City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


EIF 2015, From Scotland with Love King Creosote, The Hub, Review

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A loving and moving cinematic tribute to Scots at work and play.

Stellar Quines Trilogy Wins Trio of Fringe First Awards

Stellar Quines with third Fringe First

Scotland’s Stellar Quines have been awarded a Fringe First for The Deliverance, the final part of Jennifer Tremblay’s

The Christians, Traverse Theatre, Review

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It’s not often you get a full gospel choir on stage at the Traverse, but there is one as ‘The Christians’ opens.

EIF 2015: Antigone, King's Theatre, EIF review

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This flagship drama of the 2015 EIF, with screen star Juliet Binoche in a leading role, was highly anticipated.

EIF 2015: RSNO MacMillan and Sibelius, Usher Hall, Review

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For twenty five minutes Scottish percussionist Colin Curry mesmerised the audience as he seemingly pranced across the stage from marimbas to drums to aluphone, vibraphone and crotales.

Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?, Assembly George Square, Review

Mark Steel by Andy Hollingworth

Mark Steel’s in town, for the first time on the Fringe in nineteen years.

Horseplay - The Troy Musical, Greenside @ Infirmary St, Review

Horseplay often leads to people getting hurt.

Acts of Redemption, Underbelly, Cowgate, Review

Acts of Redemption is a series of six monologues written by Ken Jaworowski where each individual attempts to redeem, through musings, incidents that have happened in their lives – some more traumatic

The Final Act, theSpace on Niddry St, Review

‘The Final Act’ might actually herald new beginnings, as both the cast and the creative team of the show deserve to go on to bigger and better things.

Fringe Debut Goddess Tales Showcase Storytelling Females Through Time

Xanthe Gresham Knight on the Mile

With her brand of magical and mythical storytelling, Xanthe Gresham Knight cuts across the lines between storytelling and theatre to showcase the female voice through time with a double debut at the @

After We Danced, theSpace on the Mile, Review

Samuel Freeman (Finn) and Rosie Bennett (Fran) in After We Danced.

Welcome to the wedding reception of Finn and Fran. You could imagine that they are a young couple, dancing to the melodic strains of “Unforgettable” and promising never to be a moment apart.

Tomorrow, Traverse Theatre, Review

Tomorrow (photo credit Victor Franowski)

One day you are young and the next you are old. Age slowly creeps up on us all, unbidden, unnoticed.

The Titanic Orchestra, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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The musicians of the Titanic may have played as long as they could while the ship went down but it is a myth that they continued to play beneath the sea with notes bubbling through waves. This play by renowned Bulgarian playwright Hristo Boytchev deals in myths and illusions created by a man who may or may not be Harry Houdini.

David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty, Assembly George Square, Review

2015 is the 15th year that David O’Doherty will perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he shows no signs of lacking in delivering laughter in waves.

Alex Edelman: Everything Handed To You, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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In the music business, when your first album is a critical and commercial smash, there is a lot of pressure on the sophomore release.

The Trial of Hermann Ethe, Greenside@Nicholson Square, Review

No courtroom drama, but a true life trial.

Colin Cloud: Kills it in Person - An Interview

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After leaving Colin Cloud: Kills, quite literally shaking at the sheer power of what I had seen (read my review

Drink the Musical, Sweet Grassmarket, Review

Community Theatre delivers effective ‘Message in a Bottle’

Smother, ZOO, Review

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An exploration of the discrimination that many LGBT groups face through the genre of commercial Hip Hop - an interesting concept, but does it work? Not entirely.

Of Mice and Men, Gilded Balloon, review

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Steinbeck had an ability to portray with abiding compassion characters who had been battered emotionally and financially by the poverty endemic in American society during the Great Depression in the e