Jack West: Playwright in Rep

Jack West: Playwright in Rep

I met Jack West at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014. He had just completed his second year at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) and with some fellow students was putting on his play MenSWEAR Collection: Three, Two, F*ck... 

Simon Callow to return in A Christmas Carol in London

Simon Callow to return in A Christmas Carol in London

Following previous runs in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Simon Callow will reprise his role in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre for a strictly-limited 5-week season this Christmas. 

Danny Dyer and Jo Brand to star in Nativity the Musical in London

Danny Dyer and Jo Brand to star in Nativity the Musical in London

Danny Dyer is set to star in the return of Nativity! the Musical to London this Christmas, alongside comedian Jo Brand. 

Fame the Musical to get West End run in 2019

Fame the Musical to get West End run in 2019

The 30th-anniversary tour of Fame the Musical is set to stop in the West End next year as it celebrates three decades since the original Miami production. 

Aladdin set to close in the West End

Aladdin set to close in the West End

The London production of Aladdin is set to close following a run of over three years at the Prince Edward Theatre. 

Worbey & Farrell  Strike a Chord at Cadogan Hall

Worbey & Farrell Strike a Chord at Cadogan Hall

They are classical musicians who don’t do classical concerts, cabaret artistes who don’t do cabaret and comedians who don’t do stand up. Who are they? None other than the highly acclaimed international celebrities Worbey and Farrell... 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 27th. Toby Saltonstall

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 27th. Toby Saltonstall

Saying farewell to the Barstars of Edinburgh with a big thank you to them and all their fellow bar staff during the Festival Fringe and all year round, Richard appropriately ends his tour of the city near Ocean Terminal in what is branded as ‘the finest battlecruiser on North Fort St’... 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 26th. Agathe Savignac

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 26th. Agathe Savignac

Many businesses have small beginnings, but Richard next found himself in one that started as a mobile brewery in a campervan. Now housed in the Bonnington Business Centre the unit has outside seating, remarkable beers and a French barmaid. 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 25th. Alex Cox

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 25th. Alex Cox

Richard heads six degrees north, of Brussels, that is, to find Alex, who is one several people involved in this Belgian-inspired brewery in the north Scotland with bar outlets in a number of cities. 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 24th. Rory Bonass

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 24th. Rory Bonass

Catering for all taste buds and named Scotland’s Pub of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2017, Richard is sent to The Bow Bar. It stocks approximately 310 Single Malts, 50 International Bottled Beers, 8 Cask Conditioned Ales and 6 Keg Beers and Rory knows all about them. 

Kids Play wins The Bobby Award for the best show of the Fringe

Kids Play wins The Bobby Award for the best show of the Fringe

The rare wee golden beastie found a new owner as Broadway Baby Editor at Large Richard Beck presented the statuette to Writer/Director Glenn Chandler right after their performance at theSpace venues yesterday. 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 23rd. Chris McCallum

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 23rd. Chris McCallum

One-time home to the Usher family, Richard visits the 18th century house and large walled courtyard that is now the Pear Tree. Chris is chosen by the boss to be to become today’s Barstar. 

A Conversation With… Rob Ward and John Askew of Gypsy Queen

A Conversation With… Rob Ward and John Askew of Gypsy Queen

I met with the writer, producer and actor of ‘Gypsy Queen’, Rob Ward, and co-star John Askew. After being blown away with the originality of the writing and the passionate, brutal and raw portrayal by both Ward and Askew, I was eager to hear much more about how the piece had come about. 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 22nd. Henry Hardy

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 22nd. Henry Hardy

On the way to his next bar Richard saw a large banner, with the word ‘bar’ on it and felt obliged to investigate. The Signet Library building was completed in 1822 in time for the visit to Edinburgh of King George IV... 

Barstar Of The Day: 21st  Aug.  Euan Halliday

Barstar Of The Day: 21st Aug. Euan Halliday

Richard is sent to another fabulous new bar with an amazing view over the city. Formerly Stocks wine bar it’s only been open under Jamie MacDonald, formerly of Raconteur in Stockbridge, for around four months... 

Barstar of the Day: 20th August. Kyle Jamieson

Barstar of the Day: 20th August. Kyle Jamieson

Richard wasn’t going to feature any barstars from last year but when he was sent to Nauticus he met Kyle again with an inspirational success story that just had to told. If you want to read chapter one it’s here: 

Barstar of the Day: 19th Aug. Mike Mclellan

Barstar of the Day: 19th Aug. Mike Mclellan

And now for something completely different. Richard pops up in a pop-up bar. Mr Sippys Taptails at the Food+Flea Market is a seasonal haunt where Mike can be found dispensing cocktails from the tap. 

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 18th. Sam Baxendale

Barstar Of The Day: Aug 18th. Sam Baxendale

Crossing the city again Richard finds himself in a basement he visited last year but which has since changed hands and name. Kin is a convivial neighbourhood cocktail bar with some fine spirits that makes all its own soft drinks... 

Exploring Blackness – Freeman and Henry Box Brown

Exploring Blackness – Freeman and Henry Box Brown

Two shows anchored in different times and places, both focused on one goal – investigating Blackness in theatre, and in the creative process itself. 

Barstar Of The Day: 17 Aug.  Jamie Swift

Barstar Of The Day: 17 Aug. Jamie Swift

Switching to the other side of town Richard is sent to the Dragonfly, just up from Grassmarket, where it’s possible to enjoy food, drinks and cocktails. This month it also hosts Venue 414 for comedy... 

Barstar Of The  Day: 16 th Aug. Sanni Jokinen

Barstar Of The Day: 16 th Aug. Sanni Jokinen

Still around Leith Walk, Richard visits a pub that started out in 1898 as ‘Joseph Pearce Wine and Spirit Merchants’. There he met Sanni, the second curator he’s found behind a bar... 

