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Angela Lansbury Dies Aged 96

“Substitutionary locomotion, it’s the mystic power that’s far beyond the wildest notion.” Yes, when I was four or five years old, I thought it certainly would be beyond my wildest notions to watch inanimate objects move autonomously. And yet, when I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks for the first time, my wildest notions were right there […]

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The Cost of Living and Cinema

Today, people can access a tonne of films on their television with the touch of a button. You could argue that there is simply too much to watch. Much of it is disposable content, the type people can have on in the background whilst they are doing the washing-up or a crossword. However, due to […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: The Lost King

The directing and screenwriting team of Stephen Frears, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, who were behind the heartbreaking and bitingly funny Philomena, return to tell the story of how one woman from Edinburgh persevered to discover a King. Hawkins plays Philippa Langley, a perpetually exhausted lady who feels ground down by life. She is under-appreciated […]

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Culture feature Film

In Memory of Robbie Coltrane

Moving tributes have been published by everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson who Coltrane starred alongside in the Harry Potter film adaptations to Steven Fry and Hugh Laurie who, in the 1980s, both shared the screen with Coltrane in two television series: Alfresco and Blackadder. Even the first minister Nicola Sturgeon added to the […]

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Fringe Theatre

Lights Over Tesco Car Park

Inventive and irresistible, the docu-comedy Lights over Tesco Car Park by Poltergeist Theatre has a likeable cast that challenges and guides the audience (or earthlings) through their world of alien encounters and sweets. The cast of Alice Boyd, Julia Pilkington, Rosa Garland and Will Spence begin the show by pumping up the crowd, getting you […]

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Fringe Variety

Cirque Berserk!

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a bit of good old-fashioned entertainment. After three seasons at London’s West End, Cirque Berserk! has finally arrived at the Edinburgh Fringe, and it’s bonkers. Completely mad. A cacophony of axe throwing, fire breathing, jaw-dropping stunts, and acrobatics celebrating the 250 year anniversary of the invention of circus. Over thirty performers […]

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Fringe Theatre

The Approach

Featuring an all-female cast, celebrated writer Mark O’Rowe’s latest play, The Approach, is a quietly tragic commentary on idealised love and the importance of friendship. Three of Ireland’s most talented actresses star in this sparse yet immersive production. The play simply revolves around three conversations around the same table and two chairs, on a circular […]

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Fringe Theatre

Egg

An intimate, visceral spectacle, Egg combines aerial artistry with powerful imagery to tell a courageous true story about the lengths some people are forced to go to when they want a baby. Egg is about the star and creator of the show, Sarah Bebe Holmes, who ten years ago gave her eggs to her friend […]