fiona Hyslop at the launch of Made in Scotland, 2014

Made in Scotland is an inspirational mini-festival presented as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to highlight a selection of established professional and ris

Nederlands Dans Theater 2, EFT, Review

A scene from Sara by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar

Nederlands Dans Theater (founded 1959) continues to maintain its world class status as one the most influential companies.

Hetty Feather, King's Theatre, Review

Hetty Feather

Jacqueline Wilson tells the most marvellous stories for children.

United Airlines launch first direct non-stop flight from Edinburgh to Chicago O'Hare

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“My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of people too
People who smile at you…"

Assembly Rooms Fringe 2014 Programme Launched

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A fortnight before the complete Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is launched, the Assembly Rooms has been quick off the mark to reveal their ambitious and exciting line up of shows.

A Slow Air, King's Theatre, Review

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The word ‘dysfunctional’ is bandied around a lot in terms of family relationships. The word ‘normal’ seems to fit the bill better.

Banksy; the Room in the Elephant, Traverse Theatre, Review

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There’s always something problematic about a fiction based on a truth; unavoidably both are compromised in the process.