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By Ali George On Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Kind ****

Skildir (Catriona Stirling) has a lot going on in her life, including (but not limited to) an abusive stepfather, an army of creepy puppet sisters, and an enigmatic albino who wants to teach her about birds when More...

By Ali George On Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – The Colour Ham ****

l-r Gavin Oattes, Colin McLeod, Kevin McMahon The trouble with magic shows is the whole ‘it’s bad form to write about what happens in case you ruin the surprise’ thing.  It’s quite hard More...

By Ali George On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Lloyd Langford, Galoot ****

We’ve overheard more than one* Cowgate conversation this festival about people’s lists of 30 things to do before they turn 30 (basically a bucket list condensed into a smaller amount of time).  Coincidentally, More...

By Ali George On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Preview – Kid Canaveral at The Liquid Room

Edinburgh in August is full to bursting with offers of entertainment from thousands of performers whose marketing techniques inspire reactions from, ‘hm, you seem vaguely familiar…’ to ‘I will now cross More...

By Ali George On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – David Morgan, Pretty ****

Photo by Darren Black David Morgan is not performing at the Underbelly in the Cowgate, nor is he in the big upside down cow.  To find him, you want to go round the corner from Bristo Square in the direction of More...

By Ali George On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Catriona Knox, Player ***

If you want to get away from stuffy basements this Fringe, you could do worse than visiting sketch comic Catriona Knox in an air-conditioned attic in the Pleasance. You may recognise Knox as one third of The Boom More...

By Ali George On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – One Giant Leap ****

Family friendly theatre is not always easy to find in a festival saturated with comedy, but if that’s what you want this August look no further than One Giant Leap, a theatrical storytelling event for adults and More...

By Ali George On Friday, July 26th, 2013
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New app explores Literary Edinburgh – Review

Independent television and digital media production company purpleTV this week launched a smartphone app celebrating Edinburgh’s status as UNESCO City of Literature. The Edinburgh Book app is one of a suite of More...

By Ali George On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Review: Mother Goose at the King’s Theatre (****)

The first rule of panto is ‘never try to examine the internal logic of panto’.  Best to just sit back in the plush new seats at the King’s Theatre and let puns, pyrotechnics, tiny Templars and terrible rhymes More...

By Ali George On Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Edinburgh Leads Shortlist for Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Picture by Gareth Easton Photography It seems only yesterday we were at a star studded awards ceremony in Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre hearing the results of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011, but actually More...