Friday, September 17, 2021
Performance of Shame by Tidy Carnage at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

REVIEW – Compelling exploration of revenge porn and shame in the social media age

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SHOW TITLE: Shame VENUE: Assembly George Square Studios, until August 28 By CAT TIMONEY Brought to the festival by Glasgow-based and avowed feminist company, Tidy Carnage, Shame fuses more traditional theatre with video to effectively explore a...
Edinburgh Tattoo rehearsal 2017

Festival Pic of the Day: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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SHOW TITLE: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo VENUE: Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, until August 26 PICS BY WULLIE MARRThe Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is as integral part of Edinburgh’s Festivals offer, running currently with the Edinburgh International...
My Leonard Cohen at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

REVIEW – Leonard Cohen Tribute act left me miserable for all the wrong reasons

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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 see a tribute band.For me cheesy re-renderings of a performer’s...
Author Katherine Webber and her character, Wing Jones

FESTIVAL ALTER EGO Q&A – Katherine Webber / Wing Jones

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AS PART of Deadline at the Fest, we are interviewing performers from across the month by putting 20 questions to them - both as an artist and as their stage or performance alter ego.   Katherine...
Andy Cannon the actor and playing Macbeth

FESTIVAL ALTER EGO Q&A – Andy Cannon / Macbeth

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AS PART of Deadline at the Fest, we are interviewing performers from across the month by putting 20 questions to them - both as an artist and as their stage or performance alter ego.  ANDY...
Benjamin Clementine on stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

REVIEW – Rough layers peeled away to reveal this sweet, sweet Clementine

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SHOW TITLE: Benjamin Clementine VENUE: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival. By JEAN WEST You can see why Benjamin Clementine might have got on some people’s nerves early in this performance.Late start and technical difficulties aside, the performer,...
Behind the scenes in the dressing room of the Lady Boys of Bangkok ©Wullie Marr Photography

Festival Pic of the Day: The Lady Boys of Bangkok

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SHOW TITLE: The Lady Boys of Bangkok Who Runs The World Tour VENUE: Theatre Big Tops, Fountainbridge, until August 28 PICS BY WULLIE MARROur resident photographer, Wullie Marr, went behind the scenes into the dressing room...
Orkestra Del Sol at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

PREVIEW – Musical Ray of Sunshine Ensures there’ll be no Orkestral Manoeuvres in the...

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SHOW TITLE: Orkestra Del Sol VENUE: Summerhall August 12,  7.30pm. By JEAN WEST  If Orkestra Del Sol could measure their musical worth in smiles they might already be resident in their own Trump Tower.Maverick mayhem has long...
Art work by Ruaridh Crighton

REVIEW – Artist Rudog’s new found love of colour doesn’t mask dark messages

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SHOW TITLE: More Than Meets The Eye – Ruaridh ‘Rudog’ Crighton VENUE: Hill Street Design House until August 18. BY JEAN WEST Ruaridh ‘Rudog' Crighton is a man of few words. But the stories he doesn’t articulate...
Leaf by Niggle, April 2016, Puppet State Theatre Company

REVIEW – Nothing to Niggle With This Mesmerising Take On Tolkien

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SHOW TITLE: Leaf by Niggle VENUE: Red Bridge Arts, Scottish Storytelling Centre until August 28 (Even dates). BY JEAN WESTIt’s a beautiful tale, JRR Tolkien's  short story, Leaf by Niggle, and a curious one, that reveals...
Andy Cannon in Is This A Dagger The Story of Macbeth

REVIEW – Cannon Fires Off A Version Of The Scottish Play That’s Part Soap,...

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SHOW TITLE: Is This A Dagger? The Story of Macbeth VENUE: Red Bridge Arts, Scottish Storytelling Centre – August 11-20 (not 17) BY JEAN WEST     Andy Cannon is a canny Scotsman when it comes to devising winning...
Bar Talk with Comedians Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin, Craig Hill and Gareth Waugh

Four comedians compare notes about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe

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FOUR comedians walked into a pub..No, that's not our lame attempt at a joke - we really did get four of the Fringe's best-loved and best-known comedians to prop up the bar.And while they...
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