It would have been so easy to have more players with just one piece each to play.
Last year’s performance in the same impressive Symposium Hall was fun and fairly obviously a first for an adventurous pair.
Shakespeare at the Fringe can tend to be a rather odd affair. In the dark, upside down, backwards in a bunny suit.....you name it, Shakespeare has had to endure it.
So here we are again its 2011 and the comedy shortlist has arrived.
It's rare that you see a genuinely natural comedic partnership - often double-acts are simply thrown together by necessity or, like wildebeest, for the sake of safety in numbers.
Lesley Evans uses her experience of medical role-play (an actor employed to help doctor’s deal with terminal patients and practice their communication skills) to take an eager audience down the path of her life which, like most people's, is filled with idiosyncratic characters and amusing stories of embarrassing moments…mostly involving old farts who still get frisky.
There is always a moment of trepidation before attending a free show in Edinburgh during August.
One Thousand Paper Cranes wins our new award for Scottish theatre at the Fringe.
It is one minute to midnight at the Fringe.
Ravi Shankar has spent decades crossing boundaries, both geographical and musical, whilst remaining among the finest living exponents of Indian classical music.
Simon Keenlyside’s acclaimed Queens Hall success in the 2010 festival did not replicate readily in the vaster Usher hall, though a large - but not capacity - audience was vociferous at the baritone’s polished performance.
Back to the drawing board for another Scottish/Spanish collaboration.
This was an introduction to the two authors as a part of the Newton First Book Award and was chaired by Rosemary Burnett who kept the session ticking over very effectively; she was not helped by a
1927 first appeared in our Fringe brochures four years ago, with their incredible debut Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
It is easy to tell that a group of players are entirely comfortable and practised with one another. This certainly was the case for the three young men of the Rhodes Trio.
Jayson Gilham was born in Queensland in Australia and initially studied at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University before recently completing at Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Mus
Revolting Rhymes is a rip-roaring, mad-cap hour of hilarity, silliness and mayhem that kids from about 5 years up can’t seem to get enough of.
Theatre Uncut is the brainchild of Hannah Price, artistic director of Reclaim Productions Ltd, who, when the millionaire cabinet of the coalition government announced the draconian cuts they were going to be making in all sections of society, decided to raise awareness via a theatrical event.
Sometimes one comes across something that seems a little slight at first, that then proves to be more durable.
For a Canadian orchestra lauded as one of the best French orchestras in the world, it seems a little odd that an International Festival concert should not have any French or Canadian content.
You look forward to it all year – the most vibrant, beautiful city in the world becomes a vast jungle of bodies everywhere and not enough room to swing a cat…the Fringe engulfs the city with its myriad of shows and performers all eager to get bums on seats or people gathered round them…even if it is in the most inconvenient of spots to juggle fire.