Apologies for the lack of a posting last week. IP Draughts and the Draughtatrix were enjoying themselves at the Edinburgh Festival.
The various festivals that go under the collective name Edinburgh Festival (including Festival proper, Fringe and Book Festival) are in full swing for the next few days. Worth a trip.
IP Draughts recommends:
- the Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer – a one-man play, set in the 18th century, about a failing Glasgow lawyer who is trying to marry off his humourless daughter and escape the clutches of a local businessman – very funny.
- the Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony – a gripping, edge-of-the seat performance, completely engrossing.
- the Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show – a taster menu of comedians performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Of the comedians who performed when we visited this show, IP Draughts particularly enjoyed Joe Bor in his character as Jasper Cromwell Jones.
- Calistoga – a Californian restaurant in a sleazy backstreet of central Edinburgh. Good value for excellent steaks and Californian wine.
- A walk up Calton Hill – a very steep walk up to the top, but great views of the City when you get there.