Joyce staging

Review: Joyce

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Joyce is a show suitable for all ages. It incorporates puppetry, music and live magic, all of which is performed very well by an obviously talented cast. We first meet puppet Joyce with her head in a book – Adam’s book of adventures. Then Dad comes in, loudly conducting a […]

Review: Slime

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I have been doing children’s Fringe shows every year since my eldest Sophia was a baby – so 6 years. I really rely on reviews to pick a show worth going to see. I have seen some duds – the kinds of shows that make you groan internally and keep […]

Review: Ogg ‘n’ Ugg

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We were delighted to start off our festival adventures with another production from Theatre Fideri Fidera. Specialising in theatre for children, their show last year stood out as one that really introduced kids to what theatre can be. So I was hoping for something original that would take us to […]

Book review: The Woman Who Rode A Shark

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The Woman Who Rode A Shark is a beautiful new children’s book by Scottish author Ailsa Ross. Ailsa happens to be my cousin. We have the same birthday and we both have law degrees from Edinburgh University but the similarity ends there. I followed a thoroughly conventional path after graduating, […]

Review: Small Wonders

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As I sat in wonder on Saturday evening in total astonishment, that feeling was only compounded when Katie whispered in my ear – “It’s REAL magic”! Without a doubt, Punchdrunk has brought a theatre experience to The Edinburgh Theatre festival that’s not quite like anything I’ve experienced before. In a […]

Edinburgh’s Eco Shopping Revolution

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Edinburgh has seen an explosion of eco food shopping options in the past few months with most sides of the city now catered for by a bring-your-own-container type packaging-free grocery shop. This is undoubtedly a good news story, despite it having been borne out of the bad news that our […]