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The Lower Depths, Hidden Door Festival, Review

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There could hardly be a more apt setting for this Russian classic from Maxim Gorky set in early 20th century Tsarist Russia than inside the cold disused depot with its flaky painted ceilings, exposed

PASS Out, Traverse Theatre, Review

PASS Out is the final show for this year’s HND Acting and Performance graduates from Edinburgh College.

Torn, Assembly Roxy, Review

Faux Theatre’s Torn is a wordless and witty exposé of life after love.

Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Derren Brown: Miracle, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Derren Brown: Miracle

Psychological illusionist Derren Brown has, for over a decade, wowed audiences by blurring the view and asking if what you're seeing is witchcraft, power of the mind or reality.

Waves, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Waves, by Alice Mary Cooper, is a beautiful story told with touching simplicity.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

We dance, wee groove, Church Hill Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The Imaginate Festival is an annual children’s festival for performing arts held in various venues in Edinburgh.

Gardner Muirhead: Leitmotif, The Sutton Gallery - Art Exhibition Review

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Since opening in 2012, Reuben Sutton and Colin Herd at Sutton Gallery have always sought to exhibit an eclectic range of artists offering distinctly different styles of work.

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

Hup, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Imaginate Review

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Hup is a short and quietly beautiful piece of bespoke musical theatre for babies and toddlers up to 24 months.

Mess, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The “…particularly thin elephant in the room” that this new play from Caroline Horton is tackling is a version of her own experience of and recovery from anorexia.

The Creation - Haydn, Usher Hall, Review

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The Creation was composed at the end of the eighteenth century.

Mouth Open Story Jump Out, Churchill Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Storyteller Polarbear, aka Steven Camden, inspires his audience to get writing as he plucks ideas out of the air and makes a big mess all over the floor.

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

Billy Mack and John Winchester - Kidnapped: When Kilts Were Banned

Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

When War Photographer Lee Miller Met Pablo Picasso

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Could Lee Miller, model and one of the world’s most famous female war photographers, have been more than just friends with Pablo Picasso?

That is the question posed by her son and archivist, Tony Penrose, who has been working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on a major new summer show about the pair that starts later this month.

Impressionists' Impact Traced To Scots Art Dealer

"Haystacks: Snow Effect" (1891) by Claude Monet - Scottish National Gallery

He was dubbed Van Gogh’s twin because of his uncanny resemblance to the Dutch painter.

Pop-up Restaurant Business Caters To Home Diners

Starters served up in a scrap of brown paper, gorse from Arthur's Seat diffused into a mid-course nectar and the creamiest ice-lolly for dessert.

This quirky, pop-up feast from the brilliance of Kith and Kin, the recently formed duo Polly Higginson and Aimie Brown, who met whilst working at Edinburgh’s Gardener’s Cottage, brings all the art and surprise of a nature table to your plate and your doorstep.

The Lost Things, Southside Community Centre, Imaginate Review

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The anticipation in waiting for a show to start usually takes the form of waiting in a bright auditorium for the lights to dim and the proverbial curtain to rise.

Henry The Fifth, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Unicorn Theatre’s Henry the Fifth throws in a bit of history, a bit of Shakespeare and a lot of artistic licence to get the 2015 Imaginate Festival for children and young people off to a great start.

Jeeves & Wooster: Perfect Nonsense, King's Theatre, Review

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A lifelong fan of the works of P G Wodehouse, I was very much looking forward to tonight’s performance of Jeeves And Wooster: Perfect Nonsense at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.