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Kirsty McGrory


Kirsty McGrory is a writer based in Edinburgh. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English Literature in 2008. Her niche obsessions include, but are not limited to: 1970s cinema; 17th century Scottish witch trials; The Fall (band, season, damned Lapsarian state); true crime podcasts; Victoria Woodhull; former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis; crippling existential dread; gratuitous listing; The Oxford comma, and inappropriately emotive trip advisor reviews.

Reviews: 46
Other Articles: 2
Pleasance Courtyard

Bible John

Ambitious production addresses the current widespread obsession with true crime

The Stand, Edinburgh

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

‘The Podfather’ Herring brings warmth and laughter to the Fringe with award-winning podcast

The Stand, Edinburgh

Josie Long: Tender

Long’s show thoughtfully interweaves tales of motherhood with current affairs

Traverse Theatre

Crocodile Fever

Meghan Tyler’s audacious dark comedy is brilliant, but not for the faint of heart

Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Duchess [of Malfi]

Zinnie Harris’ innovative re-imagining of Webster’s tragedy is a powerful deconstruction of toxic masculinity.

Festival Theatre Studio

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Amateur group’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winner is ambitious, but impressive

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Film maestro’s latest offering is disappointingly muddled and uncomfortable.

Traverse Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

Colette Garrigan delivers inventive puppetry and a lively performance to bring novelty to a working class tale as old as time

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Favourite

Irreverent and anachronistic period comedy is a wickedly enjoyable romp

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Cuaron’s depiction of Mexico City in the 70s is a masterclass in film-making.

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Wendy and Peter Pan

Hickson’s adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is a glittering spectacle that is full of heart.

Traverse Theatre


Brutal and riveting tirade against social inequality brings O’Loughlin’s time at the Traverse to a thrilling end.