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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

Hip-hop Cabaret Hot Brown Honey on Making Diverse Spaces

Hip-hop Cabaret Hot Brown Honey on Making Diverse Spaces

Hot Brown Honey is loud, proud, in your face, and at the Fringe for the first time. The hip-hop cabaret’s creators Lisa and Busty tell Adrian Bradley why putting diverse faces centre stage is crucial - and how a show can be fun, raucous and powerful at the same time. Continue Reading

A Boy Named Sue\'s Bertie Darrell on LGBT Erasure

A Boy Named Sue's Bertie Darrell on LGBT Erasure

When safe spaces for LGBT people are shut down, what does that mean for the communities left behind? Bertie Darrell talks to Adrian Bradley about his new play A Boy Named Sue, and why it’s important to explore the barriers that can hide LGBT people in plain sight. Continue Reading

Adele Hampton on Sincerity in Slamming

Adele Hampton on Sincerity in Slamming

Adele Hampton was a member of the Washington DC 2013 Beltway Poetry’s National Slam Team. She has performed at The John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts and is a Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Summit Slam finalist. I sat down with Adele before the third heat of the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, which she went on to win. Continue Reading

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 5

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 5

Join Adrian Bradley for Fringe Diary, your bulletin on the news, views and schmooze at the Edinburgh Fringe. In which Ade finds his favourite show so far - and talks about the highs and lows of Edinburgh audiences. Continue Reading

Shruti Chauhan on Competing in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Shruti Chauhan on Competing in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Shruti Chauhan is a poet and performer from Leicester. She has won slams in Chicago and Mumbai, and recently competed in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, in which she placed runner-up in her heat. In this interview with Freddie Alexander, she talks about her poetry and what it was like to compete in the most prestigious slam in the UK. Continue Reading

Cocktail of the Day: Peach Appletini

Cocktail of the Day: Peach Appletini

Sharing a surprisingly refreshing Peach Appletini in the Pleasance with the writers and star of Channel 5's new comedy Borderline. Go see David Elms in his many shows - he IS the Fringe! Continue Reading

Isle of Edna Explain how Gentrification Affects Public Toilets

Isle of Edna Explain how Gentrification Affects Public Toilets

Anna Brook-Mitchell and Angela Nesi are Isle of Edna. G Street, their latest show, takes apart all things gentrification - from beards and craft beers to bakeries in public loos. They tell Adrian Bradley how they got together, how to find the perfect puppet, and how to deconstruct a flat white. Continue Reading

Countermeasure A Cappella on the Power of Friendship

Countermeasure A Cappella on the Power of Friendship

Canadian a-cappella group Countermeasure are stopping off to perform their show 14 Characters at the Fringe as part of a European tour. Chris spoke to arranger Aaron Jensen, and J-M from the group, who say the group’s six-year friendship is what makes their performance stand out. Continue Reading

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