Barstar Of The Day: 15th Aug. Rafal Czekalski

Barstar Of The Day: 15th Aug. Rafal Czekalski

Richard is sent down Leith Walk to another of last year’s hangouts: the very theatrical-sounding and quirky Mousetrap where he met Rafal, our second Polish bar worker. 

Barstar Of The Day: 14th Aug.  Simone Parker

Barstar Of The Day: 14th Aug. Simone Parker

Venturing back into the thick of it, Richard returns to the ever-popular Oz Bar. Eric from last year has moved on but Simone has worked her on and off for many years. She is one of the many academics pulling pints in the city. 

Barstar Of The Day: 13 Aug. Caitlin Laird

Barstar Of The Day: 13 Aug. Caitlin Laird

Staying on Edinburgh’s southside Richard was sent around the corner to the Southern, a pub renowned for its wide selection of beers and burgers, including the chilli death. Here he met Caitlin with her tales from the outback. 

Army @ The Fringe

Army @ The Fringe

When you think of the military and the Edinburgh festivals, it's natural to think of the Tattoo at the Castle every night, but now there's a different reason to link the two together... 

Six Shows about the American South

Six Shows about the American South

Looking for a slice of Pecan Pie, Cornbread, or just a feeling like you're back at the homestead? Broadway Baby's found some shows to remind you of the south: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 

Barstar Of The Day: 12 Aug. Meghan O’Donnell

Barstar Of The Day: 12 Aug. Meghan O’Donnell

Few places are a theatre, a brewery and a distillery but Richard was sent to Summerhall to a bar whose name provides much amusement but derives from Professor William Dick (1793 - 1866) who established the veterinary school on this site... 

Barstar Of The Day: 11th Aug. Fiona Stephen

Barstar Of The Day: 11th Aug. Fiona Stephen

Cabaret Voltaire was a 2017 destination, but Richard’s been sent there again. This year he met Fiona, on quiz night, who’s love of camping stretches for the Hebrides to the Himalayas. 

Barstar of the Day: 10th Aug. Karina Graham

Barstar of the Day: 10th Aug. Karina Graham

No surprise that Richard was sent to another Stonegate pub next. Free Fringe Venue 101 is Finnegan’s Wake back in the Old Town. Barely old enough to get served in a pub, Karina works behind the bar when she’s not riding a horse. 

From Russia with Dance

From Russia with Dance

Director of Alonya Ageeva Physical Theatre, Konstantin Konstantinos, explains the inspiration behind the company's two productions at the festival this year.  

Barstar Of The Day: 9th Aug. Elliot Notman

Barstar Of The Day: 9th Aug. Elliot Notman

On his first foray into the New Town this year, Richard visits Free Fringe Venue 259 otherwise known as the Hanover Tap. There he met hotman Notman, Elliot the engineer. 

From Russia With Dance

From Russia With Dance

Alonya Ageeva Physical Theatre share their inspiration and creative process behind the bold pieces they are performing at the festival this year.  

Armour’s Shonagh Murry and Lydia Davidson on Giving a Voice to the Women Behind Robert Burns

Armour’s Shonagh Murry and Lydia Davidson on Giving a Voice to the Women Behind Robert Burns

History is written by the victors, why the victors? Because Victor is a man's name. Armour, A Herstory Of The Scottish Bard tells the story of the women in Robert Burns' life. Namely his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Macelhose and of their infamous meeting in Edinburgh years after the Bards death. 

Bartstar Of The Day: 8th Aug. Ruby Chaple

Bartstar Of The Day: 8th Aug. Ruby Chaple

After all the late-night revels Richard was sent to the replicated American-themed diner, City Cafe, for a hearty classic breakfast, where he met Ruby, who was wide awake, full energy and thrilled to be the next Barstar Of The Day. 

An Interview with Alex Edelman

An Interview with Alex Edelman

Four years on from his Award Winning Show, and he still loves Pastries, and is still very Jewish. Alex Edelman sits down to talk with Broadway Baby. 

A conversation with Anya Anastasia, Michael Griffiths and Hans the German

A conversation with Anya Anastasia, Michael Griffiths and Hans the German

Before the full-on headiness of the Fringe 2018 started, I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with three of Made In Adelaide’s hottest cabaret performers - Anya Anastasia, Michael Griffiths and Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin... 

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media 

Barstar Of The Day: 6th Aug. Paulina Slapa

Barstar Of The Day: 6th Aug. Paulina Slapa

Richard had to resist the temptation to stay out till the 0500 closing time when he was sent to this hugely popular live music venue. For Paulina it’s become a way of life along with having to put up with the whistlebinkies. 

Barstar Of The Day: 7th Aug. Rhys Kay-Fortescue

Barstar Of The Day: 7th Aug. Rhys Kay-Fortescue

Finding himself among late night live music lovers again, Richard encountered another Scottish word and Rhys who went to the other side of the world and back again. 

An Interview With Matt Duwell

An Interview With Matt Duwell

​With the excitement of this year’s festival ramping up, we had the pleasure of speaking with 4-time Fringe veteran Matt Duwell, first seen to grace the mike in 2015. Matt’s show this year, Snowflake It ‘Til You Make It, mingles astute political observation with his trademark sardonic sense of humour. 

Barstar Of The Day: 5th Aug. Lachlan Plozza

Barstar Of The Day: 5th Aug. Lachlan Plozza

Next door to where he started two days ago, Richard meets Lachlan in a very long and narrow pub whose beautiful windows are inscribed with the claim that Mary Queen of Scots and John Knox drank here, probably... 

Barstar Of The Day: 4th Aug. Keren Arlow

Barstar Of The Day: 4th Aug. Keren Arlow

Richard goes to the heart of the city where he found Keren in the newly refurbished George IV. It’s changed beyond recognition since last year and it’s an advantage to be tall if you want to stand at the bar. 

