Monthly Archives: September 2010

INTERVIEW – Hugh Hughes

Since winning a Total Theatre Award at the Fringe in 2006, Hoipolloi Theatre and Hugh Hughes have captivated audiences across the UK with Hugh’s unique style of charming storytelling and observations. Next week, Hugh will be appearing in The Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes at The Traverse, a residency featuring all of his shows to […]

REVIEW – Freak Show at Axolotl Gallery

*****

Step into Axolotl between now and October 17, and you’ll find yourself in a surreal and unsettling world. Filled with strange creatures, eerie objects and a sense of the macabre, Freak Show is possibly the gallery’s most intriguing exhibition yet. Claire McGee’s large-scale oils are immediately arresting: bold architectural compositions in dark tones with rare […]

REVIEW – In The Pipeline (A Play, A Pie & A Pint), The Traverse

*****

Though the new pipe is intended to carry liquid gas through west Wales, we instead see how it cuts through three separate lives in Gary Owen’s In The Pipeline. A trio of monologues, the piece sometimes feels as if it would be best suited for radio. A lively, expressive performance from Rhodri Lewis as train […]

REVIEW – Romeo and Juliet, Lyceum Theatre

*****

By pitching this dynamic and explosive production of Romeo and Juliet somewhere between a TV teen drama and an action movie, director Tony Cownie not only succeeds in making it appeal to Shakespeare first-timers, but also to those jaded by one too many pedestrian adaptations in the past. With an excellent ensemble cast and striking […]

REVIEW – Fly Me To The Moon (A Play, A Pie & A Pint) – The Traverse

*****

The first play in the Traverse’s A Play, A Pie & A Pint autumn run, Fly Me To The Moon is a darkly comic two-hander in which a pair of care workers find themselves caught up in ever-increasing circles of guilt and complicity. Their charge, the elderly stroke victim Davy, is lying dead in the […]

REVIEW – Divino Enoteca: The Italian Wine Bar

Restaurateur Tony Crolla would have been excused for sitting back and enjoying the ubiquitous appreciation for his Vittoria restaurants that the Edinburgh dining community deservedly lavishes upon him and his team. Not content to do this however, the chain has expanded to the popular La Favorita pizza restaurant in Leith and the modern A Taste […]

PREVIEW – A Play, A Pie & A Pint – Traverse Theatre

Sustenance for the body as well as the mind will once again be on offer at the Traverse from next week, with the return of the popular A Play, A Pie & A Pint season. For £12, you will be able to enjoy some original new writing – performed in the Traverse 2 – and […]

REVIEW – Private dining at Charlie and Evelyn’s Table, Comely Bank

*****

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

A new Edinburgh eatery offers private communal dining. Chris and Rachel Rowley are behind a fascinating new eating experience in Edinburgh – Charlie and Evelyn’s Table. It’s not a restaurant, but a private dining club hosted in their Comely Bank home. The husband and wife team are creating quite a buzz through their blog as […]

PHOTO – It’s Good 2 Give, charity zipslide

A zipslide over 100 feet high was set up in Inverleith Park today as part of Lynne McNicoll’s September challenge .  Brave people of Edinburgh and beyond were hoisted into the air and launched down the line the breadth of the park raising lots of money in the process. You can still get involved with Lynne’s […]