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2012-03-16 23:01:54

The line-up for the Edinburgh International Festival has been announced, with seven performances and productions planned as part of the London 2012 Festival. (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The line-up for the Edinburgh International Festival has been announced, with seven performances and productions planned as part of the London 2012 Festival. The Royal Highland Centre´s Lowland Hall is being converted into a theatrical space to house three productions for the London 2012 Festival which...

2008-09-01 06:00:19

By SHN ROSS THE Edinburgh International Festival has posted its highest-ever box office takings with ticket sales up a healthy 7 per cent on last year, organisers said yesterday. The surge in sales - the final figure at the box office is estimated to be GBP 2.63 million - is being attributed partly to the popularity of the festival's dance events programme. Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray became the biggest-selling dance event in the festival's history, with the sell-out show seen by...

2008-08-29 06:00:39

By Joyce McMillan LAST Saturday night, I took an evening off from my theatre reviewing schedule and headed for the King's Theatre to see Matthew Bourne's new dance version of the story of Dorian Gray. It's a great show, witty, timely, beautifully designed, sometimes chilling, hugely entertaining; and well worth the four-star reviews bestowed on it by many critics, including The Scotsman's Kelly Apter. But as I watched, I couldn't help thinking how straightforward, how easy to understand,...

2008-08-22 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden THE National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Edinburgh International Festival tonight, with the world premiere of David Harrower's 365, which charts the fragmented lives of a group of young people in today's care system as they prepare to make their way in the world on their own. There are more than 70,000 children in care in Britain today. On average they pass through 11 stages of care. In their late teens they have to make the difficult transition from childhood to...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

Fight like the stars with stage combat lessons EVER fancied swashing your buckle? Well, now you too can be like Errol Flynn and Captain Jack Sparrow. Professional fight director Ian Stapleton is offering stage fighting lessons as part of the Fringe programme at Rocket @ Roxburgh Hotel. Learn to cut and thrust, to punch like Rocky and kick like Van Damme, with the man who taught 'The Fonz', aka Henry Winkler, and Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky and Hutch fame to fight like pirates. For more...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By Chitra Ramaswamy Jane Irwin and Kate Valentine tell Chitra Ramaswamy why playing The Two Widows in Scottish Opera's new show fills their hearts with joy THERE can't be many who have sung the leads in Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's The Two Widows who have a relationship as significant as soprano Kate Valentine and mezzo Jane Irwin. Quite simply, explains Valentine during rehearsals at Scottish Opera's Glasgow base, if it weren't for Irwin she wouldn't be here, preparing to make her...

2008-08-02 09:00:17

By Susan Mansfield It's long been overshadowed as a festival city, but things are finally looking up in Aberdeen, writes SUSAN MANSFIELD IN ONE OF SCOTLAND'S BIG CITIES, A festival is just beginning. Performers and pamphleteers mingle in the streets with bemused locals who scratch their heads and say "Is it this time of year again?" Theatres large and small prepare for shows, from eager young theatre companies to glitzy international concerts. Welcome to ... Aberdeen. Every year, the...

2008-08-01 15:00:34

WITH more than 18,792 entertainers appearing in 31,000 performances across 247 venues, The Fringe is the biggest of all the Edinburgh Festivals. Sixties sex-siren Britt Ekland, gameshow host-turned-actor Michael Barrymore, a play by Star Trek's Mr Spock and veteran comedienne Joan Rivers are among this year's highlights. Here, Evening News Arts and Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden selects the shows not to miss when the biggest arts festival in the world comes to town. A WORK IN...

2008-07-13 21:00:15

By Subhadra Devan SOME people in Brickfields, mainly in the Temple of Fine Arts, are so excited. Their dancers, Geetha Sankaran-Lam and Umesh Shetty, will soon perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The pair are part of the 27-year-old Temple of Fine Arts International's presentation called Shakti, set to blast audiences in Edinburgh. The 30-minute mixed-genre show, scheduled for Aug 8-10, will show the goddess Shakti (Durga, Kali) in all her forms through dance, music and voice....


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