City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Akiko Okamoto (Piano) 01, St Andrew's & St George's West, Review

Akiko Okamoto

It would be hard to find a piano recital in this year's Festivals better than this afternoon's with Akiko Okamoto.

Unfaithful, Traverse Theatre, Review

Benny Young as Tom,  Cara Kelly as Joan in Unfaithful

The simple, stark title says it all.

The Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius, theSpace on North Bridge, Review

The essence of Fringe theatre is that the majority of the shows are amateur productions, but not many have original scripts like the Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius.

L’enfant qui, Institut français d'Ecosse (Venue 134), Review


In true surrealist style, Belgian theatre company T1J has on the side of its black travelling van the words Ceci n’est pas un cirque.

Beethoven Sonatas, St Andrew's and St George's West, Review


The first of the two sonatas was composed in 1800-01 but never received the popularity of the Spring Sonata written at the same time. It is one of only two in a minor key.

Out of Water, Summerhall @ Portobello Beach, Review

Out of Water (photo - Tony Millings)

A passing storm has cleared the beach of all but a few dog walkers. Dusk is falling over the expanse of flat sand with its groynes reaching for the sea like fingers.

Olaudah Equiano: The Enslaved African, theSpace@Jury's Inn, Review

Olaudah Equiano is a figure of considerable significance in Black History, so anything that brings his story more fully into public consciousness ought to be applauded.

re:Fujisan, Zoo Southside, Review


Japanese culture and art transposed into the context and frame of the Edinburgh Fringe can often create its own special vibe and LaN-T003 present a show of pleasing chaos and order.

Early Doors, Pleasance Pop-up, Review


Get down the pub for Early Doors (12pm to be precise) and remind yourself of the fun that was once to be found in an old-fashioned boozer.

The Future for Beginners, Summerhall, Review

The Future for Beginners (Dan Green Photography)

When you are disappointed by the past and disillusioned with the present, you may want your destiny to be planned.

Lippy, Traverse Theatre, Review

LIPPY - Dead Centre.jpg

Distinguished Irish company Dead Centre, under the direction of Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd, present a visceral exploration of the difficulty human beings have at understanding one another, with refle

The Silence of Snow - the Life of Patrick Hamilton, Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Review

‘Mad, bad and dangerous to know’ might have described Patrick Hamilton in his latter days half-truthfully as it once did Lord Byron.

3000 trees: the Death of Mr William MacRae, Sweet Grassmarket, review

3000 trees Death of Willie MacRae.jpeg

Willie MacRae was a prominent Glasgow lawyer, life–long SNP member and anti-nuclear campaigner.

The Domino Effect, theSpace@Surgeons' Hall, Review

The Domino Effect

“The domino effect;
You understand it as leading to catastrophe
But learn its secrets
And it can also lead to triumph.”

Huff, Traverse Theatre, Review

Huff - an interior

Shona Reppe and Andy Manley have a reputation for creating theatrical magic for kids, and with Huff have managed to pull yet another surprise out of their seemingly bottomless creative hat.

Juvenalia, Assembly Hall, Review

“Stupendous, “brilliant” - some of the comments members of the audience made as they were leaving Simon Callow’s performance in Juvenalia.

Shout! The Mod Musical, Edinburgh Academy, Review

Shout cast

'You’re going to feel aright' - Shout the Musical is a succession of hits from an era I know well along with social history commentary based on a typical teen magazine of the times.

Is 24 Hour Psycho Playing Now?

Museum of modern art "landform"

The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (aka Modern One) was looking picture perfect today. People lounged on the "landform" in the sun.

Freak, Assembly George Square, Review

Freak - Assembly press

Sex is something we still don’t talk about in a way which reflects what we really do…… Freak tells it as it is and drags the truth out in front of the audience where it loses some of its sham

The Joe Corrie Project - “Cage Load of Men”, St Bride's, Review

The Acoustic Music Centre can boast the hosting of many famous performers but on Saturday 8th August, Fife poet, songwriter, miner and social activist, Joe Corrie will be centre stage.