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Saturday Review
Saturday 7.15 - 8.00pm.
Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
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Saturday 18 August 2007
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The Bacchae
As Tom Sutcliffe takes a break this week, Sarfraz Manzoor abandons the London studio and heads to Scotland for the annual Edinburgh Festival...
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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