Hair Today – musings on Cut Festival: The Art of Barbering

February 12th, 2017 by

I am known for my long flowing locks – it’s part of who I am. But it wasn’t always that way. When I was a little girl, I didn’t want to be a little girl. I wanted to be a little boy. And my parents humoured me – which is interesting, because this was the […]

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Take a Chance on Me: Ed Fringe 2016, Part the Second

July 22nd, 2016 by

So here we are again – almost August, and time to think about what we’re going to see in Edinburgh. I’ve previously posted a guide to the shows in the Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus / Cabaret sections of the Edinburgh Fringe programme – which you can see here. Meanwhile back in the jungle – […]

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You’re So Physical! Ed Fringe 2016 Round-up – Physical Theatre, Circus & Cabaret Highlights

July 20th, 2016 by

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 is fast approaching, and the very first thing to say is that the Total Theatre Awards are happening once again, hurrah! Established in 1997, the Awards have blazed a trail of recognition for independent artists and companies creating innovative, artist-led theatre and performance. If you have a show in the […]

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Hitch! Mary Bijou Cabaret - photo by Tom Beardshaw

Nights at the Circus and other Tales from the Fringe

August 16th, 2015 by

And so we edge towards the half-way mark of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. A line is in any case drawn for me on this middle weekend as I escape the wind and wet of Scotland for hopefully sunnier days in Catalonia (to take part in The Art of Comedy at The Actors Space, if you […]

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Ed Fringe 2015: Are We There Yet?

August 6th, 2015 by

Today we’ve had squally showers and sunny spells. And wind, it’s very windy. Welcome to Scotland in the summer! Walking around Edinburgh a few days before the Fringe kicks in is always an odd experience – witnessing Brigadoon rising from the mists and assembling itself. This year, everything seems to be happening a little late. […]

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