FRINGE REVIEW – Barockestra (Universal Arts)


22 – 29 August 2210-2320, Universal Arts When it’s going at things full-tilt (which is most of the time), Barockestra is a gloriously over-the-top head-on collision between classical and rock music. Whether his fingers are buzzing over the frets during Flight of the Bumble Bee or crashing out the crescendo chords to the 1812 Overture, […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Universal Arts @ New Town Theatre

With its grand, ornate and slightly mysterious interior, The Freemasons’ Hall in George Street could have leapt straight off the pages of a Dan Brown novel. For the month of August however, it is a temple to the true Spirit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and plays host to one of the most exciting and […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Barockestra, Universal Arts

“There’s real sincerity in this project,” says Steve Grant, lead performer with fun and exciting new Fringe show Barockestra. His wife and co-producer Deena Payne nods. “It’s a real labour of love,” Deena says, who as well as playing Viv Hope in television’s Emmerdale, is a trained dancer and singer, having played with BA Robertson, […]