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Scot’s battle against addiction took him from Heroin to Hero

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Young Scottish heroin addict Paul Boggie was at death’s door – but with incredible courage pulled back from the brink and ended up as a soldier guarding the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Actor and playwright...

The drag queen who helped defeat Hitler

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Gay musical comedy performer Major Denis Rake was recruited by the secret services to spy on the Nazis during World War II. The need for discretion was absolute – so he became a drag queen...

Fringe and BBC move into St James Quarter this summer

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has booked a new space for Fringe Central at St James Quarter this year and the BBC will stage their shows in a Spiegeltent there from 8 to 21 August ...

Movin’ Melvin Brown – a musical legend returns to Edinburgh after five years

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Living legend Movin’ Melvin Brown is bringing a Broadway version of his acclaimed show devoted to Black music from the 50s to the present to the Fringe. It’s a rare opportunity to be entertained by...

EdFest platform – a one stop shop for tickets from eight Fringe venues

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On Tuesday the new ticket platform edfest.com will open for tickets and reviews for eight Fringe venues in one place. Assembly, Dance Base, Gilded Balloon, Just the Tonic, Pleasance, Summerhall, Underbelly and ZOO are...

Edinburgh’s Dance Base announces 2022 Festival programme

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Scotland’s national centre for dance, Dance Base, has announced its 2022 August programme, presented as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the year celebrating the 75th anniversary of Edinburgh festivals. Known for giving a platform...

Made in Scotland Showcase 2022 launches on Blackford Hill

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The 75th anniversary edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will see a feast of Scottish work presented to audiences from around the world including a tantalising wave of Scottish creative talent presented by the...

Paines Plough announce Edinburgh Festival Fringe run and Roundabout 2022 programme

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Artistic Directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have today announced Paines Plough’s Roundabout programme for 2022. The award-winning pop-up venue will be premiering three new plays in rep at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Assembly Festival gears up for final week

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Assembly Festival still has plenty to offer as the Edinburgh Fringe enters its final week for 2021; with world-class circus, big-names in comedy, live music, five-star theatre and more being added to the programme...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Bromance

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The Internationally acclaimed show, Bromance, explores concepts of friendship, subverting conventional circus tricks and styles with its playful techniques. Highly entertaining, Bromance is a show about trust, intimacy and male friendships explored through eye-watering feats...

Assembly Festival 2021 – Watson: The Final Problem

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Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are gone. London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time to set the record straight. So Watson tells his tale of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho ★★★★

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If ever a real life icon deserved a drag tribute it has to be the "Wicked Witch of Westminster" herself. I don’t know why Gillian Anderson was cast as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – What’s on at Multistory

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The Traverse will be presenting three productions at Edinburgh’s newest Festival venue, MultiStory, including two 'A Play, A Pie and A Pint' shows which will play on alternate days. Starring Joyce Falconer, A Play, A...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Myra’s Story ★★★★

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“Don’t let the beast get you” Myra’s father warns from his death bed. The beast being permanently “on the gargle” and the sickness that it brings. It’s here we find Myra (played by Fionna...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – More shows announced for Assembly Festival

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This year, Assembly Festival will be operating two sites and three venues at the Fringe including a new Outdoor Stage in George Square Gardens. Assembly Festival has been awarded £162,962 from the Scottish Government...

LMNS extends festival season into September

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From tea parties catering for those with dementia, to a continued collaboration as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Live Music Now Scotland is excited to shake off the difficulties of the past year by...

With a programme of over 700 shows, Edinburgh Festival Fringe gets underway

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The world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially comes to life today, Friday 6 August, with an exciting hybrid programme of over 700 in-person and online shows as Edinburgh will once again be host to a...

Melissa Center is…MARRYING JAKE GYLLENHAAL (digitally-on-demand) at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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What would you do if your (Jewish) Mom was convinced you were destined to Marry Jake Gyllenhaal?  That is the question that award-winning actor/filmmaker Melissa Center poses in her debut solo play, “Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal,” which premieres at the...

Kill Me Now livestreams at the Fringe

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About coming to terms with grief, 'Kill Me Now' is a dark comedy by critically acclaimed Welsh new writing theatre company Dirty Protest and award-winning playwright Rhiannon Boyle. This funny and heart-wrenching piece is...

Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea stepping down from Fringe Society

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced on Wednesday that Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea is stepping down as Chair of the Board of Directors on 30 March 2021. Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, Fringe Society Chair,...

The Fringe goes on at Gracemount Primary School

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n the last couple of years Gracemount Primary School has invited many Fringe performers to come to the school while visiting Edinburgh. Headteacher Greg Dimeck explained: "The school were aware that many children didn’t experience...

Fringe on Friday – look out for the first broadcast this week

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The new Fringe cabaret takes to the virtual world this Friday. The hour long show will be livestreamed and tickets for the broadcast are available now. The line up includes AJ Bell Fringe on...

Underbelly show off their best

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The Underbelly launch marks the start of the Fringe for all of the press and critics and this afternoon in Udderbelly in George Square they showed off some of their best acts. Underbelly produce...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Comfort Food Cabaret

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Michelle Pearson Music in association with Made in Adelaide presents Comfort Food Cabaret - and yes it really has food in it! She sings, she cooks and now Australia's singing cook is set to...

Assembly headlines big names this summer

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Assembly Festival from 31 July to 26 August 2019 has a programme for 2019 full of big names, exceptional performances, ground-breaking new work, home-grown talent, breath-taking circus and dance, and hilarious children’s theatre. Theatre and comedy are...

Danny McAskill brings Drop and Roll to the Fringe

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Interviewing Danny MacAskill is a very easy affair. He really is as laid back as he makes all the stunts look on his videos, and he has lots to say. It may only have...

Iain Dale will be All Talk on the Fringe

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LBC radio presenter and political commentator Iain Dale is putting on a Fringe show this year when he will sit down with the likes of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, shadow chancellor John McDonnell, London...

Whose Line is it Anyway? Live at the Fringe – tickets on sale now

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Underbelly is bringing the improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe featuring Marcus Brigstocke and Phill Jupitus, alongside original improv legends to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. A live version of Whose Line Is It...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Denim: The Reunion Tour***

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After a sell-out global pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – Denim broke up. Humanity has been in mourning.  But now, through pop, laughter and love, these five...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW- Matt Forde Brexit Through the Gift Shop ****

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Matt Forde’s Brexit through the Gift Shop is a necessary indulgence for those who are Brexit averse. Forde brilliantly caricatures dominant political figures on the global stage allowing his audience to find rare comfort in...

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