Review: Game Masters, National Museum of Scotland

GamMasterAppearing in the wake of Mammoths and Vikings, The National Museum of Scotland is currently hosting the Melbourne-developed exhibition, Game Masters, featuring over 100 playable games. With such a multitude of games available I was excited to visit this exhibition, hoping to re-discover some childhood favourites and try out games I’ve only gazed at from afar since parting with my console many years ago. Continue reading Review: Game Masters, National Museum of Scotland

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Review: Sanitise at the Traverse Theatre

SanitiseThe bathroom is our most private space. It’s where we take the dirtiest aspects of our lives and clean them away. It’s also the setting for Caitlin Skinner and Melanie Jordan’s Sanitise, a piece that explores female identity and sexuality. I went to see last night’s performance at Traverse Theatre, and was lucky enough to chat with Caitlin, the show’s director, beforehand. Continue reading Review: Sanitise at the Traverse Theatre

Review: Slavery & Song, St Andrew’s & St George’s West

Slavery and SongThe concept of this show seemed brilliant. Obviously, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have gone. And although it takes quite a lot to get me into a church, Slavery & Song: New insights into the songs of slavery sounded like the kind of event where I could learn a lot, particularly since my knowledge of US slave music is more or less limited to Paul Robeson singing Ol’ Man River and I’m pretty sure that that doesn’t count. Continue reading Review: Slavery & Song, St Andrew’s & St George’s West

An Interview with Lucy Porter and Marilyn Imrie: The Fair Intellectual Club

FICThe Fair Intellectual Club is a new play by Lucy Porter which first performed to critical acclaim with a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. Currently touring around the UK, the play will be performed in Edinburgh on 23rd Feb, 3rd and 4th March. Director, Marilyn Imrie and writer, Lucy Porter, very kindly took the time to answer a few of my questions about The Fair Intellectual Club, women and Edinburgh in the 18th century.  Continue reading An Interview with Lucy Porter and Marilyn Imrie: The Fair Intellectual Club