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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 You It’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, £10/9 Vivid 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. ...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Lloyd Langford, Galoot ****

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We’ve overheard more than one* Cowgate conversation this festival about people’s lists of 30 things to do before they turn 30 (basically a bucket list condensed into a smaller amount of time).  Coincidentally, stand-up...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Catriona Knox, Player ***

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If you want to get away from stuffy basements this Fringe, you could do worse than visiting sketch comic Catriona Knox in an air-conditioned attic in the Pleasance. You may recognise Knox as one third...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – One Giant Leap ****

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Family friendly theatre is not always easy to find in a festival saturated with comedy, but if that’s what you want this August look no further than One Giant Leap, a theatrical storytelling event...

Edinburgh Reporter Radio Review Show

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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/2376544" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=false&color=8434b2" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Edinburgh Reporter Radio popped down to Sofi’s in Leith, armed with one simple question: What’s the best thing you’ve seen in the Fringe? In response, we got recommendations on...

Scottish Poetry Library airs new poets

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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/56423224" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=8434b2" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Edinburgh Reporter Radio popped along to the Scottish Poetry Library to find out about a series of free, open-air events that the Library is holding during August. The Courtyard...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Puppet State Theatre bark up the right ‘Trees’

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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/55913457" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=8434b2" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Edinburgh Reporter Radio came face-to-face with a puppet pooch when it visited the Scottish Storytelling Centre to hear about 'The Man Who Planted Trees'. The irreverent Dog – who...

Traverse Theatre launches its 2012 festival programme

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The Traverse Theatre earlier today launched its 2012 festival programme, with eight world premieres and two Scottish premieres among its total of 19 festival shows and events. The programme showcases new writing from some of...

Edinburgh Jobs – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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    There are a few jobs advertised today with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Although the Fringe only lasts for three weeks or so in the summer some of the jobs are for about six months. Here...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Anton’s Uncles win Top Award!

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Anton's Uncles as previously reviewed has won a top award from the fringereview.co.uk. The Teapot is awarded up to a maximum of 3 times in a year for outstanding theatre work. For the award to...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review: Belleville Rendez-vous (****)

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Belleville Rendez-vous is an endearing piece of Art-house theatre. It is inspired by the animated film of the same name which follows the story of orphaned cycling fanatic, Champion, kidnapped by crooks along with...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review: The Kist (****)

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The Kist is a wonderful educational musical journey of Scottish music from its basic rhythms and Gaelic roots to the contemporary music from all over the world today. The large venue suits very well...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review: Lights! Camera! Improvise! (*****)

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Lights! Camera! Improvise!  by the Scat Pack  is a rip-roaring laugh with fine acting from start to finish  to a 170 seat audience. All eight cast members are LAMDA or RADA graduates with spontaneous skill....

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