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On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Allen - Indeed

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Allen - Indeed

A couple of years ago, in an effort to save enough money to get a house, Tom Allen moved back in with his mum and dad. What's it like to be a 33 year old outgoing gay man, living with your parents? It's quite nice actually. Indeed. Continue Reading

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ivor Dembina Times Three

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ivor Dembina Times Three

Veteran comedian, Ivor Dembina, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with no less than three shows. Given that he's 65 years old, that's probably too many, but then, he hasn't written one of them yet. This is a shame, because the first performance of 'I Should Have Listened to Ivor Dembina' starts today... Continue Reading

Eleanor Conway’s Sober Guide to The Fringe

Eleanor Conway’s Sober Guide to The Fringe

The Fringe is one of the arts calendar’s heaviest drinking months of the year, with performers’ bars open until 4am every night. And great fun though that is, Eleanor Conway thinks that a bit of sobriety could be just what performers need to stay sane and make the most of their month at the largest arts festival in the world. Continue Reading

Breach Theatre on Teaching Dolphins how to Speak - Tank at Pleasance

Breach Theatre on Teaching Dolphins how to Speak - Tank at Pleasance


In the 1960s, NASA funded scientists set out to try and teach dolphins to speak. Breach Theatre company use transcripts, verbatim theatre and improvisation to tell this story in Tank this Fringe at the Pleasance. Breach Theatre co-directors Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens tell Adrian Bradley just how close we were to seeing a dolphin pop band on stage. Continue Reading

Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Nir Paldi on The Bucket List

Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Nir Paldi on The Bucket List

Theatre Ad Infinitum have become a fixture of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having won two Stage Awards, two Argus Angels, and a Guardian Best of EdFringe. Their latest production, Bucket List, follows a Mexican woman’s quest to avenge her mother’s murder. Co-artistic director Nir Paldi talks to Adrian Bradley about the gruelling rehearsal process for his new play, the stress of the Fringe, and why he hates the term ‘physical theatre’. Continue Reading

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. It’s not just a fiery musical comedy, it’s a movement, says writer-performer James in conversation with Broadway Baby Radio’s Chris Quilietti. Continue Reading

Content vs Style - Poet Joel Auterson on Slam Culture

Content vs Style - Poet Joel Auterson on Slam Culture

Joel Auterson is an otter admirer and a host of the Boomerang Club, a regular poetry night in London. He was an entrant in the 2016 BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, and competed in Heat 4. Poetry Correspondent Freddie Alexander sat down with him before the slam. Continue Reading

​Bedlam Producer Cordelia Grierson on Staging New Writing in Peoples’ Homes

​Bedlam Producer Cordelia Grierson on Staging New Writing in Peoples’ Homes

Three AM in Edinburgh is something of a witching hour. But if you were under the impression that three in the morning might be a respite from the Fringe, you’d be wrong. The Fringe never rests. Venture across to the Bedlam Theatre at such a time and you’d find Floor Play, a new-writing showcase burning the midnight oil. Broadway Baby spoke to producer Cordelia Grierson to find out what keeps her up at night. Continue Reading

Paines Plough’s George Perrin on Directing Interactive Theatre

Paines Plough’s George Perrin on Directing Interactive Theatre

If you were to list Every Brilliant Thing about life, what would you include? This is the idea behind Duncan Macmillan’s critically acclaimed play, broaching the subject of mental health through the story of a six-year-old boy and his heartfelt attempt at making his mum happy after she tries to commit suicide. Sophia Charalambous met director George Perrin to discuss the unusual evolution of Paines Plough’s interactive production at Summerhall. Continue Reading

“I Invented Bloody Mackenzie” Reveals Edinburgh Tour Guide

“I Invented Bloody Mackenzie” Reveals Edinburgh Tour Guide

Anyone who thinks Edinburgh amounts to the Fringe festival, a castle and a zoo with two Chinese pandas clearly hasn’t discovered its gruesome history: while Jack the Ripper was killing five women in London, Burke & Hare slaughtered over 60 people in Edinburgh. Sophia Charalambous met City of Edinburgh Tours founder Davy and tour guide Al, who both prefer to be known as their characters names, William Burke Esquire and the Earl of Drumlanrig, to get the lowdown on what to expect from a ghost tour in the capital city. Continue Reading

Tim Carlsen on the Real-life Homelessness Behind One Day Moko

Tim Carlsen on the Real-life Homelessness Behind One Day Moko

One Day Moko is a devised solo show following the life of a homeless busker and the characters he meets in his daily life. Creator Tim Carlsen talks to Adrian Bradley about the inspiration for the show, what it’s like to be an Edinburgh virgin, and how to perform when the audience aren’t playing ball. Continue Reading

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