Barstar Of The Day: 3rd Aug. Lisa Robbins

Barstar Of The Day: 3rd Aug. Lisa Robbins

Richard’s back on the trail in our tribute to the unsung heroes who keep us refreshed during the Festival Fringe. Each venue is recommended by the previous Barstar. We’re starting the season at The Mitre, where Lisa might have to deal with the spirit of Bishop John Spottiswood who once owned the site. 

A Glimpse into The Little Death Club

A Glimpse into The Little Death Club

Hot from rocking sell out shows in Melbourne and Adelaide, the Bernie Dieter brings us the Little Death Club - promising 'the darkest, funniest and most debauched variety show' this Fringe... 

Geek: Made by Teens, for Adults

Geek: Made by Teens, for Adults

A Girl transforms into a Freak Show attraction but hopes to find love in this Darkly Comic Musical from Teen-Centered Theatre Company Infinity Repertory Company.  

Eight tips to make your adverts more effective.

Eight tips to make your adverts more effective.

We’re incredibly grateful to the theatre companies that support Broadway Baby with their advertising. Without them we wouldn’t be able to continue our arts coverage. But sometimes we see ads being placed that have a few classic mistakes and we know its effectiveness will be less than it could be... 

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers Favour Scotland

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers Favour Scotland

Technical virtuosity and emotionally complex storytelling’ creating pieces that strive ‘to communicate, challenge, and evoke a clearer picture of the relationships that unite us’ 

An interview with Huff's Cliff Cardinal

An interview with Huff's Cliff Cardinal

Solvent Abuse, Indigenous Children, and a Wily Trickster- Cliff Cardinal talks about his one-man show, Huff. 

Five Hit Improv Shows Returning To the Fringe This Year

Five Hit Improv Shows Returning To the Fringe This Year

If you love Improv then the Fringe has plenty to offer you and in the last few years, the standard of Improvised performance has risen with 2017 seeing the bar as high as it's ever been... 

Why CalArts at Venue 13 is no Mickey Mouse Outfit

Why CalArts at Venue 13 is no Mickey Mouse Outfit

CalArts returns to Venue 13 for its fifteenth season. This Is the story behind the Institute and it’s love affair with the Feastival Fringe. 

Behind the Faces; Beneath the Humour - A Look at Two Comedians

Behind the Faces; Beneath the Humour - A Look at Two Comedians

Edinburgh's Editor at Large, Richard Beck, met up with comedians Sindhu Vee and Eshaan Akbar to find out what these rising stars are up to this year. 

Baby Steps: From North Bridge to the Fruitmarket Gallery.

Baby Steps: From North Bridge to the Fruitmarket Gallery.

You don’t need to be in Edinburgh more than an  a couple of hours before realising that it exists on different levels. Richard Beck explores the Scotsman Steps. 

Liquid Refreshment that could promote your show

Liquid Refreshment that could promote your show

Win yourself advertising on Broadway Baby just by visiting the pub this Festival. 

Three Minute Interview: Present & Correct

Three Minute Interview: Present & Correct

Louise Jones chats with the sketch troupe from the University of York about their inspirations and Bob Dylan. 

Edy Hurst: Bonfire of Dreams - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Edy Hurst: Bonfire of Dreams - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Burn your ambitions on Edy's comedy bonfire! 

Jackman & Bones - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

Jackman & Bones - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

Meet York's latest (and lankiest) sketch double act 

The Silliad– Interview at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

The Silliad– Interview at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

Great Yorkshire Fringe editor Louise Jones sat down with the guys from The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends. 

Three Minute Interview: The Shambles

Three Minute Interview: The Shambles

Our Great Yorkshire Fringe editor sat down with York's premier improv troupe, The Shambles, to chat improv, silent Ks and Yorkshire wraps... 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company: 25 and still going strong!

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company: 25 and still going strong!

Glasgow-based, disability-led Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is celebrating its 25th birthday during 2018 but, as artistic director Robert Softly-Gale tells Paul F Cockburn, they are far from complacent about the future. 

Jo Bannon's latest work started with the title

Jo Bannon's latest work started with the title

We Are Fucked is a new performance work by artist Jo Bannon which explores desire, sexuality and neoliberalism. Its focus is on the modern feminist experience of personal, psychological and political penetration, as she tells Paul F Cockburn... 

Timely Production of Rhinoceros Tops 2018 CATS

Timely Production of Rhinoceros Tops 2018 CATS

The play is a powerful warning about the dangers of conformity, of a mass succumbing to a social miasma that robs us of our culture, our freedom and, ultimately, our humanity.  

Victorious Victorious at Brighton Fringe Awards

Victorious Victorious at Brighton Fringe Awards

And so we reach the end of Brighton Fringe 2018 and the Broadway Bobby Award to the Outstanding Show of the Fringe. Each year Broadway Baby makes an award to the show that has, in the eyes of our editorial team, been the stand-out show at the Fringe. 

Madagascar Musical to tour UK with X Factor winner Matt Terry

Madagascar Musical to tour UK with X Factor winner Matt Terry

Go wild as Matt Terry – winner of 2016's X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar - The Musical opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July prior to a UK Tour. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe. We’ve been dazzled, bemused and wowed, but there’s still time for more. So whether you’ve collected more ticket stubs than an usher at The Warren or still haven’t got round to seeing anything, now is your last chance to do so... 

Onstage Nudity, 99 Problems And Donald Trump: The Ugly Girls Club Reveal All

Onstage Nudity, 99 Problems And Donald Trump: The Ugly Girls Club Reveal All

Hillary Rock-Archer from the Ugly Girls Club talks about the collective’s first stage production, Love Letters to Rappers, and reveals her thoughts about activism, bad haircuts, onstage nudity and what she would do if Donald Trump walked in... 

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is a pop-up museum, running for one week only, as part of The Spire’s secret Fringe programme. Proudly analogue in our online world, MOOP celebrates the most evocative mementos of our life... 

