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Taggart’s Colin McCredie stars in Dear Scotland

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — HISTORIC figures of the past and present, all framed in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, are to be brought to life next week in the National Theatre of Scotland's latest work. It portrays the subjects of those pictures channelling a letter to Scotland in 2014, through a cast of nine actors, including Taggart star Colin McCredie, each of whom will play a different character on alternate evenings.

Crunch time in bid to make farmhouse community hub

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — MEMBERS of a community group which wants to take over and transform a run-down farmhouse into a gleaming community hub are anxiously waiting to hear if their plan has the green light. Bridgend Inspiring Growth (BIG) has been developing plans for the renovation of Bridgend Farmhouse, in Old Dalkeith Road, for four years.

Long Way Down, Part 1, By Tony Black

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — The News begins serialisation of Long Way Down by Tony Black, the city crime writer hailed by Irvine Welsh as 'Britain's best' I was sitting in the laundrette on London Road, just watching the wheels go round as Lennon said. Nowt much was occurring, hadn't been for a while.

Scooby-Doo Live comes to King’s Theatre

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — SCOOBY-DOO, where are you? TV's most mischievous and cowardly mutt, along with his crime-fighting gang, are back by popular demand at the King's Theatre this week, with a new spooky mystery to solve in Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Of The Pyramid.

Liam Rudden: Miss Scarlet, with the dagger, in the library

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — PROPS. Props have taken up the last week or more of my life. They're required for a play, opening at the Brighton Fringe next month, before coming to the Leith Festival and then the Fringe, in August.
This week's @edinburghpaper column, a wee look backstage @playthief. Not sure why there's a pantomime horse pic... edinburghnews.scotsman.com/what-s-on/thea…

Review: Fame: The Musical

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A LOT has changed in celebrity culture since David De Silva introduced a bunch of fame-hungry wannabes from a New York Performing Arts school to a cinematic audience in 1980. * * * * PLAYHOUSE As we're all aware, Big Brother, over-exposure on social media and overnight-success TV-talent-shows are now de rigeur.