Jools Holland and former Average White Band frontman Hamish Stuart are among the big name draws at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival opening next week and boasting an array of international talent.
The Duchess of Malfi will not be to everyone’s taste, but for its target audience it is a compelling production.
A stage revival of the classic film Local Hero carries the risk of it failing to live up to the standards set by the original. Any fears about the wisdom of the project are however unjustified.
The world premiere of Local Hero, a stage adaptation of the 1983 film opens in Edinburgh with new music and lyrics by Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler.
Visitors to the cavernous venue deep below the giant Cineworld tower are instantly reminded that this is Glasgow’s new home of comedy.