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

Despite the costs many performers experience putting on a production there are plenty who use the platform provided to them to fundraise or raise awareness for a cause close to their hearts... 

Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

Serena Flynn might only reveal her darkest secrets after lots of gin, but her on-stage alter ego Prune is grotesque, fragile and ready to bear all. Read our interview to discover which women make Serena laugh, why being a bouffon is important and why she's now ready to let Prune rip at society... 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

​​May is marvellous. Two bank holidays, Brighton Fringe and sunshine. What's not to love? If you're still undecided about how to spend the long weekend, we have all the top recommendations to make this the best bank holiday yet... 

The 5 Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

The 5 Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

You've probably walked the circumference of the globe the amount of times you've been up and down the pier. However, for many people bringing shows and exhibits to Brighton Fringe, they will be stepping foot in Brighton for the very first time... 

GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement

You have probably seen an awful lot about GDPR coming from all angles recently and although I’ve no desire to add more white noise to the conversation, in the spirit of compliance this article sets out what Broadway Baby is doing about this new EU regulation to protect your data. 

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

Do you ever find yourself singing The Bare Necessities? Or breathily repeating David Attenborough’s iconic narration? If so, the Ensonglopedia of Animals is the show for you. Songwriter, science nerd and star John Hinton tells us about show freebies, tricky rhymes and why he's like a platypus... 

Something for the weekend: Brighton Fringe week 3

Something for the weekend: Brighton Fringe week 3

We're almost mid-way through the Fringe and it seems like there are more shows than ever to pick from. Never fear, here are some of our picks to keep you entertained, excited and delighted this weekend. 

These Are The Shows That Will Entertain Your Kids This Brighton Fringe

These Are The Shows That Will Entertain Your Kids This Brighton Fringe

Children can be easily amused, but some can be a little difficult to get giggling. Luckily the Brighton Fringe accommodates all ages and has a creative and inspiring array of different children's shows to amuse and inspire. 

Something For The Weekend: Week Two

Something For The Weekend: Week Two

After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun might be over. You couldn’t be more wrong. With a weekend jam packed with brilliant performances, you’d better clear your schedule to fit them all in... 

Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame to run at the Ambassadors Theatre later this month

Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame to run at the Ambassadors Theatre later this month

Following the early closure of All or Nothing, Anthony Horowitz’s play Mindgame is set to run for three weeks at the Ambassadors Theatre, ahead of the opening of David Haig’s Pressure. 

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

Caitlin is a one-woman play by Mike Kenny about Dylan Thomas and his wife's tempestuous life together, written entirely from her point of view. Here star Christine Kempell tells us more about this wild child of the 1930's and why George Clooney gets enough attention... 

Don't Miss These Brighton Fringe Shows Before They Storm Edinburgh

Don't Miss These Brighton Fringe Shows Before They Storm Edinburgh

The UK is home to a plethora of culture, arts, comedy, music, dance and so much more during its festive fringe events. Brighton Fringe has just started and will be hosting a mixture of up-and-coming and award-winning shows throughout this month... 

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

The relationship between poetry and alcohol is renowned and Joseph J Clark continues in this tradition with his show, Drunk With A Pen (Sweet Werks 2, 5th-13th May, 19:00). Not unfamiliar with a local watering hole or two, we asked Joe to pick out his favourite Brighton & Hove based boozers so you'll know where to grab a poet approved pint during the Fringe. 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

Do you always listen out for the screeching sound of the TARDIS? Have you dreamed of captaining the Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before? Does other people’s lack of faith in the force disturb you? Whether you’re a Blade Runner or a replicant, a HAL or a Dave or even a Luke or a Leia, don’t panic, these are the sci-fi picks for you. 

Interview: Poet Erin Talks Grief, Writing Advice & Mental Health

Interview: Poet Erin Talks Grief, Writing Advice & Mental Health

Erin combines poetry, theatre and music to get her audience thinking about mortality in brilliant new way.  

Dawn French and Julian Clary to star in Snow White at the London Palladium. Book now.

Dawn French and Julian Clary to star in Snow White at the London Palladium. Book now.

Actor, writer and comedian Dawn French will be making her pantomime debut as The Wicked Queen. She will be starring alongside Julian Clary as The Man in the Mirror, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble, Vincent Simone as The King, Flavia Cacace-Mistry as The Queen and Josh Bennett, Simeon Dyer, Craig Garner, Ben Goffe, Jamie John, Blake Lisle and Andrew Martin as The Magnificent Seven. 

Brighton Fringe: Opening Night Fireworks

Brighton Fringe: Opening Night Fireworks

The Warren once again joined with Brighton Fringe to celebrate the opening of Brighton Fringe 2018 with a fantastic free firework display on Thursday 3rd May.  

Bat Out of Hell announces partnership with Invictus Games Foundation

Bat Out of Hell announces partnership with Invictus Games Foundation

Bat Out of Hell has announced a new partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation which will see an exclusive performance of the musical held for Invictus Games competitors. 

Tony Awards 2018: Brits among Broadway award nominations

Tony Awards 2018: Brits among Broadway award nominations

Broadway transfers of Angels in America and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are among some of the most-nominated productions at this year’s Tony Awards. 

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

It’s the bank holiday and you’re ready for the long weekend – but what to do? Read on to discover how to kick-start your weekend with comedy, beer, parties and Julie Andrews. 

David Witts to play Fiyero in Wicked in the West End

David Witts to play Fiyero in Wicked in the West End

Actor David Witts has been announced as the latest actor to take on the role of Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula then these are the foodie picks for you. 

Everything your ever wanted to know about Brighton Fringe but were afraid to ask

Everything your ever wanted to know about Brighton Fringe but were afraid to ask

We’re delighted to announce that 2018 will also be Broadway Baby’s biggest ever Brighton Fringe. Having gathered the largest team in Broadway Baby’s history, hundreds of shows will be reviewed by our experienced and passionate reviewers... 

