Wednesday, January 29, 2020

BY SIMONE MEDONOS Reginald D Hunter glides in and out of edgy storytelling at his Pleasance show, Reginald D Hunter: An American Facing the Beast and...

SHOW TITLE:  I Swear, Tom Stade VENUE: Gilded Balloon Teviot, until August 27 By WULLIE MARR     I SWEAR, the title of Tom Stade's first Edinburgh Fringe show for...
Male swans in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Male swans are magnificent, alluring - and utterly terrifying By MORAG PHILLIPS NO-ONE seeing this spectacular production for the first time, can be prepared for the...
5 Guys Chillin', a play about gay chemsex at Edinburgh Fringe

SHOW TITLE: 5 Guys Chillin' VENUE: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139), Aug 17-22, 24-27   By ANGUS MITCHELL THIS provocative theatre performance, based on events in Clapham, London, is fuelling dialogue...

BY SIMONE MEDONOS Whilst attending a Gala Dinner hosted by Boycie and Marlene, chaos ensues upon the arrival of Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert. Only...

BY JEAN WEST Even though I thought I had a certain insight into Réversible, the European debut Fringe dish served up by The (extraordinary) 7...
My Leonard Cohen at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: My Leonard Cohen VENUE: Assembly Rooms, until 27 August, 7.45pm. By JEAN WEST   OK, so I guess it was my own fault for going to...
Can can dancer from Moulin Rouge launch Toulouse Lautrec exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2018

Flamboyant and debauched Lautrec's work celebrated at vibrant Scottish exhibition By JEAN WEST HIS STORY could have been more tragic; a promising artist whose growth, stunted...

  The stage is set with a Keyboard and a microphone, How to Be a Bad Girl - A Debaucherous Night with Sabrina Chap, is a...

BY JOY HADDEN If any stand up comedian can prey on a sold out audience at Assembly Hall, Jason Byrne can; the "big paddy wack...
Joana Vasoncelos at Jupiter Artland

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, JEAN WEST discovers exactly why Jupiter Artland sculpture park holds such a power of attraction   THE ROAD to Jupiter...

I didn’t realise how much I’d missed Sex and The City in my life until I saw KERRY IPEMA’s one woman parody show, in...

BY BOB CUMMINS The last Saturday in August is reserved for one of the largest busking events in Europe. Edinburgh’s Big Beach Busk brings together...

BY JOY HADDEN Having recently turned 50, Jason Donovan’s Amazing Midlife Crisis is a show more about his past successes than any crisis, or future direction;...

(C) Manuel Harlan By Simone Medonos The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda...

L-R: Luke Walsh as 'Drew' Lucas Rush as 'Lonny' and Kevin Kennedy as 'Dennis' in ROCK OF AGES. (C) Richard Davenport
Screen grab from James Kelman movie, Dirt Road to Lafayette

By JEAN WEST IN MANN Booker prize-winning author James Kelman’s first foray into screen writing, his literacy and love of traditional American music from Creole...

BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Plucking brilliant! Sirens is a roar for the silent minorities, with guts, glitter and gumption. You need it in...
Photos of otters captured during wildlife photo safari in the Scottish Highlands

Respectful wildlife photography safari is sensitive success story By Mary Fischer

FEATURING some of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s rising stars, Legally Blonde The Musical is an empowering, booty-shaking exploration of self-worth, gender bias, and of course,...
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