City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Spamalot, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2015, Review

Opening with the kind of musical build-up that grace productions of a certain age, ‘Spamalot’ signalled that it definitely isn’t that kind of musical.

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre to be new home for Vanishing Point

From April 2015, Vanishing Point, one of Scotland’s leading international theatre companies, will move from their current office at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

Beating McEnroe, Traverse Theatre, Review

Beating McEnroe takes a softly surreal look at what it means to be a man and how to deal with fallen heroes - possibly.

Imaginate Festival Launches 2015 Programme

It’s almost that exciting time of year again when the best of international children’s theatre comes to town through the Imaginate Fest

Mozart's Requiem, Usher Hall, Review

Mozart was the predominant composer at last night’s Scottish Chamber Orchestra concert at the Usher Hall.

The Effect, Summerhall, Review

The Effect

Is love the drug or is the drug love?

McGoldrick / McCusker / Doyle, Queen's Hall, Review

John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle may well be familiar to a number from their appearances on ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, now some seven or more years old.

Major Funding Announced to Boost Festival and King's as Dementia Friendly Theatre Venues

On the day that writer Sir Terry Pratchett died of a form of Alzheimer’s disease, the announcement the Festival and King's Theatres are to receive a £320,000 boost to help turn them into dementia frie

The Slab Boys, King's Theatre, Review

It’s nearly 40 years since its first performance, but John Byrne’s Slab Boys still has its finger on the pulse and doesn’t miss a beat.

Long Live the Little Knife, Traverse, Review

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As soon as you enter the space of Traverse One for David Leddy’s Long Live the Little Knife it’s clear something utterly outlandish is going on.

Søndergård Conducts Pathétique, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall Review


Before the concert began I overheard the comment that the Lindberg Clarinet Concerto was simple something to fill a gap between the symphonies of Sibelius and Tchaikovsky.

Bitter Sweet Review, Discover 21, Review

Bitter Sweet_Black Dingo Productions

Icelandic writer and director Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir’s Bitter Sweet explores a toxic relationship in a harrowing duet between a man and a woman holding on by a thread.

SCO "Intensity, Poetry, Elegance", Usher Hall, Review

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Robin Ticciati conducted last night’s concert at the Usher Hall which began with a performance of Beethoven’s violin concerto.

Hacktivists, Traverse Theatre, Review

Hacktivists at Traverse

If Miss Fritton, head of the legendary St Trinian’s, had decided to turn her establishment co-educational and at the same time taken to promoting social activism amongst the students, the result might

Roxy Spring Music Season 2015 Announced

Assembly Roxy has announced some of its eclectic programme of musical events coming up this spring (March – May 2015).

Ravi Coltrane Quartet / Konrad Wiszniewski’s New Focus Quartet, Royal Lyceum, Review

At a time when Edinburgh’s ever-fragile live music scene outside of festival season seems to be finally succumbing to terminal malaise and lack of support from powers-that-be, Jazz Scotland are to be

The Fair Intellectual Club, Assembly Roxy, Review

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It is always appealing to hear that a hitherto little or unknown story about brave women is being brought into the light.

Scottish Opera's Orfeo ed Euridice, Festival Theatre, Review

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Straightaway we see Orfeo and Euridice frolicking, but then Euridice is taken ill and dies.

Employment Accolade for Festival City Theatres Trust

Festival City Theatres Trust, which operates the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh, was announced in position 84 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015 at a

Book Review: Tirana Papers

Illyria was the name of part of the western Balkans in ancient times.

The Typist, Traverse Theatre, Review

Kam-Ri Dance Theatre put on a virtuoso performance of flamenco music and dance, but unfortunately lose the plot, in their story of The Typist.