#edfringe2016: Ghost Quartet: Summer Hall

[caption id="attachment_8634" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Ed Fringe - Dave Malloy - Photography by Ryan Jansen[/caption] A 9pm showing of Ghost Quartet, by Ghost Quartet, was how I spent my last night at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.…

#edfringe2016: The Snow Child – Bloody Chamber Opera

[caption id="attachment_8630" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Helena Moore sings as the Snow Child - Photography by Johannes Hjorth[/caption] Owain Park, a young composer literally at the end of his final year studying Music at Cambridge University, presented…

#edfringe2016: Brundibár – Abridged Opera

[caption id="attachment_8626" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Children of the Abridged Opera Company perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival[/caption] Brundibár is a children’s opera that was written in a concentration camp in Theresienstadt. In 1942, it was performed there…

#edfringe2016: Manual Cinema – Ada/Ava

[caption id="attachment_8618" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Lizi Breit (Ava) and Julia Vaarsdale Miller (Ada)[/caption] Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema is a quirky presentation of shadow puppetry and emotional sentimentality, and there’s no hiding from its creators; they reveal…

#edfringe2016: Theatre Témoin – The Marked

[caption id="attachment_8623" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Marked - Theatre Témoin[/caption] The Marked caught me off guard. I knew it was a puppets show, but it was only until after I saw it that I realised that…

#edfringe2016: Opera Bohemia – La Traviata

La Traviata is Opera Bohemia’s seventh production and for the first time they are performing a work by Verdi. The independent opera company has been touring around Scotland ever since July and last night they…

#edfringe2016: Magnetic Opera – La bohème

“Fucking Daily Mail” says Marcello as he, Rodolfo, Colline and Schaunard huddle together around a table to keep each other warm. It’s an empty room of hope with a lampshade, bookshelf and table to seem…

#edfringe2016: The Mikado – Cat-Like Tread

Cat-like Tread loves Gilbert and Sullivan and they want to share their magical music world to everyone. Having produced sold out shows, including The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore, they’ve arrived at Edinburgh Fringe…

#edfringe2016: Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis

Jimmy Jewell and Stephen McGill present Katie Brennan's Quarter-life Crisis at the Underbelly – George Square that has toured around the Fringe scene and settled in Edinburgh for the last three weeks. What’s a quarter-life…

#edfringe2016: DugOut Theatre – Swanson

[caption id="attachment_8611" align="aligncenter" width="576"] DugOut Theatre's Swanson[/caption] Imagine being stuck in the middle of the sea in a pedalo with a bunch of strangers with clashing personalities. The world has ended, there’s no way out…