City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Invisible Empire, Summerhall, Review

Invisible Empire production image

Invisible Empire unpicks and nicks at the raw extremes of human experience, inducing feelings of unease and tension that are uncomfortably familiar.

The Forbidden Experiment, Traverse Theatre, Review

Forbidden Experiment production

‘The Forbidden Experiment’ could be said to be something of an experiment in itself.

A Play, A Pie and a Pint: The Queen of Lucky People, Traverse Theatre, Review

Eileen Nicholas as Patrice French

In 1987 the Edinburgh International Festival presented the world premiere of Iain Heggie’s play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow.

Brassed Off, King's Theatre, Review

Brassed Off band

It’s some 18 years since the film version of ‘Brassed Off’ first appeared, and, as recent reconsiderations remind us, 30 since the 1984 miner’s strike.

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, Traverse Theatre, Review

Beautiful Cosmos

‘The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler’ attempts to encapsulate in two hours the life (or some of it) and work (or some of it) of an eccentric surrealist.

Dear Scotland (tour B), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Review

‘Dear Scotland’ is the result of a collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, involving some 20 writers and 9 actors, using the National Portrait Ga

TradFest Edinburgh Launch: Be in the Flow!

TradFest Launch

ENLIVENING some 26 venues across Edinburgh from 29 April to 11 May, with its hub the ever-creative Scottish Storytelling Centre, this year’s TradFest – an ambitiously wide-ranging celebration of tradi

Dear Scotland: Tour A, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Review

Dear Scotland Production Image

From artist to activist; poets to pioneer, fools to the forgotten; writers to rulers, significant figures from Scotland’s near and distant past are given imagined life through the pen and voice of som

The Michael Nyman Band, Queen's Hall, Review

Celebrating his seventieth year, the prolific Michael Nyman’s Band is touring to Gateshead, Liverpool and Bristol, and stopped off at the Queen’s Hall to remind us of his prodigious talent and those o

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, EFT, Review

Man swans in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is not a ballet, but an iconic piece of absolutely first-class theatre.