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Circa's Beyond, Underbelly - Paradiso Spiegeltent, Review

Circa Beyond

Solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle is a near impossible task in itself, never mind adding acrobatics into the equation.

Magic Sho, Traverse, Review

Shona Reppe - Magic Sho

Magic Sho casts a spell across generations!

Rehearsal Room 26, Traverse Theatre, Review

Rehearsal Room 26 unleashed Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls at the Traverse for one night only.

King Charles III, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Robert Powell as King Charles III

On 9th September, 2015, Elizabeth II became our longest reigning monarch reaching 63 years, 216 days surpassing Queen Victoria.

Capital Converse, Traverse Theatre, Review

It wasn’t quite ‘Hurricane Bawbag’ howling outside the Traverse Theatre on the evening its Hothouse season of new writing presented Mikey Burnett’s ‘Capital Converse’, but ‘Abigail’ seemed too sedate

Wildest Dreams, Assembly Roxy, Review

Fleeing from reality has never been so easy in our modern, tech-obsessed, iPhone-clutching culture, making Alan Ayckbourn’s 1991 dark comedy indescribably poignant for a 21st Century audience.

Hector, Traverse, Review

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A worthy exposure of an erased piece of Scottish history.

The Importance of Being Earnest, King’s Theatre, Review

Sian Phillips as Lady Bracknell

The Bunbury Company of Players have come to town! And they are bringing their revival of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant satire on Victorian hypocrisy The Importance of Being Earnest. What larks!

RLSDay: Stevenson to the breathing flesh in Shedden's Portrayal

John Shedden as Robert Louis Stevenson in The Laird of Samoa

This week marks the 5th RLSDay organised by Edinburgh City of Literature, so in celebration it's a week long event with 47 events taking place throughout

Traverse Theatre Company Announces 2016 Co-production of Québécois Play

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The Traverse Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and the Bush Theatre announce that former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd, will direct their co-product

The Box, The Brunton, Review


A personal journey of discovery round WWI Dundee.

Leon Sinden and his 50 starring years at Pitlochry Festival Theatre: An Appreciation

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre announced today the sad news that the wonderful Stage and TV actor, Leon Sinden passed away yesterday morning. He had been battling cancer for the last two years.

The Bruce in Ireland, Assembly Roxy, Review

Edward Bruce's (brother of the more famous Robert) campaigns in Ireland receive blank looks or shuffled feet when mentioned in Scotland, so Black Dingo Productions are to be congratulated in taking on

Boomerang Show Returns to Playhouse

Jason Donovan made a flying visit to Edinburgh on a day that the U.K. was shrouded in fog.

Thingummy Bob, Traverse Theatre, Review

Jim is searching for his thingummy. He can’t seem to find it no matter where he looks, and isn’t sure quite what it was in the first place.

Tipping the Velvet, Lyceum, Review


Laura Wade’s adaptation of the 1998 novel from Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet, is a grand celebration of theatricality, theatre and in particular the Lyceum Theatre.

Giselle, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s resurrection of Giselle is a revelation.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, A Word with Dr Johnson, Traverse, Review

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In 1746, when Samuel Johnson set out on creating the compilation of what was to be his renowned Dictionary of the English Language, he knew it wasn’t a one man job.

Robert Louis Stevenson "Day" Not Just One But Five Days Now

RLS Day on 13 November 2015, Edinburgh’s annual celebration of one of its most famous authors Robert Louis Stevenson, is set for its largest programme yet

Richard Alston Dance Company, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Richard Alston Dance Company was back in Edinburgh for one night only, performing three dances from a repertoire spanning two decades of exciting choreography.

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None", King's Theatre, Review

Kezia Burrows as Vera Claythorne in her glamorous gown (photo credit Pamela Wraith)

"Ten little Soldier boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight...

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