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‘A masterpiece of gothic ballet’ ‒ Beauty and the Beast review

Ambitious yet triumphant, the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company presents a dark, mystical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Filled with enchanting moments, here is everything required for the perfect fairytale…

Burns & Beyond: the world celebrates a Scottish literary icon

Every year on 25 January, glasses are raised the world over in remembrance of ‘Rabbie’ Burns, the Ploughman Poet. The Bard of Ayrshire holds a special place in the hearts…

Nativity! The Musical

Never work with children or animals – so goes the old adage, which writer and director Debbie Isitt magnificently upended with the supremely popular Nativity! For those unfamiliar with the…

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

On the penultimate stop of their long 2018 tour, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a well-anticipated breath of fresh air at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Here, a full house…

Pumpkin-spiced reads for all your autumnal needs

As Halloween has been and gone and Edinburgh rapidly gets chillier by the day, it’s hard to ignore the rat-tat-tat of winter at the door. To celebrate the final month…

Supernormal

Written by renowned clinical psychologist Meg Jay, Supernormal is a profound look at the human condition, a stunning take on how childhood adversity can lead to remarkable and resilient people.…

Interview with: The directors of the EUTC’s Our Country’s Good

The EUTC has a long history of creating ambitious productions with accomplished and mature performances from student actors, and it is likely that much of this expertise will be called…

Tam O’Shanter: Telling the Big Tale

Just in time for Burn’s Night, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop run by Donald Smith, exploring the dramatic mastery of the Bard’s seminal work: Tam o’Shanter. Those…