Edinburgh Moments
By Lynn Ruth Miller
As I gallop from one venue to another, I meet hundreds of people, some new this year,many I have met  before..and we all fall in love.  The intensity of the fringe experience and the freneti
Funny is Funny
By Lynn Ruth Miller
It was funny in the sixties and it is even funnier now.  It is Miss Sophie's birthday and her butler (Chris Cresswell) is trying to make it a party for her.  Sadly, all her friends are dead
What gives a show its edge
By Lynn Ruth Miller
I have been trying to attend shows at the Fringe in between performing my own and have noticed a vast difference in quality and professional polish.  I happen to love the immediacy of shows that
Michael Coveney: Critical Forum & Farewell
Lyn Gardner of the Guardian hasn't eaten much, what with all her rushing around -- she slowed down with just five shows yesterday -- until she turned up for a workshop production at the ...
Michael Coveney: Crazy Over New Baroque & Roll
I've seen a few rousing receptions in the Queen's Hall down the years, but nothing has surpassed the acclaim that greeted Magdalena Kozena, the amazing Czech mezzo soprano married to Simon Rattle, ...
Michael Coveney: Dog of a Mexican Show
The mystery of the mystery man on the front row is solved even before this morning's concert -- can't wait; it's the divine  soprano Magdalena Kozena -- at the Queens's Hall. Of course, he turned
Michael Coveney: Death in the Afternoon
I have only just learned of the bizarrely appropriate circumstances of the death of that notable theatrical historian and archivist, David Cheshire, earlier this year. The author of countless artic
Michael Coveney: Who's That Man in the Front Row?
One of these days -- tomorrow, actually -- I'm going to ask the man who always sits in the front row at the Queen's Hall concerts who the hell he is. He's there, every year, every concert, without ...
Michael Coveney: Don't Rain on My parade
The International Festival opens tonight with John Adams's El Nino in the Usher Hall, which at last has been tidied up around the spanking new foyer, though that addition looks like a plastic ...
Michael Coveney: Dining at the Top Table
It's always good to have a break from the hurlyburly. I spent most of yesterday cooped up inside the Assembly Rooms, so I felt entitled to accept an invitation to dinner with my wife's cousins, Jack ...