In 1853, art critic John Ruskin caused a stir in polite society with a series of Edinburgh lectures lambasting the city’s architectural pretensions.
First performed in 1700, William Congreve’s quintessential Restoration Comedy has an appeal which defies the sillier conventions of its genre.
Top hats off to Theatre Paradok for bringing something so unashamedly different to the Fringe.
Hanging Bruce-Howard is a good old-fashioned piece of farce.
Rough Magic is essentially pantomime for the Marvel Comics generation, a light-hearted urban fantasy which feels a bit like a pilot for a wacky teen series.
Everyone knows Penelope.
Take one confused accountant.
Best of Fest presents five acts (and one emcee) crowned with four-or five-star reviews by the Scotsman newspaper.
Marty Ross drags Edgar Allan Poe into a Glaswegian alley, knifes him in the back and shakes him down for drug money.
How much do you know about the history of the Traverse Theatre? If the answer is ‘very little’, don’t expect to leave enlightened.
What happens to the innocent when a war is lost? Troy has fallen, the wooden horse has unleashed its deadly cargo, the men lie slaughtered and the Greek army stands triumphant.
The tigers, lions and elephants that strut their stuff in The Nomad’s Tent are a harmless lot – their ferocity having been harnessed for decorative ends and their forms playful…
Constituting this exhibition of work by Edinburgh printmakers are a handful of understated prints hung up two flights of stairs at the Royal Over-Seas League.
In 1893 the Irish artist Phoebe Anna Traquair, a notable adherent of the Arts and Crafts movement, was asked to decorate the Catholic Apostolic Church on Mansfield Place.
Print is one of the most consumer-friendly art mediums around and this little display proves no exception.
Fans of Wedekind’s taboo-breaking original or its cult teen-rock musical spawn beware: this adaptation is never quite as wryly funny or as heart-wrenching.
When a production’s most memorable aspect is the costuming, you know you have a weak show on your hands.
The first few minutes of High Plains was like being cornered after last orders by a sad-eyed drunk intent on regaling me with a digression about his life.
Apparently there’s a fine line between desire and cannibalism.
It’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, except there are four of them and they have been abandoned by their actor, Richard, who spends most of the play as a cardboard cut-out…
On a technical level, Teresa Cálem’s portraits are very good.
A shoal of fish are suspended in a synchronised leap.
Don’t come for the breakfast.
The Austrian artist Franz West, who died last year, was eager to form partnerships with his contemporaries.
Previous visitors to the Scottish National Gallery will be familiar with Frederic Church’s Niagara Falls from the American Side, the only major work by this American artist featu…
Goya, Dürer, Delacroix and Blake are amongst the artists tantalizing their viewers with dark fantasies of Medusas, soothsayers, satanists and Jezebels at Scotland’s National Gal…
The only ‘books’ in Ilana Halperin’s library are samples of glittering mica - so called by geologists because their flaking layers resemble the pages of a manuscript.
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