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Card Ninja

Card Ninja

A humble deck of cards, a ninja (well, a likeable Kiwi), a lofty-heighted venue and audience participation, all added up to an hour well spent at the Gilded Balloon today. The likeable Kiwi/ninja in question, aka Javier Jarquin, entertained a multi-aged crowd, with a high-energy acrobatic display (using several hundred cards), supported with some charming humour and energetic, ninja-like moves... 

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Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room
Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room

You do not often look around an audience during a show and see barely any unsmiling faces; scarcer still, there is unanimous overheard praise afterwards... 

The Troth
The Troth

Based on Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s iconic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha, The Troth is about one soldier, Sardar Lehna Singh, and the sacrifice he makes to keep his secret promise to an unrequited love... 

The Tape Face Show
The Tape Face Show

As a genuine YouTube sensation, TV talent show star, and with a Las Vegas residency, Tape Face is a comedy rock god but he isn’t here to play the hits; this is an hour of brand new whimsical material that doesn’t stray far from what you’d expect from this unique act and yet has some delightfully baffling moments... 

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Army @ The Fringe

Army @ The Fringe

When you think of the military and the Edinburgh festivals, it's natural to think of the Tattoo at the Castle every night, but now there's a different reason to link the two together. Army @ The Fringe is back for its second and Broadway Baby's Chris Quilietti spoke to Brigadier Robin Lindsay and others about the venture. 

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Six Shows about the American South
Six Shows about the American South

Looking for a slice of Pecan Pie, Cornbread, or just a feeling like you're back at the homestead? Broadway Baby's found some shows to remind you of the south: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 

Armour’s Shonagh Murry and Lydia Davidson on Giving a Voice to the Women Behind Robert Burns
Armour’s Shonagh Murry and Lydia Davidson on Giving a Voice to the Women Behind Robert Burns

History is written by the victors, why the victors? Because Victor is a man's name. Armour, A Herstory Of The Scottish Bard tells the story of the women in Robert Burns' life... 

A conversation with Anya Anastasia, Michael Griffiths and Hans the German
A conversation with Anya Anastasia, Michael Griffiths and Hans the German

Before the full-on headiness of the Fringe 2018 started, I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with three of Made In Adelaide’s hottest cabaret performers - Anya Anastasia, Michael Griffiths and Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin... 

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An Interview with Alex Edelman

An Interview with Alex Edelman

Four years on from his Award Winning Show, and he still loves Pastries, and is still very Jewish. Alex Edelman sits down to talk with Broadway Baby. 

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The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed
The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media 

An Interview With Matt Duwell
An Interview With Matt Duwell

​With the excitement of this year’s festival ramping up, we had the pleasure of speaking with 4-time Fringe veteran Matt Duwell, first seen to grace the mike in 2015... 

An interview with Huff's Cliff Cardinal
An interview with Huff's Cliff Cardinal

Solvent Abuse, Indigenous Children, and a Wily Trickster- Cliff Cardinal talks about his one-man show, Huff. 

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Barstar Of The Day: 17 Aug.  Jamie Swift

Barstar Of The Day: 17 Aug. Jamie Swift

Switching to the other side of town Richard is sent to the Dragonfly, just up from Grassmarket, where it’s possible to enjoy food, drinks and cocktails. This month it also hosts Venue 414 for comedy. It’s all under the watchful eye of Jamie. 

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Barstar Of The  Day: 16 th Aug. Sanni Jokinen
Barstar Of The Day: 16 th Aug. Sanni Jokinen

Still around Leith Walk, Richard visits a pub that started out in 1898 as ‘Joseph Pearce Wine and Spirit Merchants’... 

Barstar Of The Day: 15th Aug. Rafal Czekalski
Barstar Of The Day: 15th Aug. Rafal Czekalski

Richard is sent down Leith Walk to another of last year’s hangouts: the very theatrical-sounding and quirky Mousetrap where he met Rafal, our second Polish bar worker. 

Barstar Of The Day: 14th Aug.  Simone Parker
Barstar Of The Day: 14th Aug. Simone Parker

Venturing back into the thick of it, Richard returns to the ever-popular Oz Bar. Eric from last year has moved on but Simone has worked her on and off for many years... 

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Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Disgraced actor Garry Starr is going it alone. Following his dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Company due to "artistic differences", he is determined to defy his critics by performing every single genre of theatre in under 60 minutes, thus saving the performing arts from their inevitable extinction... 

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Larry Dean: Bampot
Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem... 

A War of Two Halves
A War of Two Halves

There is only one football champion in Scotland, and its colours are maroon and khaki. 1914. Edinburgh’s Heart of Midlothian Football club have won 19 of 21 matches and are on the brink of winning the Scottish League Championship... 

Larry Dean: Bampot
Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem...