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By Anna Kaye On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Edinburgh International Book Festival – REVIEW – Scarlatti and Cage with David Greilsammer and David Mitchell

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas muses on the nature of boundaries – namely, the boundaries between noise and sound. The novel suggests that all boundaries are conventions, that one may cross “if only one More...

By Anna Kaye On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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King’s Panto 2016 : Jack and the Beanstalk *****

As I write this, I’m listening to BBC Radio 1’s Review of 2016. It does not make for happy listening. As years go, this one has been one many of us would rather forget. This Christmas, it will perhaps be harder More...

By Anna Kaye On Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: People of the Eye *****

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 to being able to walk More...

By Anna Kaye On Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Don’t Push The Button (The Techtonics) *****

Photo credit: Joe Martinez I have a confession to make. I have seen Don’t Push the Button two and a half times. The first time I saw the show as a fellow SpaceUK performer curious about the new group in town, More...

By Anna Kaye On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: When You Improv On A Star (The Cambridge Impronauts) ****

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 it look so darn easy, even More...

By Anna Kaye On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2 : The Magic Cutlass ***

It might be worth pointing out that I am not 5 years old. I was born in the nineties, before Pokémon Go, iPads, and Oyster Cards. That was a time of jelly shoes, The Singing Kettle, and those funny credit card More...

By Anna Kaye On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Nicola Benedetti ‘Italy & The Four Seasons’ at The Usher Hall ****

© Simon Fowler Nicola Benedetti is undoubtedly the most famous violinist of her generation. What her fame does not always account for is the development of this player over the eleven years since she won BBC Young More...

By Anna Kaye On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 – Momentum Venues

Momentum Venues presents such a varied array of shows that one would be hard pressed to find a reason not to venture down Howe Street to their hub at St Stephen’s Centre. Confronting the task with impressive More...

By Anna Kaye On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 REVIEW – Tricity Vogue *****

I know the world is round, so why should I be square? Sometimes, during the Fringe, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by talent. Actors, singers, dancers and comedians flood our city. There’s no denying we love More...

By Anna Kaye On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker is the lightest, most accessible of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets. It’s a Christmas delight, telling the story of a young girl named Clara who is gifted a nutcracker by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. More...