Friday, February 26, 2021

COMEDY – Josh Berry: Voice Thief, impressions in their infancy

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BY SIMONE MEDONOSJosh Berry is just 22 and 2018 marks his debut at the Fringe after his impression of Andy Murray went viral on social media in 2013. Since graduating from Oxford last year...

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...

THEATRE – (not so) Shitfaced Shakespeare

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“It’s much better shitfaced, don’t you think?” I’m not convinced.Five classically trained Shakespearean actors, one of whom had supposedly drunk ¾ of a bottle of Tequila, among other things, take to the stage...

COMEDY – 100% Cotton is 100% an hour well spent

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100% COTTON has a sought after freshness that is more than welcome to those of us who can often take life too seriously.Liz Cotton is a comic songwriter unlike any other. She is a...

THEATRE- The Gray Cat and the Flounder

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POP on your headphones and lose yourself in this quirky and touching multimedia tale of love and loss by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.Described as a “Theatre of Music”, the show is a mish-mash...

MUSICAL THEATRE – Trump! is making satire great again

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Blowfish Theatre Company are making satire great again in a truly tremendous fashion.On stage a not-so-orange Donald Trump exclaimed that the press would report that there were only 30 to 40 audience members,...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Ruby Wax: “a bitch” advocating mindfulness

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BY JEAN WEST"I'm a bitch; rage is my drug of choice," asserts Ruby Wax before a sold out audience at Edinburgh International Book Festival.She then shoots back about 4 billion years to make the...

THEATRE – How To Drink Wine Like A Wanker, an autobiographical journey

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How To Drink Wine Like A Wanker, is a hilarious journey with Anna Thomas as she tells her autobiographical story about how she became the self-confessed “wine wanker” that she is.This show caught...

In conversation with… Barbara Dickson, an hour of recent scottish folk history

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Scotland's top-selling female album artist of all time, Barbara Dickson addresses a mature audience at The Grand Masonic Lodge in her hometown of Edinburgh. The ‘I know Him So Well’ singer has had a...

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...

COMEDY – Daniel Sloss: X at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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It’s no secret to Scotland that Daniel Sloss is brilliant.His opening night at the Edinburgh Playhouse was electric. The comedian blazed his way through an inferno of jokes that tackle toxic masculinity to people’s...
Yo, Carmen - Maria Pages Company, performing at Edinburgh Festival

REVIEW – Flamenco’s femme fatale delivers real Festival fireworks

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SHOW TITLE: Yo, Carmen (María Pagés Company) VENUE: Playhouse, Edinburgh, Aug 12-13 By JEAN WEST “WE HAVE created Yo, Carmen to dignify the woman,” pronounces María Pagés, stamping out her intent in flamenco staccato with the force...

COMEDY – Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

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SAM MORRISON has brought one-man stand-up comedy Hello, Daddy! to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Brutal honestly is probably the best characteristic to describe young New York City-based comedian Sam Morrison. In ‘Hello, Daddy!’ he discusses his numerous sexual...

THEATRE – Sod’s Law: A bittersweet serenade through the a(n)nals of queer history

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDIBlunt and beautiful, Sod's Law is an afternoon delight.Aristocrat Lord Hicks seems to know a thing or two about queer life, and as I shared a late afternoon...
Art work by Ruaridh Crighton

REVIEW – Artist Rudog’s new found love of colour doesn’t mask dark messages

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SHOW TITLE: More Than Meets The Eye – Ruaridh ‘Rudog’ Crighton VENUE: Hill Street Design House until August 18. BY JEAN WEST Ruaridh ‘Rudog' Crighton is a man of few words. But the stories he doesn’t articulate...
The Cast of Brothers, by 203 Theatre Company, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

REVIEW – Forget ‘Bro Culture’, this is a cultured study of brotherhood

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SHOW TITLE: Brothers, by 203 Theatre Company VENUE: Underbelly Med Quad, until August 28 By CAT TIMONEY BROTHERS proves an important piece of theatre tackling the critical issue of male mental health through clever writing and impeccable acting.Following...

CABARET – The Lady Boys of Bangkok – The Greatest Showgirls Tour

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Once again The Lady Boys of Bangkok prove why they are one of the most popular shows during Edinburgh’s festival season.The show is participating in it’s 21st Edinburgh Festival Fringe and experience seems...

CHILDREN’S SHOWS – Edinburgh Youth Theatre perform Annie Jr

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THE Big Apple was looking bright and juicy as Edinburgh Youth Theatre (EYT) hustled its take on this 1930s musical essay about the Great Depression for early morning festival crowds.And whilst it looked like...

COMEDY – Harriet Kemsley is shaming slut shaming

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 Harriet Kemsley missed out on the #metoo movement because she had lost her phone, and now she’s expressing herself and dancing out her own story, making you laugh along the way.In a Cornell University...

SPOKEN WORD/ THEATRE – Narcissist in the Mirror is an intricately written powerful performance

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Narcissist in the Mirror is a powerful piece of theatre, which is both acerbic and poetic in its lyrical writing, making it ever more engaging for the audience.It is a solo piece of spoken word...
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