Edinburgh Fringe

Hot in the city…

I’m typing this leaving London on a hot June day – that’s a nice sentence to type! – as it seems summer is finally here at least for the south of the UK. Of course this means that Edinburgh will be slowly swelling towards bursting point as the tourists head Read more…

By robmackean, ago
Shows

In the depths of winter

Long time no speak! We are now in the depths of winter, although thankfully a month after the solstice so the days are a little longer. Unfortunately the weather won’t take the hint for another month or two, so this afternoon is grey, overcast and about 3 degrees. No wind Read more…

By robmackean, ago
Arkle News

Mustn’t forget Phil…

I’m mortified (again). You know how you have those “I mustn’t forget, I mustn’t forget, I mustn’t forget…” times, when you then completely forget what it was you shouldn’t forget? Well, when I was composing the deathless prose for my post with the flyers yesterday, I did. With huge apologies Read more…

By robmackean, ago
Flyers

Spring is springing!

I am writing this on 20th March, which is apparently the first day of Spring. Must be the vernal equinox tonight, as opposed to the first day of meteorological Spring which was March 1st. Whichever is the “proper” day the evenings are getting lighter, the daffodils are out and much like Read more…

By robmackean, ago
Flyers

Way ahead of you…

Well, remarkably I seem to be putting up the Fringe 2015 flyers before anyone has asked for them! Of course, it is always possible that I just haven’t been around to hear the demands, but here they are in all their glory as created by Chris Close. Now you can Read more…

By robmackean, ago
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No rest for the wicked

…and we have clearly been very bad! Having barely recovered from moving out Under The Blue Sky on Saturday evening (and a huge thanks to all the cast, crew and not least John Lally for bringing it all together) we are straight into Fringe auditions. The main session takes place tonight, Wednesday 29th Read more…

By robmackean, ago
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50 and 50 and 50

Quick newsflash! Under the Blue Sky selling out fast! Not only is Under The Blue Sky our 50th show (and how on earth did that happen?) but by there is a certain symmetry in there only being 50 seats available at the Hill Street Theatre for our performances which start tomorrow, Read more…

By robmackean, ago
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60 shades of grey

I know, hard to believe that Michael is now 60, and if Arkle was a child it would be heading off to University to stretch its wings and learn about life in the outside world. We would have had adolescent strops, monosyllabic responses, mood swings, wearing wildly inappropriate clothing and rescuing Read more…

By robmackean, ago