Edinburgh Festival Blogs

Chris Grady: Unpaid performing... is it right?
By Chris Grady · 9 Aug 2013 · Scotland
As my train powers through England to reach the greatest show on earth I ponder a question asked of me last night by a member of the audience at Titanic at Southwark Playhouse. What ...
Michael Coveney: Edinburgh joys of Summerhall and summer weather
By Michael Coveney · 8 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Yesterday morning, I sat in the sunshine in a stripy deck chair, sipping a coffee, reading the papers and soaking up the rays. There have been a few surprises on the Edinburgh fringe this week,...
Michael Coveney: No laughing matters, with jokes, in Edinburgh
By Michael Coveney · 6 Aug 2013 · Scotland
There are five star reviews all round for Grounded at the Traverse, Nirbhaya at the Assembly Hall - and for my old friend Gyles Brandreth at the PLeasance Courtyard. Which ...
Michael Coveney: Edinburgh audiences shaken and stirred
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
No full-blown controversy so far this year, but then I've not seen the girl-on-girl all-action Titus Andronicus at the suitably named Bedlam venue, nor the art lecture solo at ...
Michael Coveney: Off and running in Edinburgh
By Michael Coveney · 2 Aug 2013 · Scotland
The train was chokka to Edinburgh yesterday morning and among all the rucksacks, hula-hoops, tattoos, dogs and coloured hairstyles - I was in the absolute opposite of the quiet carriage - I ...
Chris Grady: A sneak preview of new musicals
By Chris Grady · 1 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Acclaimed composer/orchestrator Jason Carr (Sunday in the Park at the Menier Chocolate Factory) and I were invited to see five new musicals in cabaret/sneak preview last night.We then ...
Editors' Blog: Has the Edinburgh Fringe eaten itself?
By Theo Bosanquet · 26 Jul 2013 · Scotland
Flyered out: A performer on the Royal Mile© Alistair 2008 Comedy critic Bruce Dessau has become the first journalist out the blocks on what I suspect will ...
Michael Coveney: Battle over Beckett in Enniskillen and Edinburgh next month
By Michael Coveney · 10 Jul 2013 · Northern Ireland
The second Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival was launched yesterday lunchtime in the Irish Embassy in London, and the departing ambassador, Bobby McDonagh (he's going to ...

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