RING MASTERS

International circus stars demonstrate their superpowers at the Fringe, with feats of endurance not for the faint-hearted Words Anna Rieser Black Blues Brothers Combining the classic tunes of The Blues Bro...

JURASSIC PERKS

Feeding time at the dinosaur zoo. Will your wee one be brave enough to help out? Words MARK FISHER    It started with a white lie. Theatre maker Scott Wright was talking to anthropologist George MacDonald, wh...

RIFF IT UP AND START AGAIN

Teenage Fanclub finish off their world tour at the EIF with a new member, new material and some old favourites After 30 years as one of Scotland’s most creatively consistent and cherished bands, Teenage Fanclu...

Jaws Wide Open

Actor Ian Shaw sinks his teeth into the story surrounding one of his father’s most famous roles Words MARK FISHER For four-year-old Ian Shaw, it seemed normal. Like any kid, he was just visiting his dad at wo...

Lucy Porter

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick    Did you always want to be a stand-up? Goodness me, no! When I was at primary school I was determined to be a nun someday. Then I lost my faith, but I still wanted t...

Cuban Heels

Cuba’s hottest new dance stars are bringing a dazzling mix of salsa, rumba and hip hop to Edinburgh Words Kelly Apter    Photos Deborah Jaffe For over 500 years, Havana has been a melting pot of cultures and ...

LIKE A PRAYER

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry on the importance of live music and why she thinks women should be front and centre at festivals Words Fiona Shepherd     Glaswegian electro pop trio Chvrches may have started life ...

Cinema

People don’t listen to stories any more, complains the feline narrator of this modern day Arabian Nights. Cinema is where we go to find our memories, but this is not Cinema Paradiso: this is Cinema Inferno. ...

The Titanic Orchestra

John Hannah is back at the Fringe after a 25 year break with the UK premiere of Bulgarian playwright Hristo Boytchev’s The Titanic Orchestra. Playing with memory and illusion, the story is set in a deserted ...

The Christians

The Christians’s premise has interesting potential; a pastor preaches a controversial sermon to his congregation and must face the landslide of consequences that follow. What begins as a slightly disjointed ...