Oedipus

The Internationaal Theater Amsterdam brings us this year’s big blockbuster of a drama with director Robert Icke’s version of “Oedipus”; the hero updated to a present day politician on the eve of his party gaining power.

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Red Dust Road

The memoir of Scots poet, Jackie Kay, has been adapted for the stage by Tanika Gupta and brought to the Edinburgh Festival by The National Theatre of Scotland and HOME Manchester.

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Raised Voices…Real Lives

Edinburgh’s streets are currently thronging with visitors as the festival season is in full swing and some may have briefly registered, with slight surprise, the large numbers of homeless people wedged in doorways or sitting on blankets outside shops.

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Dance, Dance, Dance, to the Fife Arms

I keep my polarised Thom Browne sunglasses on in the cocktail waiting room; there’s an impressive selection of Man Ray photographs in the owner’s collection. Someone said the place reminded them of the Addams’ Family –  Hmm. Maybe if there was more dust and cobwebs, but not really.

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More Off Laura’s Fringe

The Djinns of Eidgah and A Midsummer Nights DROLL

With the conflict in Kashmir hitting the headlines again in the past week, the adaptation of Abhishek Majumdar’s play is particularly timely.

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Edinburgh Book Festival – James Runcie

Fans of the James Runcie “Granchester” series will be delighted to hear that a prequel to the stories has been published called “The Road to Granchester”.

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