Performing Arts Reviews

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Life is a Dream, Edinburgh International Festival © Javier Naval

Dreams and Reality Bite at the Lyceum, Edinburgh

Review: Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s 1636 comedy Life Is a Dream gets a playful, surreal treatment that toys with our sense of reality in Edinburgh International Festival’s Lyceum production.

Abel Selaocoe, Edinburgh International Festival. Image © Ben Bonouvrier

The Fierce Cello: Abel Selaocoe at The Hub

Review: Cellist Abel Selaocoe performs a dazzling solo showcase of the seemingly-limitless depth of his talent, and the sonic possibilities of his instrument, at Edinburgh International Festival venue The Hub.

Dusk, Edinburgh International Festival Image Magali Dougados.

A Dark Innocence: Dusk, the Lyceum, Edinburgh

Review: Christiane Jatahy’s Edinburgh International Festival production at the Lyceum Theatre ‘Dusk’ attaches a disturbing contemporary relevance to the themes in Lars Von Trier’s movie ‘Dogville’.

Let It RSNO at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Review: The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Children’s Classics Concerts (Scotland) joined forces to create a special Christmas family treat in The Night Before Christmas, featuring ballet dancing and a big band.

Image courtesy of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The Holiday Goes Live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Review: A 16 year-old American romantic comedy is given a new lease of life by a concert hall tour with live orchestra playing Hans Zimmer’s score. Artmag attended the screening at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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