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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 draws to a close today

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The 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close today marking the end of another fantastic edition of the greatest performing arts festival in the world. Shows took place in 317 venues across the...

Pleasance raises more than £500,000 with Waverley Care

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 Volunteers and staff at Waverley Care and the Pleasance celebrated this week as the Fringe’s longest-running fundraising partnership broke the £500,000 mark.The total was announced at a reception to thank Pleasance staff for their...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 R- REVIEW – Notes from Shetland to Shanghai*****

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Sophie rocks in a divine harped-shaped world. And see what she did there with that alliterative teaser? 'Notes'. When Shetland Sophie plucks her string-driven things ethereal distilling enchantments ripple-muse ooze through liquid air.But, by...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – John Lewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted****

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‘What are the odds? All those billions of Twitter account holders having anything worth saying?’ Simon Jay, ‘Performance Satirist’ presents the ultimate in sub-prime, primeval slime anti-social media crime. The soporific, flatulent invasive ennui...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Just William’s Luck ***

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'Shedload Theatre present a love letter to Richmal Crompton's classic characters in a fresh and dynamic adaptation. Fusing imaginative physical storytelling, screaming and screaming, music, knights of the square table, Foley sound effects, the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Enough*****

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‘Cut. Reset. Here begins the story of my body. Uncut version.’Have you had enough?Enough lunch? Enough sleep? Enough love? Are you good enough?Or have you just had enough?Lucy Aphramor (The Naked Dietitian)'s incisive new spoken...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Bonqrz***

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'A BonQrz style seminar about how Narin Oz’s disastrous life choices made her decide to be a budgerigar - she takes the audience on bizarre journey of human folly in order to show them...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW- On the Exhale ****

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Brutally heart wrenching, On the Exhale, by Martin Zimmerman explores the impact of gun violence through one woman’s emotional reflection. This is a monologue which feels highly personal as we are present to her...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review: The Drowned Bride***

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When Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca was first published in 1938, no less a critic than VS Pritchett said it would be ‘here today, gone tomorrow.’ Which shows just how wrong you can be, as the novel...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – The Approach****

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Three women.  Three conversations. Listen carefully.  A psychological puzzle and a quietly devastating tragedy, The Approach explores the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise as they desperately try to make sense of their...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW- Nick Hall: Spencer ***

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Nick Hall’s Spencer is a one man stand up exploring the life of the much forgotten but unfairly so, so Hall believes, former British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. Hall himself has appeared on Radio...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW- Six *****

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Henry VIII’s six wives are finally given a voice in this soon to be West End touring musical. Highly energising and brilliantly choreographed, this is an unmissable production. This feminist revisit of their stories...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Elsie Thatchwick ****

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'Dearest Elsie, if you're reading this, I'm dead.  I hope you're sitting comfortably.  Below is the address of your father.  He's alive... I know you're probably thinking I'm a right old fanny for naw...

Edinburgh International Festival 2018 REVIEW- La Maladie de mort ***

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La Maladie de la mort, directed by Katie Mitchell, is a sinister and deeply intense new production of Marguerite Duras’s original novella. A man (Nick Fletcher) hires a woman (Laetitia Dosch) to visit him...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW : How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for...

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‘When we drum together it’s like we’re having a conversation through time….it doesn’t make much sense if there’s only one drummer.’Antosh Wojcik’s grandfather has vascular dementia. When Antosh visits him in hospital, he tries...

The Lord Provost hosts the cast of UNSPOKEN which opens tomorrow

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Earlier this evening we met the cast of injured and sick former service men and women who will be on stage at Pleasance Beyond from tomorrow with a premiere of Unspoken, a play based on...

Bravo 22 veterans visit Poppyscotland ahead of Fringe run

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Sick and injured veterans from Bravo 22 Company, one of the most remarkable theatre groups at the Fringe, today visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh to highlight the work of Poppyscotland.All are taking...

Is Adelaide Fringe just like Edinburgh? Here we speak to the director

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We met Heather Croall at 10 in the morning, and it must be said she was already firing on all cylinders. She is totally enthusiastic about the job she has held for just over...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – From Today Everything Changes ****

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Before Chris' wife died, after over 30 years of marriage, she made him promise to be himself.  Accepting he’s gay is only the beginning.  Online dating is a whole new world; can this younger...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW- The Reluctant Fundamentalist *****

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Compelling and raw, the National Youth Theatre’s production of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, asks of its audience more than to simply observe. Set just before the events of 9/11, we follow the story of Changez to...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – showing off The Underbelly Babies

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At Underbelly there are several performers who juggle appearing in the Fringe and being a parent.This morning the Underbelly Babies were brought to Underbelly's purple cow Violet for a photo call.  It is not...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review: Side By Side Theatre – As We Like It****

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‘Having a learning disability is no barrier to creating theatre that is thought provoking, enjoyable and accessible to everyone’ (Susan Wallin MBE, Artistic Director, Side by Side Theatre)In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It...

Review – The Establishment: Fool Britannia ****

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Dan Lees and Neil Frost take you back to school for a very abridged and extremely silly history lesson. The Establishment return to Edinburgh with the school day condensed into an hour and what a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Calling My Tribe ***

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We are the ones who fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y.  Too young to be old and too old to be young. One minute it was all Ebeneezer Goode and now we're here.  But what...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Robin Clyfan: The Sea is Big Enough To...

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Comedian and presenter Robin Clyfan performs his first solo Edinburgh show about grief, growing up and dressing as a massive baby for cash.In a show that is at times moving, funny and absurd, he explores generational...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Phil Kay: Lighter Hour ****

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Phil nails all today's major issues in play in his fast not furious, voiced-based show... Master of mirth and energy, skipping from one thing to the next: a wheelbarrow display team, dog bites in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Check Up: Our NHS at 70*****

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Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84.  If Mark makes it to 84, the NHS will be 100 – what will they each look like?  Based...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 REVIEW – Zoo ****

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Zoo is an inventive, charming and funny play based on an unlikely friendship between two women who prefer the company of animals to humans.The play opens with Bonnie (Lily Bevan, who also wrote and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW: Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door****

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Comedian Rachel Fairburn returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with her new show Wolf at the Door, where she chronicles surviving the worst year of her life.At the heart of Fairburn’s set is the aftermath...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW- In Loyal Company****

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In Loyal Company is a powerful and personal one-man performance by David William Bryan. This is an account of a single man’s experience of the Second World War and helps to combat the portrayal...

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