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Myra DuBois - Service With a Sneer (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Scott Purvis · 19 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Wearing more animal print than the cast of The Lion King, Myra Dubois is a sight to behold; with her hair lacquered into a golden hedge, she sashays across the stage in ...
Brett Goldstein Contains Scenes of an Adult Nature (Edinburgh Fringe)
Brett Goldstein For the first ten minutes of Brett Goldstein's show you wonder whether you've signed yourself up for an hour of smut: strip clubs, re-enacting porn films, masturbation....
Liverpool actress Cathy Tyson stars in Edinburgh Festival hit Monkey Bars
By Editorial Staff · 16 Sep 2013 · Northwest
Former Emmerdale'' actress and Liverpool star Cathy Tyson will feature alongside Only Fools and Horses' actress Gwyneth Strong when a hilarious and truthful piece of verbatim theat
Beyond the Fringe: Five Edinburgh hits you can now see in London
By Editorial Staff · 29 Aug 2013 · Scotland
GroundedGeorge Brant's new play about a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot forced to take a desk job due to her pregnancy picked up a Fringe First and a raft of rave reviews. Helmed ...
Michael Gambon says memory loss caused Habit of Art withdrawal
By Theo Bosanquet · 28 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Michael Gambon in Eh Joe Michael Gambon, currently appearing as the silent title character in Samuel Beckett's one-man play Eh Joe at the ...
Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Awards round-up - who won what?
By Editorial Staff · 27 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Nirbhaya at Assembly Hall was a multiple award winner The Scotsman Fringe First AwardsWeek One: Feral (Summerhall) Grounded (Traverse) ...
Feminist Bridget Christie becomes third woman to win Edinburgh Comedy Award
By Editorial Staff · 24 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Bridget Christie wins the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award© Geraint Lewis Bridget Christie today (24 August 2013) became only the third women in 33 years to win the coveted main ...
MTN Award winners are Bloody Ballad, The Bridge, Dumbstruck and Whosical
By Theo Bosanquet · 22 Aug 2013 · Scotland
The winners of the MTN Awards, proudly supported by WhatsOnStage, have been announced in Edinburgh.The Awards, formerly known as the Musical Theatre Matters Awards, aim to highlight the best ...
Comedian gets on stage proposal at Edinburgh Fringe
By Editorial Staff · 22 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Australian comedian Bec Hill got a very big surprise at the Edinburgh Fringe when a heckler in the audience turned out to be her boyfriend proposing marriage. Bec Hill Hill, who was ...
Shortlist announced for Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards
By Editorial Staff · 21 Aug 2013 · Scotland
James Acaster is nominated for his show Lawnmower The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the biggest comedy accolade at the Fringe, have been unveiled today....
'A bloody disgrace': Liz Lochhead attacks National Theatre of Scotland and EIF
By Theo Bosanquet · 20 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Taking aim: Liz Lochhead Prominent Scottish playwright and poet Liz Lochhead has fired a broadside against the National Theatre of Scotland, labelling a recent production "a bloody ...
Chocolate bar pun wins Funniest Joke of the Fringe
By Editorial Staff · 20 Aug 2013 · Scotland
A pun about a chocolate bar has won the annual Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, sponsored by TV channel Dave. Rob Auton with his award Stand-up Rob Auton, 30, claimed the prize with ...
Steve Coogan presents Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards on Saturday
By Editorial Staff · 19 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Former winner Steve Coogan will present the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards on Saturday (24 August).Coogan, who scooped the prize, then called the Perrier Award, in 1992, has since gone on to ...
New Art Club's Tom Roden: My first Edinburgh Fringe
By Guest Contributor · 20 Aug 2013 · Scotland
New Art Club: Tom Roden and Pete Shenton My first Edinburgh Fringe as one half of a comedy double act New Art Club was in 2008.Although I'd been around the fringes of the Fringe and ...
Sarah-Louise Young: My five favourite Julie Andrews things
By Guest Contributor · 12 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Sarah-Louise Young as Julie Andrews 1. "Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it"Julie Andrews wasn't sugarcoated. She has some spice too. From snogging ...
Brief Edinburgh Encounter with... [title of show]'s Carley Stenson
By Editorial Staff · 3 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Carley Stenson Tell us about [title of show] It's about four friends writing a musical and having a 'ball' doing it.Is the show being adapted at all for a UK audience?Not ...
Photos: Joey the War Horse stars in Edinburgh Military Tattoo
By Editorial Staff · 8 Aug 2013 · Scotland
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David Beckham makes Edinburgh Fringe debut (well, sort of...)
By Editorial Staff · 31 Jul 2013 · Scotland
The world premiere of William Caminara's new comedy The Three Lions runs as part of this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which kicks off on Friday (2 August 2013).The play centres ...
Michael Coveney: Golden Ages with Spacey, Hall and Nicholas Lyndhurst
By Michael Coveney · 23 Aug 2013 · Scotland
By definition, a Golden Age is something that happened in the past, and yet we are continually being told that we are living in a Golden Age of this or a Golden Age of that. This week, no less ...
Chris Grady: Final Edinburgh reflections and recommendations
By Chris Grady · 22 Aug 2013 · Scotland
My last couple of days in Edinburgh (Monday and Tuesday) passed in a whirlwind because, not only was I seeing shows, I was also ensuring that my three guests from the creative industries in ...
Chris Grady: A plea to Edinburgh Fringe companies - print a programme
By Chris Grady · 20 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Good example: Our Friends, The Enemy If you bring a show to Edinburgh then you, usually, ask a lot of favours. The actors are likely to be less than paid, the director will ...
Chris Grady: 'Cobblefoot' and other Edinburgh discomforts
By Chris Grady · 13 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Sandel at The Space @ Surgeons Hall Edinburgh. Day four. 24 shows in four days and that most Edinburgh-like of discomforts is setting in – cobblefoot. I am short on ...
Chris Grady: Some advice for those bringing shows to Edinburgh
By Chris Grady · 13 Aug 2013 · Scotland
The Showstopper's Improvised Musical at Gilded Balloon Teviot My second blog covering my Monday of Week Two – a little late since its Wednesday morning, but I've been seeing ...
Chris Grady: Edinburgh - a few more recommendations
By Chris Grady · 12 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Despatch Sunday from Adam and Eve, through Ben Moor, Peter Straker, Bristol Revunions, The Bridge and into early Monday morning with The System from South Africa. A day of ...
Chris Grady: From Stephen Hawking to Julie Andrews
By Chris Grady · 11 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Yesterday (Saturday) was my first full-day on the Fringe this year.EdFringe is all about surprising new sensations and unexpected new companies for me – so starting with a Polish company of ...
Michael Coveney: Edinburgh joys of Summerhall and summer weather
By Michael Coveney · 8 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Yesterday morning, I sat in the sunshine in a stripy deck chair, sipping a coffee, reading the papers and soaking up the rays. There have been a few surprises on the Edinburgh fringe this week,...
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