What should you do if two men walk on stage, then, for no apparent reason whatsoever, one of them suddenly opens his enormous mouth and wails like an insane banshee at the audience?
The 500th anniversary of the Scottish defeat at the battle of Flodden will be marked this Sunday in the annual Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.
As I came out of Traverse 1 after The Events, a woman behind me asked her friend, “What do you think?” “Disjointed and frustrating”.
All in the garden seems rosy. A girl emerges from the borders, arms spread wide, “I’m a girl, a legend of a girl, with blue eyes and blond hair” she says with childlike glee.
This sole Festival appearance by one of the world’s great orchestras, playing a massive symphony by a great composer, was something of a disappointment, though loudly applauded by a packed audience.
The Edinburgh International Festival comes to an end tonight with up to a quarter of a million people expected to watch the annual
This is a story, told through books. How we read and experience books, how they shape the chapters of our lives and how those collected words and letters are at once public and personal.
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.