Browsing Month August, 2013

Review: The Curse Of Elizabeth Faulkner

By at August 17, 2013 | 2:46 pm | 0 Comment

Every now and then, you see a listing for a show and think to yourself “Yes! This seems to have all the makings of a great show.” When I saw there was a “Horror farce” featuring an undertaker-turned-gravedigger and the whole thing was being performed in what is essentially a cave under the South Bridge, I felt sure I was in for a real treat. Sadly

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Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

By at August 15, 2013 | 11:57 am | 0 Comment

As far removed as it is from my usual style, I am going to begin this review with a couple of negatives – for reasons, I’m certain, will become very clear, very quickly. My first (and main) gripe with this production is something of a ‘pet peeve’ of mine with theatre in general – the lack of any form of programme or cast list (save for paying £5

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Review: Hansel & Gretel – The Opera

By at August 14, 2013 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Translator/Director, Christopher Moon-Little, brings his modern take on Engelbert Humperdink’s 1891 opera to the Edinburgh fringe for weeks two and three. It features dual cast, largely composed of current or recent music school students – a fact which goes some way toward explaining the slightly uneven level of the performances. The first half of the

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Call for Edinburgh knitters to get creative and help older people

By at August 6, 2013 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Knitters in Edinburgh are invited to help older people by knitting wee woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothie bottles. The be-hatted smoothies will be available in stores from November, and for each sold innocent drinks will give 25p to Age Scotland.  The Charity will use funds raised to develop services including the Age Scotland Helpline and local support for

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BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals: Edinburgh Exclusives

By at August 6, 2013 | 12:16 am | 0 Comment

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals

New tickets are available for the free late-night BBC Presents shows with some of the best talent from across the Edinburgh Festivals. On Wednesday 7th August Jodie Prenger, star of BBC One's I'd Do Anything, introduces an evening of fabulous musical theatre from across the Fringe. On Thursday 8th August Cerrie Burnell from CBeebies will be presenting

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Cheaper Fringe have deals for Edinburgh locals

By at August 3, 2013 | 11:27 pm | 1 Comments

The Fringe is Here PICK OF THE DEALS... PHIL KAY £3 Tickets from 1st to 11th Aug Fringe Legend Phil Kay was Cheaper Fringe's biggest selling ticket last year We love his shows... And it seems that you do too Buy Tickets Here http://www.cheaperfringe.co.uk/fringe-show/phil-kay-verbal-diary/ IVAN BRACKENBURY £3 Tickets from 1st to 25th Aug A contender for

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Performances for all at the Parliament

By at August 2, 2013 | 4:01 pm | 0 Comment

A programme of free entertainment has today (3 August) been launched by the Scottish Parliament as part of this year’s Festival of Politics. Everything from music to comedy – with poetry in between – is included in the Festival Café programme which aims to get people thinking, talking and tapping their feet. For the first time, the Festival will feature the

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Mermaid Makes Splash Landing At Edinburgh Airport

By at August 1, 2013 | 9:23 pm | 0 Comment

Mermaid Daniela Rodler Arrives at Edinburgh Airport en Route to Deep Sea World two

Edinburgh Airport welcomed a unique passenger yesterday (July 31st) – in the shape of a real live mermaid. As Scotland’s busiest airport, Edinburgh plays host to nine million visitors every year but officials admit this was a definite first.  The mermaid in question arrived on a flight from Paris and, to prevent her feeling like a fish out of water, she was met by

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