Friday, February 26, 2021

THEATRE – Crocodile Fever at Traverse Theatre

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WITH a visual colour scheme which is as aggressively pink as the writing is, well, just aggressive, Crocodile Fever is a blacker-than-black comedy which scoops you up in its jaws and refuses to let go.The...

CIRCUS – Cirque Berserk! at Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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FOLLOWING last year’s huge sell-out festival debut, Britain's biggest theatre-circus has spectacularly returned to Edinburgh and is showcasing the best that traditional circus has to offer – with a little more spice.The audience at...

COMEDY – Joel Sanders: Hero Worship at The Counting House

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How many people have dreamed of meeting their idols? Well, Joel Sanders has lived that dream several times over.Sharing his memoirs of meeting some of his personal comedy and music heroes, Sanders talks of...

CHILDREN’S SHOWS – Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids

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DEDICATED to the life’s work of Franz Kafka, this small-scale tribute production told Kafka’s slightly abstract stories in a way that even the youngest of audiences could understand and giggle along to.With the help...

MUSIC – This Is The Kit at Leith Theatre

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STRONG and serene like a blade of willowy grass that curves with the wind - Kate Stables takes up her emotions with a compelling flow and honesty that beckon us to follow.This Is The...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Ruth Davidson on pregnancy vs Brexit and world class women

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SCOT Tory Leader Ruth Davidson talked Boris, her wishful pregnancy vs Brexit schedule, and her previous career in journalism with a crowd at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday (13thAug).The Scottish Conservative and...

COMEDY – Aaron Twitchen: Can’t Stop a Rainbow…

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IN THIS one-man LGBTQ themed stand up performance the positive, warm and energetic AARON TWITCHEN discusses his friendships, love life and the amount of wine he consumed during his journey of self-discovery.Unlike most Stand...

MAGIC – #Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic at Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy

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“Just because a show’s free doesn’t mean it’s bad.” Dave Alnwick certainly proved this to be true in his extremely funny and perfectly charming magic show that got plenty of gasps and laughs from...

THEATRE – Baby, What Blessings! at the Space, Surgeons Hall

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THREE Sisters Productions returns to Edinburgh with Siofra Dromgoole’s new play, a perplexing story of a mixed-race relationship which is marred by muddled messaging.Baby, What Blessings! is the story of Billie, a naive university undergraduate,...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Alex Rogers on the ocean’s plastic and hounding MPs to save...

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In conversation with Sheena McDonald on Monday (12 Aug), Alex Rogers discussed the beauty of the world beneath the ocean and what we can do to save it - and ourselves.His new book, ‘The...

THEATRE – Lobster at Underbelly Bristo Square

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the modern online dating scene is a cesspool dominated by dick pics, ghosters, breadcrumbers and other unsavoury characters.Tinder has created a dating platform where connection has been...

THEATRE – Chagos 1971 at Zoo Venues

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With a little more finessing Chagos 1971 might be to the neo-colonialism what Dr Strangelove is to the Cold War.Few people will know what happened on the small island of Chagos in 1971 but writer-director...

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...

CHILDREN’S SHOWS – The Bubble Show: flawlessly simple and full of wonder

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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.“You can put a bubble inside a bubble and inside...

MUSICAL THEATRE – Fisherman’s Tail: Powerful, moving and very entertaining

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More that just a fisherman’s tale...Powerful, moving and very entertaining, this one hour lunchtime show is sure to prove a hit with all ages and walks of life. It is a well written storyline...

DANCE – BalletBoyz: Them/Us at McEwan Hall

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THE all-male ballet dance group BalletBoyz hit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stage with an original and unique double bill of brand new works, Them and Us. Both were impressive Dance's performed with intense power...

CHILDREN’S SHOWS – So you think you know about Dinosaurs “deserves 500m stars”

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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.“This is...

COMEDY – JAMES BARR returns to the Fringe with ‘Thirst Trap’ and it’s brilliant

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The avocado inspired comedian strikes again in a brilliant LGBTQ themed self-deprecating standup comedy on the difficulties of relationships, being single and the quest for finding true love.  After a success run at Edinburgh...

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...

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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