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Salmond’s Fringe show raises money for charity

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street and the show Alex Salmond:Unleashed raised over £22,000 for 20 charities this summer from the auctions held during the show. Each afternoon Mr Salmond took his daily guest out for...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story*****

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A story of Romanian Jewish refugees settling in Canada in 1908 is set to a high-tempo, klezmer-infused concert in this wonderfully evocative international premiere.Ben Caplan weaves the central love story together with dark wit...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Mindy Raf:Keeping My Kidneys****

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An emoji orgy is unlikely to have featured in an Edinburgh Fringe show before, but Mindy Raf who produces one is nothing if not barrier-breaking.Her inventive, sexually liberated (and liberating) one-woman show - a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – How to Suffer Better***

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A wacky slice of neurotic New York life is served up by Amanda Erin Miller in a high-energy Edinburgh Fringe debut.Miller, 33, presents a handful of angst-ridden characters, ranging from a multiple-complex-suffering hobo with...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Confabulation***

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Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling.  So, here's mine.  It starts with a spotty teenager at a Motorhead gig and ends at the cutting edge of memory research.  The bellowing fans,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Confabulation!

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017–Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ, 24-28 at 1.40pm (1hr) Tickets £7 - £12/concessions £8-£11 Recommended 12+ (restriction). Warning - Contains Strong Language Confabulation! at EdFringe – new comedy theatre show exploring memory by writer and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Strangers: A Magic Play II

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Venue: the Space @ Surgeons Hall Dates: 4th-26th of August, 2017 20:00 (4th- 12th), 12:00 (14th-19th), 13:05 (21st-26th) Tickets: £10 (£8 conc) Venue Box Office: 0131 510 2384Strickland Productions proudly presentsStrangers: A Magic Play IIWritten and directed by Joe StricklandJoe Strickland has always felt stranger than...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show By Fish...

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LAUGH, WHY DON’T YOU? A SKETCH SHOW BY FISH PIE!22:40, until 26th August, Just the Tonic @ The CavesTickets: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/laugh-why-don-t-you-a-sketch-show-by-fish-pieThe sketch troupe ‘Fish Pie!’ formed naturally and inevitably during the 2016 EdFringe, from cast...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – So You Think You’re Funny? winner announced

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Maisie Adam has been announced as the winner of 2017’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition, in the 30th year of the UK’s original comedy talent search at the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Following heats...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Form Rendered Retina*****

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Review: Rendered RetinaFormPleasance DomeIt seemed appropriate that the first review of many for The Edinburgh Report by YourThurrock should indeed be a Thurrock company.We have followed Rendered Retinas for a number of years and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Four Go Off On One! A Jolly Good Romp...

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FOUR GO OFF ON ONE! A Jolly Good Romp Through Childhood16:30, 2nd-27th August (not 15th), Gilded Balloon TeviotTickets here  After sell-out crowds and a clutch of top-tier reviews for ‘Five Go Off On One!’ in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Hi. (Entering Burned Area)

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Let’s recognize and celebrate human struggle at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival FringeTheatre Infinite presents Hi. (Entering Burned Area)Clown Rodeo Debbie is your guide on her tour of the Burned Area, where fire has caused destruction...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Ian Smith: Snowflake****

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Ian Smith: SnowflakeUnderbelly: ErmintrudeTime: 5.15pmGOOLE and Tromso. There are two words you don't hear every day but Ian Smith is from Goole and he had a solo holiday in Tromso, Sounds a bit dry...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – REVIEW – The Best of Pip Utton****

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Pip Utton Pleasance Beneath 1225 hrsPIP Utton fans have loved his one man shows where he has played Frances Bacon, Margaret Thatcher, Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill. They are all different in so many ways. In...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – REVIEW – Lucy Porter****

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Lucy PorterChoose Your BattlesPleasance BeneathBy Louise LeachTHERE are some of us who seem to be growing old (er) with Lucy Porter. This reporter could empathise so clearly with many of her stories and so...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 REVIEW – Guy Pratt****

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Guy PrattInglorious Bassterd at Frankensteins1700 hrsGUY Pratt is a veteran bass guitarist who has played for such great bands as Pink Floyd and Roxy Music.He published a memoir called My Bass and Other Animals"...

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe2017 REVIEW – Jerry Sadowitz*****

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Jerry Sadowitz Assembly Rooms Ballroom 9.30pmTHIS reviewer first saw Jerry Sadowitz in 1987 when he played to about 300 people in the Edinburgh Playhouse. There was a bizarre, febrile atmosphere with Jerry facing a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – REVIEW – Turntable/Edinburgh *****

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Turntable started when MJ McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case around Scotland,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – REVIEW – The Offering (Guru Dakshina) ****

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A curious boy, full of wonder, dreams of great warriors of the past and wants to be one of them.  He meets up with an old man running from a difficult past.  Fate has...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – WHYTE

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Emerging Gaelic electronica duo WHɎTE (Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte) released their debut album, Fairich in October 2016.  Each from very different musical backgrounds (traditional Gaelic and ambient electronica), their music has drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

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THE RISE AND FALL OF MARCUS MONROEAssembly George Square Gardens (Piccolo), 3rd – 27th August at 3pm From the writer of Orange Is The New Black and producer of Tony Award winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen comes...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Phil Kay: Euphoric****

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Phil Kay's current show is part of Bob Slayer’s Heroes of Fringe and let’s face fact, that’s what Phil is.  In ten minutes, he will show more improvisation, originality and archaic surreal humour than...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Mimi’s Suitcase****

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"Mimi's Suitcase" packs an incredible amount of moods and experiences into one hour as it describes how a party-loving young girl confronts the realities of religious fundamentalism in Iran during the 1980s.Mimi has spent her...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW Alexei Sayle****

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 And so on to the Underbelly's Cow Barn where "the godfather of alternative comedy", as the impish London-based Scouser is billed, vented his pot-bellied spleen at an indeterminate number of targets in front of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – La Vie Dans Une Marionette, award-winning family show

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La Vie Dans Une Marionette is an award-winning  family show by the New Zealand based company White Face Crew.This whimsical story of a lonely pianist and the puppet he buys to keep him company...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: The Naked Dietitian – Raising the Roof *****

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 Once or twice in a lifetime a performance comes along that strikes a chord so pure, resonates so loudly with your own experience, that the performer seems to have seen into your soul. Many...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Sea Hames

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Yes there are too  many shows for you to go and see but you can couple this one with a visit to Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park this weekend.For the first time, the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Binge Culture

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Performance alchemists Binge Culture are a New Zealand based group of artists who are working to renew theatre for the information age by giving spectators real stakes in their experiences.What if you could step...

Contact the Elderly do the Fringe

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Contact the Elderly have been taking some older people to Fringe shows thanks to a donation of Edinburgh Festival Fringe vouchers.The charity received £1800 of Fringe vouchers and bus tickets as part of the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Trick of the Light Theatre: The Road That Wasn’t...

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In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds...

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