The Spiegeltent returns to Underbelly Southbank Festival

The Spiegeltent returns to Underbelly Southbank Festival

Underbelly Festival’s 10th year on the Southbank went off with a bang in April with the London premiere of the effervescent, multicoloured Circus Abyssinia, and May looks set to be even more exciting with the opening of the iconic Paradiso Spiegeltent – a West End for the weird and wonderful – on 28 April. 

Broadway Baby appoints Elanor Parker as Brighton Fringe Editor

Broadway Baby appoints Elanor Parker as Brighton Fringe Editor

Broadway Baby, the largest reviewer of Brighton Fringe has appointed Elanor Parker as its Brighton Editor. In addition to overseeing all editorial content, Elanor has been charged with ensuring that Broadway Baby expands its presence at Brighton Fringe... 

Nick Gilbert has some questions to ask about masculinity. Are you a New Age man?

Nick Gilbert has some questions to ask about masculinity. Are you a New Age man?

Nick Gilbert takes the role of a TV game show host as he explores the issues of masculinity in his new show at Greenwich Theatre Studio from 12-14 April. 

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

Orlando Bloom to star as Killer Joe in the West End

Orlando Bloom to star as Killer Joe in the West End

Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) is to star in the West End as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in multi award-winning Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe. 

Lewisham dance programme Love2Dance wins London Youth Award

Lewisham dance programme Love2Dance wins London Youth Award

Love2Dance, a free street dance programme for young people in Lewisham, was a winner at the London Youth Awards on Wednesday 21 March. Held at Channel 4’s headquarters, the inspiring ceremony celebrated the best of youth engagement across the capital, from dance, sports, and employability, to volunteers and young leaders. 

Tickets now on sale for Take That musical The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 November

Tickets now on sale for Take That musical The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 November

Tim Firth's hotly anticipated jukebox musical The Band, based on the music of the most successful boyband of all time, Take That, are now on sale with performances starting from 30th November at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. 

Friends For All heads to The Roundhouse

Friends For All heads to The Roundhouse

Poet Simon Mole will be bringing Friends For All, his interactive spoken word performance for families, to The Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 1.00pm & 3.00pm as part of his 2018 Spring Tour... 

The Albany and ARC Announce Two New £40k Christmas Commissions

The Albany and ARC Announce Two New £40k Christmas Commissions

ARC Stockton and the Albany, Deptford are seeking to commission two new Christmas shows for children aged 3 – 7. Each show will be presented in one venue in 2019, and then in the other venue in 2020. 

Concrete Dreams Exhibition To Take Audiences On Immersive Historical Journey Through Reopened Venues And Archives

Concrete Dreams Exhibition To Take Audiences On Immersive Historical Journey Through Reopened Venues And Archives

A new Southbank Centre exhibition, Concrete Dreams, is announced today, bringing to life the creative spirit of iconic arts venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room and celebrating their public reopening after two years of extensive restoration and redesign. 

How To Get Broadway Baby To Review Your Show

How To Get Broadway Baby To Review Your Show

Some years ago I wrote an article about the best strategies for getting Broadway Baby to review your show. Today I’m updating that because technology has taken over to the point where old school wisdom no longer applies. 

IMPERIUM transfers to the West End

IMPERIUM transfers to the West End

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions has announced the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM – I: Conspirator andII: Dictator, running for a limited engagement at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. 

European Premiere of Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

European Premiere of Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse announced today that Club Swizzle, a brand new show from the multi-award winning creators of La Soirée, will take over the iconic venue this summer for its UK and European premiere... 

RSC Announces Six New Dates for the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical

RSC Announces Six New Dates for the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that the UK and Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical will extend into 2019, touring to six more cities and accompanied by a specially devised education programme, Change My Story, for schools. 

Underbelly Festival adds more names to line-up for 10th year

Underbelly Festival adds more names to line-up for 10th year

Now preparing for a 10th year on the Southbank and having smashed through the million-tickets-sold barrier last year, Underbelly Festival Southbank 2018 has added yet more names to the incredible array of talent on display by the Thames between April and September. 

West End Transfer Announced for The Jungle

West End Transfer Announced for The Jungle

Following universal critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnoldare delighted to announce the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre of Joe Murphyand Joe Robertson’s  The Jungle. 

Ireland, abortion and the eighth amendment with Yokes Night writer Scott Lyons

Ireland, abortion and the eighth amendment with Yokes Night writer Scott Lyons

SoHo Playhouse (New York) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 favourite Yokes Night electrified and shocked audiences with an anarchic misadventure of a night out in Dublin where an Irish law blunder resulted in a loophole where all drugs were legal for 24 hours... 

Kander and Ebb songbook heads to Stockwell Playhouse

Kander and Ebb songbook heads to Stockwell Playhouse

Starring Katy Baker, who won an OFFIE 2013 for her portrayal of ‘Flora Meszaros’ (Flora the Red Menace), is joined by Daniel Hall (My Land’s Shore), Suzanna Kempner (Assassins, Brexit) and Georgina Nicholas (When Midnight Strikes)... 

20 Shows for 20 Quid or less

20 Shows for 20 Quid or less

Forget the snow with a warming West End bargain. We’ve got twenty top shows you can see for twenty quid or less. 

Rhys Ifans forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s Mood Music

Rhys Ifans forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s Mood Music

Rhys Ifans has been forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music, citing family reasons. 

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Churchill Theatre set to host Kent premiere of a new musical adventure of The Jungle Book.

Churchill Theatre set to host Kent premiere of a new musical adventure of The Jungle Book.

The show which is currently touring the UK, is an exciting new adaptation based on the 1894 classic book by Rudyard Kipling and will run for five days (28 February – 4 March, including World Book Day on 1 March) at Churchill Theatre. 

Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

Visit Westminster Abbey this half term and celebrate the Commonwealth during a week of special events for families. 

