Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 & Edinburgh International Festival 2017  reviews Southside Advertiser Edinburgh - Shakespeare for Breakfast, Chris Difford and Kathryn Williams, Not About Heroes, Dad's Army Radio Hour, Hot Brown Honey, Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other Things, Eva Cassidy the Story, Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sounds of Scotland. The Rat Pack  Live, Best of the West End, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now?, Marni – The Secret Voice of Hollywood, Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years, Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, Kin, Karine Polwart Trio, Lorna Reid Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Jazz Cat by Melanie Gall, My Life with Doris, Austen's Women, The Time Machine, Cirkopolis, My Second Best Bed. Cirkopolis, The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign, Vuelos, Yo, Carmen, Meet Me At Dawn, Piaf Remembered, We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, The Other Guys, Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul, Dean Owens Cash Back (Songs I Learned from Johnny), The Joni Mitchell Story, Charlie Dore With Julian Littman, The Revlon Girl, Christine Bovill's Paris, Meow Meow, In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller, Christine Bovill's Piaf, The Lucky Durhams: The First Day of the Somme, Remember Me My Dere, Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, Songs from: A Shropshire Lad, Private Peaceful, Scotland's Wild Heart

   

 

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Its coming close to Edinburgh Festival Fringe time of the year again, and as usual, we have put together our own list of shows of interest, and as always, this list will grow as the weeks move on.

Some shows we are already booked to review, some we hope to find space to review, and some are listed simply because we think they look interesting

We are officially registered Fringe Press reviewers, and if you would like us to come along and review your show, drop us an e mail and we will see if there is a gap in our review schedule for 2017.

CLICK ONTO IMAGE TO GO TO THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017  WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING SHOWS

ZOO AT SOUTHSIDE

We’ve handpicked 65 pieces of outstanding dance and theatre to challenge and inspire. From leading established companies to the hottest emerging artists. Our 2017 season brings together a unique collection of national and international work, mixing flavours of Brazil, America, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Korea, and the UK into a melting pot of uncompromising and visually stunning work. For 3 weeks the world’s finest artists make ZOO their home, coming together in one space to present an exclusive body of work.www.zoovenues.co.uk/

 

Anna Sommerville

Horizon

An exhibition of paintings which have been created over the last year, the works on show are inspired by Somerville’s recent travels to India, Sri Lanka and Tenerife, as well as her home city of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Opening on Saturday 5th August
The exhibition continues until 30th August 2017

&Gallery · 17 Dundas Street · Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6QG

Shakespeare for Breakfast

C venues – C (venue 34)

10:00

Aug 2-13, 15-28

55 minutes

 REVIEW

Chris Difford and Kathryn Williams

The Queen's Hall

Wed 2 Aug

Time 7:30pm

 REVIEW

Not About Heroes

Pleasance Dome (venue 23)

12:00

Aug 2-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28

1 hour 15 minutes

 REVIEW

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Pleasance Dome (Venue 23)

14:40

Aug 2-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28

1 hour

 REVIEW

Hot Brown Honey

Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)

21:00

Aug 2-8, 10-13, 15-20, 22-27

1 hour 15 minutes

 REVIEW

 

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sings, Strings and Other Things

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 4-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26

45 minutes

 REVIEW

Eva Cassidy the Story

theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

19:50

Aug 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26

50 minutes

 REVIEW

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sounds of Scotland

theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

19:50

Aug 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25

50 minutes

REVIEW

The Rat Pack  Live

C venues  C (Venue 34)

20:10

Aug 2-15, 17-22, 24-28

55 minutes

REVIEW

 

Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now?

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows (Venue 360)

19:45

Aug 4-8, 10-13, 15-20, 22-26

1 hour 30 minutes

 REVIEW

Ahead of this years "Where Are We Now" show, Camille O' Sullivan was kind enough to take some time out from her very busy performance schedule and do a little Q & A interview for us.

Click here to go to Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now? Q & As

Best of the West End

theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

12:30

Aug 4-5, 7-12

1 hour 15 minutes

 REVIEW

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows (Venue 360)

12:00

Aug 5-13, 15-26

1 hour

 REVIEW

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years

theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

20:50

Aug 4-13, 15-26

1 hour

 REVIEW

In the run up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and their always popular show with thespaceUK@ Symposium Hall dedicated to the music of Simon & Garfunkel, Bookends aka Pete Richards and Dan Haynes were kind enough to take a break in their busy schedule to answer a few questions for us and update us on how the last year has been for them.

NEW INTERVIEW WITH PETE RICHARDS  FROM BOOKENDS

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

C venues-C too (Venue 4)

16:05

Aug 3-13, 15-27

1 hour 25 minutes

 REVIEW

Marni – The Secret Voice of Hollywood

Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236)

12:35

Aug 4-6, 8-12

1 hour

 REVIEW

Kin

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows (Venue 360)

17:00

Aug 5-13, 15-20, 22-26

1 hour

REVIEW

Karine Polwart Trio

The Queen's Hall (Venue 72)

19:30

Aug 9

2 hours

 REVIEW

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Lorna Reid

The Jazz Bar (Venue 57)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 10, 19

1 hour

 REVIEW

Jazz Cat by Melanie Gall

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

11:05

Aug 10-12, 14-19

35 minutes

 REVIEW

My Life with Doris

Greenside @ Nicolson Square (Venue 209)

15:00

Aug 10-12, 14-19

50 minutes

REVIEW

Austen's Women

Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)

16:00

Aug 3-6, 9-13

1 hour 10 minutes

 REVIEW

Dyad Productions interview

We are at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and having a quick chat here with Dyad Productions’ Elton Townend Jones - Producer/Writer/Director from Dyad Productions – and actor Stephen Cunningham who is currently performing Elton’s adaptation of “The Time Machine” at Assembly Roxy. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS  INTERVIEW

