City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, Gilded Balloon, Review


Quentin Crisp was a one-off, a complete original, and Mark Farrelly’s superb tribute cunningly captures Crisp’s very particular USP: his style.

Minetti, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Minetti in a snowstorm

The play is centred in the lobby of a grand hotel in Ostend.

The Loveboat Big Band, Famous Spiegeltent, Review

Loveboat Bigband

There are any number of earnest and passionate performers offering an hour of the best of themselves.

Signal Failure, Underbelly, Review


“To the woman on the Thursday morning service to St. Pancras, you had ginger hair, Aztec print dress and a tattoo on your arm. I could hardly take my eyes of you” The Guy Opposite”

Edinburgh Book Festival: Margaret Drabble: First New Novel for Seven Years

Dame Margaret Drabble

The title of the event, “First New Novel for Seven Years” certainly drew a huge appreciative audience to the Book Festival to hear Dame Margaret Drabble talk about her 18th novel, "The Pure Gold Baby"

Edinburgh Book Festival: The Darien Disaster; New Perspectives

Late in the seventeenth century, an as yet independent Scotland sought to catch up in the fast-paced race for overseas colonies already begun by the major powers; the Company of Scotland Trading to Af

Niall Campbell Wins £20,000 Inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize

Niall Campbell

Niall Campbell has won the inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Award for Scottish poets aged 30 or under, the largest poetry prize in the UK.

EIF 2014: Britten's War Requiem, Usher Hall, Review

Andrew Davis, conductor

Andrew Davis actively marshalled the large forces required for Britten’s War Requiem into a reasoned, powerful performance.

High Noon Over Camelot, Whynot?, Review

High Noon Over Camelot - wickedacephotos

Take Arthurian legend, drizzle lightly with songs, add wild-west flavour and transfer to the baking metal desert of a far off starship.

EIF 2014, James II: Day of The Innocents, Festival Theatre, review

James II - The True Mirror

James II: Day of The Innocents, the second of Rona Munro’s historical trilogy, is a gripping tale of trauma, brutality and betrayal.

Light, Pleasance Dome, Review

Light - photo by Alex Brenner

It’s just another day at the dystopian office of Peace of Mind HQ for Agent Petros - or it would be except for the nightmares he has been having.

Shades of Spain and tones of the River Tweed: Landscapes by Douglas Davies R.S.W.

Manor Valley, by Douglas Davies, R.S.W.

“The Scottish Borders are a constant inspiration whatever the season as are frequent visits to south Brittany and the Mediterranean coasts of France and Spain providing me with a totally different

EIF 2014: Ute Lemper Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


Kurt Weill's 1929 work Little Three Penny Music emerged from a darkened stage lit by the music desk lamps for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Pss Pss!, Zoo Southside, Review


Baccalà Clown brings top of the range circus skills from Switzerland to Scotland.

Welcome to Terezin, Gilded Balloon, Review

Welcome to Terezin cast

Theresienstadt was the name given to a small fortress town that became the Czechoslovakian ghetto north of Prague run by the Nazis.

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.