Sarfraz Manzoor and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week
Joining Sarfraz on this week's panel are:
Ian Rankin - crime novelist Jackie Kay - poet and novelist Kwame Kwei Armagh - playwright and actor
The Bacchae Alan Cumming returns to the stage after 16 years away to appear as the god Dionysus in John Tiffany’s new and very modern production of Euripedes' The Bacchae which has the Theban woman dressed in scarlet gowns singing a mixture of gospel and soul
The Bacchae is at The Kings Theatre in Edinburgh until 18 August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. It then travels to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow from August 28 – September 1, and then the Lyric Hammersmith, in London, from Sept 5 – 22.
The Bourne Ultimatum The mystery is solved. Matt Damon takes on the role of Jason Bourne once again to find out just who is and why he has turned into an expert killing machine, as he takes on an evil element inside the CIA
The Bourne Ultimatum is out now, certificate 12A
Andy Warhol – A celebration of Life….. and Death The blockbuster exhibition presents a broad range of Warhol’s work from the early 1950s to 1986 in various media – including painting, sculpture, photography, and of course painting.
Andy Warhol is at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh until October 7.
Our Guests’ Fringe selection
Ian Rankin – Frankie Boyle’s Morons I Can Heal You The comedian and star of BBC2's Mock The Week returns to Edinburgh with a new show.
Frankie Boyles Morons I Can Heal You is at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh until August 26.
Jackie Kay - Hotel World Ali Smith's Booker-shortlisted novel, adapted for the stage for the first time in a fast-moving physical style.
Hotel World is at the Theatre Workshop in Edinburgh until August 18
Kwame Kwei-Armah – The Human Computer Will Adamson turns himself into a computer and interacts with audience members.
The Human Computer is at Traverse 3 at the University Of Edinburgh DrillHall until August26
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