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By John Kennedy On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Theatre – Love Song To Lavender Menace, The Lyceum Studio

Written by James Ley and Directed by Ros Philips Starring Matthew McVarish and Pierce Reid A radical, time-travelling, disco dancing, LGBT+ love story, Love Song to Lavender Menace pays homage to the founders of More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Theatre review – The Attic Collective’s Threepenny Opera****

Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill’s subversive 1928 alt.opera-noir, scurrilously drawing on John Gay’s satirical 18th century, The Beggar’s Opera, allows enfants-terrible, The Attic Collective, their ultimate More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Theatre – At the King’s and Festival Theatres this autumn

Upcoming events at partner venues, the Festival and King’s Theatres. The Kite Runner Mon 9 to Sat 14 Oct King’s Theatre Direct from the West End, this haunting tale of friendship follows one man’s journey More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Theatre – Explore life after 50 with The Flames

  Following the success of projects including Out of the Dark, a theatre-based Mental Health venture for people over 50, and Unusual Places to Dance, an 18 month project with CACE (Older People, Active Lives) More...

By John Kennedy On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Romeo & Juliet / Twelfth Night @ The King’s

        Following their successful season at the King’s in 2016, stripped-back Shakespeare company, Merely Theatre, bounce back to Edinburgh with a double-barrelled Bard-fest. They take risks, More...

By John Kennedy On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Long Live The King’s! Ambassadors announce pledge to support £25 million regeneration.

The Festival City Theatres Trust has announced a number of high profile Cultural Ambassadors for the capital campaign to transform the King’s Theatre Edinburgh and, by extension, invigorate the Tollcross environs. John More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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At The Royal Lyceum Theatre – Cockpit

Cockpit by Bridget Boland directed by Wils Wilson “West Bound in the Dress Circle. East Bound in the Stalls.” The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents its Scottish Premier of Bridget Boland’s, More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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At the King’s and Festival Theatre Autumn 2017

DAKSHA SHETH DANCE COMPANY Our thespian thoroughbred friends at The Festival and King’s Theatres are forever burrowing further in to the labyrinthine warrens of theatrical magic. The Edinburgh Reporter takes a More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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At the Royal Lyceum Theatre – What Shadows

Opening the New Season for the Autumn & Winter – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh presents Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s What Shadows until 23 September 2017. Written by Chris Hannan and Directed by More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Theatre – The Threepenny Opera: The Attic Collective, King’s Theatre

Ferocious critic and satirist of Nazi Germany, target of many Russian emigrants following the Stalinist Purges and his ambivalent witness appearance before the 1947 House Un-American Activities Committee, Enfant More...