Marie Campbell

Articles by Marie Campbell:

You Won’t Remember This: Travel with Babies – Edited by Sandy Bennett-Haber

This book, explains the blurb, is not a ‘How To’ guide, but a gathering of twenty tales from around the world, written by people who have tried and survived a journey with a baby.

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Jumpy – Review

April De Angelis’s Jumpy, directed by Cora Bissett, is a bittersweet contemporary comedy with a cast of Scottish acting talent.

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Thon Man Moliere – Lyceum

Multi-award winning Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead’s fictionalised account of the life of 17th century playwright Moliere is a passionate, intense and hilarious affair.

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The Crucible – a strange and awful chapter in history

I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history.’

So wrote Arthur Miller of his play The Crucible, the dramatized and partially fictionalised story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693.

Now on at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, the performances are universally strong and perfectly timed. From the opening scene through to the end, the production (directed by John Dove) is utterly absorbing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gilmerton Wordsmiths

Remember, remember the fourth of November … hang on, that’s not right. Or is it? Well, 4 November 2015 was certainly a night to remember. It saw the Gilmerton Writing Group gathered at the Community Centre, not for their usual weekly class, but for the launch of their first book, ‘A Way with Words’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Coffee Culture

Who remembers when take-away coffee came to Edinburgh?  The days when it was the sophisticated (or strange) minority walking down Princes Street with their paper cup rather than brewing a cup of instant back at the office?

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