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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – When Judas Met John ★★★

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This is an enjoyable 45 minutes absorbing the musical relationship between John Lennon and Bob Dylan.Hugh and Tom Adams are competent musicians performing harmonies and telling stories with ease. The brothers from Carrickfergus in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Basil Brush Family Show ★★★★★

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If I were a Culture Tsar, I’d lobby for it to be mandatory to take your children to see live shows.Children have the innocent ability to give themselves over to the excitement of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Jeremy Sassoon’s Mojo ★★★

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Playing music of Jewish origin, this is a wonderful concept for a show and a good fit for the Edinburgh Fringe’s return in 2021.Singer/pianist Jeremy Sassoon opens with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Dean Owens and Joey Burns

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At short notice Dean Owens Celtic Connections show with Joey Burns - with Calexico trumpeter Martin Wenk and Kevin McGuire, is being squeezed into this year's Fringe. The show will run from 16 to...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Sweet FA ★★★★

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A War of Two Halves was one of the most talked-about shows at the Fringe in 2018 and 2019 and rightly so.The producers have returned in 2021 with Sweet F.A a football narrative that...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Run ★★

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Stephen Laughton's semi-autobiographical monologue play about growing up as a gay Jewish teenager is given an energetic but strangely uncomfortable rendition by Jonathan Smeed on his Fringe debut.Amid the New York-based playwright's attempts...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Leo Kearse – Cancel Culture ★★★★

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"Enough snowflakes can create an avalanche!" comes the rallying cry of the disparate "Communities" drawn together under the Sun-averse parasol of Identity Politics/Social Justice Warriors (have keyboard will tantrum).Problem with avalanches is that...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – A Weekend Away at the Hotel Decevoir ★★★★

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It's hard not to think of Fawlty Towers, Torquay's most famous hotel, when entering the farcical world of Hotel Decevoir,  lovingly created by Kimberley Taylor, given that its manager is an arrogant, deranged exemplar of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Old Jewish Jokes ★★★

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"Sanitiser on the left as you go in; make sure you've got your masks on."Comedy on the Fringe in the time of Covid-19 has taken on a new, non-comic, dimension and scrabbling around for...

Festival collaboration

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The book shop, Rare Birds Books, has collaborated with Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to launch book bundles for sale, and the proceeds will help support Fringe artists.The Stockbridge shop has bundled up three books...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

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For just three special shows, newly created for 2021, Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson come together at the Fringe.Carol Ann is one of the most respected poets in the English language. John...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – shows can register soon

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society will open show registration for Fringe 2021 on Wednesday 5 May 2021. Artists and venues will be able to register Fringe shows right up until the end of the festival. The Fringe’s...

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...

Army@TheFringe regroups for three weeks of online arts events

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Army@TheFringe has been transformed for 2020.It will offer a richly varied three-week programme of online workshops, readings, performances and discussions for the arts community and the public.Rebadged as Army@TheVirtualFringe its focus will shift from...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – PASSENGERS

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Max wants to tell you a story. He’s not entirely sure why or even who he is. Is he savage, peacekeeper or critic… or all of these? He’s hoping you’ll be able to help....

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Kill the Princess

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Can you be feminine and still be a feminist? What does acting like a man really mean? Where does our identity come from? Bait Theatre’s Michelle Madsen and Lizzy Shakespeare are looking for some answers.Kill...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Footnotes & Phrases

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Lewys Holt brings two companion shows, performed on alternate days, to Summerhall’s Anatomy Theatre for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.Footnotes is a dance/ theatre comedic parody of a lecture driven off course bythe repeated intervention...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Children of the Quorn

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Comedy sketch show with Andrew Shires and Ambika Mod performing a series of diverse comedy sketches as part of an overarching comedy/horror narrative. As they attempt to conduct a séance, their subversive and absurd...

Beach Body Ready

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It’s August, the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym and shaving everything from the chin down. Summer has rocked up and coerced us all into thinking about how awful our...

Can you help Creative Electric get to the Fringe?

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Creative Electric are staging a fully accessible (socially, financially and physically) Edinburgh Fringe run of The Happiness Project which places disabled, queer, working class and female stories centre stage and engages with audiences of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Entropy

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Entropy: (noun) lack of stability or predictability; gradual decline into disorderSam, 19, with a confidence that borders on arrogance, turns up unannounced and unwelcome at Barbara’s door after an absence of many years. Barbara, 36 and living...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Private Peaceful

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Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I, Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, directed by Simon Reade, returns to Edinburgh prior to a West End run and UK Tour.Andy Daniel returns to the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Song of Lunch

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Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, ITV; Downton Abbey, ITV; Toast of London, Channel 4) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, BBC Two; The Flood, Megatopia Films) star in this hilarious and poignant drama of a disastrous attempt to rekindle lost...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Shift

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The UK’s hottest circus company, award-winning, Barely Methodical Troupe, return to Edinburgh following the success of their international smash-hits Bromance and Kin with this exhilarating new production.Shift combines show-stopping acrobatics with the emotional punch of theatre as four...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Little Death Club

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The darkest, funniest and most debauched variety show this side of the Berlin wall now makes its much-anticipated Edinburgh debut! The multi-award-winning Queen of Weimar punk kabarett Bernie Dieter (star of La Clique, EastEnd Cabaret) and her...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Political History of Smack and Crack

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The Political History of Smack and Crack is an angry, funny love-song to a lost generation annihilated by the heroin epidemic of Thatcher’s years, leaping from the 1981 riots to present day survival on the streets of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – My Kind of Michael

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Very funny exploration of the rise and fall of Nick Cassenbaum’s hero, Michael BarrymoreEver since his Nanna Sylvie bought him ‘Barrymore’s Best Bites’ on VHS when he was seven, Nick has loved Michael Barrymore. Now, in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Journey

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The exciting world premiere of The Journey, written and directed by critically acclaimed stand-up comedian Stuart Laws comes to Pleasance this summer.Co-directed by Phoebe Ladenburg and starring Will Brown and Phoebe Sparrow, The Journey is a romantic comedy...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – NewsRevue

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A Fringe institution, NewsRevue returns to Edinburgh with 100% new content and an exciting new cast in an entirely new show offering a round-up of this year’s news. Do you remember all those heinous headlines?!With the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Paddington Bear’s First Concert

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Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert - not without causing his fair share of mayhem, of course! The charming tales of...

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