Edinburgh Fringe

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One for the Road...

One for the Road...

In the early 1980s Pinter became increasingly interested in human rights abuses and in particular the torture of political prisoners in Argentina and Turkey. One For The Road emerged from those concerns, although it is deliberately given no specific national location; he believed such violations could occur as easily in democracies as dictatorships, although the common expression for another drink, used many times during the play and as the title, suggests an English-speaking background for the lead character... 

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Offside
Offside

It is seldom that we discuss the inherent inequalities in our nation’s most beloved sport. Perhaps because of the very fact football is so loved safeguards it from scrutiny... 

Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis

It is a rare treat to hear a dramatised performance of Shakespeare’s first published work, Venus and Adonis... 

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)
Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Armed with exhaustive statistics, a wild imagination and a uniquely hilarious take on current events and systemic conspiracies, Don Biswas delivers a frantic hour of lighting-fast stand-up... 

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Features

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

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How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe
How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

Star Inflation is Real
Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner
All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

The second Bobby of EdFringe 2017 has been scooped by Middle Child for All We Ever Wanted Was Everything... 

Interviews

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak. Michelle and Laura met Broadway Baby’s Sarah Virgo over lunch to talk about their show this year, the first time they’ve worked as a duo and why Edinburgh is the only place to be as a comedian in August. 

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Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction
Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Binge Culture are a performance-art group of five that originated in Wellington, New Zealand. They’re always thinking about how to get the audience involved in their work and playing with forms outside of traditional theatre... 

‘Edinburgh is kind of like tapas’ – New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne
‘Edinburgh is kind of like tapas’ – New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne

Having received rave reviews for The Secret Life of Humans as well as supporting dozens of other theatre companies at the Fringe and beyond, the New Diorama Theatre has made a name for itself as one of the new powerhouses of British theatre... 

Bobby Winners All We Ever Wanted Was Everything on Reinventing the Musical
Bobby Winners All We Ever Wanted Was Everything on Reinventing the Musical

Ever since their debut in 2015 with Weekend Rockstars Middle Child Theatre have been rewriting what musical theatre can be with their distinctive gig-theatre genre... 

Latest Listings

Red Blue Balance

Red Blue Balance

Mr McFall’s Chamber have been acquiring a formidable and deserved reputation for adventurous programming and for razor-sharp performance. Here, jazz trio meets string quartet, featuring clarinettist Maximiliano Martín, performing two new commissions from jazz artists Paul Harrison and Mike Kearney, favourites from Tim Garland, Martin Kershaw and Frank Zappa, and premiering Red Blue Balance by Vivian Barty-Taylor... 

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Queens of Sheba
Queens of Sheba

Queens of Sheba tells the stories of four black women who have been turned away from a night club for 'being too black' (based on the Dstrkt night spot incident of 2015)... 

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks
Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Director and singer/songwriter Sarah McGuinness presents Back To Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club in Soho... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn
Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days...