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Gregor Fisher at Assembly

Gregor Fisher at Assembly

Rab C. Nesbitt star launches biography:
Gregor Fisher made his household name as BBC Scotland’s Rab C. Nesbitt, now he is launching a biography at the Assembly Rooms which reveals his early life.

October 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doors Open!

Doors Open!

Theatre buildings open this weekend:
For anyone heading off for a peak behind Edinburgh’s normally closed doors this weekend, 25/26 September 20915, a half dozen theatre buildings are taking part in Doors Open Day.

September 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Jane Austen’s Persuasion

✭✭✭✩✩ Resilient:
The resilience of the Chamber Opera of Chicago is never in doubt as the company stick at their operetta adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion to the end, working hard to bring in at just under three hours.

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
It’s Desire Lines day!

It’s Desire Lines day!

Workshop event at Assembly Rooms, 3 Feb:
The second round of public events around the Desire Lines project is held today when participants will debate six key topics which have emerged as “desire lines” for Edinburgh’s cultural future.

February 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Desire Lines event

New Desire Lines event

Assembly Rooms to host debates on Edinburgh’s cultural future:
The next phase of the Desire Lines strategy to crowd-source input to Edinburgh’s cultural strategy has been announced for Tuesday February 3.

January 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
13 Sunken Years

13 Sunken Years

✭✭✭✭✩ River of emotion
Intriguingly stark, elusive and completely human, Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s co-production of 13 Sunken Years has a poetic and mysteriously gripping quality.

August 16, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
A Split Decision

A Split Decision

✭✭✩✩✩ Lacking conviction
Some satirical humour can be found in Keir McAllister’s referendum comedy A Split Decision in Studio Two at the Assembly Rooms, but overall it must be counted as a missed opportunity.

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
St Andrew Square to be fringe venue

St Andrew Square to be fringe venue

St Andrew Square will be used as an official part of the Fringe for the first time this August, as Salt ‘n’ Sauce promotions puts three venues into the area as part of the Assembly Rooms Fringe.

May 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Bite The Bullet

Review – Bite The Bullet

Bite The Bullet is another successful transfer to the Assembly Rooms from Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint. Described as a ‘one-act rock ‘n’ roll comedy with songs’, it is all of these things and more besides.

August 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – God Bless Liz Lochhead

Review – God Bless Liz Lochhead

The Makar’s secure place in contemporary Scottish culture is signalled by the use of her name in the title of Martin McCardle’s God Bless Liz Lochhead. While she does not pop across from her show elsewhere in the Assembly Rooms to make an appearance, her spirit is certainly present in Fair Pley’s production.

August 15, 2013 | By | Reply More