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Broadway Baby Does Meet the Media

Broadway Baby Does Meet the Media

Meet the Media is an annual pitch-fest run by the Fringe Society, giving Edinburgh shows the chance to meet the Broadway Baby team. Here’s what Adrian Bradley found there: leafy speedos, advice on how to get laid (unrelated), and a musical adaptation of Brexit. Continue Reading

A Fringe PokéFest

A Fringe PokéFest

Looking to catch ‘em all while in Edinburgh? Well you’re in luck. The festival is stuffed with PokeStops and Pidgeys. We run down what’s on offer at the main venues. Continue Reading

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: #AdventureQuestPlay

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: #AdventureQuestPlay

The American 'Dutch Kills Theater Company' brings Richard Lovejoy's comedy play 'Adventure Quest' to the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Told in the style of old school video games, the show follows our hero as he rescues a damsel in distress from an evil wizard... Continue Reading

Rona Munro on Writing The James Plays: \'I was working on them all simultaneously\'

Rona Munro on Writing The James Plays: 'I was working on them all simultaneously'

Rona Munro is an award-winning Scottish writer for theatre, television and radio. Her trilogy of history plays, The James Plays, about King James I, II and III of Scotland are directed by Laurie Sansom and about to undertake a UK and international tour. Broadway Baby Features writer Carly Brown spoke with her about historical fiction, writing three plays at once and what she loves about live theatre. Continue Reading

​Sarah McIntosh: 11 hours of James Plays in one day? Challenge Accepted.

​Sarah McIntosh: 11 hours of James Plays in one day? Challenge Accepted.

It’s been nearly two years since The James Plays made their considerable impression at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival and today audiences have the opportunity to spend a dreary Saturday watching all three of Rona Munro’s heavyweight history plays back to back. I face eleven hours of theatrical mayhem and murder (I’m assuming) at the lovely Festival Theatre. But what effect will that have on my brain, let alone my posterior? Will I fall at the last hurdle or make it through to the end? This is the story of my marathon experience. Continue Reading

Fringe Food Bank Invites Performers to Donate Unused Food

Fringe Food Bank Invites Performers to Donate Unused Food

Every year performers stock up their flat fridges with sustenance for the Fringe, but what happens to their leftovers when August winds up? Comedian Simon Caine has founded the Edinburgh Fringe Food Bank Collection in partnership with Edinburgh City Missions’ Basics Bank and the Laughing Horse Free Fringe to make sure the Fringe’s spare food is distributed to those who need it. Here he is explaining the rationale behind the event and how you can donate food. Continue Reading

How to Market a Fringe Show - Broadway Baby Breakfast with Pete Shaw

How to Market a Fringe Show - Broadway Baby Breakfast with Pete Shaw

Special guest Pete Shaw, Publisher of Broadway Baby, joins James T Harding and Grace Knight for ice cream and the second episode of Broadway Baby Breakfast. (It's a chat show that you don't have to listen to at any particular time.) In this episode, we talk about the demise of the broadsheets, the ways the Fringe works as a giant trade show, and dissect various Fringe marketing strategies for their effectiveness. Continue Reading

The Top Ten Best Craft Beer Bars in Edinburgh

The Top Ten Best Craft Beer Bars in Edinburgh

With over 70 craft brewing companies across Scotland, craft beer now contributes close to £63 million to the British economy. Consequently, Edinburgh is but one of many cities to have experienced a surge in new bars catering towards craft beer fans. This new trend now basks the capital in a hoppy aroma for all diehard beer lovers to enjoy, yet a more pressing question arrives: which of these many new venues is the best for craft beer? Continue Reading

Roll Up Roll Up for the Premiere Most Grand of Broadway Baby Breakfast with James T Harding and Grace C Knight

Roll Up Roll Up for the Premiere Most Grand of Broadway Baby Breakfast with James T Harding and Grace C Knight

