In the aptly named Beneath studio theatre downstairs at Pleasance Courtyard, a few rows of seats are placed on three sides of the bare stage.
An utterly pack-out Queen’s Hall (again, as before, with some of the audience forced unnecessarily to be chair-less and hanging distractingly over the balcony) was excited to hear this final
Some of the pieces in this year’s Edinburgh International Festival create a mirror-like effect, with each other.
50 years ago, Yehudi Menuhin founded the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music.
At 11am on Wednesday 28 August 2013, the morning after his performance of Bruch Violin no.
On a Saturday night the Russian Orthodox Church might well be singing the All-Night Vigil in preparation for their Sunday worship.
“Mary Livingstone was not only neglected by her husband David but airbrushed out of history.”
First Love, an hour-long soliloquy performed by a single character, was engagingly received by a sell-out audience at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre.
After rustling with anticipation, an excitedly packed-out Usher Hall suddenly exploded with elation to welcome, with the warmest possible pride, Scotland’s very own Royal Scottish National Or
The Arditti Quartet – led by Irvene Arditti who formed the quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in 1974 – presented a brilliantly intriguing programme designed not to inspire the heart
Oper Frankfurt’s fantastical offering – supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Edinburgh and The Binks Trust - was a double bill, each opera depicting
Big Spirit Theatre has devised a show based on the story of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 political spy thriller.
“Requiem” is a rather misleading title for this massive orchestral and choral work: “Sacred Concert”, the title of the premiere of the first six movements is more accurate.
The Pet Shop Boys will headline this year's Concert in the Gardens at the 2013/2014 Edinburgh's Hogmanay.
On the first wet evening in several weeks, a thunderstorm cracked the skies just as Maggie O’Farrell began to read from her new novel. The title?
It is now fifty years since the tragic death of Sylvia Plath who committed suicide aged just 30.
We have to be very brave to talk of death, or more truthfully, of what precedes death.
The Rite of Spring, when first performed in 1913, stirred emotions to such an extent that members of the audience attacked each other, and then the orchestra, hurling anything available in their di
Edinburgh Book Festival: Blueprint Debate; Scottish Democracy - How Can We Put Scottish Voters in Control? Review
This event, the final in a series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (and almost the final one of the Festival itself), was also the liveliest, although perhaps not for the right reasons.
A great deal of ink and opinion has thus far characterised the debate on the 2014 referendum. One book, at least, has appeared to outline the facts in the case.