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Big Wowie! Burns Night Comedy Ceilidh – reserve free tickets now

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BIG WOWIE! BURNS NIGHT COMEDY CEILIDHMonday 25 January 20218pm – 10pm GMT FREEAdmission is free. Donations are welcome and will support the artists and venue.Big Wowie! Comedy celebrates Burns Night 2021 with a Comedy Ceilidh...

Book Review: Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace

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We first met Ms Shona McMonagle in Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar, Edinburgh author Olga Wojtas’s debut novel.Shona, now a librarian in Morningside, that most respectable and genteel of Edinburgh suburbs, is a proud...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk ★★★★

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Taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe is a risky business, one that typically involves throwing thousands of pounds to the wind and seeing where it falls.  Even shows that sell out lose money,...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019: Kurl Up and Dye****

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There are many serious, literary, insightful productions at the Fringe, but sometimes, after a long day, all you want is good undemanding entertainment. In Kurl Up and Dye, Newcastle University Theatre Society (the appropriately abbreviated...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Footnotes & Phrases

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Lewys Holt brings two companion shows, performed on alternate days, to Summerhall’s Anatomy Theatre for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.Footnotes is a dance/ theatre comedic parody of a lecture driven off course bythe repeated intervention...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – A Migrant’s Son

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 Frank Ford Award Winner 2019 Adelaide Fringe - A MIGRANT’S SON by MICHAELA BURGER“A FAR-REACHING GENERATIONAL STORY THAT CROSSES DIVIDES, IGNITES MEMORIES AND PULLS AT YOUR HEART-STRINGS”  Stage WhispersSquare Sums are proud to present...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Mandy Muden: Is Not The Invisible Woman

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The magnificent, multi-award winning Mandy Muden is bringing a brand new show packed with mind blowing magic and camp comedy to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Her spectacular performances on Britain’s Got Talent  2018 and non...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – The Trial

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Tieta comes home to a small, conservative Brazilian village in search of justice – the audience will be the jury.Part stand-up, part gig, part storytelling The Trial is a dynamic and interactive piece of theatre that...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – The John Rowe Show

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The sofa is beige but John Rowe is anything but – and the Aussie entertainer is bringing his much-loved chat show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.It promises a hectic evening of groovy live tunes,...

Speaking to Angela Barnes ahead of appearance at The Stand next week

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By Veronica LeeHer new show is called Rose-Tinted, which suggests Angela Barnes is a glass-half-full kind of woman. Yet the stand-up, while being bright and cheery in person, admits to being a pessimist. “I...

At The Stand on Sunday – Glenn Wool

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Award-winning Canadian comic Glenn Wool is back on the road with a show dedicated to his funniest and finest punchlines and will appear at The Stand on Sunday 10 February 2019.Now comfortably in his...

‘9 to 5: The Musical’ – Edinburgh University Footlights

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Edinburgh University Footlights opens tonight at The PleasanceIn 1963 the Equal Pay Act was passed in the United States. The UK had to wait until 1970 to see its own legislation enacted. By 1980 things hadn’t changed much; the daily...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Amy Annette: What Women Want ****

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What Women Want could be many things – a question posed by Freud, a 2000 film starring Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson or a hilarious and thought-provoking live comedy show from comedian and producer...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Bryony Twydle: Flamingo ****

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After attending the Fringe previously as part of five-piece sketch group The Jest, character comic Bryony Twydle makes an accomplished solo Fringe debut with her refreshing and inventive show Flamingo.Twydle introduces us to six...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Viv Groskop: Vivalicious ***

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In Vivalicious writer, broadcaster and comedian Viv Groskop’s attempts to become her best self through the gospel of Oprah Winfrey.Groskop grew up in a house full of self-help books. She was even given a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – One Woman Sex and the City ****

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In the year Sex and the City celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first airing, writer and performer Kerry Ipema takes us on a hilarious romp through six seasons of the popular HBO show which...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Ciarán Dowd Don Rodolfo

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This August, character comedian Ciarán Dowd (as seen in BBC1's Josh, E4's Gameface and fringe hit sketch shows from BEASTS) becomes total butthead, shameless libertine and incomparable swordsman: Don Rodolfo in his hotly anticipated solo fringe debut.Don Rodolfo will...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Charlie Partridge

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Charlie Partridge (host of The Moth Live in London, international hit Rebel Bingo and one half of fringe hit sketch duo Robin & Partridge) tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – My Kind of Michael

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Very funny exploration of the rise and fall of Nick Cassenbaum’s hero, Michael BarrymoreEver since his Nanna Sylvie bought him ‘Barrymore’s Best Bites’ on VHS when he was seven, Nick has loved Michael Barrymore. Now, in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Sisters

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Innovative sketch duo Sisters (Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones) return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the ground-breaking follow up to their smash hit debut.The critically acclaimed double act invite you to the product launch of their...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Sleeping Trees : World Tour

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Following the huge success of their epic movie inspired trilogy: MAFIA?, WESTERN? and SCI-FI?, the award winning sketch trio Sleeping Trees embarked on a “WorldTour”. But having lived and worked together for nine years, could their...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

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One of the UK’s hottest young comedy talents - impressionist Naomi McDonald is smashing down the dressing room doors and rounding up a roomful of stars for the Fringe. Stardumb reveals the secret lives and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Olaf Falafel: There’s no i in idiot

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Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree | 2 - 26 August (not 14) @ 2:45pm except 21 -25 @ 12:15pm Critically acclaimed idiot and author, Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of surreal stupidity, inventive jokes, audience participation and the veryloosest...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Laura Lexx: Trying

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The Turret, Gilded BalloonTeviot |3 -26 August (not 15) @ 17:15 Recently, Laura has been busy hosting on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, winning the UK Comedy Award and being nominated for a Chortle Award… for the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Nick Hall: Spencer

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A one-man comedy play about the British Prime Minister that history forgot. Underbelly (Clover), Bristo Square @ 13:30 August 1 - 27 (not 13) ‘I am murdered!’ It’s May 11th, 1812. The Prime Minister has just been shot dead in the lobby of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Sid Singh: American Bot

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Just the Tonic at The Mash House (Cask House) 2 - 26 (not 13) August @ 18:25 Following his first solo stand-up album, Amazing, Probably, which went to number 3 in the iTunes Comedy Chart, Sid Singh returns to the Edinburgh...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Leo Kearse: Right Wing Comedian

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Pravda @ Espionage | 2 - 27 (not 14) @ 7.30pm Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse rips into liberals in his follow up to last year's sellout hit I Can Make You Tory. He takes a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Rory O’Keeffe: The 37th Question

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One show: three possible endings. Banshee Labyrinth (Cinema Room) 4 – 26 August @ 13:20 Stuart and Zoe meet for their first date and do ‘The 36 Questions’, an infamous psychological experiment designed to make strangers fall in love.It works. Now, after four years as a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Alex Kealy: A Kealy’s Heel

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Political comedian & ball of anxiety Alex Kealy trains his sights on love and politics. II’s territory already covered by War & Peace, Life & Fate and Ant & Dec.Politically everything is on fire...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Dominic Frisby’s Financial Game Show

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Gilded Balloon Teviot, Billiard Room 1 - 26 August 2018 (except 15) @ 17:00 Kerr-ching! For his much anticipated return to Edinburgh, following his widely-acclaimed show, Let’s Talk About Tax, the world’s only financial expert and comedian, Dominic Frisby has devised a...

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