Southside Advertiser Edinburgh / Entertainment  & Arts Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Reviews - Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery, The Famous Five, Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour, Orlando, Misha's Gang, Dear Lucy..., Bon the Musical. That Daring Australian Girl, Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre, Cold Blood (EIF), The Best of Billie Holiday by Mary May, Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years, Dulce et Decorum Est The Unknown Soldiers, Opera Mouse, In Loyal Company, Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire, Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day  Ali Affleck, Best of the West End, Elsa Jean McTaggart, Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Noël Coward's Still Life, Eva Cassidy: The Story, The Red Shoes, The Steamie, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered  Lorna Reid, Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert, Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose, Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret, André Krengel and Roland Krause, A Hatful of Songs Dean Owens, First Snow / Première Neige, Circolombia, Christine Bovill's Piaf, Mess, Dancing With Mrs Murphy, Matthew 19:14, Christine Bovill's Paris, The WWI Wardrobe Project, The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe, Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast, Dust the Movie, La Maladie de la Mort, Infinita, Medea Electronica, John Grant, Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals, Rose Room, Pavel Haas Quartet, Good Grief, Dome Nights: Dark Side of the Moon, Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water, Dome NightsThe Wall, Dome Nights Wish You Were Here, Hebrides Ensemble, Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson, St Vincent, Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz

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As always, we have our own "Top Picks List" here at Southside Advertiser Edinburgh / Entertainment  & Arts Edinburgh.  We will be reviewing many of the performances listed on this page too.

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Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Beyond

Times vary.

Aug 1-27

1 hour

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend

REVIEW

Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour

Pleasance at EICC - Platform 5

16:15

Aug 1-7, 9-14, 16-18

1 hour 15 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: David Benson and Jack Lane produced by James Seabright

 REVIEW

Orlando

Assembly Roxy - Upstairs

11:30

Aug 2-7, 9-13, 15-20, 22-27

1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability: 8+

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Dyad Productions

 REVIEW

The Famous Five

C venues – C -  +1

14:30

Aug 1-27

1 hour 15 minutes

Suitability: 5+

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Gobbledigook Theatre present the Official Enid Blyton Stage Adaptation

 REVIEW

Dear Lucy...

theSpace @ Niddry St - Upper Theatre (Round)

17:20

Aug 3-4, 6-11

50 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Flying High Theatre Company

 REVIEW

Misha's Gang

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Grand Theatre

15:00

Aug 3-14, 16-25

1 hour 10 minutes

Suitability: 3+

Country: Russian Federation

Group: Russian String Orchestra

 REVIEW

Bon the Musical

Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Emerald Theatre

20:45

Aug 3-11, 13-18, 20-25

55 minutes

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Kingdom Theatre Company

REVIEW

NOTE-We have not used our normal star rating system on this production

Cold Blood - Edinburgh International Festival

Aug 4-6

King's Theatre

8.00 pm (5 Aug 3.00 pm)

 REVIEW

Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre

Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Emerald Theatre

17:20

Aug 3-8, 13-16

55 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Searchlight Theatre Company

REVIEW

Heaven Burns

Assembly Roxy - Downstairs

14:35

Aug 2-13, 15-27

1 hour

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Jen McGregor

 REVIEW

That Daring Australian Girl

Assembly George Square Studios - Two

11:45

Aug 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27

1 hour 10 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Country: Australia

 REVIEW

The Best of Billie Holiday Mary May

Outhouse - The Loft

Times vary.

Aug 5, 20

1 hour

Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Mary May

REVIEW

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Amphitheatre

Times vary.

Aug 3-25

1 hour

Suitability: 0+

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Bookends

REVIEW

Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers

theSpaceTriplex - Studio

14:35

Aug 6-11

50 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Polymorph Theatre with Jan van der Black and Penny Gkritzapi

REVIEW

Opera Mouse

Pleasance Courtyard - The Green

16:30

Aug 6-17

45 minutes

Suitability: 3+ (2-10)

Country: Canada

Group: Melanie Gall presents

REVIEW

In Loyal Company

Pleasance Courtyard - Beside

13:00

Aug 1-27

1 hour

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Lab Rats

REVIEW

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 1

12:35

Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25

45 minutes

Suitability: 3+

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Elsa Jean McTaggart

 REVIEW

Best of the West End

theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Amphitheatre

18:05

Aug 3-4, 6-11

55 minutes

Suitability: 0+

Country: United States

Group: American Performing Arts International

REVIEW

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day  Ali Affleck

The Jazz Bar - Partially Seated

20:30

Aug 7

1 hour

Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Ali Affleck and the Gin Mill Genies

 REVIEW

Beth Nielsen Chapman

The Queen's Hall - Queen's Hall

20:00

Aug 8

2 hours 30 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Country: United States

Group: Beth Nielsen Chapman

REVIEW

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

The Jazz Bar - Partially Seated

14:30

Aug 8-12

1 hour

Suitability: 8+

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Hodgkin and MacFarlane

REVIEW

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 1

11:40

Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25

45 minutes

Suitability: 3+

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Elsa Jean McTaggart

REVIEW

Noël Coward's Still Life

theSpace on the Mile - Space 1

11:55

Aug 3-4, 6-11

55 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: ETC

 REVIEW

Eva Cassidy: The Story

theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Amphitheatre

Times vary.

Aug 3-25

50 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Elsa Jean McTaggart

 REVIEW

The Red Shoes

Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Beyond

15:30

Aug 3-18

1 hour

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Young Pleasance

 REVIEW

The Steamie

Inverleith St Serf's Church Centre - Main Hall

Times vary.

