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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announces Phoebe Waller-Bridge as President

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced today (Friday 19 Feb) that they were delighted to appoint Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the role of President.The position, which is the first of its kind, will see Waller-Bridge...

With 300+ shows going online and £250,000 raised for artists and venues, Fringe 2020...

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The 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe drew to a close on Monday (31 August) after a series of online events, programmes, platforms and initiatives kept the spirit of the festival alive during the covid-19 pandemic.Almost...

Final ‘Fringe on Friday’ – 9:00pm BST

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The final edition of AJ Bell Fringe on Friday will hit the airwaves tonight from 9pm BST, so grab a ticket and help us reach £200,000 for Fringe artists and venues.More than £190,000 has...

Marathon Comedy Fundraiser in support of Monkey Barrel

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Every August, Edinburgh becomes the epicentre of the global comedy scene, as it hosts the world's largest arts festival - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Since its debut in 2017, Monkey Barrel Comedy has programmed some...

New research highlights the Army’s forgotten artistic legacy

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From fading Victorian photographs to WWII cartoons – research into an astonishing collection of pictures and memorabilia is revealing the forgotten of one of the Army’s most remarkable regiments.The Artists Rifles, whose members included...

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday: Nigel Ng to host penultimate edition.

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The third edition of Fringe cabaret, now in its penultimate week - AJ Bell Fringe on Friday – is being livestreamed on Friday 21 August at 21:00, with exciting new performances from Bernie Dieter,...

‘Lest We Forget’. Addressing the oversimplification of British history

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Playwright and director Rasheka Christie-Carter believes that many people still think of black British history as a post-World War II phenomenon, beginning with Windrush.On Tuesday, 18 August at 19:30 Army@TheVirtualFringe is hosting a free...

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday: the second edition of new Fringe cabaret

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Following on from a hugely popular first week, the second edition of new Fringe cabaret - AJ Bell Fringe on Friday – is being livestreamed on Friday 14 August at 9pm, with special performances...

Golden Ticket Raffle launched by The Pleasance Theatre Trust

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The Courtyard doors may be closed this summer but the Pleasance Theatre Trust are already thinking ahead to 2021.To mark the first day of what would have been the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe, they are...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze

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Mouths of Lions presents Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze at Assembly RoxyFrom the creators of family favorite; Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! Aug 2- 13 15-20 22-27'A sneeze is a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Professional

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PROFESSIONAL by CHARLOTTE CROMIE6:15pm 21st - 26th AugustTheSpaceontheMile2, The Radisson, The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH Half past five on a Friday evening, and a school’s electronic door-locking system shuts down for the weekend… with four...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Viggo Venn

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After a BEST COMEDY AWARD nominee at the 2017 Brighton Fringe, award-winning Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn makes his solo debut with The Life Of Pepito!A graduate of École Philippe Gaulier in France, Viggo is...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Olaf Falafel presents The Marmosets Of My Mind

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Critically acclaimed idiot, Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of surreal stupidity.Who knows what it'll involve, probably conkers, maybe sandpaper. Whatever it is, he personally guarantees your money back if you actually learn something of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Prom Kween

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From the team who brought you the sell-out hits Dizney Rascal; Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and How to Win Against History; winner of a VAULT Festival Comedy Award and an Underbelly Untapped Award...Inspired by true...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Carmen Lynch: LYNCHED

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“I don’t think I’m going to live a long life because I’ve never seen any really tall old ladies.”In her UK debut hour LYNCHED, Carmen Lynch (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Andrew Doyle: Thought Crimes

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Andrew Doyle doesn’t know his left from his right. But then, neither does anyone else. A staunch left-winger, Andrew has somehow found himself accused of being on the Dark Side. Partly it’s because he’s...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Emma Sidi Telenovela ****

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Emma Sidi is back this year at the Edinburgh Fringe with a fabulously fresh new show, Telenovela, a dramatic-beyond-reason Spanish-language soap opera comedy that incorporates Mexican passion, television obsession and the most crucial element,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – Deliciously Stella ***

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Sold out and packed, Bella Younger took her character Deliciously Stella to the Pleasance Courtyard to give the punters a tongue-in-cheek lecture on Smug is a Lifestyle not a Diet, with what she hopes...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Dracula

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 Emerging new theatre company Push to Shove present a unique physical theatre retelling of Dracula at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. The company’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s masterpiece poses questions about sexuality and temptation.Jonathan...

Underbelly bring circus to the Fringe

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Underbelly have announced that one of the headline shows in the Udderbelly at Fringe 2015 will be a new co-commission with Circa, one of the most renowned contemporary circus companies in the world, following from their acclaimed...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review – Tim Vine *****

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Timtiminee, Timtiminee, Tim, Tim To YouIt’s hard to believe it’s nearly 20 years since Tim Vine lifted the Perrier Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Back in 1995, Vine was a fresh-faced stand-up...

The Voice Festival: an acapella workshop & showcase this Friday!

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The Voice Festival UK is a charity dedicated to bringing people together through music. It aims to cultivate a capella communities in the UK by providing learning, performance and networking opportunities.On Friday, the Voice...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Barry Cryer & Colin Sell: Twittering On ****

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Barry Cryer has written for the likes of Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Morecambe & Wise, Stanley Baxter and Bruce Forsyth. So when a man of his considerable experience comes to town you simply have...

The Next Big Thing at the Fringe: a musical comedy for all ages

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Authors sometimes say that their characters 'take over' - by which they mean that the story moves in directions they hadn't anticipated when they began to write.  But what if a novelist's creation really...

Vicki Weitz – 26 marathons in 26 days on the Royal Mile

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The Edinburgh Reporter's Trystan Davies spoke to performance artist Vicki Weitz who is set to complete 26 marathons in 26 days up-and-down the Royal Mile on Monday to coincide with the duration of the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 – REVIEW – Mike Newall – Six Weddings ***.5

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On his third Fringe and on the back of  tours supporting heavy-hitters Justin Moorhouse and Alun Cochrane, Mike Newall brings a laid back Northern charm to the Fringe but his laughs come from angst...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 – REVIEW – Zoe Lyons – Pop-up Comic ****

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Zoe Lyons - Pop-up Comic, Assembly Rooms 5pm, until 25 Aug, £10/9Vivid and natural, Zoe Lyons looked like she was having a blast in the Assembly Rooms Studio One, the chandeliers of which she compared...

Blueflint at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ‘Made in Scotland’

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 Blueflint were  selected as one of the participating acts in this year’s ‘Made in Scotland’ showcase as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  The band’s shows took place on Friday and Saturday this weekend at...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Kind ****

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Skildir (Catriona Stirling) has a lot going on in her life, including (but not limited to) an abusive stepfather, an army of creepy puppet sisters, and an enigmatic albino who wants to teach her...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – The Colour Ham ****

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The trouble with magic shows is the whole 'it's bad form to write about what happens in case you ruin the surprise' thing.  It's quite hard to review stuff without saying anything about it. ...

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