Hazel McHaffie

Festivalmania

Remember that pile of tickets for the Festival in Edinburgh? This one:

Well, instead of beavering away at my own creative writing, this week I and my teenage granddaughters (both very into the performance arts) have duly braved the crazy crowds …

watched breathtaking acrobatic daring …

gloriously elegant dance …

clever new drama …

and so much more beside. The occasional performance was … hmm … not quite up to the mark or indeed its programmed description – I draw a kindly veil – but as for the rest, well, hats off to some fabulously talented people. I hope they all got starred reviews and go away well satisfied with their experience in our fair city. I, perhaps more than most, appreciate the courage involved in taking one’s own creative skills into the public arena, and standing or falling on your own merit.

(Apologies for using posters instead of actual performances but photographs are strictly forbidden in most shows for obvious reasons.)

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