City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


World Fringe Day: Fringe Thanks Edinburgh With Thousands of Freebies

Today is the inaugural World Fringe Day, a 24-hour celebration of the global fringe movement that was spawned when a group of upstart thespians launched a festival

Edinburgh Mela

Scene from Bollywood Love Story

As the names suggests, the annual "Mela" is a "festival" or "fair" with a South Asian flavour, but incorporating Scottish and international performances and artists for a multi-cultural flavoured mix. It was founded in 1995.

ShakeDown: A Midsummer Night's Dream, King's Theatre, Review

Five schools from across Edinburgh come together to produce a collaboration of youth theatre from the best material Britain has to offer; a shakeup of Shakespeare.

Death of a Salesman, King's Theatre, Review

Nicholas Woodeson as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. (photo credit, Manual Harlan)

Arthur Miller’s majestic, moody masterpiece is, at its centre, a psychological portrait of a salesman as an old man, reflecting on his life, work, family, hopes, regrets and broken dreams.

There’s A New Kind of Buzz at the Lyceum!

Lyceum bees - image credit Jackie Crichton 2.jpg

The Lyceum theatre is home to 70,000 new permanent residents! In June 2017 two beehives were installed on the roof of our city centre theatre. The bees are part of the theatre’s comprehensive green initiative, and the public is invited to adopt a bee or sponsor a whole hive, with all funds raised going towards making The Lyceum more environmentally sustainable.

Stories of the Sea: Women, Whaling and War!, Leith Dockers Club, Review

Citadel Arts Group’s eighth production for Leith Festival, Stories of the Sea: Women, Whaling and War!, gives the female perspective on two stories rooted in the world of men.

Milonga, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Milonga-22-05-13-Theatre Jorat-298.jpg

The Argentine Tango evolved out of the working class neighbourhoods and suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Lewis Griffiths as Johnny Castle with Ensemble in Dirty Dancing. Photo: Alistair Muir

Having made over 10 million since its 2006 West End debut with the highest advance sales in history, there’s no denying the popularity of Eleanor Bergstein’s classic coming-of-age tale, yet there’s fr

Capital day as Edinburgh venues scoop half the Awards at 15th annual CATS ceremony

5 - Best Design - _Black Beauty_ Red Bridge & Traverse - photocredit Mihaela Bodlovic.jpg

At Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Sunday 11th June, the 15th annual Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) ceremony took place to great anticipation.

Shackleton, Traverse Theatre, Review

Shackleton photo credit Steve Rogers..jpg

The darkened stage of Traverse One has sheeting lying apparently at random on either side of the stage. There is, of course, method in this apparent messiness.