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By John Kennedy On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Review – War Horse, Festival Theatre*****

Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel echoed the subtle homage to Erich Maria Remarque’s 1928 devastating anti-war polemic, All Quiet On The Western Front, later filmed More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Theatre preview – Birdsong at The King’s Theatre

Tuesday 8th – 12th May 2018 Few who have read this landmark novel will forget the early explosive erotic scene involving the naive, protagonist Stephen and the highly charged, marriage-stifled, provincial More...

By John Kennedy On Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Theatre preview – Scottish Ballet, Highland Fling

Scottish Ballet’s ‘the tour across Scotland’ visits Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (10-14 April), Scottish Ballet presents Highland Fling. Affectionately known as a ‘Romantic wee ballet,’ this is More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Theatre Preview – Creditors, Royal Lyceum

Creditors 27 April – 12 May 2018 By August Strindberg
 Adapted by David Greig, 
Directed and Designed by Stewart Laing As a challenging taster leading up to the explosive Edinburgh International Festival More...

By John Kennedy On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Theatre – This House, Festival Theatre ****

  A week is a long time in politics: an adage that needs qualifying with the ever prescient caveat – the weak do not remain a long time in politics. Clearly written in 2016 for its revival, Sir Nick More...

By John Kennedy On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Theatre review – The Little Mermaid, Northern Ballet ****

Photo Emma Kauldhar One classical school of thought holds that the mermaid phenomenon derives from ancient sailors, who combined sightings of lithe flanked silver dolphins with the plaintive cries and rheumy-eyed More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Theatre preview – War Horse returns

WAR HORSE Festival Theatre Edinburgh Wed 18 Apr – Sat 12 May 2018 The Festival Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to welcome back the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse for a three-week run following More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Cabaret – Dive Queer Party presents – Goddess Awards

Calling all responsible mothers and fathers across the Central Belt, it is time again to lock up your sons and daughters (a wide selection of  ‘enhancement restraints’ are available at and More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Theatre Review – The Play That Goes Wrong ****

          Honestly! Five minutes before curtains up and they’ve only gone and lost crucial canine cast-member, Winston, again. In reaching for the stars (or a review rating of 1* More...

By John Kennedy On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Theatre – On the horn of a dilemma – Rhino’s Return to Lyceum

There is something strange in the neighbourhood, again – and this is what The Edinburgh Reporter had to say about this fearfully prescient, contemporary absurdist nightmare at last year’s IET premier More...