Saturday, January 16, 2021

MUSIC/ COMEDY – Slanty Eyed Mama bring the “most Asian” show to the Fringe,...

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Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show promises to be the “most Asian” and longest titled Fringe show - but...

MUSIC – Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years “If you close your eyes, it’s...

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BY SIMONE MEDONOSI still have my parent’s Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits cassette tape; it was one of three albums on rotation in my Dad’s...

COMEDY – Short and Curly is slapstick silliness

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BY SIMONE MEDONOSWhat do you get when you cross a playful double act and a large bag of props in a portacabin? At first you...

COMEDY – Emmy Fyles: Socially Awkward Penguin

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EMMY FYLES is “like a female Mr Bean”, wearing her onesie and holding nothing back as her show surrounds one central theme – social...
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...

CABARET – Bondage Queen Sings the Hits!

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JoJo Bellini (aka, the Bondage Queen), emerged onto the stage fully dressed in an outfit which looked straight out of The Rocky Horror Picture...

MUSICAL THEATRE – An ‘uplifting’ and ‘feel-good’ trip down the yellow-brick-road

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BY MORAG PHILLIPSI was really looking forward to going to watch this show, and I was not disappointed. This is Tribe Porty Youth Theatre’s...
Movie review of Eaten By Lions

FILM – Feelgood movie proves nature isn’t all red in tooth and claw

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BY JEAN WESTEATEN By Lions is the story of two half-brothers with a complicated past - namely that their parents came to a sticky...

THEATRE – Drowning at Pleasance Courtyard

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Why did four Austrian nurses murder nearly 200 of their patients in the late 1980s?Jessica Ross attempts to solve this riddle in her new...

THEATRE – Midsummer, a revitalised retelling by The National Theatre of Scotland

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BY JEAN WEST'Change is possible,' said the words on the parking meter as Helena balked at having to cough up so much for this...

MUSICAL THEATRE – Fisherman’s Tail: Powerful, moving and very entertaining

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More that just a fisherman’s tale...Powerful, moving and very entertaining, this one hour lunchtime show is sure to prove a hit with all ages...

Critically acclaimed LGBTQ play Riot Act returns for 2020 UK tour

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A powerful verbatim theatre piece exploring the history of the LGBTQ rights movement is returning for a UK tour in 2020, following a successful tour...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Peter Hitchens on “The Phony War: The World War II Illusion”

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JOURNALIST, author and broadcaster Peter Hitchens, or “the hated Peter Hitchens” as he sometimes refers to himself, was on stage at the Edinburgh Book...

COMEDY – Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

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Better Dead than a Coward is an hour of frenetic storytelling that sits somewhere between intimate and claustrophobic. Laura Davis is full of charisma and...

Havana Nights to sizzle on stages across the UK in 2020

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Strictly Come Dancing professional Graziano Di Prima is preparing to dazzle and delight audiences with stunning new dance show Havana Nights which tours the UK in 2020. The...
Melissa George in The Butterfly Tree

FILM – Study of family grief takes wing on bohemian and elegant movie debut

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By JEAN WESTAWARD-winning writer/director, Priscilla Cameron, weaves a visually vibrant tale of everyday tragedy in The Butterfly Tree, her first feature debut.From the outset...

MUSIC – The Jesus and Mary Chain smash Leith Theatre

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BY JEAN WESTSo, there were no fights, no bloody noses or smashed equipment for Edinburgh International Festival audiences, and the band, who in the...

THEATRE – Geoff Sobelle builds a HOME at the International Festival

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BY JEAN WEST I hadn't intended to get married when I left the house this afternoon.But by 5pm, I had a new husband - a stranger I...

THEATRE – Aquila Youth Theatre present Lord of the Flies

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William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies is transferred onto the stage in all its savage glory in this play exploring violence, gang culture,...

DANCE/MUSIC – Havana after dark: A show as addictive as the city itself

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AN inflight announcement welcomed the sold out venue to the José Martí airport in Havana on Saturday night and one hour later at curtain...
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