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By David Kettle On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Edinburgh International Festival 2014 – REVIEW – Closing Concert *****

Whether it was modesty, reticence or goodness knows what else, Edinburgh International Festival director – and respected composer – Jonathan Mills had left it until the final concert of his final Festival to More...

By David Kettle On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Edinburgh International Festival 2014 – REVIEW – Delusion of the Fury *****

Quadrangularis Reversum, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Belly Drums, Spoils of War: even just the names of the outlandish instruments invented and constructed by American maverick composer Harry Partch are astonishingly More...

By David Kettle On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Edinburgh International Festival review: Exhibit B (*****)

On so many levels, it’s hard not to react to South African artist Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B with appalled disbelief. Yet the stories it tells of the astonishing cruelty and barbarism carried out in the name More...

By David Kettle On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Novice Edinburgh conductor leads the RSNO

It was never going to be an ordinary concert. Tuesday’s early-evening performance from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (or, strictly speaking, a larger-than-normal band expanded with quite a few unfamiliar More...

By David Kettle On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Edinburgh International Festival 2014: 15 of the best

Not a top ten? Well, with the sheer richness of the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival programme, picking out 15 of the best events just seemed fairer. Its war-and-peace theme provides one of the boldest programmes More...

By David Kettle On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Gig review: Mr McFall’s Chamber, Viva Tango, Jam House (****)

It might have been baltic and monsoon-like outside, but inside Edinburgh’s Jam House, Mr McFall’s Chamber had created a sultry, convincingly South American atmosphere for their Viva Tango night of music and More...

By David Kettle On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Theatre review: Dragon, Traverse Theatre (****)

It’s a rare piece of theatre that can move you both with its themes and with its execution. But the almost entirely wordless Dragon, a three-way co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland, visual More...

By David Kettle On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Theatre review: Crime and Punishment, Lyceum Theatre (****)

For anyone unfamiliar with Dostoevsky’s original novel, the thing about Crime and Punishment is that there’s not a huge amount of crime – nor, indeed, a great deal of punishment. What there is, though, is More...

By David Kettle On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Theatre review: Dark Road, Lyceum Theatre (***)

Why do we see so many cop shows on TV and so few on the stage? That’s precisely the question that Edinburgh’s renowned crime writer Ian Rankin poses in the programme to his new show Dark Road at the Lyceum More...

By David Kettle On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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Gig review: Mr McFall’s Chamber – Freak Out (****)

There was a good chance that very few of the audience had ever been in an underground Edinburgh rock venue before – as, I’m ashamed to admit, was the case with me. But the Liquid Room was, in theory at least, More...

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