REVIEW: Flight


By Isabella Fraser Flight is an intimate and engaging production from Vox Motus, who have found an novel and striking way to allow an audience to experience storytelling that focuses on the challenging area of refugee children. The name of this production is multi-layered: as a ticket holder, you check in to the production, much […]

REVIEW: Krapp’s Last Tape


By Isabella Fraser The setting of the Churchill Theatre as a venue for this play is perfect. Such is the state of seating during the festival, that it is worth saying the Churchill Theatre has very comfortable seats. A traditional, compact theatre space, it sets the atmosphere for what is one of Samuel Beckett’s better […]

FRINGE REVIEW – The Power Behind the Crone


By Danielle Farrow The Power Behind the Crone is well acted, written and directed. Alison Skilbeck and director Tim Hardy present seven of Shakespeare’s older female characters in the framework of a University of the Third Age lecture – a very amusing one. Lecturer Artemis Turret had arranged for her friend from Oxford days, Bunti […]

REVIEW: Loud Poets

By Isabella Fraser Loud Poets have built up a strong following since bursting onto the fringe scene three years ago and have maintained this success as their line-up changes and grows. Performing to packed houses, the show is a firm favourite on the Fringe. The poetry however is key: this show’s strength lies in the […]

EIF REVIEW – The Divide, parts 1 & 2

Men and women cannot live together! This is the premise The Divide presents of an England in approximately a century’s time when society is segregated according to binary gender attributions where heterosexuality is considered an abomination. Males live with males in cities to the north and females with females in southern villages, exhibiting a certain […]

REVIEW: Making a Murderer: A Conversation with Defence Attorney Jerry Buting

By Isabella Fraser This may seem like an unusual fit for the Fringe: it is an interview session with a real defence attorney from the States, Jerry Buting, led by Dr Gemma Flynn who lectures on Criminology at the University of Edinburgh. Buting’s background however, is what brings the packed audience to the conversation and […]

REVIEW: The HandleBards: As You Like It

 By Isabella Fraser A delightful and mad-cap romp through Shakespeare’s cross-dressing comedy, the four-strong (female) part of the HandleBards troupe brings the perfect mix of tongue-in-cheek and pathos to this familiar tale.  Outdoor theatre is always a risk in Scotland but the HandleBards have picked a perfect spot on the hill in the Royal Botanic […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Shakespeare for Breakfast

In its 26th year of presenting a different Shakespearean entertainment every Fringe, Shakespeare for Breakfast brings us Macbeth on an allotment – just don’t go saying the titular character’s name aloud! With use of such theatrical superstitions, a great deal of vegetable-based punning and well-written modern rhymes, C Theatre’s cast of five rip through a […]

Hyde & Son Raises the Bar in Edinburgh’s George Street

Hyde & Son coffee bar and lounge has opened its doors on George Street, nestled within Edinburgh’s very first design led aparthotel, Eden Locke. Designed for drinking, discovering, working or relaxing, Hyde & Son seamlessly and carefully balances style with substance.  Open to Eden Locke guests as well as non-residents, the new destination presents a […]

Hyde & Son bar and lounge

REVIEW – Ute Lemper (Edinburgh International Festival)


German singer Ute Lemper takes the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to the cabaret as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, with this evocative and pitch-perfect journey through some of the most famous songs of the first half of the twentieth century. Lemper glides onto the stage in black dress and killer heels after the SCO have […]