Arts & Culture

Review | Winter Solstice | The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

“Yet it doesn’t seem to accomplish that here; in fact, it’s a struggle to see what the staging brings to the play other than a few cheap laughs. The cast gamely try to bring their characters to life, and Kirsty Besterman’s Bettina alongside Davin Beames’ Rudolph are particular standouts, skilfully evoking a bitter, wry frustration and an insidious, polite extremism respectively. But the staging is effectively working against them. As the narration describes the house or a character in great detail, all we want to do is see it, to watch it unfold instead of constantly being told what it is. The characters are neither truly believable as individuals or as symbols of some wider concept.” (Read More)

'The Captains Bar, South College Street' / CC
Arts & Culture

Review | The Captains Bar / Edinburgh

The point of this is to tell you why you should go to one of my favourite pubs. I owe nothing to this establishment but mu memories and that is a pot of gold I would never sell for all the tea in China. ‘The Captain’s Bar’ is simply one of the best things about Edinburgh. (Read More)

'Coffee & Fun' / CC
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Review: Maison de Moggy / Edinburgh

Maison de Moggy has taken a novelty and turned it into a practical idea. The issue that most have – but which quickly becomes apparent – is the cats are taken care of. Set hours operate to ensure that they have time to sleep and the rooms, while small, are a sprawling maze of hidey holes, bridges, baskets and beds. Toys are littered around and they are fine examples of animals which have truly become accustomed to the cooing and petting of wave after wave of human visitors. (Read More)