Saturday, September 18, 2021
Review of Senegalese Shindig. A Scottish World Music band, who performed at edinburgh fringe 2017

REVIEW – Joyful world music combo also deliver powerful messages

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SHOW TITLE: Senegalese Shindig VENUE: New Town Theatre, Venue 7, August 17 only By ANGUS MITCHELL THIS musical collective, arguably Scotland's finest world music purveyors, is led by Samba Sene, a man who is politically engaged.That...

PREVIEW: Theatre Ronin (Hong Kong) – Hoichi the Earless

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AFTER playing in Hong Kong and Avignon in 2018, Theatre Ronin return to Europe to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. Hoichi the Earless is adapted from a Japanese classic story, Kwaidan by...

THEATRE – WW1 Wardrobe Project, a thought provoking immersive experience

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The WW1 Wardrobe Project is an immersive performance, in which audience members are invited to imagine what their own lives may have been like during World War One; a time when women were reluctantly...

THEATRE – Queer Words is an unusual sensory experience

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDIA surreal and queer box of delights that packs a punch and challenges you not be shocked - I still was.I was really looking forward to experiencing Autin Dance Theatre’s Queer...

PREVIEW – Barely Methodical Troupe bring Bromance back to the Fringe

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The UK’s hottest circus company, award-winning Barely Methodical Troupe, are bringing their debut show Bromance back to where it all began.An international sensation, Bromance explores the friendship between three of the UK’s most exciting...

CIRCUS – Along celebrates Kung Fu and the culture of Hong Kong

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Celebrating the culture of Hong Kong, Hugh Cho’s hit show Along made some powerful statements in this year’s production. The majority of the performance was simply a display of acrobatics, dance and kung fu,...

PREVIEW: The Cheap Part of Town

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In a world wiped clean by mainstream media or presented as rosy and quirky by an endless diet of American TV series, ‘The Cheap Part of Town’ gets to the heart of what it...

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...

PREVIEW: Finest Poet of WW2 to be Celebrated in Edinburgh

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The life and poetry of Keith Douglas, widely recognised as the finest poet of World War Two, is to be celebrated in Edinburgh ahead of the 80th anniversary of the start of WW2. Unicorns, Almost...

DANCE – Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance “a privilege to witness”

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BY MORAG PHILLIPSWe are indeed fortunate to be allowed a glimpse into this mystical and ancient world. From the moment two turmeric robed monks walk onto the stage and we hear the doleful call...

MUSICAL THEATRE – My Left Right Foot, starring ‘the disabled’

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If it wasn’t for the fact that Director ROBERT SOFTLEY GALE had the very impairment that this musical-within-a-musical pokes fun at, it probably wouldn’t have been politically correct enough to have a sell-out show...

PREVIEW: Musical friends parody Friensical makes Fringe debut

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A musical parody of the TV show friends promises hilarity as it embarks on an extensive UK tour. Written by Miranda Larson, the show opens at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham before heading to...
Haus of Dench coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2018

PREVIEW – Yorkshire Drag Queens to Host Fringe’s Lip Sync Battle Royale

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By AARON McGILLIVRAYTHE PEOPLE behind this boisterous lip-syncing show which is judged by a series of drag artists, issue a warning to those considering taking part.With tongues firmly in cheeks, the organisers insist: "Attending Lip...

COMEDY – Masai Graham’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes and 101 Naughty Jokes...

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MASAI GRAHAM is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe yet again with his fantastic two shows – Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes and Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes In 30 Minutes.Masai...

PREVIEW: Improvised Play Makes Edinburgh Fringe Debut

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A witty drama exploring the joy and the pain of being in love is coming to Edinburgh Fringe. But here's the twist - it's completely improvised.Between Us is a play which charts the ups and...

PREVIEW – Let’s be Frank! explores Sinatra’s darkest hours

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BY RAYMOND NOTARANGELOPeople probably think they know all there is to know about Frank Sinatra – the legend, the voice, the marriages – even the fabled Mafia connections.Dotted with some of the greatest songs...

THEATRE – Algorithms “could be this years Fleabag”

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THE debut play from Sadie Clark could be this year’s Fleabag- in the form of a bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation.Brooke, played by writer Sadie Clark, is turning thirty in four...

COMEDY – Craicling is comedy at it’s best

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Foil, Arms and Hogg packed out McEwan Hall on the 14th night of their Edinburgh run with Craicling. A banner of their familiar pig logo dressed the stage, along with a guitar and a...

PREVIEW – Don Rodolfo: A journey of conquests

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The grotesque love child of Don Juan and Don Quixote, Don Rodolfo promises to take audience members on a journey through his conquests, his adventures and every stupid thought in his idiot head.Character Comedian,...
Nocturnal Edinburgh Fringe 2018

PREVIEW: Professional Worry-er and part time comedian Suzi Ruffell is Here for The Fringe...

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By AARON McGILLIVRAYIf you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi Ruffell is worried about everything – from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her cat’s...
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