City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Birds with Skymirrors Review

Birds With Skymirrors

Birds with Skymirrors is an adventurous, uncompromising show by Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio.

Tu Fedel? Tu Costante? Review

Nicola Corbishley is a very talented singer and the wide stage of the venue gave her ample opportunity not just to sing for us but act out her part.

Chopin After Lunch Review


Three rousing and well known Chopin piano pieces were played yesterday afternoon with great gusto and expertise by the South African prize winning pianist, Ben Schoeman, in the first half of the co

Singin' I'm No A Billy He's A Tim Review

Singin' I'm No Billy

Bigotry might be an accepted part of life in Scotland: one of our most (in)famous exports, up there with Irn-Bru, whisky, and haggis.

While You Lie Review

Fringe 2010: While You Lie

While You Lie brings together the fresh writing talent of Sam Holcroft, with award-winning director Zinnie Harris, so one might have expected an exciting new play for the Traverse Festiva

Ardal O'Hanlon Review

Anyone who walks into the grand, imposing halls of the Assembly Rooms might wonder if the performance to follow will be able to match the impressive surroundings.

Greg Davis: Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog Review

With a bouncy nervous energy and a self-deprecating delivery, the large frame of Greg Davies bounds on stage with his new show.

Delete the Banjax...And You! Review


In this well constructed show, Delete the Banjax create a surreal and very enjoyable hour of sketch comedy.

Pip Utton is Charles Dickens Review

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On 26 March 1858 Charles Dickens gave a reading of his Christmas Carol in the Music Hall, George Street. Now, just further along the street, he is back. It seems at first an all too brief return

Bec Hill Didn't Want to Play Your Stupid Game Anyway Review

Bec Hill’s new show for this year’s Fringe festival is a hilarious study on the nature of adulthood and the difficulties of growing up. She asks, what exactly is a grown-up?

A Betrayal of Penguins: Don't Run With Scissors Review

The Irish comedy team Betrayal of Penguins are back in Edinburgh for their second year, with this enjoyable show about the last ever episode of fictional kid’s TV show “Don’t Run

Assassins Review

Scene from 'Assassins'---Thomas Richardson

Powerful seems an inadequate word to describe this performance of Assassins by the young cast of Sandbach School Theatre.

Ashes Review

Scene from 'Ashes'

Set in the plush surroundings of a room in the Merchants Hall, Ashes is like being a fly on the wall in a drawing room in somewhere like Edinburgh’s New Town.

Mozart and Handel Chamber Choir Review

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A Summer evening with the High Altar of the Cathedral as the backdrop set the scene for a very polished concert of three sacred pieces of music.

The Tailor of Inverness Review

It is a daunting task to review a show that has already been lauded, awarded, and been a previous Fringe First winner.

Just Macbeth! Review

Just Macbeth!

This play was billed as suitable for ages 7-77, so this review is a little different.

Bach for Breakfast Review

This was the first of ten breakfast concerts, with coffee and muffins at the end, held in the Princes Room on the second floor of the Royal Overseas League at 100 Princes Street.

Reykjavik Review


Welcome to Reykjavik, or as the sign at the airport reads “Velkomin Heim” (Welcome Home). It’s a city which our narrator “Y” desperately wants to make home - a place to start again, a blank sheet just like the one behind which the white-clad audience are presently standing.

Shooglenifty Review

Shooglenifty in lift

I met a friend at the bus stop on the way to see Shooglenifty on Friday night.

Merrill Grant: A Twentieth Century Fox Review

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This light-hearted show is billed as celebrating Hollywood’s leading ladies from Shirley Temple to Julie Andrews.