Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – Red Bastard ****.5

Red Bastard, Pleasance Courtyard 7pm, until 24 August, £13 (£12 concessions) Eric Davis’ dastardley creation delivers 70 minutes of absolutely absorbing theatre. The expectations from all who embark on the show buzz outside the venue among the lengthy queue; the anticipation is palpable. Fear is in the air, as is excitement and… More...

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By George Ward On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I ****

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I, Pleasance Dome 8:20pm, until 24 August, £12.50 (£11.50 concessions) Best known as the creator and star of the BBC’s How Not To Live Your Life (a hilarious sitcom which vanished More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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Hogmanay is just around the corner

  Now that we almost have the Festivals out of the way and we are looking forward to next week’s Virgin Money Fireworks we can begin to think about New Year. This year the headline act at the Concert More...

By Reader On Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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Riddle’s Court Muffins for Locals, Families and ‘Fringe Veterans’

Doing brisk business at the theatre in Riddle’s Court, Lawnmarket is Edinburgh Fringe show ’Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins’. But the audience coming through the 16th century arch is not the typical fringe More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Virgin Money Fireworks on your phone

The Edinburgh International Festival, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and sponsor Virgin Money  have launched a brand new app in celebration of the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert - the spectacular event More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review – Kevin Day ***

Watching Kevin Day perform on stage at Edinburgh’s Gilded Balloon, it’s hard to believe the London based comedian was once a member of the National Front. Day was still an impressionable teenager at the time More...

By Reader On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – The Referendum Review Show

Yes? No? Just Go, Go, Go!! Went to see The Referendum Review Show recently at the Free Sisters. With – even by Fringe standards – an inauspicious setting (basically a cupboard) and a difficult remit: a non-partisan More...

By George Ward On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – REVIEW – Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit ****.5

Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit, Assembly George Square, until 24 August, See venue for ticket availability and pricing To be frank, Skinner is a winner with his first full-length Fringe outing in 7 years. His completely More...

By Barry Dickson On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review – George & Co (The Solo Tour) ****

I have never had the ambition of doing an Edinburgh Fringe show and never will but I tip my hat to those that do.   Someone who is appearing in his First Fringe is Australian comedian George Dimarelos and a fine More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival – Irma Kurtz: My Life in Agony

  In the end it’s all about love, or at least that’s what Irma Kurtz says, and she should know. Irma has been Cosmopolitan UK’s agony aunt for over forty years. She used to get long letters More...