Friday, September 17, 2021

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...

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...
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