EVENT – Edinburgh’s Grand Hogmanay Ball, 31st December 2012, Assembly Rooms

Bring in 2013 in style with The Sunday Brunch Club’s 6th Grand Hogmanay Ball With 5 years’ experience of holding sell-out New Year’s Eve events in Scotland’s capital, the city’s leading social & activities network The Sunday Brunch Club are back with another Grand Hogmanay Ball, taking place on Monday 31 December from 8.30pm-1am at the newly-refurbished Assembly Rooms in George Street. Highly praised for their […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Time For Fun, Hand Made Theatre – Assembly Roxy


Twenty hands make light work in Hand Made Theatre’s Time For Fun, an utterly charming and uplifting performance of hand and arm-based mime. Hailing from St Petersburg, the ten black-clad performers take the stage with an exuberant burst of energy, before literally rolling up their sleeves to create a captivating – and quite unique – […]

EVENT – Big Dance Edinburgh weekend (free), 30 June – 1 July

A weekend of free dance activities in Edinburgh From 30 June – 1 July Edinburgh will host a weekend of free dance events to excite, inspire and entertain. Big Dance Edinburgh promises to be the largest celebration of dance Scotland has ever seen with opportunities to watch, perform and learn from hundreds of people passionate […]

REVIEW – Alice by Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


By choosing to focus on the surreal nature of Lewis Carroll’s classics, Scottish Ballet’s original production of Alice drips with imaginative visual flair and contemporary design, but as a result sacrifices a little in its narrative direction and clarity. Conceived by Ashley Page and designer Antony McDonald, Scottish Ballet’s Wonderland is a mysterious, colourful and […]

REVIEW – Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


As the curtain rises, the familiar setting of Swan Lake unfolds; Prince Siegfried dances with his princess-turned-swan lover … who has chest hair?! The Trockadero is an all-male cast of professional ballet danseurs playing both male and female characters from famous ballets. Their embodiment of the characters is complete with tights, tutus, pointe shoes and […]

REVIEW – Cinderella, The Scottish Ballet – Edinburgh Festival Theatre


A revival of Scottish Ballet‘s 2005 interpretation by Artistic Director Ashley Page, Cinderella is a visually striking and beautifully choreographed production of the classic fairytale – with the welcome addition of some humour as wicked as Cinders’ evil stepmother herself. Set in a mashup of 18th century France, pop art styling and modern references, the […]

EVENT – The Mating Ritual, The Voodoo Rooms, 22nd July

Ahead of his forthcoming Fringe appearances, compere extraordinaire Desmond O’Connor oversees The Mating Ritual at the Voodoo Rooms this Thursday evening. A boisterous and fun romp through the ages, The Mating Ritual explores the time-honoured relationship between man and woman via a series of brilliantly-choreographed burlesque routines, songs and dance. Performed by burlesque superstars Gypsy […]

EVENT – Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Linlithgow Palace

We love covering fabulous events at Edinburgh Spotlight and although the wonderful Linlithgow Scotch Hop is technically out of town, we wanted to draw your attention to the dancing evenings over the coming weeks.  The dancing takes place in the courtyard, inside the majestic Linlithgow Palace.    The schedule for this summer  is as follows: Wednesday 14th […]

REVIEW – Strictly Come Dancing, The Professionals


Strictly Come Dancing, The Professionals Back in December, I purchased my tickets for the professionals only tour of Strictly Come Dancing for my mum’s birthday and we were both very excited leading up to this evening’s dance extravaganza.   Not a lead-footed celebrity in sight as the  team of ten professionals took to the stage to showcase their […]

CHARITY EVENT – Disco Fever, Assembly Rooms 26th March

Dust off your dancing shoes and head to Disco Fever at the George Street Assembly Rooms on Friday 26th March.  This 60s, 70s and 80s disco event is to raise money for Edinburgh Cyrenians who help the Edinburgh Homeless. Get ready to strut your stuff or simply come along to soak up the atmosphere. Fancy dress optional […]