Monthly Archives: August 2016

Review: A Divine Comedy

Veteran Edinburgh writer and performer, Mike Maran, follows Dante’s giant footsteps in a journey through Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso in search of love.  These final performances, which last two hours including one interval, are Mike’s Fringe farewell. On Saturday, Mike … Continue reading

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Review: I Hate Children Children’s Show

Fast!  Fun!  Irreverent! Funny!  This is the award-winning Fringe show that makes your children the star of an outstanding afternoon of fun, magic, music and frivolous frivolity.  Treat yourself to the only kids show that not only allows adult beverages … Continue reading

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Review: Colin Hay – Get Rid of the Minstrel

It’s been said that live bands are an endangered species.  This one is alive and well, and fronted by Colin Hay, a singer/songwriter and storyteller.  He made musical history with Grammy-winning Men at Work in the 80s.  With the sheen … Continue reading

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Review: Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble present haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers Ian Wilson, Ross Ainslie and Eddie McGuire, and welcomes special guest Fraser Fifield, with his Traditions Suite for Saxophone Quintet.  Some of Scotland’s finest … Continue reading

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Review: Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album Compared to What.  This duo has each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and … Continue reading

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Review: Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Solo Date is Tsai Pao-Chang’s first solo performance, utilising new media which centres on Ho-Nien and his quest to be reunited with the love of his life.  After a failed attempt to visit Hell through an ancient Taoist ritual, Guan-Luo-Yin, … Continue reading

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Review: The Red Shed

Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club.  Three decades later he returns to celebrate its 50th birthday, entwining the story of … Continue reading

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Review: I Got Superpowers for my Birthday

Ethan, William and Fiona are about as different as three almost-teens can be.  The only thing they have in common is that tomorrow is their birthday.  And they’ve just discovered they have superpowers.  Which is lucky because someone needs to … Continue reading

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Review: Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West return to unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.  Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea (sadly there are … Continue reading

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Preview: Forest Fringe

Forest Fringe is an artist-led organisation making space for risk and experimentation. Now in their tenth year, they’re celebrating with a best of retrospective.  Originally based at the Forest arts and community charity’s previous Bristo Place location, they’ve invited back … Continue reading

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