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Olivier award-winning Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance and has now welcomed over 1,000,000 customers in the West End. 

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues. Looking to build on an already strong reputation in Brighton, it's an interesting move allowing Sweet to gain further ground. 

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 

Bryan Ferry at the London Paladium

Bryan Ferry at the London Paladium

Former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry heads to the London Palladium for one night only in May 2018.  

Chicago returns to the West End in March 2018. Tickets onsale tomorrow.

Chicago returns to the West End in March 2018. Tickets onsale tomorrow.

The world’s longest running American musical, the multi award-winning Chicago, returns to London’s West End after a 5½ year absence. Following a successful UK and international tour, Chicago will be transferring into London, with performances at the Phoenix Theatre from Monday 26 March 2018... 

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

All this week we've got some fantastic offers on your favourite West End shows. Check back daily for the latest offers. 

The King And I - On Sale Now

The King And I - On Sale Now

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to London's iconic Palladium in Spring 2018. 

Matilda the Musical announces extension until February 2019

Matilda the Musical announces extension until February 2019

Booking for Matilda has been extended until 19th February 2019. 

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Get last minute tickets to see Ronan Keating in the Mane Chance West End Charity Gala Spectacular at up to 72% off. 

The Christmasaurus at the Eventim Apollo

The Christmasaurus at the Eventim Apollo

The debut novel from McFly star and bestselling children's author Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus comes to the London stage for a special Christmas spectacular in December. 

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries is our masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow our chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic. 

Murder in the West End!

Murder in the West End!

There’s Murder in the West End this Halloween as an ancient curse turns cast members of London’s leading shows into method-acting murderers! The curtain has fallen on unsuspecting cast, crew and front of house, meeting their maker in ghoulish fashion... 

Buddhism, Development and Daphne with Screenwriter Nico Mensinga

Buddhism, Development and Daphne with Screenwriter Nico Mensinga

Daphne is a coming-of-age movie about a 28, sorry, 31-year-old woman who witnesses a stabbing in a corner shop. Forced to confront her own mortality, she must reevaluate her own life, including her opinion of her mother's way of dealing with terminal cancer and her attitude towards love which, after Freud, she believes is a psychosis... 

48 Hour Priority Sale for Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone in Company

48 Hour Priority Sale for Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone in Company

Sondheim’s musical comes to the West End starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season next year, and you can get your hand on tickets in our 48-hour priority sale from 3pm today. 

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets on sale from 12pm today

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets on sale from 12pm today

Tickets go on sale at 12pm today for the world premiere of TINA - The Tina Turner Musical, which opens at London's Aldwych next Spring.  

First images of Le Grand Mort with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce

First images of Le Grand Mort with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce

Rehearsal photos released of Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce in the world première of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. 

Star Inflation is Real

Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak. Michelle and Laura met Broadway Baby’s Sarah Virgo over lunch to talk about their show this year, the first time they’ve worked as a duo and why Edinburgh is the only place to be as a comedian in August. 

Happiness Research Institute’s Meik Wiking Talks Social Media, Hygge and Mindfulness

Happiness Research Institute’s Meik Wiking Talks Social Media, Hygge and Mindfulness

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of The Little Book of Hygge. The Danish word hygge is difficult to translate, but it loosely means comfort, warmth and togetherness... 

Kirsty Law, Kirsty Logan and Esther Swift Don’t Want Fairytale Weddings

Kirsty Law, Kirsty Logan and Esther Swift Don’t Want Fairytale Weddings

Songmaker Kirsty Law, author Kirsty Logan and harpist Esther Swift came together at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to perform their dark fairytale reimagining, Lord Fox. Part of the Book Festival’s Playing with Books series, Lord Fox combines storytelling, composition and song... 

‘Edinburgh is kind of like tapas’ – New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne

‘Edinburgh is kind of like tapas’ – New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne

Having received rave reviews for The Secret Life of Humans as well as supporting dozens of other theatre companies at the Fringe and beyond, the New Diorama Theatre has made a name for itself as one of the new powerhouses of British theatre... 

Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Fiona McNamara & Ralph Upton on their Approach to Audience Interaction

Binge Culture are a performance-art group of five that originated in Wellington, New Zealand. They’re always thinking about how to get the audience involved in their work and playing with forms outside of traditional theatre... 

Graeme Macrae Burnet Responds to the Lyceum’s Staging of His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet Responds to the Lyceum’s Staging of His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s literary thriller, His Bloody Project, explores a brutal triple murder in the Scottish Highlands in 1869 through a variety of different, at times conflicting, accounts... 

Bobby Winners All We Ever Wanted Was Everything on Reinventing the Musical

Bobby Winners All We Ever Wanted Was Everything on Reinventing the Musical

Ever since their debut in 2015 with Weekend Rockstars Middle Child Theatre have been rewriting what musical theatre can be with their distinctive gig-theatre genre. Their new show, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, has been met with rave reviews and a coveted Bobby Award from Broadway Baby... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

The final day! Richard's alcohol-fueled quest to find Edinburgh's best bar staff ends up at WestRoom, where he found Sam Leishman, a 20 year old Guinness drinker with a passion for mixology. 

Calais Jungle Volunteer Matt Abbott Challenges Liberal Attitudes to Brexit

Calais Jungle Volunteer Matt Abbott Challenges Liberal Attitudes to Brexit

In his Fringe show Two Little Ducks, UK spoken-word artist and activist Matt Abbott uses poetry to explore contemporary politics. Native to a city that voted 66% Leave, Abbott delves into the socio-economic climate which led many traditionally working-class communities to vote for Brexit, as well as his experiences volunteering at the Calais Jungle... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Richard didn't stumble far from yesterday's bar, Foundry 39, as just a few yards up Charlotte Lane he fell into Sygn, a trendy retro-style cocktail bar & diner where Edinburgh Barstar of the Day, Gavin Robertson, who after crossing the globe revealed he now wants to settle down. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Tucked on the corner of Queensferry Street and Charlotte Lane you'll find the ultra-hip bar and eatery, Foundry 39. It's also where Richard discovered today's Edinburgh Barstar; Scottish lass, Sarah Brown – who would say no to a Jägerbomb. 

