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Ross McCleary and Andrew Blair

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions for… McCleary & Blair

Ross McCleary and Andrew Blair have noticed something. People love pandas, but they don't care for poetry. Maybe if people could see poetry from pandas, they would like that more? These stalwarts of the...
Rachel Bridge (Jonathan Haigh, Velvet PR)

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions for… Rachel Bridge

Rachel Bridge is performing her one-woman show Ambition at the Gilded Balloon until 29th August. Her sixth book, Ambition: why it’s good to want more and how to get it, is out now. Among...

Five Edinburgh Fringe Festival Questions for… LIT Circus’ Annabel Carberry

Lost in Translation Circus and their show The Hogwallops return to the Fringe this year at the Underbelly’s Circus Hub. It's a show of physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick, and company director Annabel...
A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions with… Jonathan Holloway

In a timely production, acclaimed theatre company Red Shift are bringing an adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities to this year's Fringe in association with Chung Ying Theatre Company and Seabright Productions. In...
"One to look out for in Edinburgh" – Elaine Page

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions with… Andy Platt

 Andy Platt and Max Reid are producing their new musical No Horizon – described by Chris Evans as 'a Yorkshire Les Mis' – on this year’s Fringe. It tells the astonishing true story of a blind...

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions with… Robert Shaw

Director and Offie Award finalist Robert Shaw is bringing the play Poena 5X1 (Or How I Came To Agree With Right Wing Thinking) to this year's Fringe. Starring Cathy Conneff (above, with Pob – all will...

The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Wolf Alice

You may have heard of Wolf Alice popping into music conversation – that's because they have already achieved more than they would ever have expected to up to this stage. They managed to hit...

The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Peasant’s King

After nearly three weeks on the road with Young Kato, tonight at Edinburgh's Electric Circus is the third last night of the tour for Peasant's King. There is deep reflection in the eyes of...

The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Young Kato

Young Kato are the ultimate six-piece that notch up hard-hitting melodies incorporated into their list of convincing indie anthems. After coming together as a band in 2011, the band have worked their fingers to...

The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with The Handsome Family

You may know them as a multi-genre folk act for their obscure lyrics and admiration for animals; or you may know them because of the True Detective theme song. It's a question the husband and wife duo...

The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Gun

Gun were the Scottish glam rock band in the 90s who could have taken over the world. They supported The Rolling Stones on their Urban Jungle stadium tour in Europe, and also had the opportunity...

Interview with Rhodes

Three EPs into his already promising music career, David Rhodes is renowned for his idyllic songs with a mesmerising atmospheric edge. Rhodes has already toured with some huge names in current pop music, boasting...

INTERVIEW – Eliza and the Bear

London band of five, Eliza and the Bear, are half way through their extensive UK tour and they don't look remotely fatigued by any of it. The only thing that is affecting lead singer,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe INTERVIEW – Hedluv and Passman

Hedluv and Passman: Doin' it Dreckly, Gilded Balloon 10:30pm, until 25 Aug, £11/10 (£9/8 concessions)"In Cornwall they regard themselves as modern day folk heroes. But the moment they cross the border they become... a...

Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Jeff Achtem

Since first arriving on the Fringe in 2009, Jeff Achtem has built a solid reputation for innovative and visually arresting family theatre. Appearing this year with cinematic new show Slapdash Galaxy as well as...

Cathy Cassidy – A deliciously sweet series

For most people, chocolate and marshmallows will conjure up the image of a yummy dessert, but to Cathy Cassidy they’re ingredients for a fantastic book series.  'The Chocolate Box Girls,' will grow to include...

Local Musician in Global Book Project

Edinburgh musician Alastair Kilpatrick was recently part of a very international project – where authors from across the world wrote a series of stories inspired by an album of tracks by artists from across...

Bat Boy: The Musical preview

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts on Balgreen Road is home to many talented performers and this week they're taking their abilities to new pastures.  Or should we say darker pastures?The full-time students are producing...

Edinburgh Reporter chats – Mike Pringle MSP

Sitting in a comfortable chair in his Edinburgh South constituency office,  Mike Pringle MSP with his grey hair and casual jumper looks rather like a favourite uncle. He exudes the kind of warm friendliness that...


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