Keni O'Neill

An everyday middle-aged person who wants to make a better, brighter Scotland. I also want to see Hibernian and Brentford FCs play well.

By Keni O'Neill On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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TV Smith – No One Chord Wonder

TV Smith is coming to Edinburgh, which means you have the chance to spend the evening with somebody who is a punk legend. But on top of that he is a witty and talented writer and allegedly one of the most giving More...

By Keni O'Neill On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Confabulation***

Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling.  So, here’s mine.  It starts with a spotty teenager at a Motorhead gig and ends at the cutting edge of memory research.  The bellowing fans, the smell More...

By Keni O'Neill On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – REVIEW – Turntable/Edinburgh *****

Turntable started when MJ McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case around Scotland, inviting listeners More...

By Keni O'Neill On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – REVIEW – The Offering (Guru Dakshina) ****

A curious boy, full of wonder, dreams of great warriors of the past and wants to be one of them.  He meets up with an old man running from a difficult past.  Fate has brought them together, and so emerges the More...

By Keni O'Neill On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Phil Kay: Euphoric****

Phil Kay‘s current show is part of Bob Slayer’s Heroes of Fringe and let’s face fact, that’s what Phil is.  In ten minutes, he will show more improvisation, originality and archaic surreal humour than More...

By Keni O'Neill On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Swan Bake ****

‘I’m really angry at my parents for letting me follow my dreams because now I can’t get a job.’  Bell wants to get back into the Royal Ballet School, but that’s much easier when you aren’t More...

By Keni O'Neill On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute*****

Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute.  The day before the presidential election last year, Leonard Cohen finally fell silent.  In Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute, Arthur, More...

By Keni O'Neill On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks ***

IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by ‘super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) and award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks.  He is described as ‘poignant, inventive More...

By Keni O'Neill On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – How to Act ***

Internationally renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today, he gives a masterclass, demonstrating first-hand the methods More...

By Keni O'Neill On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea ***

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly’s pastoral comedy, Galatea.  Lyly’s Galatea follows two maidens, disguised as boys and sent away to escape Neptune’s monster, to Diana’s More...