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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

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 6

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 6

Join Adrian Bradley for Fringe Diary, your bulletin on the news, views and schmooze at the Edinburgh Fringe. In which Ade sees the best and the worst of the Fringe, why some people have more money than sense, and why not to pretend you’re a level four if you’re really not a level four. Continue Reading

Inspector Sands’ Ben Lewis on What Really Happens in Care Homes

Inspector Sands’ Ben Lewis on What Really Happens in Care Homes

The elderly residents of a care home just off the A1 are waiting to die, some of them less quietly than others. What looks set to be a quiet day spirals out of control in the world premiere of Inspector Sands’ The Lounge at Summerhall. James T Harding met co-artistic director Ben Lewis to ask what really happens in care homes when the families aren’t there, licensing The Jeremy Kyle Show, the magic of parakeets, and the relationship between devised and scripted theatre in this new work. Continue Reading

Brent Thorpe on Highlighting the Domestic Violence in Punch and Judy

Brent Thorpe on Highlighting the Domestic Violence in Punch and Judy

What happens when you take a beloved seaside puppet show, remove the puppets, and give it an Australian accent? That’s what Brent Thorpe wants to find out with The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show. He talks to Adrian Bradley about the differences between Australia and Britain and why making a puppet human lets us have a thought provoking look at domestic abuse and misogyny. Continue Reading

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Randy

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Randy

Four years ago, when Randy last appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe, he became an alcoholic. He's back with a new show in 2016 for more signature hate filled ramblings. And he's sober. Continue Reading

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Seymour Mace interview

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Seymour Mace interview

Seymour is one of the best loved comedians on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - returning in 2016 for his eleventh year. In a frank interview with Martin Walker, Seymour talks about dealing with depression. Does being depressed make him a better comedian? Continue Reading

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sleeping Trees

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sleeping Trees

James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn are the 'Sleeping Trees' sketch group. Alongside Adam Hutchison (musical director and lots of instruments) and Dave Morgan (drums) they're bringing 'Sci-Fi?' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Continue Reading

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