Aug 4, 6-11, 13-18

2 hours

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Leitheatre

 REVIEW

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered  Lorna Reid

The Jazz Bar - Partially Seated

19:00

Aug 10-11

1 hour

Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Lorna Reid Quintet

 REVIEW

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 2

16:10

Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25

45 minutes

Suitability: 5+

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Miss Irenie Rose

 REVIEW

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 1

13:35

Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-17

50 minutes

Suitability: 8+

Country: Canada

Group: Melanie Gall Presents

 REVIEW

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 3

11:00

Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-17

50 minutes

Suitability: 8+

Country: Canada

Group: Melanie Gall Presents

 REVIEW

A Hatful of Songs Dean Owens

The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Lower Hall

22:30

Aug 11, 14

1 hour 10 minutes

Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Dean Owens / The Stand Comedy Club

 REVIEW

André Krengel and Roland Krause

Acoustic Music Centre UCC Main Room

19:00

Aug 8-12

1 hour

Suitability: 0+

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: André Krengel and Roland Krause

 REVIEW

First Snow / Première neige

CanadaHub @ King's Hall in association with Summerhall - King's Hall, Mainspace

18:10

Aug 4-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26

1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: National Theatre of Scotland, Théâtre PÀP and Hôtel-Motel

 REVIEW

Circolombia

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows - The Lafayette

21:00

Aug 3-7, 9-12, 14-19, 21-25

1 hour

Suitability: 5+

Country: Colombia

Group: Underbelly and Circolombia

 REVIEW

Christine Bovill's Piaf

The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Grand Hall

21:10

Aug 13, 20

1 hour 10 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Christine Bovill / The Stand Comedy Club

REVIEW

Mess

Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Lime Studio

17:15

Aug 3-11, 13-18

55 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Roar Toast Productions

REVIEW

Dancing With Mrs Murphy

Leith Dockers Club - Leith Dockers Club

Times vary.

Aug 13-16

1 hour 15 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

REVIEW

Group: Citadel Arts Group

Christine Bovill's Paris

The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Grand Hall

21:10

Aug 14, 21

1 hour 10 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Christine Bovill / The Stand Comedy Club

REVIEW

Matthew 19:14

Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Mint Studio

12:40

Aug 3-11, 13-18, 20-25

55 minutes

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Country: Italy

Group: EJ Company

 REVIEW

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

Assembly Checkpoint

Times vary.

Aug 13-15

1 hour

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: The Jive Aces with The Satin Dollz

Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)

REVIEW

The WWI Wardrobe Project

Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Fern Studio

Times vary.

Aug 3-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25

50 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Immersive Response

 REVIEW

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Assembly Rooms - Drawing Room

17:55

Aug 4-5, 7-12, 14-18

1 hour

Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Cheyne Productions Ltd

 REVIEW

Dust

Assembly Rooms - Ballroom

21:30

Aug 13-26

1 hour

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: The Melomaniacs

 REVIEW

La maladie de la Mort EIF

Lyceum Theatre

8 pm

Aug 16-19

1 hour

 REVIEW

Infinita

Pleasance Courtyard - The Grand

13:30

Aug 4-12, 14-27

1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability: 5+

Country: Germany

Group: Familie Flöz

REVIEW

Medea Electronica

Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two

18:30

Aug 14-19

1 hour

Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Pecho Mama

 REVIEW

John Grant EIF

The Playhouse Theatre

Aug 20

8.00 pm

 REVIEW

Spotlights Show Choir: A Night at the Musicals

Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Emerald Theatre

19:40

Aug 20-25

50 minutes

Suitability: 0+

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Spotlights Show Choir

 REVIEW

Rose Room

Merchant's Hall - Main Hall

18:15

Aug 21

1 hour 15 minutes

Suitability: 8+

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Rose Room

REVIEW

Pavel Haas Quartet EIF

The Queen's Hall

Aug 22

11.00 am

 REVIEW

Good Grief

theSpace on the Mile - Space 2

12:20

Aug 21-25

40 minutes

Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - England

Group: Potato Face Productions

 REVIEW

Dome Nights: Dark Side of the Moon – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Dynamic Earth - ShowDome

18:30, 20:30

Aug 3-14, 19-20, 23-27

45 minutes

Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Dynamic Earth

REVIEW

Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water

theSpaceTriplex - Studio

19:35

Aug 20-25

50 minutes

Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Country: Australia

Group: Vintage Vendetta Productions

 REVIEW

Dome Nights: Wish You Were Here – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Dynamic Earth - ShowDome

Times vary.

Aug 24-27

45 minutes

Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Dynamic Earth

 REVIEW

Dome Nights: The Wall – Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd

Dynamic Earth - ShowDome

21:30

Aug 24, 27

1 hour 10 minutes

Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Dynamic Earth

REVIEW

Hebrides Ensemble EIF

The Queen's Hall

Aug 25

11.00 am

REVIEW

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

The Queen's Hall - Queen's Hall

20:00

Aug 24-25

2 hours

Suitability: 0+

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Blazin' Fiddles, Karen Matheson

REVIEW

St Vincent EIF

The Playhouse Theatre

Aug 26

8.00 pm

REVIEW

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

The Jazz Bar - Partially Seated

19:00

Aug 27

1 hour

Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)

Country: United Kingdom - Scotland

Group: Ali Affleck and the Gin Mill Genies

REVIEW

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