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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW What Girls Are Made Of ★★★★

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What Women Are Made Of has brought a vital and invisible story to life, keeping in time with one of the major themes to emerge at this year’s Fringe.It highlight’s how young...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW If You’re Feeling Sinister ★

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This adaption from Belle and Sebastian’s album of the same name is perhaps Stuart Murdoch’s finest collection released during the band’s imperial indie phrase in the 1990s.A paper thin plot is left wanting...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW Camille O’Sullivan Sings Cave ★★★★

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The queen of the Fringe reminds us that Nick Cave is one of the greatest songwriters of our time.Camille O’ Sullivan’s interpretation of The Mercy Seat is reminiscent of another Fringe show,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW : Aardman Model Making Workshops ★★★★★

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My 7 year-old son described this workshop as ‘so good, your head might be blown off'. If you’re willing to take the risk of losing a fairly major appendage then you should definitely head...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 ends today

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The 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close today with the Virgin Money Festival Fireworks which begin at 9.00pm.This year artists, arts industry, media and audiences from over 150 countries have convened in...

Underbelly at the Fringe 2019 – over 200 shows

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In its 20th Fringe Underbelly invested more than ever in 26 productions and co-productions, providing over £500,000 of financial assistance to companies in 2019. Over 200 shows, approximately £60,000 raised for charities, and over 900...

Gilded Balloon have had a good Fringe

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As Gilded Balloon’s 32nd Fringe comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate another successful festival. It’s been the biggest year yet, with two new venues joining the family, Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Herald Angel adds to awards for Knot

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Knot may be at the Fringe for the first time but they have definitely made their mark. They won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and today they won a Herald Angel Award....

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW An Evening Without Kate Bush ★★★★

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This one-woman PBH Free Fringe show by Sarah-Louise Young drew in a packed out crowd from the Kate Bush community.It's those fans who are very much centre-stage for parts of the show. They sing...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019: These Streets ★★★

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This is what happened in 1961.The first blocks of the Berlin Wall were laid. The USA attempted to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. John F Kennedy became the 35th President of America....

2019 nominees for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards announced

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Today the 2019 nominees were announced for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, now in its 39th year, for Best Comedy Show and Best Newcomer.The awards, directed by Nica Burns, celebrate the talent of both established and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW Darren McGarvey AKA Loki : Scotland Today ★★★★

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Darren McGarvey has become a vital working class voice, achieving a certain amount of fame after winning the Orwell Prize for his study of poverty in Glasgow.On this show we see the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW Keith Moon : The Real Me ★★★★

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Mental illness and rock n’ roll have emerged as a theme at this year’s Fringe.Mark Lee-Jones discussed life in the business with an undiagnosed condition during A Rock N’ Roll Suicide.Dancing...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW The Cheap Part of Town ★★★

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The Edinburgh Ukrainian Club in Royal Terrace may become the Acoustic Music Centre during August, but its bar is still decorated with a fascinating mixture of Eastern European photographs, pictures, candlesticks, ornaments and beautifully...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW – Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein ★★★★★

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How do you explain this except to say that the show is by Manual Cinema - and that is your very best clue. The stories of Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s own life are exquisitely unfolded...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 : Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes ★★★★★

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Muriel Spark was one of the most subversive writers of her generation, breaking boundaries and challenging convention in works as diverse as A Far Cry From Kensington, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Space Cadette

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Laurie Black’s first solo show Space Cadette is a Best Show Winner at Newcastle Fringe Austrailia and recently featured on BBC 2’s Edinburgh Nights, this blend of synth-pop, cabaret, sci-fi and David Bowie is...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW – The Crown Dual ★★★★★

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If nothing else, The Crown Dual is a good lesson in not judging fringe shows by their two sentence marketing blurbs. As my husband and I were enthusiastically directed into some front row seats...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – From Shanghai with Love

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As part of the Fringe ”From Shanghai with Love” consists of a runway show and an exhibition showcasing the contemporary and futuristic Shanghai-style Qipao.The event takes place on 23 24 August 2019 bringing...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – From Riches to Rags ★★★★★

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FROM the ‘70s to the 90s, two of my greatest friends were Douglas and Diana Sutherland.Douglas had been Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein’s ADC during the Second World War, was awarded an MC...
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Stand comedy club and Unite the union sign agreement under Fair Fringe Charter

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A groundbreaking agreement has been reached between the Fair Fringe Campaign and the Stand comedy clubs, which will mean a dramatic improvement in workers’ pay and conditions.The agreement which is under the auspices of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Fix Us

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Bareface - a theatre company dedicated to putting artists with disabilities centerstage - present their debut production Fix Us which is a semi-autobiographical comedy about overcoming commonly held views about those with disabilities. Fix Us...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Barking Tales at The Monkey Barrel

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Barking Tales at The Monkey BarrelMonday 12th August Doors 22:00 Ends 23:30In Support of The Scottish Association for Mental HealthHarriet Dyer, BBC Live At The Fringe, BBC Ouch, Absolute Radio, brings her cult show Barking...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – REVIEW The Trojans ★★★★

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In a packed-out EICC's Pentland Theatre, in a co-production with the Pleasance, a cast of Syrian refugees, performed a one-off gala performance of The Trojans, on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, directed by Victoria Beesley,...

REVIEW – Salmon: Fighting to turn the tide ★★★★

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SET in a small West Highland town, where a lack of prospects leaves young people looking for more, Salmon follows Angus and his self-destruction in the aftermath of his dog's death.The set leaves...

Viking: A saga for all seasons ★★★★

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IF you want to see a charming depiction of a Nordic story that caters for all ages then this is for you.This is wonderful, charming tale of how a Viking son Ragnar Ragnarrson travels...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019: 50 Words ★★★★★

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Alan has just lost his wife. James has just lost his Mum. Jane was the link between them; how will they communicate now?It’s often hard for fathers to talk to their grown-up sons, but...
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 Review: Colin Cloud – Sinful ★★★★★

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I’ve been going to see Colin Cloud at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the last five years now. And every year he never fails to entertain, amaze and astound.The illusionist extraordinaire has appeared on the Royal...
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Meet some of the Fringe performers and producers

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The event held on the first Saturday of the Fringe is called Meet the Media when Fringe performers and producers line up for ages (in yesterday's case outside the Bayes Centre in the sun)...
Gary Edward Jones in Something About Simon ag the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019: Something About Simon ★★★★

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Fans of Paul Simon will want to ensure they catch Something About Simon, the story of the American singer songwriter, which is on at the Assembly George Square Studios as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.In this brand-new...

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