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Post-pandemic turbulence can’t stop Pleasance from presenting exciting Fringe programme

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Thanks to the unwavering support of its audiences, the Pleasance Theatre Trust returned to its Edinburgh home this summer, presenting a defiant programme of exciting newcomers, thought-provoking artists and much-loved Fringe stalwarts.With 662 performances...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – The Twits ★★★★

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On a sunny afternoon in the Pleasance courtyard it was great to be back here for the first time in two years with my children Ryan (10) and Christina (9).This courtyard felt like the...

Pleasance’s Edinburgh programme joined by Seann Walsh and Tall Stories

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In the latest on-sale, the Pleasance have ensured the programme is packed full of the best comedy, theatre and performance! Pleasance favourites Seann Walsh and Tall Stories will be back this year. There’s even...

Fringe at Pleasance@EICC – Screen 9

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At the Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, gun violence turned a celebration of cinema to tragedy. Devastated by one man’s actions, a community refused to be torn apart.This hard- hitting verbatim...

Fringe at Pleasance Festival Online – PUSH

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A hell of a lot can happen in the time you await the results of a pregnancy test. PUSH is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her...

Fringe at The Pleasance – Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man...

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This powerful show which can be seen in both London and Edinburgh this summer aims to shatter the weathered stereotype of the 'broken woman’ and instead presents a survivor in all her colours.Based...

First 2021 Fringe shows to appear at The Pleasance announced

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Pleasance will make their return to Edinburgh this August, bringing the best of theatre, comedy, magic and family shows to Pleasance Courtyard and the EICC while making available a fantastic selection of shows for...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – cycle to a Pleasance venue

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Anthony Alderson has his own Just Eat bike named specially for him and he arrived on stage this morning on the bicycle at Pleasance Grand to tell us that we should all cycle and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Witch Hunt

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Following their 2018 award winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy’s Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards (‘a brilliantcomedy coupling’ Total Theatre) return with a spell-binding, surreal and darkly hilarious tale, directed by Cal McCrystal.Abigail...

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...

Speaking with Phill Jupitus

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by Brian DonaldsonIs there anything Phill Jupitus hasn’t done? A DJ on BBC 6 Music, team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, poet who supported Billy Bragg in the 1980s, TV and film actor,...

Pleasance raises more than £500,000 with Waverley Care

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 Volunteers and staff at Waverley Care and the Pleasance celebrated this week as the Fringe’s longest-running fundraising partnership broke the £500,000 mark.The total was announced at a reception to thank Pleasance staff for their...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW- The Song of Lunch *****

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The Song of Lunch starring Robert Bathurst and Rebecca Johnson, directed by Jason Morell, is a visual and auditory delight. It is a lyrical verse tragi-comedy deftly created by Christopher Reid which follows Bathurst’s stream...

Pleasance support for Waverley Care goes digital

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Pleasance have supported Edinburgh charity, Waverley Care, since 1992. Now you can use technology to help them get through a big target of £500,000 in fundraising.At the Pleasance Courtyard you will be able to...

At Pleasance – expect octane fuelled performances!

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The very brave Kate Copstick took to the task like a pro. Stand still and keep smiling. Nothing to it - oh except wear a basque and look great too!This all took place in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Extinction Event

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Presenting two back-to-back productions, the pairing of director-performers Simon Evans (dir. Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios; The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse) and David Aula (Rain God, VAULT Festival; The Cement...

Pleasance Complex Re-opens after £6 Million Refurbishment

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Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Pleasance complex Officially OpenedMonday evening marked the official re-opening of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Pleasance complex, following a £6 million refurbishment project undertaken by the University of Edinburgh. Sarah...

Pleasance Date for Roddy Woomble

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Scottish singer/songwriter Roddy Woomble will be playing at Edinburgh’s Pleasance on Friday 13th October as part an extensive run of UK dates for 2017 as he prepares to tour his latest solo outing 'The...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe ‘Pleasance at the EICC’ – Cirque Eloize

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The Mound Precinct was the first port of call for today's photo call with Canada's Cirque Eloize. The performers ran through a few 'exercises' for the cameras to give a flavour of what to...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Pleasance tickets for more shows on sale today

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From today tickets for 132 new shows have been released by Pleasance Theatre Trust. There will be comedy from Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins, Live at the Apollo star Sara Pascoe and Max and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums ***

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‘No, we’re not doing any Brexit stuff’ says comedian Paul Merton as he delves into the suggestion box during Paul Merton’s Impro Chums at the Pleasance. ‘There’s been too much of that recently and...

Waverley Care and Pleasance celebrate their 25 year partnership on the Fringe

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Waverley Care and Pleasance held a fabulous photo call today with 25 yellow space hoppers - one for every year of their charity partnership which has raised almost £400,000 for the Edinburgh-based charity.As well...

Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – They Built It. No One Came

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 ‘Neither of us were very charismatic. That was a problem.’This play is based on the true-life story of two very eccentric American individuals whose vision of establishing an alternative utopia in the depths of...

Thursday Night’s Tradfest: Soundhouse with Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore

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 'Mollie O'Brien's voice, with its seemingly limitless range, is the perfect vehicle for this eclectic set of songs. Rich Moore's crisp harmonies and guitar playing support in all the right places. It takes serious...

The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with The Handsome Family

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You may know them as a multi-genre folk act for their obscure lyrics and admiration for animals; or you may know them because of the True Detective theme song. It's a question the husband and wife duo...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Tony Conrad: Opening Reception for Invented Acoustical Tools 1969-2014. The legendary artist, composer, performer and filmmaker will play a selection of his invented acoustical tools and present a number of additional works in film...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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Plenty happening again this week - from fundraisers for Palestine, Water for Life and the Scouts, to films from Poland, Africa and Italy. Books will be launched, exhibitions will be opened, French and Russian...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW – Pete Firman ‘The Scoundrel’ ****

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Pete Firman: “The Scoundrel” Pleasance ‘Beyond’ 21:20pm daily The little magic man from Middlesbrough provides an hour of jocular fun, frolics, baffling magic with lots of audience involvement thrown in for good measure. Hearty laughs in...

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 – Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns

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I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS By Michael Morpurgo31st July – 26th August Pleasance Courtyard (Beside) – V33 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ 11.45 am daily (except 12th August) for 26 performances. Tickets from £6.00 http://www.pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh/events/i-believe-in-unicorns-by-michael-morpurgoOlivier Award-nominated...

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