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

The second Bobby of EdFringe 2017 has been scooped by Middle Child for All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. Broadway Baby's Editor, Bennett Bonci surprised the company after their show yesterday to present the trophy. 

Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice. Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable delves into the peripheries of power and the minds of the people who know our world leaders the best... 

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

In 2005 it was revealed that author JT LeRoy was in fact a hoax – written by Laura Albert but played in person by her sister in law Savannah Knoop. At this year’s Book Festival, Laura Albert attempted a therapy session with psychotherapist Susie Orbach in front of a live audience, talking about her eating disorder, relationship with her son, and the power of her pseudonym... 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

Having made their Fringe debut last year with The Life and Times of Lionel, theatre company Forget About The Dog are back with their new show, 100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace. Kat has had an accident and has trouble remembering things... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Nathan Hinze

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Nathan Hinze

Warm and welcoming, and always entertaining, 99 Hanover Street is at the heart of Edinburgh's bar scene. Richard popped along for a fruity cocktail and to meet today's Edinburgh Barstar, Nathan Hinze - and if you ask him nicely he might even mix you a Del Famoso. 

Queerness and Colonialism in Lilith: The Jungle Girl at the Traverse

Queerness and Colonialism in Lilith: The Jungle Girl at the Traverse

In nineteenth-century Holland, a leading neuroscientist tries to ‘civilise’ a wild girl who was raised by lions in the heart of Borneo. Broadway Baby’s Theatre Editor, Liam Rees, met some of the creators of Sisters Grimm’s latest show, Lilith: The Jungle Girl – Ash Flanders, Candy Bowers and Declan Greene – to talk about queerness, colonialism and the differences between Australian and British audiences. 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises. The move is not without its critics, but its contribution to the Fringe is welcomed by many... 

The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

Back in 1947 the founders of the Edinburgh International Festival could hardly have imagined what their legacy would be. Over the years their inspiration has not only spawned the Fringe but a host of claimants to International Festival status: Film (1947); Television (1976); Book (1983); Science (1988); Children’s (1990); Storytelling (1990); Internet (1999) and Marketing (2010)... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Dale Welstead

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Dale Welstead

In the heart of the Old Town, Cabaret Voltaire is a legendary live music venue in the vaults beneath North Bridge. Richard went exploring and found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Dale Welstead, a child star of kayaking who turned his sporting talents to swimming... 

A Woman’s Place is on the Fringe…

A Woman’s Place is on the Fringe…

As we celebrate 70 years of Edinburgh Fringe defiance, Fay Roberts suggests that more work is needed to make it truly open access for everyone. 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck. In her own inimitable style she takes the audience to her past in order to discover how she reasons with the chaos and uncertainty of modern life... 

Charlie Duprè on Meeting Tony Blair, the Man he Now Portrays

Charlie Duprè on Meeting Tony Blair, the Man he Now Portrays

Betrayal, money, power, politics and love. All thing you find in a standard Shakespeare play. And modern politics. Macblair, written by Charlie Duprè, Bard-ifies the rise and fall of Tony Blair with rap, verse and tongue firmly in cheek... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Lainey Corroon

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Lainey Corroon

The Three Sisters – renamed the Free Sisters during the Fringe – has long been a festival hub and a jewel in the crown of the Free Festival. Richard popped along to the busy pub on Cowgate to chat to today's Edinburgh Barstar, Lainey Corroon, and discovered this Irish gal is fond of glitter and a drop of spiced rum with her Coke. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Erik Stenersen

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Erik Stenersen

Just around the corner from the iconic Greyfriar's Bobby you'll find the Oz Bar, and that's also where Richard found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Erik Stenersen. Born in Luxembourg to Danish parents, his favourite drink is Chocolate Milk... 

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Improv is as big as it’s ever been at the Fringe, with well over a hundred shows for you to choose from. Chris Quilietti leads a panel discussion with improvisors from some of the festival’s most popular shows: Will Naameh (Spontaneous Sherlock/Men With Coconuts) Steve Hartil (Murder She Didn’t Write), and Sean McCann (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical/Rhapsodes)... 

The Scottish Story Telling Centre: A Venue for Voices

The Scottish Story Telling Centre: A Venue for Voices

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is, in its own words, ‘a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events, and festivals’... 

‘Teen books will always be the most important books’ – Geek Girl’s Holly Smale

‘Teen books will always be the most important books’ – Geek Girl’s Holly Smale

Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, a teen book series that follows the comic adventures of a high-school girl turned high-fashion model. Smale – herself a former model – returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year for the release of Forever Geek, the final book in the series... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Danny Smith

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Danny Smith

Edinburgh is Festival City for good reason, and amongst all the theatre, comedy, books and arts there's even a Scottish Gin Festival. Richard popped over to Gin 71 which plays host to this event (and keeps 150 Scottish Gins in stock) to meet today's Edinburgh Barstar, Danny Smith who's planning a career in advertising photography... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Denise Garland

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Denise Garland

Formerly a parsonage, Cloisters Bar is a uniquely traditional Edinburgh pub. Richard ventured over to the north west tip of the Meadows to meet today's Edinburgh Barstar, Denise Garland, a New Zealander who's travelling the world. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Maurice Penny

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Maurice Penny

Just off the Royal Mile and Cowgate you'll find a craft beer shop and bar called the Salt Horse. You'll also find Maurice Penny, who just happens to be our Edinburgh Barstar of the Day. 