Join Broadway Baby Features Team James T Harding and Grace C Knight for the very first ever of all time Broadway Baby Breakfast. (It's a chat show that you don't have to listen to at any particular time.) In this episode, we talk about ostentatiously eating fruit, seeing shows based on where you're currently standing, going to the loo during said shows, the nature of press showcases, being tickled by flyerers, the renaissance of small-run shows, and the merits thereof. Continue Reading

The 17 Zaniest Names for Theatre Production Companies at #EdFringe 2014

The 17 Zaniest Names for Theatre Production Companies at #EdFringe 2014

Who isn't a sucker for a good production company name? That's right - no one. But the sad truth is it's becoming harder and harder to think of a good name as more and more companies saturate the genre. Memorable companies past include Single Carrot Theater and Elevator Repair Services, but what gems have the producers of #edfringe 2014 come up with? We sent Features Editor James T Harding though the theatre section of the Fringe programme to find out. Continue Reading

The Andrew J Davies Three Minute Interview

The Andrew J Davies Three Minute Interview

Andrew J Davies is the writer and producer of What A Gay Play, a shamelessly raunchy play about a group of gay friends playing at C venues this August. We send Features Editor James T Harding to get the ‘t’. Continue Reading

Feelgood Fringe Stories: David O\'Doherty & The Caravan on the Cobbles

Feelgood Fringe Stories: David O'Doherty & The Caravan on the Cobbles

Comedian David O'Doherty will host a one-off gig tomorrow to pay the temporary theatre license fee for his friend’s site-specific comedy horror show in a six-seater caravan. The caravan, host of Barbara and Yogashwara's Safe Space, found itself in nearly a thousand pounds' debt yesterday after Edinburgh City Council rejected its application for a reduced fee. David immediately offered to help out. David O'Doherty - Spirit of the Fringe will kick off on Saturday the 2nd of August, at SpaceCabaret @ 54 at 22:30. Continue Reading

The Baba Brinkman Three Minute Interview

The Baba Brinkman Three Minute Interview

Baba Brinkman picked up a Fringe First for The Rap Guide to Evolution back in 2009. This year he offers a trio of shows including Off the Top, The Canterbury Tales Remixed and The Rap Guide to Religion. Martin Walker caught up with Brinkman to find out more. Continue Reading

The Anil Desai Three Minute Interview

The Anil Desai Three Minute Interview

The fast and funny globe-trotting impressionist, Anil Desai, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with more comedy action, laughable adventures and romance in this mix of stand-up and stories featuring over fifty movie star impressions. Continue Reading

The Ahir Shah Three Minute Interview

The Ahir Shah Three Minute Interview

This year, Ahir Shah has performed a solo run at London's Soho Theatre and won the award for Best Show at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. Using lyrical language, emotional frankness and funny jokes, the alternative comedian presents Texture at the year’s Edinburgh Festival fringe. Continue Reading

The Adrienne Truscott Three Minute Interview

The Adrienne Truscott Three Minute Interview

Appearing for just eight shows At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adrienne Truscott, winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013 and Malcolm Hardee Award 2013, presents, Adrienne Truscott's Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! Continue Reading

The Aidan Killian Three Minute Interview

The Aidan Killian Three Minute Interview

These two bad ass dudes walked on water, overcame death, and gave up everything to teach peace to the masses. One of them beat the bankers senseless with a whip, and died by crucifixion; and the other sat under a tree and died from a dodgy mushroom. Martin Walker talks to Aidan Killian about his Edinburgh Festival fringe offering Jesus Versus Buddha. Continue Reading

The Abi Roberts Three Minute Interview

The Abi Roberts Three Minute Interview

Popular comedian, Abi Roberts, is bringing two shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Her debut solo stand up hour is the intriguingly entitled Twerk in Progress, but Martin Walker first asks about her wholly original chat show idea, Musical CID. Continue Reading

The Anna Morris Three Minute Interview

The Anna Morris Three Minute Interview

After a year away, character comic Anna Morris returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with Would Like to Thank. The show is filled with confessions, dark twists, competition, tension, jeopardy, songs and fearless interaction at an awards ceremony that is falling part. Martin Walker finds out more. Continue Reading

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