On Sunday afternoon, myself and around fifteen other people – most of them women – perch ourselves on armchairs in a cosy room in Appletree Writers at The Whole Works, on a qu…
First of all – a confession.
For the Love of Chocolate oozes chocolate from its pores.
Someone turns off the lights.
Virginia Woolf’s novels are notoriously difficult to adapt for the stage.
The Sea Child, adapted by Carolyn Sloan from her novel of the same name, is a tender and evocative play.
This is possibly one of the most depressing shows I have seen at the Fringe this year.
Like all good pieces of children’s theatre, The Last of the Dragons does not talk down to children.
People really do say some weird things on social media.
In spite of the title, there is nothing careless about Adam Vincent’s debut stand-up show at Edinburgh – although I wish I could say the same about the person who listed the wr…
All too often, comedy shows at the Fringe can look like they are being either pretentiously clever or simply trying too hard.
If there were a prize for the solo standup show at the Fringe with the greatest number of comic props, Naomi Paul’s Price Include Biscuits would be a strong contender.
As part of the Edinburgh Book Fringe, for an hour on Sunday afternoon theatre director and performer Morna Burdon takes the audience through a series of real-life stories and songs…
It is not often that a show has me grinning even before it has begun.
With loose and dishevelled hair, streaks of cat-like make-up and bulging veins, the chorus prowls across the stage, furiously chanting lines adapted from fairy tales.
Richard Wiseman, psychologist and bestselling author of several popular psychology books, returns to the Fringe to talk for an hour about the psychology of perception, touching on …
Something is rotten in the state of Russia.
It is a disturbing but all too common tale: girl meets boy, falls in love, and gets tricked into a life of prostitution.
A young Jewish woman in Nazi Germany prepares herself for her journey eastwards to a concentration camp.
In ecology, an ‘edge effect’ is a contact point between two habitats, characterised by an increase in biodiversity.
Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen couldn’t be any more ubiquitous than it already is.
Wander around Edinburgh for any length of time and you will find that the Fringe has no shortage of shows with cringeworthy titles.
Ian Macpherson is perhaps best known for a joke he came up with years ago: ‘They say you play at _____ twice in your career.
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