City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Scottish Opera's new Music Director

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British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.

Film Review: The Secret of Kells (2009)

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A kaleidoscope of Celtic colours and swirls that is an illuminating delight!

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa, Festival Theatre, Review

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Annilese Miskimmon directed an extraordinarily sensitive and accurate portrayal of a family's tribulations.

Tartuffe, St Ninian’s Hall, Review

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A guru of the Unco Guid gets his comeuppance in fine style!

The Woman in Black, Kings Theatre, Review

Malcolm James and Matt Connor in The Woman in Black

Running for over 25 years to full, engrossed audiences, The Woman in Black is a blue print for the school of if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it theatre.

Royal Lyceum announces 50th Anniversary Season

Big name Scottish stars Brian Cox and Bill Paterson are to help the Royal Lyceum celebrate its 50th Anniversary as they play together in Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot at the start of t

Broth, Traverse, Review


A dark soup that fails to warm the heart.

'Picture Japan' Painting Competition

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh will again be running the painting competition, ‘Picture Japan’.

Animated Short Films: Family Treats, Puppet Animation Festival, SSTC, Review


A delightful hour of custom made films for children.

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show, King's Theatre, Review

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As the curtain rises on Wednesday night, the Big Band strikes up and Allan Stewart launches into foot-tapping-happy-go-lucky mood, with “Bring me Sunshine”.

Jesus Christ Superstar, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Director Bob Tomson tones down the glamour and some of the passion of this rock opera, but Jesus Christ Superstar still rocks nonetheless, even after all these years.

Blood Wedding, Traverse, Review

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A new look at Lorca.

Fat Alice, Traverse, Review

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More than the ceiling comes crashing down in this scissor sharp black comedy.

Potential Difference - celebrating the achievements of female scientists

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Potential Difference is an exhibition organised by Karen Halliday(see image , a Reader at Edinburgh University , the exhibition aims to examine socio-cultural aspects of science, with a focus on gende

Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis, Festival Theatre, Review


A precision machine oiled with gallons of talent!

Sacred Paws, Sneaky Pete's, Review

Guitar and drums duos in rock ‘n’ roll are having a slight purple patch at the moment.

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha, Traverse, Review

Take the Rubbish Out Sasha -Jenny Hulse and Jill Riddiford

Frugal funeral preparations are underway in the living room of Katya (Jill Riddiford) as she and her heavily pregnant daughter Oksana (Jenny Hulse) get the food ready for 60 guests on an improbably sm

National Theatre of Scotland Announces £5.8m Permanent H.Q. in Glasgow

In its brief, nine year history The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) has become a major theatrical producing force on the Scottish, UK and international stage, with a reputation as a creator of worl

Royal Lyceum Theatre Christmas Show Announced

It’s only March, but already the Lyceum has Christmas in its sights!

The Steamie, Brunton Theatre, Review

Tony Roper’s play is the star of this personality-packed show, and the sell-out audience at Brunton hangs on to every word.