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City hostelries feature in new CAMRA book

THREE iconic Edinburgh pubs have being celebrated as traditional coaching inns of historical significance in a new book, Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North, by acclaimed beer writer Roger Protz.

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Sheridan smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Review: Funny Girl - Sheridan Smith is theatrical gold

FROM the moment Sheridan Smith steps on stage, she has the audience under her spell.

Vulnerable, deeply insecure, yet eternally optimistic, her portrayal of Ziegfeld Follies’ legend Fanny Brice is theatrical gold.

The Playhouse, Greenside Place

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Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli heads Playhouse bill of golden oldies

LEGENDARY falsetto Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons return to the Capital next week as part of a six date UK tour.

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Law Holt features in The Eclectica Experiment

Black Bottle’s eclectic entertainment set to bring The Caves alive

COCKTAILS and culture come together at The Caves this evening when Black Bottle whisky host The Eclectica Experiment, an experimental night mixing music, spoken word, contemporary dance, comedy, short film, DJs, whisky and food.

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Bill Ward and Laura Whitmore star in Not Dead Enough at The King's

Curtain up on best selling crime thriller

BEST-SELLING crime writer Peter James’ new thriller tours to the King’s next week, following the success of his previous plays The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple.

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ETA Spring Show
the Memory of Water

Edinburgh Theatre Arts look tears and cheers

THERE will be tears of grief and tears of laughter when Edinburgh Theatre Arts take to the stage of St Ninian’s Church Hall, Comely Bank, next week in Shelagh Stephenson’s acclaimed play The Memory of Water.

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A scene from Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale=

Review: Nell Gwynn - Pretty, witty Nell is a bawdy, brilliant Must See

BAWDY, gaudy and glorious. Nell Gwynn is a joyous, fun-filled production peopled with a cast that any director would dream of putting on a stage. It’s a treat from beginning to end.

King’s Theatre, Leven Street

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All eight of the Star Wars franchise films will be shown. Picture: AP/Copyright 2004 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM

Geek fest brings Star Wars movie marathon to Capital

CALLING all geeks and nerds, set your phasers to stunning and prepare to celebrate Star Wars Day by watching all eight Star Wars movies at the Capital’s newest festival.

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Horse Macdonald

The Careful life and times of a singer called Horse

SCOTTISH singer-songwriter, Horse McDonald, brings her award-winning one-woman play Careful to the Capital this week, for one night only.

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The Terrace, Cassis by Samuel Peploe

Peploe painting goes under the hammer

A WORK by a famous Scottish artist is expected to sell for between £60,000 and £80,000 when it goes under the hammer in the Capital next week, at Bonhams Scottish Sale.

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Author Chris Brookmyre

Author Chris Brookmyre brings crime to The Caves

BLACKWELL’S Bookshop takes over The Caves on Wednesday for an evening with bestselling crime writer Chris Brookmyre.

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A scene from Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Rags to royalty tale of Nell opens at King’s

THERE’S a treat in store at the King’s Theatre all this week where English Touring Theatre team up with the Old Lady of Leven Street to bring the Olivier winning comedy Nell Gwynn to the Capital for its only Scottish dates.

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Bowie at the Fruitmarket Gallery during a video shoot

Rare shots of David Bowie in Edinburgh revealed

LEGENDARY rock photographer Lawrence Watson has revealed his iconic black and white shot of David Bowie, currently the centre-piece of his Troubadours and Mavericks exhibition at Ocean Terminal, was not the only shot of the Starman he took in the Capital.

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MAX CLEGG , LEWIS ROSE & ERIK RISS FIGHT FOR THE LEAD

No brakes, no fear, speedway is back

YOU get the best impression of the breath-taking speed standing on the centre green.

At such close quarters, the power of the 500cc bikes is palpable.

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Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Nell Gwynn comes to the King’s

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud and sexy.

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Utah Saints

Utah Saints have something good planned for Cav

CAV Nightclub at Tollcross celebrate Easter with the return of DJ duo Utah Saints for one night only.

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The Addams Family

Eastenders’ star coming home to Edinburgh

SAMANTHA Womack, best known as EastEnders’ Ronnie Mitchell, is coming home to Edinburgh.

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Peter Forbes and Brian Ferguson in A Number.

Review: A Number

IDENTITY lies at the heart A Number, Caryl Churchill’s thought-provoking tale of murder amongst the clones, currently running at the Royal Lyceum as part of the of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Royal Lyceum, Grindlay Street

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PBS The Race For Space, as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival

Join the race into space on Yuri’s night

CELEBRATE Yuri’s Night tomorrow evening by racing into space at the Usher Hall.

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Structural Fiction by Andrew Henderson

All is not as it seems in surreal exhibition

LOCAL sculptor and artist Andrew Henderson has developed a surrealistic approach to his work thanks to a background in filmmaking and theatrical production design.

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