Tuesday, September 28, 2021

It’s all childsplay for therapist whose Fringe show was inspired by Edinburgh’s sick kids

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A HOME-MADE bigtop, popcorn and the power of pop-up performance has theatremaker Francisca Morton hypnotising little audiences.Francisca Morton believes being a sensible grown-up is over-rated. The psychotherapist, actor and director loves to play.It's an...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Sue Perkins on travelling as a gay woman and her blunders...

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SUE Perkins talked enthusiastically about her experience bumbling through Asia, laughing along with crowds at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday (20thAug).She also revealed that there were countries she would love to visit...

THEATRE – Cadaver Synod at Sweet Venues

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RFT return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new black comedy exploring the relationship between power and the past, the dangers of ignoring the sensibilities of the masses, and just where to...

THEATRE – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters at Summerhall

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LEAVE the morning light behind and descend into the darkness of Summerhall’s Red Lecture Theatre on a journey through some of history’s filthiest love letters.Using letters written by notable historical figures alongside anonymously donated...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Insect specialist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson on six legged life and introducing insects...

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ANNE SVERDRUP-THYGESON, Professor of Conservation Biology and insect specialist, discussed how crucial insects are to us presently and the ways we may need to use them in the future on Tuesday (18 Aug) at...

THEATRE – Being Frank at theSpace on North Bridge

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FRANK has a problem. He doesn’t know how to talk to his son Alex about depression and anxiety. Mental health can be a difficult topic for anyone but maybe for Frank having gone through...
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COMEDY – Maria Shehata: Hero at Gilded Balloon

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MARIA SHEHATA is at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her show Hero which combines comedy with storytelling.In Hero the US comedian discusses her relationship with her parents who are of Egyptian heritage, her life in...

THEATRE – The Nights by Henry Taylor at Gilded Balloon

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MULTI-award-winning playwright HENRY NAYLOR returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new play which pits a journalist against the convoluted and complicated legacy of Britain's war on terror and interrogates the modern discourse surrounding...

THEATRE – More Myself Than I Am

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FOLLOWING sell-out performances of their previous productions of 1984 and Antigone, hopes were high for Eleventh Hour Theatre's new play exploring the lives of some of literature's brightest stars.Unfortunately this production turned out to be more...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Peter Hitchens on “The Phony War: The World War II Illusion”

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JOURNALIST, author and broadcaster Peter Hitchens, or “the hated Peter Hitchens” as he sometimes refers to himself, was on stage at the Edinburgh Book Festival to promote his new book The Phoney Victory -...

COMEDY – Not Quite Mass at Finnegan’s Wake

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STEVE BENNETT is the hilarious Irish comedian who is presenting and hosting the show – Not Quite Mass. He shares the spotlight with a line-up of other Irish comedians who all take 5 to...
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THEATRE – 1902: “so brilliant it could make a Hearts fan proud of Hibernian...

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A play so brilliant it could make a Heart of Midlothian fan proud of Hibernian FC (well this one anyway).The football is just the beginning.1902 is a brilliant production that fully immerses its...

COMEDY – Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

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Better Dead than a Coward is an hour of frenetic storytelling that sits somewhere between intimate and claustrophobic.Laura Davis is full of charisma and childish energy yet manages to avoid coming across as naive....

COMEDY – Jamie Oliphant: There’s an Oliphant in the Room at The Tron

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IF YOU’VE been caught up in the whirlwind that is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe & have no idea what to go and see next, if every genre is merging into one and you now...

COMEDY – Andrew Maxwell: All Talk at Underbelly

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IT WAS twenty five years ago when Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell first played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - a gig in which he was “dying on his arse” in front of seven people....

COMEDY – Gareth’s Gay Dating Disasters: Another year, another breakup!

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THE audience’s faces showed a mixture of confusion and excitement when they were given bingo sheets as they entered the venue for Gareth’s Gay Dating Disasters.Bingo sheets soon make sense, as our host of...

COMEDY – A Gay and a NonGay return to the Fringe

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AFTER last year’s big success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the award winning LGBTQ+ comedy podcast A Gay and a NonGay presented by incredibly funny and energetic hosts JAMES BARR (Gay) and DAN HUDSON (NonGay)...

COMEDY – A letter to Alex Hylton’s mum about his show Get Rich or...

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At the end of the show, Alex Hylton requested that all of his reviews be addressed to his mum because, as of yet, she’s the only one who seems to read them!Dear Carol, During his...

MUSICAL – Friendsical – The Friends musical parody at Assembly Festival

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What could anyone possibly not to love about a musical parodying one of the best shows of all times?I'M not sure if this was a parody of a musical or a musical parody.The...
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20 OFF THE CUFF with Catherine Graindorge

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Deadline at the Fringe are interviewing performers across the month, putting 20 questions to them off the cuff.Catherine Graindorge is a writer, theatre-maker and violinist. Her show 'Before the End' details her experiences of...
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