High 5, with Laurie Black

High 5, with Laurie Black

Classically trained pianist turned cabaret anarchist Laurie Black recently released third album Kink! – a collection of songs about BDSM and books. Laurie was crowned Emerging Artist at this year’s Adelaide Fringe 2018, and she is bringing her synth-rock cabaret show Bad Luck t0 the Edinburgh Fringe. AAA caught up with Laurie for a quick chat ahead of her visit. Bad Luck, Underbelly, Cowgate – Big Belly, 8.50pm, Aug 20-26, www.edfringe.com     Favourite Film  I’ve recently discovered two…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week. Trainspotting A coarse, intense and often hilarious rollercoaster ride through the darkest backstreets of the heroin scene of Thatcher-era Leith. In a world where work and opportunities are scarce Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Trainspotting defined a generation and…

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Preview: A Christmas Wish, Usher Hall

Preview: A Christmas Wish, Usher Hall

Talented students from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts are set to spread some festive cheer while raising money for charity when they star in a Christmas stage production at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall tomorrow.  A Christmas Wish is a family-friendly stage spectacular featuring a dazzling array of uplifting festive songs, spectacular costumes and stunning dance routines. Directed by Andrew Gowland, the annual show brings together more than 200 young performers from The MGA Academy, ranging from…

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