The Time Machine

Assembly Roxy (Venue 39)

11:10

Aug 3-14, 16-28

1 hour 30 minutes

 REVIEW

Dyad Productions interview

We are at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and having a quick chat here with Dyad Productions’ Elton Townend Jones - Producer/Writer/Director from Dyad Productions – and actor Stephen Cunningham who is currently performing Elton’s adaptation of “The Time Machine” at Assembly Roxy. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS  INTERVIEW

Cirkopolis

Pleasance at EICC (Venue 150)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28

1 hour 15 minutes

 REVIEW

 

My Second Best Bed

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

16:10

Aug 7-12

40 minutes

 REVIEW

 

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)

11:30

Aug 3-13, 16-28

1 hour 10 minutes

 REVIEW

Piaf Remembered

theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

22:10

Aug 14-19

50 minutes

REVIEW

Click here to read our interview with Gary Merry  (Director/Writer/Spoken Word) and Oriana Curls as Edith Piaf

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

C venues – C (Venue 34)

12:25

Aug 13-19

1 hour

 REVIEW

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

17:05

Aug 14-19, 21-26

55 minutes

 REVIEW

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

SpaceTriplex (Venue 38)

16:10

Aug 14-19

55 minutes

 REVIEW

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

C venues- C(venue 34)

21.20

Aug 12-20

55 minutes

 REVIEW

Cash Back (Songs I Learned from Johnny)

Dean Owens and The Celtabilly Allstars

New Town Theatre (Venue 7)

21:10

Aug 16

1 hour

 REVIEW

Ahead of this years Cash Back (Songs I Learned from Johnny), Dean Owens kindly took some time out to do a Q & A interview with us

click here to go to Dean Owens - Cash Back (Songs I Learned from Johnny) Q & As

The Joni Mitchell Story

theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 11-26

50 minutes

 REVIEW

Charlie Dore With Julian Littman

Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC (Venue 138)

17:30

Aug 16-17

1 hour

  REVIEW

The Revlon Girl

Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)

13:00

Aug 5-28

1 hour 15 minutes

 REVIEW

 

Christine Bovill's Paris

New Town Theatre (Venue 7)

21:10

Aug 18-19, 21-26

1 hour

 REVIEW

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

The Jazz Bar (Venue 57)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 15-19

1 hour

REVIEW

Christine Bovill's Piaf

New Town Theatre (Venue 7)

21:10

Aug 20, 27

1 hour

 REVIEW

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Assembly Rooms (Venue 20)

21:30

Aug 21-27

1 hour

 REVIEW

The Lucky Durhams: The First Day of the Somme

ZOO Southside (Venue 82)

11:25

Aug 21-27

1 hour

 REVIEW

Remember Me My Dere

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

18:10

Aug 21-26

50 minutes

 REVIEW

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

The Principal (Venue 119) 19-21 George Street

Times vary. Check Fringe website for details

Aug 23-28

2 hours

 REVIEW

 

Private Peaceful

theSpace on Niddry St (Venue 9)

Times vary check Fringe website

Aug 14-19, 21-26

1 hour 15 minutes

REVIEW COMING SOON

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

theSpace on Niddry St (Venue 9)

18:00

Aug 22-26

25 minutes

 REVIEW COMING SOON

Scotland's Wild Heart

The Queen's Hall (Venue 72)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 22-23

1 hour 10 minutes

REVIEW COMING SOON

Rose Room

Merchant's Hall (Venue 112)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 10, 25

1 hour 15 minutes

 MORE INFORMATION

 

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows (Venue 360)

18:00

Aug 13, 15, 17-20, 22-26

1 hour

Check Fringe website for other listings for this show

REVIEW COMING SOON

Misha's Gang

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

14:45

Aug 19-26

1 hour 10 minutes

 REVIEW COMING SOON

 

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Stockbridge Church (Venue 317)

7b Saxe Coburg Street, EH3 5BN

19:30

Aug 20-22

2 hours 30 minutes

£12 (general) // £8 (conc)

We probably won't be able to fit this one into our review schedules for this year, but if you can, try  make it along.

Dark Matter

Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236)

18:40

Aug 22-26

50 minutes

REVIEW COMING SOON

 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

The Jazz Bar (Venue 57)

Times vary check with Fringe website

Aug 23-27

1 hour

MORE INFORMATION

 

Jazz at the Movies

The Jazz Bar (Venue 57)

20:30

Aug 23-27

1 hour

REVIEW COMING SOON

 

Beyond the Blue by Rain Reserve

Rain Reserve - Lorna Reid and John Alexander

The Jazz Bar (Venue 57)

16:00

Aug 25, 27

1 hour

REVIEW COMING SOON

Dirty Harry Supported by Talk of the Town

Dirty Harry Blondie Tribute

The Liquid Room (Venue 276)

19:00

Aug 27

3 hours

REVIEW COMING SOON

   

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

As well as our busy Edinburgh Fringe review programme, we also always try to find time to review some shows in the Edinburgh International Festival.  We will be reviewing these shows for 2017

Vuelos

11 - 13 August 2017
 
Church Hill Theatre & Studio
 

 REVIEW

Yo, Carmen

12 - 13 August 2017
 
Edinburgh Playhouse
 

 REVIEW

Meet Me At Dawn

4 - 27 August 2017
 
Traverse Theatre
 
 World Premiere
 

 REVIEW

Meow Meow / Malthouse Theatre

3 - 27 August 2017
 
The Hub
 
European Premiere


 REVIEW

   

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