City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Singin' in the Rain, EFT 2014, Review

Finale from Singin'  in the Rain

Premiered in 1952, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor is still rated as one of the greatest musical movies of all time.

YAMA/Kingdom, Traverse Theatre, Review

Yama Kingdom

Scottish Dance Theatre’s latest performance is an ambitious but frustrating double bill.

Dark Vanilla Jungle, Traverse Theatre, Review

Dark Vanilla Jungle production image

Dark Vanilla Jungle is an hour and twenty minute monologue. Detailing the journey of an underprivileged young woman’s life it touches on themes such as abandonment and female objectification.

Blackbird, Summerhall, Review

Blackbird - theatre production

A disturbing exposé of illicit desire, David Harrower’s highly acclaimed two-hander tackles the taboo subject of sex between an adult and a minor.

Private Lives, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

John Hopkins and Kirsty Bestgerman as Elyot and Amanda

Written in just four days in Tokyo, 1929, Noel Coward created the free spirited character of Amanda in Private Lives specifically for his darling friend, Gertrude Lawrence.

Blink, Traverse Theatre, Review

Blink by Soho Theatre

Love is whatever you feel it to be, and sometimes ‘love’ might simply be two rather strange people feeling that they meet each others’ unusual needs at a particular moment in time.

Dial M for Murder, King's Theatre, Feb 2014, Review

Kelly Hotten, Philip Cairns and Daniel Betts in Dial M for Murder

Alfred Hitchcock's movie adaptation of Dial M for Murder (1954) remains a stylish period classic by the Master of Suspense.

Tonight's the Night, Edinburgh Playhouse, Feb 2014, Review

Rod Stewart covers

"There’s only one Rod Stewart" was the football song that sprang to mind after watching this touring production of Tonight’s the Night featuring some of the singer's back-catalogue.

MacTaggart Lecture 2013: Kevin Spacey

When Netflix premiered political drama "House of Cards" on 1 February, 2013 it released the whole season of 13 episodes internationally on its streaming service.

Edinburgh Science Festival 2014 Programme Launched

Unwrapping the mummy

From robot football to making round bubbles square, from the science of intoxication at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to a man vs 3D printer contest, this year's Edinburgh Internatio

Experience Top Gear Supercar driving around Scotland

Caterham 7 - the racing car for open road driving

For local residents around Edinburgh or the Borders and especially for the visitor to the Capital, an exciting and innovative style of car hire has arrived.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, King's Theatre, Feb 2014, Review

Buddy Clearlake (Dean Elliott and company)

Buddy rides high on the crest of a giant nostalgia wave. Now in its 25th year, this highly successful show was the springboard for the juke-box musicals like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.

Tilt Your Thinking: A Murder of Shorts, manipulate Festival 2014, Review

Subconscious Password - short film at maniuplate Festival

The Manipulate Festival concluded at the Traverse on Saturday night with a screening of eight animation films collectively entitled, Tilt Your Thinking: A Murder of Shorts.

Snapshots: 6.05; Ross Hogg, manipulate Festival 2014, Review

Ross Hogg 6.05

The Snapshots: 6.05 slot at the Manipulate Festival focuses on emerging new talent, showcasing the work of a particular artist, followed by a Q&A session.

Seams and Embers, manipulate Festival 2014, Review

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A wee diamond of a film hewn from Scotland’s coal’s history.

Go!, manipulate Festival 2014, Review


A gentle light shone on a life as it shrinks to smallness.

DJ Hardwell Event in Edinburgh Cancelled

The DJ Hardwell Dance Event, due to take place tomorrow night (Saturday, 8th February) at the Royal Highland Showground in Ingliston, has been cancell

Special Arrangements at Waverley Station For Calcutta Cup

Waverley Station - Area Plan

Thousands of rugby fans are expected to arrive in the Capital this weekend to watch hosts Scotland take on England in a sold-out Calcutta Cup

Hotel de Rive, manipulate Festival 2014, Review

Hotel de Rive

In placing experimental work at the heart of its programme, particularly performances combining hybrids of form, the Manipulate Festival is always strongly flavoured with the strange and unusual.

Rantin, Summerhall, Review

A version of ‘Both Sides of Tweed’, Dick Gaughan’s song of mutual English-Scottish respect prefaced ‘Rantin’, thus promising well for this piece, self-identified as ‘ceilidh-theatre’, deliberately set

SCO's 40th Birthday Concert, Usher Hall, Review

SCO's 40th Birthday concert bow

This week the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 40th birthday.