City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Five actors on bar stools and a projection screen are the sole propellants of the action in ‘Forgotten Voices of the Great War’ and both the cast and the images behind them do their best to bring that

Bec Hill in... Ellipsis, Gilded Balloon, Review

In the comedy and performance vortex that is "The Fringe" it's hard to stand out but in the Gilded Balloon’s wee “Turret”, Bec Hill stands on chairs and tables as well as the stage and pulls it off.

Departures: A Song Cycle, C Cubed, Review

Verisimo theatre in Departures: A Song Cycle.

This is what the Edinburgh Fringe is all about.

The Addams family, Assembly Hall, Review

The Addams Family - poster

Magic on the Mound! The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland has produced a show of West End quality at a venue more used to different ‘family values’ being espoused.

Anything Goes, Paradise in Augustine's, Review

Anything Goes cast

Anything Goes - obviously it did in the 1930’s, allegedly the golden age of a certain type of musical.

Viola and Piano Recital, St Andrew's & St George's West, Review

Alexa Beattie.jpg

It's always good when performers enjoy giving us a brief introduction to what they are about to play.

The Secret Collector, Greenside, Review

Byteback - The Secret Collector

A bijou Burnley ensemble!

Lavender Junction, C Nova, Review

Lavender Junction by Pete Stevens

“The feel of the sunbaked Indian dust between sandals and bare toes; that and the smell.

Portrait Gallery Brings Home Tragedy of the Great War

Avatar and bust - Scottish National Portrait Gallery

A moving, new exhibition opening today at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery brings home the tragedy of World War One, one hundred years to the day since hostilities broke out with Germany.

Oh Boy ! The Quantum Leap Show, Cowgatehead, Review

Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

”It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went... a little ka-ka. In the blink of a cosmic clock I went from quantum physicist to air force test pilot.

Black Grace, Assembly Roxy, Review

Black Grace dancers

This group of dancers from New Zealand are incredibly talented and the choreography by Neil leremia is brilliant. All the work presented during the show spans a period of twenty years.

Made in Macao's Playing Landscape, C Venue 34, Review

Made in Macao dancers

The trickling of rain triggers the emergence of growth from beneath the black earth. Four dancers begin a journey that, an hour later, has them travel from basic nature to an urban existence.

The Cold Clear Elsewhere, Cafe Camino, Review

The Cold Clear Elsewhere (photo by Liz Schaffer)

In stuffy heat and in a stifling job Grace dreams of a future free from her family, from the Australian mentality; a fresh start in a cold, clear elsewhere.

Fun With An Inflatable - Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Even by Edinburgh standards, this seems like a fairly soggy start to the Fringe, especially as it has come after the streak of gorgeous, sunny days in July, which saw people flocking to

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess, New Town Theatre, Review

Princess Pumpalot - Cartoon

A show to amuse and engage a young audience.

Brave Macbeth, Famous Spiegeltent, Review

Brave Macbeth production

The problem with staging Macbeth as light children’s fare: it’s not really a comedy, is it?

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant, Assembly Rooms, Review

Michele Gallagher, Elaine C Smith, Paul James Corrigan

Some pixie pamphleteering for the Naws, but the Ayes have it!

Emily Brown and the Thing, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Emily Brown and the Thing

A brilliant show: funny, touching, and completely satisfying to someone who had no familiarity with the books at all. Oh, and the children loved it, too!

Only One Dog In This Pleasance Fringe Preview Show

Pleasance 30 year cake cutting interrupted by dog

It was The Pleasance's turn to hold its Fringe press launch / preview this morning.

Salon Mika, Dance Base, Review

Salon Mika

Mika was last here more than 10 years ago but he returned again today like an extinction event meteorite hitting Edinburgh.

The Carousel, Traverse, Review

The Carousel - Maureen Beattie

A multi voiced feminine prose poem.