City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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A Walk at the Edge of the World, Modern One Studio, Review

Walking off at Walk at the Edge of the World

A Walk at the Edge of the World is a two-part performance that begins with a twenty minute walk.

Duo Aulos, St Andrew's and St George's West, Review


Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea gave us a very entertaining hour of flute duets. They have been performing together for ten years and our treat was to hear the first UK performance of Qalb Wahda.

Flying Artichoke 2014 Shortlist Is Announced

From an array of eligible Scottish shows on this year’s Fringe, the following 8 productions are on this year’s shortlist for and the SAC

Jack, Gryphon @ West End, Review

Jack attempts to move the debate about the future of Scotland beyond economics, with a look at the past and present through the eyes of its people.

EIF 2014: James III - The True Mirror, Festival Theatre, Review

EIF 2014 - James III

Reviewing this last part of Rona Munro’s triptych of plays on Scotland’s first three Stewart kings feels somewhat akin to arriving late at a dinner party and only sampling the last course.

Conflict in Court, New Town Theatre, Review

Conflict in Court - judge

This is a sequel to Silence in Court, the smash hit, sell out Fringe show since 2011.

Champagne Tutored Tasting, Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar, Review

Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar opens 2014

The 'finest drawing room in Europe' as King George IV described The Signet Library, was the venue for a champagne tasting of various types of Pommery champagne.

West Side Story, Edinburgh Academy, Review

Edinburgh Academy's West Side Story cast

Worth coming downtown to catch ‘West Side Story'.

Making the Move, Just the Tonic, Review

Making the Move.jpg

In today’s world of rapidity, this cute romcom – a first outing by 17-year-old playwright Noah Altshuler – ensures it can maintain our short attention spans by running at a mere twenty minutes.

EIF 2014: Artemis Quartet, Queen's Hall, Review

Artemis Quartet with instruments

The programme changes every day at the Queen's Hall during the International Festival period, but all concerts involve chamber music with soloists, duos, trios, quartets and quintets.

Chef, Underbelly, Review

Jade Anouka in Chef

February 2012, the life of Ollie Dabbous is transformed overnight: from unknown chef at his new London restaurant, to a full reservations book due to rave reviews.

When it Rains, Pleasance Dome, Review

When it Rains publicity photo

This is the story of four people. So announces a computerised female voice as the spotlit heads of the cast appear, each with their character’s names projected above.

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon, Assembly Hall, Review

The title of this show, ‘Clown in the Moon’, is the title of the first poem Dylan Thomas wrote when he was fourteen.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Alistair Moffat - A Fresh Look at Bannockburn

Alistair Moffat’s Bannockburn: The Battle for a Nation appears in the event’s 700th anniversary year.

Claustrophobia, Zoo Pleasance (The Monkey House), Review

 Claustrophobia - photo by George

This lift is going up. Except that it isn’t - it’s stuck between floors and the two occupants are going nowhere, other than down into memories on which they would rather keep the doors tight shut.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Celebrating Neil Gunn and Maurice Walsh

That Neil Gunn and Maurice Walsh were close friends is a matter of record, attested by the 30 or so letters between them that form part of the National Library of Scotland’s Neil Gunn collection.

Edinburgh Book Festival: David Reynolds, The Great War's Grand Legacy

Andrew Franklin introduced David Reynolds as a distinguished historian and the Professor of History at Cambridge University who had made several television programmes with the BBC and toured America o

EIF 2014: Hespèrion XXI, Usher Hall, Review

Hesperion-XXI - Orchestra

Like most of the large audience I did not know what was on offer from this unusual grouping.

Don't Tell Him Pike, Assembly Rooms, Review

Ian Lavender as Private Pike

Following on from his success last year as part of an outstanding ensemble in the Assembly Rooms’ highly regarded adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption, Ian Lavender has returned with something sligh

The Worm - An Underground Adventure, Summerhall, Review


The Worm is an endearing eco drama for 3-7 year-olds that offers some friendly fun while being gently informative.

Ilyria-on-Sea, Augustine United Church, Review

Illyria on Sea poster extract

They do like to be beside the seaside – and who indeed would not, with this lively, fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ as an added inducement?