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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: 52
Other Articles: 2
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.

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Attempt to modernise Argento’s 70s classic is enjoyable, if unwieldy

Emma Hart Banger
Fruitmarket Gallery

Emma Hart: BANGER

Exciting exhibition from winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Moffat Hubbert
Pleasance Courtyard

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

“Sadness with a semi” shtick conceals genius of exciting new work and witty rapport charms audience

Festival Theatre


Despite its novel setting and soundscape, too many missed opportunities blur Rufus Norris’ vision.

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Nicolas Cage is resplendent in grotesque self-parody

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Harry Dean Stanton’s swan song is touching and triumphant

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Cold War

Mesmerising depiction of tragic romance in post-war Europe