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By John Kennedy On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Preview – at The Royal Lyceum Theatre – A Number

I’m just not myself today… The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents – A Number – in partnership with Edinburgh International Science Festival. Bernard has spent 35 years believing he’s More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Rachel Alice Johnson – Lights On

With her Open Angel debut single released some 14 months ago, attracting discerning attention around Edinburgh’s shrewder clubs and diva dives, Rachel Alice Johnson now releases her much less angelic latest More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Theatre review – Lysistrata: King’s Theatre ****

Read all about it! Girl Power/Sex Strike – Athenian Bookies Put Nookies @ 300/1 – Bar. A week previous to this performance America and beyond witnessed unprecedented scenes of mass protest in which More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Underground Strikes Back! @ The Teviot

Edinburgh’s worst kept best secret gig venue, Teviot Underground, screams into the New Year with a packed line-up of local and visiting bands and artists. And, apart from the one gig noted below, it’s More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, January 16th, 2017

Theatre review – Picnic At Hanging Rock: Royal Lyceum Theatre*****

Take a disparate cohort of Edwardian Melbourne corseted teenage school girls. Theirs is to be a Valentine’s Day picnic treat to a beauty-spot called Hanging Rock – what could possibly go wrong? Apart More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Theatre Preview – Picnic At Hanging Rock

In 1975 the film of the eponymously titled adaptation of  Joan Lindsay’s novel directed by Peter Weir was released. This is a title that still resonates with potent ambiguity and suppressed anticipation. More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, December 5th, 2016

Topically Tinsel at The Traverse

By John Kennedy and Phyllis Stephen Christmas-Pud cookin’ and brandy flaming hot news reaches The Edinburgh Reporter from our friends at The Traverse Theatre announcing their Autumn/Winter season that promises More...

By John Kennedy On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

REVIEW – Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland: Edinburgh Lyceum

Costumes, props and sets (phew!) Designer, Francis O’Connor, might be suspected of researching the Caterpillar’s hookah and mushrooms with more than due diligence. It readily explains Edinburgh born More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Theatre PREVIEW – Lysistrata No Sex In The City/Acropolis Row!

The Edinburgh Reporter has been keeping a canny eye on these thespian tyro upstarts who embrace this radical adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy about women on a sex strike during the Peloponnesian Wars between More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, November 21st, 2016

Project Wonderland – Looking Glass Scores

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents Project Wonderland Edinburgh’s august theatrical institutions further nail their creative colours to the mast and signal their singular commitment to the ‘young at More...