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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Viv Groskop: Vivalicious ***

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In Vivalicious writer, broadcaster and comedian Viv Groskop’s attempts to become her best self through the gospel of Oprah Winfrey.Groskop grew up in a house full of self-help books. She was even given a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – One Woman Sex and the City ****

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In the year Sex and the City celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first airing, writer and performer Kerry Ipema takes us on a hilarious romp through six seasons of the popular HBO show which...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review – About Lady White Fox with Nine Tales ***

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YVUA Arts present their award-winning About Lady White Fox with the Nine Tales, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth based on the mysterious and exotic White Fox legend of the Orient. In the play, part of...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review – Ideal Home ***

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Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as Erasmus and Paul, long-term lovers who live a carefree life in Sante Fe, where Erasmus is a kitsch celebrity TV chef and Paul his long-suffering producer. The...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review: Hearts Beat Loud ****

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In the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, widowed dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to California to study medicine, while being...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review: Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis *****

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Two years ago, Travis frontman Fran Healy had an idea to direct a music documentary with a difference. “I wanted to create a picture of us at that point, take a music journalist with...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Closing Gala – Swimming With Men ****

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A bittersweet British comedy packed with delightful performances, Swimming with Men – hailed ‘The Full Monty in speedos’ – is a winning comedy drama, with Rob Brydon excellent as a middle-aged man who stumbles...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Review: In Darkness ***

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Natalie Dormer stars as Sofia in a psychological revenge thriller which sadly does not live up to its initial promise. Blind pianist Sofia overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers which results in...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Review: RBG ****

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In the documentary RBG, directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen seek to discover how softly spoken 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is inspiring a whole new generation of women who are calling...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review : Whitney ****

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In the six years since Whitney Houston’s death so much has been written about her life you’d be forgiven for thinking you already know the story. You’d be wrong.In this stunning documentary Academy Award...
The cast of Once Upon a Time in Wigan

Theatre REVIEW — Once Upon a Time in Wigan ***

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The Edinburgh University Theatre Company's Once Upon a Time in Wigan has a lot going for it. An enthusiastic young cast, an audience of students keen to enjoy the night, and that sweet, sweet,...
Crude, by Grid Iron (photo credit: Eoin Carey)

Theatre REVIEW – Crude *****

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There's a moment during Grid Iron's production of Crude when the multi-award-winning Edinburgh-based theatre company takes full advantage of the cavernous, industrial performance space offered by Shed 36 in the Port of Dundee. As...
The Broons

Theatre REVIEW – The Broons: Maggie’s Wedding *****

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As we wait for Scotland's favourite family to take the stage, it seems an incongruous setting. Perth's sleek twenty-first century concert hall is filled by traditional Scottish songs made famous by the likes of Andy...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: People of the Eye *****

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As the Fringe draws gradually to its close, it seems apt to reflect on the highs and lows of this unique month. Those of us lucky enough to live in Edinburgh will perhaps be looking forward...
BLUSH – playing now at Underbelly Cowgate

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: BLUSH****

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At Underbelly's Cowgate venue, BLUSH is another play on this year's Fringe that incorporates glitchy sound design, a stripped-down setting, actors taking on multiple roles, and a sense of foreboding and menace. BLUSH has...
Camilla Whitehill and Longsight Theatre's Mr Incredible

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW : Mr Incredible*****

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Who wouldn't want to spend time with someone awarded the sobriquet "Mr Incredible" by his creator? Admittedly, when the audience at Underbelly Cowgate first encounter Adam, he's throwing up into a plant pot. But...
A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: A Tale of Two Cities – Blood for Blood...

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Red Shift Productions (in association with Chung Ying Theatre Company and Seabright Productions) brings award-winning writer-director Jonathan Holloway's adaptation of Dickens' classic to an expectant audience at the Pleasance Courtyard. There's a palpable buzz...
"One to look out for in Edinburgh" – Elaine Page

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: No Horizon *****

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Before the first reviews are in and the word-of-mouth has started, the buzz for Andy Platt and Max Reid's musical No Horizon has attracted a good little crowd to previews at the Cow Barn...
Cathy Conneff as Bryony Adams in Poena 5X1

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Poena 5X1 ****

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As Poena 5X1 (or How I Came to Agree With Right-Wing Thinking) begins, the scientist Bryony Adams launches into a horrifying story about the American General John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing in the Phillipine-American...

REVIEW – PINS at Sneaky Pete’s

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Sneaky Pete's is a confined venue – there's no disputing that. But when you have to try to take off your coat, you know that the venue is packed from stage to door – it...

REVIEW – The Coronas at Liquid Room

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The Coronas' UK tour is a mere footnote compared to the massive shows they have previous played in their native Ireland. The band have headlined 3 Arena and the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, playing to...

Glasgow Film Fest – Blind (Eskil Vogt, 2014)

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Blind, the impressive debut feature from Norway’s Eskil Vogt feels both confident and accomplished from the start, guiding you through a small group of characters that become so tightly intertwined, it becomes difficult to...

The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre

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The Nutcracker is the lightest, most accessible of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets. It’s a Christmas delight, telling the story of a young girl named Clara who is gifted a nutcracker by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. The...

Review – Aladdin at The King’s Theatre

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Year after year, a trio of talented actors holds the King’s Theatre pantomime together. Allan Stewart as Widow Twankey, Andy Gray as Wishy Washy and Grant Stott as Abanazar the Wizard are the lifeblood...

Hayao Miyazaki: The Master of Animation

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There are very few directors who have a firm grasp on both reality and fantasy quite like Hayao Miyazaki does. Creating kinetic castles, bear like spirits or interpreting war time airplane marvels; he tells...

Edinburgh International Festival 2014 – REVIEW – Delusion of the Fury *****

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Quadrangularis Reversum, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Belly Drums, Spoils of War: even just the names of the outlandish instruments invented and constructed by American maverick composer Harry Partch are astonishingly evocative. That’s without even hearing the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I...

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Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I, Pleasance Dome 8:20pm, until 24 August, £12.50 (£11.50 concessions)Best known as the creator and star of the BBC's How Not To Live Your Life (a hilarious sitcom...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit ****.5

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Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit, Assembly George Square, until 24 August, See venue for ticket availability and pricingTo be frank, Skinner is a winner with his first full-length Fringe outing in 7 years....

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – Jack Dee’s Help Desk ***.5

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Jack Dee's Help Desk, Assembly George Square 6:30pm, until 24 August, See venue for ticket availability and pricingKnown for his generally glum persona, Jack Dee's one-week run in Edinburgh was marked with very apt, dark...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – The Reluctant Dragon ****

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The Reluctant Dragon, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall 2:05pm, until 23 August (except 17), £9/8 (£7/£6.50 concessions)Written in 1898 by 'The Wind in the Willows' author Kenneth Graeme, the story of The Reluctant Dragon is still enjoyed by young and...
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