Friday, February 26, 2021

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...

DANCE/MUSIC – Havana after dark: A show as addictive as the city itself

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AN inflight announcement welcomed the sold out venue to the José Martí airport in Havana on Saturday night and one hour later at curtain call, you could be forgiven for believing that five-time Fringe...

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...

COMEDY THEATRE – Unfortunate: the Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

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Throw Wicked, Disney and The Mighty Boosh into a blender with lashings of glitter and you will have Unfortunate: the Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch.This magical musical tells the story of...
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CHILDREN’S SHOW – Moon Dragon for 5 and Under is a magical, musical treat

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A Magical, Musical, Moon Dragon TreatHow young is too young to start coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?  With a show like Moon Dragon catering to even tiny children, there is no lower...
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THEATRE – Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late Stage Capitalism

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 Co-writers and directors Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi present a funny, smart and highly improvisational take on the legacy of one of cinemas most iconic Hollywood heartthrobs.In a small back room, reflecting the shows...

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...

MAGIC – Paul Zenon: Trust Me! stuns audiences at Le Monde

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PAUL ZENON’S greatest trick on Tuesday night (6thAugust) was not the tricks he performed on stage, but his ability to turn a room full of adults into children for an hour.Every so often the...

Dome Nights is a trip of audio-visual delight

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BY MORAG PHILLIPSDome Nights was one of the most relaxing 45 minutes I have had in a long time. This experience was a zephyr of soothing sound and visual variety.  The psychedelic music 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 – 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...
Review of the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo by dance critic, Morag Phillips for Deadline News

Men in tights play it for laughs – but always keep the dancing on...

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Despite the hilarity, this all-male ballet troupe are technically brilliant By MORAG PHILLIPSLES BALLETS Trockadero de Monte Carlo, are an all male dance company who perform En Travesti in hysterical parodies of classic and modern...

COMEDY – All Together Irish at Dropkick Murphys

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If you’re Irish and feeling homesick I strongly suggest you head down to Dropkick Murphy’s for a pint of the black stuff and the free show, All Together Irish – which is showing twice...

SPOKEN WORD – Darren McGarvey AKA Loki: Scotland Today

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STAGGERINGLY honest and raw, McGarvey’s take on the state of Scotland’s class system is the most necessary show you’ll see all year.  Following the success of his 2018 show Poverty Safari Live, Darren McGarvey,...

THEATRE – Outstanding tribute to pioneer LGBT bookstore

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By Kathryn Pierce In collaboration with @SomewhereEdiA witty, well-observed and heartfelt tribute.Returning to the Fringe after a sell-out run in autumn last year, Love Song to Lavender Menace triumphantly leads the Fringe’s Made in...

Nathan Coley showcases “The Future is Inside Us, It’s not Somewhere Else” as Edinburgh...

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The 16th edition of Edinburgh Art Festival is officially underway, running from 25 July – 25 August 2019 featuring premieres of ambitious new work from internationally renowned artists.This year’s festival stars the one and...

COMEDY – Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders at Just the Tonic

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I STRONGLY suggest you join Nina Gilligan as she takes you through the story of her turbulent childhood, and revel in her brutal honesty and charming sass.This is the crème de la crème of...

COMEDY – Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

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IF you had a misspent youth (or mid-life crisis) in the 90s and were found sat in front of Channel 4 on a Friday, you couldn’t miss the iconic Whose Line Is It Anyway?This...

MUSIC – 1890-1930: Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from The Red...

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From New Orleans to Edinburgh: The amazing Red Hot Rhythm MakersTHEY are an all-female band paying homage to those obscure queens that were once pioneers in the very early years of jazz, those...

BOOK FESTIVAL: Cathy Newman addresses online misogyny and the importance of positive role models

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Channel 4 News presenter and author Cathy Newman discussed gender, history, political division and her controversial interview with Jordan Peterson with a crowd at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday (12 Aug).Her new...
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