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Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

Trying to do a hallowed musical such as Les Miserables at the Fringe is a bit of a rigged game. Audiences easily become accustomed to short shows at the expense of productions requiring a longer attention span, such as a multi-hour musical. Furthermore, the reduced time and the lack of a big budget often means that shows lose the necessary epic feel that makes them work... 

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Dear Home Office :Still Pending
Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Amidst the large amount of political theatre at the Fringe, Dear Home Office: Still Pending sticks out... 

The Ballad of Paragon Station
The Ballad of Paragon Station

Theatre is always at its most powerful when you feel truly transported into someone else’s reality... 

Borders by Henry Naylor
Borders by Henry Naylor

Henry Naylor’s new play Borders reminds us not to close ourselves off from the plight of Syrian refugees, though it has fizzled out of our daily news... 

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Features

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Karen and Katy Koren are thrilled to announce that Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, as they embark upon an exciting new partnership with the Rose Theatre. This Fringe, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre will open its doors to present an eclectic programme of over 40 productions, from acclaimed musical theatre, through drama, comedy and cabaret, to Edinburgh’s very own panto kings and Scottish-American star of screen, stage, and radio – Craig Ferguson. 

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Latest Listings

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Described by Chortle as 'the most exciting comedian of the last few years', Red Richardson delivers his debut hour of satirical, anecdotal comedy with bite. When Red was young he narrowly missed out on the lead role in the billion pound franchise Harry Potter and the rest wasn't history... 

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Sock! Pow! Wham! Earth's funniest footwear are back with their 10th new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence... 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net
Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

'For anyone genuinely interested in comedy and comedians, this is the must-see show of the festival' ***** (Scotsman)... 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect
Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton returns for a limited run of her 2017 sell-out show exploring the power of kindness...