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Cyborgs and supermodels hit the dancefloor at Edinburgh

It’s a bold move for any contemporary choreographer to reimagine Bronislava Nijinska and Igor Stravinsky’s modernist ballet Les Noces, an apogee of Ballets...

The Doctor review – Robert Icke offers brilliant diagnosis of modern...

As a director and writer, Robert Icke specialises in updating the classics. But where his version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck struck me...

Stephen Fry's Mythos review – a head-spinning marathon of legends

Stephen Fry is lying prostrate on the stage. It’s a pretext for telling the story of Odysseus, washed up on the shore and...

When the fringe is no joke: minding your mental health in...

It’s lunchtime in Edinburgh’s Old Town and I’ve swapped comedy for something more serious. On stage, psychotherapist Rachel O’Connor draws a picture of...

'I want everyone to pay attention to me!' Meet Catherine Cohen,...

‘The other day I woke up, I was like, ‘This is the most magical place on Earth!’” The New York cabaret and comedy...

Puns and punches: the boxing standup donning his grandad's gloves

They called him the Paddington Express. Terry Downes was a ferociously charismatic British boxer who steamed his way to the world middleweight title...

Jack Tucker review – washed-up standup pans for comedy gold

The hack comic is such a mainstay of drama and caricature – from Osborne’s Entertainer via Neil Hamburger to Zoe Coombs Marr’s Dave...

Game of Thrones' Daniel Portman: 'People expect Podrick – that's not...

Daniel Portman is soaked in sweat and locked in battle. There is an epic swell of music as he lunges at his opponent....

Scene and heard: the Edinburgh shows fusing music and landscape

Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance, which makes a welcome return to Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum next year after beguiling the Edinburgh international festival in 2016,...

Bumbling detectives and Nazi rats: sketch comedy gems at Edinburgh

Fans of sketch comedy might have to look a little harder than normal at this year’s Edinburgh fringe, but there are a few...