Cabaret - the new category at the Fringe

In the world of magic, women are generally no more than ‘the lovely assistant’. Not so with French cult performer Jeanne Mordoj.

Welcome to Israel, a land of endless sun, orange groves, bullets and bombs.

New to the cabaret circuit, this is Xara Vaughan’s debut at the Edinburgh Fringe and what a cool, classy, highly polished performance this is.

The shortlist for the Foster’s comedy award has been announced.

It’s a balmy summer evening and George Street is buzzing with Festival crowds out in their finery and lapping up the atmosphere and on top of that the capital’s elegant New Town street is host to the utterly magical Famous Spiegeltent, one of its favourite venues since it first arrived in 1985. 

After having seen the glamorous trio that is Fascinating Aïda, I have to wonder how it has taken me so long to find this fabulous act. They have been performing since 1983, though with sl

There are few certainties in this world, but I think that it is a safe bet to suggest that you can always rely on a puppet show to set an audience alight.

The Assembley Rooms have moved, albeit from George Street to George Square – nice that the point of reference is still trying to stay intact – and it is not very well sign posted. After going up and down, into the garden and out I finally found Assembly Three. Let’s hope that more signage is filtered over there for the rest of the month.

Having lived my life being a bit of a sceptic in terms of magic, I felt that it was time to change the tide. I had never heard of Galea until this year.