City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Top Hat, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Alan and Charlotte with group - Top Hat

It may seem incredible that a 1930s musical showing the farcical shenanigans of the privileged few is still popular in the 21st century but when it arrives with the sumptuousness of this classy produc

Embrace, Royal Botanic Garden, Review


Excitement builds for the latest audience of Vision Mechanics’ current site-specific production as they are guided through a dark forest with only torchlight for guidance.

Elgar's Cello Concerto Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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With every seat taken, we were off to a rousing start with Mozart's four-minute-long Overture to The Marriage of Figaro before Peter Oundjian returned with microphone in hand.

Pistons and Pipes, McEwan Hall, Review

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In the week in which the McEwan Hall's fine organ is back in use after a significant restoration Tom Poulson and Calum Robertson began their lunchtime concert with a world premiere.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Traverse Theatre, Review


White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an interesting experiment, but it’s difficult to pin down precisely what - if anything - can be learnt from it.

Mahler: Symphony No 4, Usher Hall, Review

Robin Ticciati conducts

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra launched its new season last night at the Usher Hall with two works that complemented one another superbly.

Edinburgh Quartet Rush Hour Concert, St Andrew's and St George's West, Review

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In his introductory remarks Tristan Gurney told us that they had not played the first piece before.

Sunset Song, King’s Theatre, Review

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In another marking of the century since the start of WW1, Sell a Door Theatre Company has chosen to stage Alastair Cording’s adaptation of Sunset Song.

Flame Proof (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review

Flame Proof at Traverse

Today’s maze of social complexities is at the core of this fast paced funny piece about the result of rage when that ‘flame of pain’ fails to be extinguished after a relationship break-up.

Chants Sacrés Edinburgh Singers, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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To celebrate the forthcoming 500th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris the Edinburgh Singers plan a concert tour to Paris next June.

Outlying Islands, Traverse, Review

Helen mackay and Martin Richarson in Outlying Islands

How to people behave when removed from society’s mores and are thrown to the claim of nature?

HeLa, Traverse Theatre, review


HeLa is the story of remarkable success and shocking failure that starkly demonstrates how basic human rights have been continually sacrificed on the altar of scientific progress.

RSNO Oundjian Conducts Scheherazade, Usher Hall, Review

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Wagner's rousing Overture to his opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's 2014/15 season.

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Wood Pitlochry, Review

Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

If you go down to the woods today, make sure it’s to Faskally Wood!

Richard Alston Dance Company, Festival Theatre, Review

Liam Riddick and Nancy Nerantzi in Burning - Martin Lawrance

This is the 20th anniversary year of the Richard Alston Dance Company, renowned as a most innovative and dynamic ensemble, the legacy from Alston’s outstanding career with LCDT and Rambert.

Regeneration, King’s Theatre, Review


Adapting a book to a play is challenge.

Julie Fowlis, Queen's Hall, Review

Performing for over ninety minutes to a near-capacity Queen’s Hall audience, Julie Fowlis confirmed her standing as one of our finest interpreters of Gaelic repertoire.

New Public Artwork and planting of Scottish bluebells bring new life to Pilrig Park

After six months of involvement, Citizen Curator is proud to announce the unveiling of a new Public Artwork by German born and Edinburgh based artist Andrea Geile.

Scottish Ballet: The Crucible with Ten Poems Review

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This literary text-inspired double bill combines an evocative dramatisation of Ten Poems by Dylan Thomas and a timely re-imagining of Arthur Miller’s classic masterpiece, “The Crucible.”

The Man Jesus, Brunton, Review

It is a mark of the stature of an actor that he gets a round of applause just for stepping on the stage. It is unconventional when the stage is set for a play in which he stars but that was the reception that met the well- known figure of Simon Callow as he walked on to the white floor of the Brunton stage.