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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...

The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Lyceum Theatre

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.Dundee Rep Ensemble presentThe Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black OilDates: 14 – 24 SeptemberWith recently appointed Artistic Director, David Greig, now firmly in the saddle his programme scheduling...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: When You Improv On A Star (The Cambridge Impronauts)...

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Last week I saw Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway fame improvise with four different members of the public who had been hypnotised. Mochrie, of whom I am a long-time fan, makes...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Smother (V82)

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"Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? 201’s raw, contemporary hip hop returns in Smother: a story of two men's broken encounter. Returning after a sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2015...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Smother and Feel-Link (V82)

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Lithuanian dancers Airida Gudaitė and Laurynas Žakevičius of the company Low Air performing their show Feel-Link at ZOO Southside and dancers from London based 201 Dance Company, with their show Smother (also at ZOO Southside)...

Music maverick Roy Harper coming to the Usher Hall next month

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The music maverick and radical ultra-folk icon Roy Harper has announced four  live dates in the UK to celebrate his 75th this September.  The tour takes in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and London and will feature string and brass ensemble arranged by Fiona Brice. Now a recording artist for...
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...
BLUSH – playing now at Underbelly Cowgate

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions with… Charlotte Josephine

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The team behind 2012's award-winning Bitch Boxer – Snuff Box Theatre and writer Charlotte Josephine – returns to the Fringe this year with BLUSH, a full-on set of stories about personal interaction and alienation...
"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...
A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe Questions with… Jonathan Holloway

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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...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW : Finding Joy *****

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By the gentle closing of its first night the audience embraces the poignant nuances of this show's subtle title.This breath hushing performance has masked actors mime the incongruous meeting of two very different but...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Paper Hearts ***(*;)

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It is a precipitously balanced irony when you sub-title your independent bookshop based show ' A High Street Musical'. Not a setting to initially set the heart racing that is for sure. And most...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – [title of show]

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Four chairs. Three weeks. Two bickering writers. One award-winning original musical.Follow the challenges and triumphs of four nobodies in New York on their hilarious quest for Broadway, acceptance and a spot on Ellen DeGeneres’...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Für Elise****

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 Fur Elise, described as ‘un tragicomédie de mime’ is forgivably romantic, drenched in French piano sonata sensuality, and an utter delight. York DramaSoc’s engaging Parisian set mime with printed word and sound effects tells...
The Hogwallops at the Circus Hub

Edinburgh Festival Fringe at The Circus Hub – The Hogwallops

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We reported favourably on these guys during last year's Festival and they were every bit as entertaining this time around. And, rather than repeat what we've already said, a bit about what they and the show...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Dracula

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 Emerging new theatre company Push to Shove present a unique physical theatre retelling of Dracula at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. The company’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s masterpiece poses questions about sexuality and temptation.Jonathan...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 : Hello Dahlly! Wonderman Interview

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The Edinburgh Reporter sneaked in between busy rehearsals to have a quick chat with the delightfully named Gagglebabble team, Hannah McPake and Lucy Rivers, as they finalise tweaks and finesse the nips and tucks...

Review: Bring It On – The Musical ****

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It’s fair to say many people could do with a pick-me-up right now. One is almost at the stage where one is wary of switching on the television or radio or going on-line for...

Gilded Balloon / Portable Union present One Day Moko

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One Day Moko, devised and performed by Tim Carlsen, is a one-man show about a cheeky, charming and churlish ‘urban cowboy’ Moko, who lives on the city streets.The city is Moko’s turf, with its strip clubs, karaoke...

Our pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Dublin Oldschool

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This garrulous blizzard of Gælic word wizardry, riotous punchy patois and infectious urban guerilla idiom screams from the eclectic, eclectic pen of Award winning playwright, Emmet Kirwan.Inviting blush-inducing accolades such as, ’ dark...

Syrian refugees at the Assembly Roxy – Queens of Syria

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An all female cast will bring the Queens of Syria to the Assembly Roxy on 19 and 20 July.This is part of a three week UK tour but the only opportunity to see the...

Ten – A Celebration of Ten Years of the MGA Academy of Performing Arts...

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Photographs courtesy of AJG Photography2016 is the tenth anniversary of one of Scotland’s leading performing arts academies - Edinburgh’s very own MGA Academy of Performing Arts. They are celebrating this notable achievement by putting...

Theatre – interview with Siobhan Redmond

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The Edinburgh Reporter was given the opportunity to interview Siobhan Redmond who has been appearing at The Royal Lyceum Theatre during this last week. The production ends tonight.TER: Notwithstanding the intense preparation and rehearsals for...

Je Suis Un Baroque Star

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 Thon Man Molière by Liz Lochhead at The Royal Lyceum until 11 June 11 2016 'or whit got him intae all that bother...'This salaciously delicious, self referencing farce, delivered in contemporary Scots dialect with occasional robust vernacular,...

At the Festival Theatre – The Mikado

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          Scottish Opera reunites with D'Oyly Carte to bring this new production of The Mikado to Edinburgh.Written in 1885 and set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu in the 1880s, this ever-popular opera satirises...

Thon Man Molière – Liz Lochhead’s new play

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Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Thon Man Molière. 20 May 2016 to 11 June 2016 Archived on BBC iPlayer is (the rather dashing) Dr Michael Scott's revelatory series exploring the impact of Classical Greek theatre on Western civilisation’s later...

David Greig takes over at the Lyceum

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh launched its 2016-17 programme with dazzling derring-do earlier today. Newly appointed Artistic Director, David Greig’s, tenure has not so much hit the ground running as rocketed this already vibrant 2016 season...

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