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Review: Candace Bushnell: True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex and the City

I didn’t want to be with Mr Big, I wanted to be Mr Big’. Candace Bushnell, the American author and journalist whose sex and relationship column was later adapted into…

Review: Marx in London!

Jonathan Dove’s jovial new opera Marx in London! blends cartoon-like comedy sketches with moments of ‘workers of the world uniting’ to create a polished, opera accessible and amusing to all,…

Review: Jekyll and Hyde

Does good and evil exist within us all? In our Dr Jekyll’s is there not always a Mr Hyde waiting to advance out of the darkness and betray the thoughts…

Review: Same Team – A Street Soccer Story

This new play championing female empowerment, friendship and football takes the lives of real women and puts them centre stage. Masterfully intertwining wit and emotional pain, the story revolves around…

In Defence of the Pantomime

Everyone loves a pantomime, right? Nothing like a spot of ‘Oh no she didn’t’, ‘Oh yes he did’ to raise one out of a seasonally depressed slumber. It provides a…

Park Run: What’s Not to Love? 

Saturday morning. 9am. Headache. Bleary eyes. The magnetic pull back to bed is overwhelming. And yet, here I am approaching Newington with trainers already soggy and air pods rapidly running…

Review: The Barber of Seville

While the thought of Rossini’s original Italian opera may be daunting, Sir Thomas Allen’s whimsical and tumultuous interpretation of the beloved comedy is the perfect introduction to the genre, or…

Is Leith Comedy Festival Providing Leith with the Cultural Resurgence it Needs?

From 6th – 8th October the first Leith Comedy Festival was held in the area, championing local artists and bringing investment into a neighbourhood that, while gentrified in the centre,…