Saturday, September 18, 2021
5 Guys Chillin', a play about gay chemsex at Edinburgh Fringe

REVIEW – Hardcore discussions on Homosexual Chemsex

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SHOW TITLE: 5 Guys Chillin' VENUE: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139), Aug 17-22, 24-27  By ANGUS MITCHELLTHIS provocative theatre performance, based on events in Clapham, London, is fuelling dialogue on the extent of harm in homosexual chemsex and its...

REVIEW – Canadian Tom proves that ‘funny’ is a four letter word

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SHOW TITLE:  I Swear, Tom StadeVENUE: Gilded Balloon Teviot, until August 27 By WULLIE MARR  I SWEAR, the title of Tom Stade's first Edinburgh Fringe show for two years, just might win the award for the most...

RUFFLED FEATHERS – Ladyboy tries to overcome fear of birds after being attacked by...

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A LADYBOY who “developed a phobia of feathers” after being attacked by a seagull in Aberdeen is now tackling her fear in order to feel more comfortable in one of her performance outfits.Today the...

INTERACTIVE COMEDY – Only Fools and 3 Courses, a Lovely Jubbly Ruby Murray with...

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BY SIMONE MEDONOSWhilst attending a Gala Dinner hosted by Boycie and Marlene, chaos ensues upon the arrival of Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert.Only Fools and 3 Courses is, you guessed it, an Only...
My Leonard Cohen at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

REVIEW – Leonard Cohen Tribute act left me miserable for all the wrong reasons

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SHOW TITLE: My Leonard Cohen VENUE: Assembly Rooms, until 27 August, 7.45pm. By JEAN WEST OK, so I guess it was my own fault for going to see a tribute band.For me cheesy re-renderings of a performer’s...

MUSIC – 400 artists gather in Portobello for Edinburgh’s Big Beach Busk

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BY BOB CUMMINSThe last Saturday in August is reserved for one of the largest busking events in Europe. Edinburgh’s Big Beach Busk brings together around 400 talented artists, and see’s the population of Portobello...

VARIETY – Jason Donovan and his ‘Amazing Midlife Crisis’

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BY JOY HADDENHaving recently turned 50, Jason Donovan’s Amazing Midlife Crisis is a show more about his past successes than any crisis, or future direction; the ex-teen heartthrob embellishes us with memories of his life...

COMEDY THEATRE – One woman Sex and The City is a hilarious must-see parody

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I didn’t realise how much I’d missed Sex and The City in my life until I saw KERRY IPEMA’s one woman parody show, in which she nails impersonating everyone’s favourite characters on their most...
A Man, A Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan Edinburgh Fringe 2018

PREVIEW: Rising star is a comedy Mastermind with laughter as his specialist subject

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By AARON McGILLIVRAYTHERE can be few things more intimidating than taking a seat in the famous Mastermind black chair to face rapid-fire questions from legendary TV inquisitor, John Humphries.Yet that's exactly where comedian George Lewis found...
Bar Talk with Comedians Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin, Craig Hill and Gareth Waugh

Four comedians compare notes about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe

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FOUR comedians walked into a pub..No, that's not our lame attempt at a joke - we really did get four of the Fringe's best-loved and best-known comedians to prop up the bar.And while they...

CABARET – How To Be a Bad Girl… A Debaucherous Night with Sabrina Chap

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 The stage is set with a Keyboard and a microphone, How to Be a Bad Girl - A Debaucherous Night with Sabrina Chap, is a cabaret solo-show full of storytelling, and hilarious off-the-cuff comedy. Sabrina...

PREVIEW -Thrones! creators bring young Voldemort musical parody

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Two of the co-creators of Fringe sell-out smash-hit Thrones! The Musical bring you a Harry Potter musical parody that promises to leave audiences spellbound.Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is fresh from sold...

PHYSICAL THEATRE/ CIRCUS – The 7 Fingers troupe deliver a spectacular Fringe must see

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BY JEAN WESTEven though I thought I had a certain insight into Réversible, the European debut Fringe dish served up by The (extraordinary) 7 Fingers, following an interview with creator, Gypsy Snider, the swell...

COMEDY – Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don’t Start Anything is a...

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BY JOY HADDENIf any stand up comedian can prey on a sold out audience at Assembly Hall, Jason Byrne can; the "big paddy wack ding dong" that he is. From the minute he arrived...

CHILDREN’S SHOWS – VIKING at Underbelly Bristo Square

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Who better to review kids shows than a kid?Deadline at the Fringe’s youngest reviewer, 6-year-old Gus, is out with his Dad Paul (42) to give their say on this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe acts.JOURNEY...

THEATRE – Sirens is a roar for the silent minorities

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDIPlucking brilliant! Sirens is a roar for the silent minorities, with guts, glitter and gumption. You need it in your life.It’s a rare thing to find a piece...

Van Gogh look-a-like breaks world record of most portraits in 12 hours

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VINCENT Van Gogh look-a-like Walter DeForest yesterday broke his own world record of 163 portraits within 12-hours.The record now stands at 166 portraits, after a long stint on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile amid the...
Trump'd! the musical coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2018

PREVIEW – Trump’d! The musical to blow into Edinburgh for Fringe 2018

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By AARON McGILLIVRAYIT WOULDN'T be the Edinburgh Fringe without at least one act focusing on the antics of America's controversial President.Among the offerings in 2018 is the musical comedy, Trump'd!, marking the return of...

COMEDY – Jason Byrne: Wrecked but ready

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BOUNDING on stage like a labrador on speed wearing ‘bouncy yoke moon boots’, Jason Byrne is a wrecking ball that, perhaps his sold out audience, wasn’t ready for!He compares himself to an out of...

COMEDY – Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal, An enjoyable night we wanted to love

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Last night's offering at The Pleasance came from Suzi Ruffell, fresh from her travels and back at the Fringe with a new show, having bagged a nomination for Chortle's...
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