Preview: Sing Sistah Sing!, Rose Theatre

Preview: Sing Sistah Sing!, Rose Theatre

A British-American opera singer and an award-winning Edinburgh-based former politician and professional pianist will perform a festive adaptation of a five-star Fringe hit show in the Capital next month. Andrea Baker, the internationally-renowned mezzo soprano, and former SNP councillor Richard Lewis will present a tinsel-tinged edition of Sing Sistah Sing, a celebration of Christmas and the sound and breadth of the African American female voice. It will run from December 20-23 and 27-30 show at…

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Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

With Christmas being the most magical time of the year, it seemed only fitting that the organisers of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival decided to launch a festive special to top off 2016. Taking place in George Square Theatre, MagicFest Christmas Special: A Collection of Wonders followed a cabaret format and comprised several spellbinding performances from some of the world’s leading magicians. Hosted by likeable festival founder Kevin Quantum, the family-friendly show lasted two hours…

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MagicFest to launch inaugural Christmas Special

MagicFest to launch inaugural Christmas Special

As if Christmas in Edinburgh wasn’t magical enough, MagicFest are set to launch their inaugural festive spectacle in the Capital this year. MagicFest Christmas Special: Collection of Wonders will take place at Edinburgh University’s George Square Lecture Theatre from Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 December and will feature a mix of thrilling magic acts and hilarious comedy performances, hosted by Kevin Quantum. The family-friendly show will feature captivating performances from a host of the UK’s…

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Gig preview: Scouting for Girls, Edinburgh

Gig preview: Scouting for Girls, Edinburgh

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly ten years since Scouting for Girls burst onto the music scene with She’s So Lovely, the infectiously catchy pop tune that went on to dominate mainstream radio stations for months on end. The indie-pop trio, made up of frontman Roy Stride, bassist Greg Churchouse and drummer Pete Ellard, enjoyed a stratospheric rise to the top which included selling over two million albums, being nominated for four Brit Awards…

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