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Fringe 2020 draws to a close with an incredible 300+ shows going online and...

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The 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe drew to a close yesterday, 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 300 digital...
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BOOK FESTIVAL – Rory Stewart: Talking the talk and walking the walk

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Former Conservative leadership candidate, MP Rory Stewart talked of life following the leadership campaign, his passion and love for walking and previous ventures across the Middle East at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Salman Rushdie on his retelling of Don Quixote and the state...

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At the last event of the Edinburgh Book Festival on 26 Aug, Salman Rushdie took to the stage with Journalist James Naughtie to talk about his new book Quichotte, a modern retelling of the...

COMEDY – Harry and Chris, This one’s for the aliens at Underbelly Cowgate

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Harry and Chris, This one’s for the aliens brings an hour of jazz-slam poetry, music, love and laughter to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Harry and Chris have an on stage chemistry that kicks off at...

COMEDY – Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon it’s Easier for Straight,...

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Presented in a lazy Aussie drawl, Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?) functions as a perfectly serviceable hour of stand-up but suffers from a lack of distinct...

COMEDY – Garrett Millerick: Smile at Just the Tonic – The Tron

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Smile is a misanthropic feast of vitriolic cynicism and social commentary, presented by one of the most charismatic stand-ups at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Breakthrough Act 2019 Award nominee Garrett Millerick is fed up...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Kai Strittmatter reminds us that China is as complicated as it...

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New York Times journalist Steven Erlanger, author and journalist Kai Strittmatter and Tech correspondent for the Financial Times Yuan Yang gathered in the Spark Theatre gathered together on one of the hottest days of...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Gordon Brown: “No deal Brexit would be an act of self-harm”

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Addressing crowds at the Edinburgh International Book Fair yesterday (26 Aug), the former Labour Prime Minister called out a growing rise in nationalism across the UK.Brown agrees with Nicola Sturgeons analysis that a no...

THEATRE – Citizens of Nowhere? at Sweet Novotel

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THERE is no long preamble: arrive, get a drink of your choice and sit at a table like you might do any other Saturday afternoon at the Sweet Novotel. This Saturday, there were headphones...

SPOKEN WORD – Fake News Kills World! at The Stand’s New Town Theatre

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Dr Richard Milne is quite obviously not a natural performer. When delivering the more informational components of the show he is frantic and nervous, his hands splaying everywhere. The acted components are similarly...

CIRCUS – Rouge at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows

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Clap your hands and slap your thighs for the jaw dropping Rouge. This adult circus show was definitely one of the best stops at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.The production brought acrobatics, cabaret...

THEATRE – 44 Inch chest at the Space on North Bridge

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WRITTEN in 1996, adapted into a film in 2009 and now performed in its intended medium for the first time ever, 44 Inch chest acts as a discussion of toxic masculinity and dehumanisation, explored...

THEATRE – Mythos trilogy: Gods with Stephen Fry at Festival Theatre

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STEPHEN Fry was greeted by the audience singing him happy birthday at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on Saturday night.The entertainer was slightly embarrassed and told the Edinburgh International Festival audience to quieten down...

THEATRE – The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall

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FOLLOWING a sell out run in Brighton last year, Red Biscuit Theatre have brought their show The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar to Edinburgh for their debut appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Stripped back to the...

COMEDY – Steff Todd at Just the Tonic – The Caves

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AWARD-winning comedian, Steff Todd is probably most well-known for her viral impressions of reality TV stars - you might have seen her video mimicking this year’s Love Island contestants circling lately.The Yorkshire comedian, impressionist...

COMEDY – Lee Ridley aka LOST VOICE GUY at Gilded Balloon

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FORMER Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley aka LOST VOICE GUY, has brought a magnificent show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, bringing laughter to many without making a sound himself.Living with cerebral palsy and...

THEATRE – It’s True, It’s True, It’s True at Underbelly Cowbarn

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Breach Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their award-winning production It's True, It's True, It's True as part of the British Council showcase.The play recounts the 17thcentury rape trial brought by 15-year-old baroque...
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THEATRE – Fishbowl at the Pleasance Courtyard

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FISHBOWL is an observational tour de force that belts the funny bone at a wildly funny angle from the very go-get.A trio of misfits enter a Parisian bedsit land - three side-by-side apartments in...

THEATRE – Happy Hour at Pleasance Dome

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Happy Hour is the brainchild of Cristian Ceresoli, whose hit play La Merda premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. Now he is back to debut another new work, directed by Simon Boberg, exploring the...
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THEATRE – SquidInk Theatre: Yellow at Zoo Playground

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ADAPTED from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s haunting short story The Yellow Wallpaper, SquidInk Theatre's Yellow is an equally unsettling depiction of the stifling of women's voices.In this modern adaptation of the original story, Charlotte is a young...
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