City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Nederlands Dans Theater 2, EFT, Review

A scene from Sara by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar

Nederlands Dans Theater (founded 1959) continues to maintain its world class status as one the most influential companies.

Hetty Feather, King's Theatre, Review

Hetty Feather

Jacqueline Wilson tells the most marvellous stories for children.

United Airlines launch first direct non-stop flight from Edinburgh to Chicago O'Hare

United 119  - inaugural flight Edinburgh to Chicago  given a Water Cannon salute

“My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of people too
People who smile at you…"

Assembly Rooms Fringe 2014 Programme Launched

assembly launch 2014.jpg

A fortnight before the complete Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is launched, the Assembly Rooms has been quick off the mark to reveal their ambitious and exciting line up of shows.

A Slow Air, King's Theatre, Review

Morna & Athol - photo credit John Johnson.jpg

The word ‘dysfunctional’ is bandied around a lot in terms of family relationships. The word ‘normal’ seems to fit the bill better.

Banksy; the Room in the Elephant, Traverse Theatre, Review

Banksy; the Room in the Elephant image production image

There’s always something problematic about a fiction based on a truth; unavoidably both are compromised in the process.

The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Brunton Theatre, Review

John Gorick (Wilde), Rupert Mason (Carson), William Kempsell (Clarke)

Our legal system is pure theatre; the dramatic world of the Courtroom has always supplied a perfect setting for films, TV and stage.

Up To Speed, Traverse Theatre, Review

Rosalind Sydney

Up To Speed brings humour, fine acting skills and some clever ideas to a touching story for pre-teens.

Imaginate 2014 : Saltbush, EFT Studio, Review


A sumptuous interactive journey of movement and colour through Aboriginal Australia.

A True Tall Tale, Southside Community Centre, Review


A True Tall Tale caresses the imagination and envelops the senses, breathing life into an ancient story about the origin of the Christmas Rose.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer


The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a beautiful, melancholy tale of love and hope.

Beethoven's Ninth, Usher Hall, Review

SCO - group photo

The concert at the Usher Hall was conducted by the renowned French conductor Emmanuel Krivine who has recently been appointed as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor.

Pressure, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

David Haig as Group Captain Dr. James Stagg & Malcolm Sinclair as General Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower

David Haig’s new play creates a storm at the Lyceum!

Rant with Mischa Macpherson trio, Queen's Hall, Review

Having written elsewhere* about a fictional female fiddle trio, it was a natural progression to a concert where the main event was performance by possibly Scotland’s finest female fiddle quartet.

Children’s Theatre Plays a big Role in 2014 CATS Awards

Scotland’s political future may be uncertain in the year 2014, but its theatrical future at least looks bright and secure.

Uncle Varick, King's Theatre, Review

Uncle Varick - production

‘Why adapt Chekov into Scots?’ demanded an audience member at the interval of John Byrne’s ‘Uncle Varick’, his attempt to provide a Scottish take on ‘Uncle Vanya’.

Imaginate 2014: a small story /eine kleine geschichte Review

A Small Story scene

There is a modern beatitude that says “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures”.

Invisible Empire, Summerhall, Review

Invisible Empire production image

Invisible Empire unpicks and nicks at the raw extremes of human experience, inducing feelings of unease and tension that are uncomfortably familiar.

The Forbidden Experiment, Traverse Theatre, Review

Forbidden Experiment production

‘The Forbidden Experiment’ could be said to be something of an experiment in itself.

A Play, A Pie and a Pint: The Queen of Lucky People, Traverse Theatre, Review

Eileen Nicholas as Patrice French

In 1987 the Edinburgh International Festival presented the world premiere of Iain Heggie’s play, A Wholly Healthy Glasgow.