Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice. Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable delves into the peripheries of power and the minds of the people who know our world leaders the best... 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

Having made their Fringe debut last year with The Life and Times of Lionel, theatre company Forget About The Dog are back with their new show, 100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace. Kat has had an accident and has trouble remembering things... 

Charlie Duprè on Meeting Tony Blair, the Man he Now Portrays

Charlie Duprè on Meeting Tony Blair, the Man he Now Portrays

Betrayal, money, power, politics and love. All thing you find in a standard Shakespeare play. And modern politics. Macblair, written by Charlie Duprè, Bard-ifies the rise and fall of Tony Blair with rap, verse and tongue firmly in cheek... 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck. In her own inimitable style she takes the audience to her past in order to discover how she reasons with the chaos and uncertainty of modern life... 

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Improv is as big as it’s ever been at the Fringe, with well over a hundred shows for you to choose from. Chris Quilietti leads a panel discussion with improvisors from some of the festival’s most popular shows: Will Naameh (Spontaneous Sherlock/Men With Coconuts) Steve Hartil (Murder She Didn’t Write), and Sean McCann (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical/Rhapsodes)... 

Atlantic: Two New Musicals from RCS set Either Side of the Pond

Atlantic: Two New Musicals from RCS set Either Side of the Pond

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University have teamed up to bring two brand-new musicals to the Fringe. Atlantic: A Scottish Story is a haunting show set on a remote Scottish island that asks the question: what if we didn’t go on the adventure? It follows Eve, a girl who didn’t follow her heart and stays where she thinks she belongs... 

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’s Ianthe Demos on Sentient Mobile Phones

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’s Ianthe Demos on Sentient Mobile Phones

If you’ve a maths brain, you might recognise the term ‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ as a mnemonic for the order of operations in arithmetic. It’s also the title of a new play from the US following the story of a maths teacher’s affair with one of her students - told from the point of view of a mobile phone... 

Yokes Night’s Scott Lyons & Zoe Forrester on Anger at the Status Quo in Ireland

Yokes Night’s Scott Lyons & Zoe Forrester on Anger at the Status Quo in Ireland

If all drugs were legal for twenty four hours, what would you do? It really happened - in Ireland, 2015. Chris Quilietti met writer/actor Scott Lyons and actor Zoe Forrester to learn about their theatrical response to this legal loophole, Yokes Night at the Pleasance Courtyard. 

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe. But what is it like to do it for a living? Chris Quilietti talks to professional flyerer Aidan Benoit to learn about coping with constant rejection, the best times to flyer, and how to make flyering fun. 

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis’s Asad Mecci on the Science behind the Show

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis’s Asad Mecci on the Science behind the Show

You don’t know this, but somewhere inside you is a comedy genius just waiting to be unleashed - all you need is a hypnotist to help you let it out. Asad Mecci’s new show Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis turns audience volunteers into improv stars alongside veterans Colin Mochrie and Mike McShane... 

Steps' Lee Latchford-Evans on Learning Accents for Eurobeat

Steps' Lee Latchford-Evans on Learning Accents for Eurobeat

Tired of having to wait a full year to get that Eurovision vibe? Then you’ll love Eurobeat, a comedy musical where European countries - including Vatican City - compete for your audience votes... 

Stop The Train's Rick Guard on the Magic of New Musicals at the Fringe

Stop The Train's Rick Guard on the Magic of New Musicals at the Fringe

Stop The Train is a new musical from Rick Guard and Phil Rice following the story of commuters plunged into a dangerous situation - and forced to talk to each other. Broadway Baby’s Chris Quilietti spoke to co-composer Rick Guard about the workshopping process and why Edinburgh is such a brilliant place to bring a new musical. 

The Nuclear Family Team on Creating Interactive Theatre Formats

The Nuclear Family Team on Creating Interactive Theatre Formats

Do you work well under pressure? How about life-or-death pressure? Nuclear Family gives you the chance to find out by inviting the audience to mount an enquiry about a pair of sibling security guards at a nuclear power plant... 

James Wilson-Taylor's First Show About Himself: Ginger is the New Black

James Wilson-Taylor's First Show About Himself: Ginger is the New Black

The festival is a place for the taboo and James Wilson-Taylor has brought the final taboo to Edinburgh… sort of? Ginger is the New Black sets out to rebrand redheads and challenge stereotypes... 

Countermeasure A Cappella on the Power of Friendship

Countermeasure A Cappella on the Power of Friendship

Canadian a-cappella group Countermeasure are stopping off to perform their show 14 Characters at the Fringe as part of a European tour. Chris spoke to arranger Aaron Jensen, and J-M from the group, who say the group’s six-year friendship is what makes their performance stand out. 

No Horizon's Andy Platt & Sam Reid on Creative Minds Overcoming Disability

No Horizon's Andy Platt & Sam Reid on Creative Minds Overcoming Disability

It’s the 1600’s, and a blind boy from a village in Yorkshire wants an education. The world around him has already decided his fate, but Nicholas Saunderson has other ideas and his hidden genius takes him to the learned spires of Cambridge... 

Broadway Baby Does Meet the Media

Broadway Baby Does Meet the Media

Meet the Media is an annual pitch-fest run by the Fringe Society, giving Edinburgh shows the chance to meet the Broadway Baby team. Here’s what Adrian Bradley found there: leafy speedos, advice on how to get laid (unrelated), and a musical adaptation of Brexit.