Press


STV / August 3, 2012

Festival bulletin day Two: Flyers flood town and Phill Jupitus plays dead

It has begun. The Fringe is shifting up a gear for the weekend as most shows have their first public outings tonight. Among those in top gear already is Phill Jupitus. He showed up at The Stand's press preview on... [more]

The Scotsman / August 2, 2012

Preview: The Stranger, Summerhall

Existentialist masterpiece The Stranger is brought to life by Morten Kirkskov. Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, author Albert Camus explores what he... [more]

The Scotsman / August 2, 2012

Summerhall’s hip new venue doubles its offering

THE New Jersey writer and performer Jillian Lauren scored a world best-seller with her book on life in a Brunei harem, Some Girls. But she changed her subject matter from high-class prostitution to family... [more]

The Scotsman / August 2, 2012

Preview: Puellae, Summerhall

Shieldinch to Summerhall. That’s the journey River City favourite Nalini Chetty takes this Festival. Chetty and Edinburgh actress Samara MacLaren, team up at the old Dick Vet school to tell the story of Tess and... [more]

The Guardian / August 2, 2012

What to see: Edinburgh Fringe special

Why stick a pin in the Fringe brochure? Here are my top tips from deep inside Edinburgh – and a few pieces of advice for anyone approaching the festival for the first time. As I've said before, looking for great... [more]

Joyce McMillan - Online / August 2, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe – All Year Round?

AT SUMMERHALL, once known to Edinburgh as the old Royal Dick Vet College, they’re rushing against a start-of-Fringe deadline to build a brand-new entrance to the rambling 100-room building, all fresh wood and glass... [more]

Bella Caledonia / August 2, 2012

Let the Summerhall revolution begin!

Tonight’s the night. Its the grand opening of the new Summerhall arts complex‘s festival programme, in conjunction with The List magazine’s annual festival shenanigans. This will be the first time most of the... [more]

The Scotsman / August 2, 2012

Summerhall: Ready for the long haul

A BIG hit on last year’s Fringe, Summerhall is just one of several August-only venues looking to become year-round operations. AT SUMMERHALL, once known to Edinburgh as the old Royal Dick Vet College, they’re... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / August 2, 2012

Fringe Venue: Summerhall

Most of the larger Fringe venues are long-established and regular festival-goers will have trekked a well-trodden route between the Pleasance, Assembly, Gilded Balloon, et al. So when a major new venue arrives on the... [more]

Artlyst / August 1, 2012

Edinburgh Art Festival Prepares To Outshine Itself With Major Exhibitions

This year the ninth annual Edinburgh Art Festival prepares to outshine itself with major exhibitions by leading international artists including Dieter Roth at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Philip Guston at Inverleith House,... [more]

The Skinny / August 1, 2012

Fringe 2012: Dance

This year's Festivals offer a plethora of innovative and challenging new takes on the artform of dance – we take a look at some of the most exciting shows on offer. Although the Dance and Physical Theatre section... [more]

The Skinny / August 1, 2012

Film at the Festival: Double-bills and Polish cinema at Summerhall

The moving image continues to be conspicuous by its absence from Edinburgh's August arts festivals. But if you make your way to The Royal Dick you'll find Summerhall summer programme bursting with cinema. We preview two... [more]

The List / July 31, 2012

Archie Shepp interview

The legendary sax-man talks bagpipes, gospel and reggae before his Summerhall show. Archie Shepp came to prominence in the mid-1960s as a leading light of the black avant-garde, playing with Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon... [more]

The Guardian / July 31, 2012

Arts head: Sorcha Carey, director, Edinburgh Art Festival

From the British Council to BBC break-ins, Sorcha Carey talks about directing the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Could you tell us a little bit about the Edinburgh Art Festival? We are Scotland's largest annual festival... [more]

The Scotsman / July 31, 2012

Marilyne MacLaren swaps the political fray for the Fringe

SHE was one of the most controversial and outspoken characters at Edinburgh’s City Chambers over the last decade. Now, just weeks after leaving the capital’s political scene, Marilyne MacLaren is about to enter... [more]

The List / July 31, 2012

Iconic America artist Carolee Schneemann appearing at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2012

Carolee Schneemann, the iconic American visual artist, known for her discourses on the body, gender, sexual expression and liberation, is exhibiting at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival. Her seminal works,... [more]

The Edinburgh Festival Guide / July 31, 2012

Summerhall to host second Scottish Independent Music Fair

The event brings together Scotland's finest independent labels and artists. Local, lovingly reared, carefully selected, packaged with care. Nope, it won’t be organic food being laid out across the stalls in... [more]

Scottish Stage / July 31, 2012

Feature: Summerhall 2012 / Teatr Piesn Kozla & Fringe highlights

Saviour of the Fringe In 2010 producer Rupert Thomson set out to save the artistic integrity of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now his Summerhall project is bringing some of Europe’s best theatre back to the festival,... [more]

The Scotsman / July 16, 2012

Summerhall’s hip new venue doubles its offering

THE New Jersey writer and performer Jillian Lauren scored a world best-seller with her book on life in a Brunei harem, Some Girls. But she changed her subject matter from high-class prostitution to family... [more]

The Scotsman / June 13, 2012

A little help from my friends

Big things have small beginnings, as Michael Fassbender’s sinister robot says in Prometheus. In the case of Whatever Gets You Through The Night, the big (but hopefully not sinister) thing is an epic new project... [more]

The Guardian / June 1, 2012

Edinburgh festival fringe 2012: my early tips

Anybody predicting that the 2012 Edinburgh fringe will turn out to be a damp squib will have been silenced by the publication of the Edinburgh festival fringe programme yesterday. A quick flick through suggests that... [more]

The Scotsman / May 31, 2012

Summerhall’s special brew proves a refreshing change

The Summerhall venue at the old Dick Vet building came to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time last year in a new and deliciously offbeat style, with stand-out shows like Hotel Medea and These Silences. Now back... [more]