Music review: The Irish in Scotland: Songs of Robert Tannahill

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: The Irish in Scotland: Songs of Robert Tannahill at Valvona & Crolla (Venue 67), reviewed by Jim Gilchrist Falling somewhere between lecture and musical entertainment, this intimate and good-humoured performance is drawn from the excellent series of recordings The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, produced by Fred Freeman, who here discourses …

Theatre review: Newton

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Newton at Summerhall (Venue 26), reviewed by Joyce McMillan In this 80-minute lecture-style performance, writer/actor Jack Klaff tells of the life and character of Sir Isaac Newton, the founder of modern physics, who sought to understand the inner workings of the universe. The problem is that Klaff seeks to tell the …

Theatre review: Cape Wrath

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Cape Wrath at Northern Stage at St Stephen’s (Venue 73), reviewed by Joyce McMillan Outside St Stephen’s, parked close to the building, there’s a white minibus with the words ‘Third Angel’ painted on the side; and if you buy a ticket for Alexander Kelly’s new monologue Cape Wrath, you’ll find yourself …

Comedy review: Max and Ivan

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Max and Ivan: The Reunion at Pleasance Dome (Venue 23), reviewed by Jay Richardson With their slickest, most intricately scripted hour to date, the talented Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez have delivered a less frenetic, less rigid spoof than in recent years, a warmer, more rounded show that is funny and …

Theatre review: The GB Project

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: The GB Project at Northern Stage at St Stephen’s (Venue 73), reviewed by Joyce McMillan The title carries a deliberate double meaning. On one hand, Kate Craddock’s rich and interesting new solo show tells the astonishing story of the life of Gertrude Bell, a remarkable Victorian woman, born in County Durham …

Comedy review: review: Here She Be

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Here She Be at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (Venue 170), reviewed by Jay Richardson Like her ex-boyfriend Tom Craine, Nat Luurtsema is performing a show that focuses on their break-up, even as they continue to appear together in sketch group Jigsaw. In this potent cocktail of heartache and the …

Comedy review: Nadia Kamil

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Nadia Kamil in: Wide Open Beavers! at The Stand Comedy Club III & IV (Venue 12), reviewed by Jay Richardson A one-woman variety showcase, Nadia Kamil opens her hour with a committed haka, and thereafter entertainingly mixes feminism and whimsy to reliably funny effect. With energy and verve, raggedy silliness and …

Dance review: Parkin’son – giulio d’anna

Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Parkin’son – giulio d’anna at Summerhall (Venue 26), reviewed by Joyce McMillan On a bare stage, backed by a large screen, a father and son stand side by side, listening to the recorded sound of their own voices. They are the 33-year-old dancer and choreographer Giulio D’Anna, and his father Stefano, …

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