City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Anita and Me (2017), King's Theatre, Review

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Meera Syal’s semi-autobiographical tale, first published as a novel in 1996, lands squarely on the King’s stage this March with a thump of west country vowels.

Northern Ballet's Casanova, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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Northern Ballet’s Casanova is an orgy for the senses, a sumptuous sensory feast.

2017 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival Dream Programme Unveiled

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Today, at the National Museum of Scotland, the Festival formerly known as Imaginate launched its exciting and inspiring 2017 programme under its new name, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festiv

The Red Chair, Traverse Theatre, Review

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Fairy tales are full of food, or rather, full of the lack of it.

Citizen, Traverse Theatre, Review


Whether you know what it is to move from what you call home into the big, strange, wide world, or whether you have lived in one place all your life, plan B’s acute rumination on what it means to start

Edinburgh Schools to Reimagine Shakespeare at King’s Theatre

Edinburgh schools have been invited to take part in a new performance project that breaks down or ‘shakes’ down the plays of William Shakespeare and gives secondary school pupils the chance to make th

EIF 2017 Theatre Programme Looks to its Roots for 70th Anniversary

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When the 2017 programme marking the event’s 70th anniversary was unveiled by Director Fergus Linehan on 15th March, the audience at the Assembly Hall on the Mound was reminded of its founding principl

Seventieth Edinburgh Festival Starts With a Bloom, Ends with a Bang


The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga

Hay Fever, Lyceum Theatre, Review

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The Blisses don’t live up to their heavenly name. They are a bohemian family of four living in the relative sticks of Cookham, Berkshire so not an immediate part of the London set of the 1920s.

Edinburgh International Festival

Macbeth - Teatro Regio Torino

The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 70th anniversary in 2017. A high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, the festival was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.