Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Stuart Stratford Libretto by Giuseppe Verdi ★★★★ Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff emphasises the comedic aspects of the mistaken identities, love triangles and caddish rogues who litter history. Adapted from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera follows Sir John Falstaff, as plump as he is lustful, as he attempts to keep his dwindling reputation as a … Continue reading Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Marin Alsop ★★★★★ In a hypnotic masterclass of a performance, festival favourite Marin Alsop returns to Edinburgh to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Offering an amalgam of diverse and joyful renditions, culminating in Beethoven’s fifth symphony, Alsop and the orchestra meet long-held expectations with this triumphant performance. Emerging to a ravenous crowd – eagerly awaiting the … Continue reading BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Edinburgh International Festival

Medicine – Edinburgh International Festival

Written & Directed by Enda Walsh Produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival ★★★★★ What's your Medicine? In dissecting the social responses to mental health concerns, Enda Walsh's new production launches the Theatre portion of the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival. And at first, it seems as though we’re disturbing a party – or at … Continue reading Medicine – Edinburgh International Festival

A Grand Night for Singing – Edinburgh International Festival

Rodgers & Hammersteinʼs A Grand Night for Singing Orchestration by Michael Gibson & Jonathan Tunick ★★★ There’s something to be said for the classics – they’re called that for a reason. Walter Bobbie’s musical revue is as unforgettable as the iconic numbers of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Now, you don’t necessarily have to be a fan, but … Continue reading A Grand Night for Singing – Edinburgh International Festival

Lament for Sheku Bayoh – Edinburgh International Festival

https://youtu.be/sznbJ83Y_gU Written & Directed by Hannah Lavery ★★★★★ Scotland is notable for a friendly attitude towards everyone - a land thought of as a home for any. But within a nation in which cities were built on the broken backs of slaves, where the train rides home and its politicians open their mouths and spew … Continue reading Lament for Sheku Bayoh – Edinburgh International Festival