Scottish Playwright Linda Duncan McLaughlin on the Birth of A Play A Pie and a Pint

Scottish Playwright Linda Duncan McLaughlin on the Birth of A Play A Pie and a Pint

Architect Rob can't find his Rotoring mechanical pencil. A small event, perhaps, but the early onset dementia it heralds will challenge Rob and his wife Cathy's relationship to its very core... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Tomas Germanavicius

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Tomas Germanavicius

The Heads & Tales bar is the home of Edinburgh Gin, and it's also where Richard found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Tomas Germanavicius, a Lithuanian who's a dab hand at mixing up a cocktail. 

Pete Shaw: Is PR Worth the Money?

Pete Shaw: Is PR Worth the Money?

Earlier this month I saw an amusing post on Twitter from Garrett Millerick who decided not to drop £2K on an EdFringe PR and instead buy a top-of-the-range flatscreen TV instead. He then proceeded to staple reviews of the telly from the likes of What HiFi? to his flyers... 

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

Meow Meow is an international actress, singer, and dancer. She’s performed her works with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe and toured her own work around the world... 

Leyla Josephine’s Collision of Theatre and Spoken-word Poetry

Leyla Josephine’s Collision of Theatre and Spoken-word Poetry

Leyla Josephine is a performance artist and writer from Glasgow. She’s the former UK Spoken Word Slam Champion and her poem ‘I Think She Was a She’ went viral in 2014. This year, she brings her show Hopeless to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

In 2011, Neil Hilborn’s poetry slam team placed first in the US College Poetry Slam. Since then he has toured with Button Poetry and published two collections of poetry, Clatter and Our Numbered Days... 

7 Ways to Escape the Fringe

7 Ways to Escape the Fringe

With the second and most exhausting weekend of the Fringe nearly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to have a rest day. It’s tempting to curl up in bed and succumb to the hangover that’s been building for a fortnight, but there are other options to get a few hours respite from the crowds and the flyers for less than the cost of a show... 

Pollyanna’s Pollyfilla Talks Queer Cabaret and Political Anxiety

Pollyanna’s Pollyfilla Talks Queer Cabaret and Political Anxiety

Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas met Adam Castle, the host of Pollyanna to talk about the outrageous, late-night queer cabaret that’s on everybody’s minds.As well as directing and hosting Pollyanna, Castle is the director of Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, an annual festival for the celebration of moving image... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Jay Weeks

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Jay Weeks

Richard's headed over to Leith to the eclectic bar that is The Mousetrap where he finds today's Edinburgh Barstar, Jay Weeks. Born in England, raised in Spain and educated in Scotland - he gets about! 

Clique’s Milly Thomas Dives in at the Deep End with Two Plays this Fringe

Clique’s Milly Thomas Dives in at the Deep End with Two Plays this Fringe

Writer and actor Milly Thomas is best known in the theatre world for her 2016 play Clickbait and for writing an episode of Clique on BBC Three. This Fringe she is presenting two plays of her own penning: Dust at Underbelly – which she also stars in – and Brutal Cessation at Assembly... 

Mama Biashara Charity Gig at Gilded Balloon

Mama Biashara Charity Gig at Gilded Balloon

Mama Biashara is a tiny charity doing massive things, helping women in the poorest slums of Kenya, help themselves. It gives them a hand up, not a hand out, enabling them to start a small business so they can care and create a safe haven for their children. 

Prom Kween’s Rebecca Humphries on Why she Won't be Doing a Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Prom Kween’s Rebecca Humphries on Why she Won't be Doing a Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Underbelly Untapped Award-winner Prom Kween is a high-energy comedy musical about Matthew Crisson, the first non-binary person to win a prom queen title in a US high school. Features Editor James T... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Molly McCluskey

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Molly McCluskey

Richard is exploring Edinburgh's East End today to discover the Barstar of the Day at The Newsroom, where Glaswegian Molly McCluskey is making plans on photography while sipping a Scottish spiced rum. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Montse Pearce

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Montse Pearce

Richard's headed south to Clerk Street where at the unique Dog House bar he's discovered today's Edinburgh Barstar, Montse Pearce, a Spanish-born artist with good taste in whisky. 

Danyah Miller’s Inspection of Perfection

Danyah Miller’s Inspection of Perfection

As a course leader at The International School of Storytelling, Danyah Miller can certainly spin a good yarn. Here at the Fringe, she is turning her talents to the baffling question of why we strive so desperately for perfection, often at high costs... 

Jack Rooke Opens Up about Mental Health

Jack Rooke Opens Up about Mental Health

Jack Rooke's career was launched by his 2015 Fringe meditation on loss and mourning, Good Grief, which took him on a national tour, sold out at the Soho Theatre in London, and saw him present his own BBC documentary last year... 

Atlantic: Two New Musicals from RCS set Either Side of the Pond

Atlantic: Two New Musicals from RCS set Either Side of the Pond

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University have teamed up to bring two brand-new musicals to the Fringe. Atlantic: A Scottish Story is a haunting show set on a remote Scottish island that asks the question: what if we didn’t go on the adventure? It follows Eve, a girl who didn’t follow her heart and stays where she thinks she belongs... 

#EdFringe17: Is Jan Ravens a Difficult Woman?

#EdFringe17: Is Jan Ravens a Difficult Woman?

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the county’s leading impressionist, Jan Ravens. Hear from Jan, alongside Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Fiona Bruce, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Kirsty Wark, Donald Trump and more. 

#EdFringe17: Ed Byrne has a Spoiler Alert

#EdFringe17: Ed Byrne has a Spoiler Alert

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with the ‘Mock The Week’ regular, Ed Byrne. Are we all being spoiled? Is Ed spoiling his own kids? Are nettles sent by the devil? Ed’s current show, ‘Spoiler Alert’ is enjoying an Edinburgh run before it goes on tour. 

#EdFringe17: Tiff Stevenson Drops a Bombshell

#EdFringe17: Tiff Stevenson Drops a Bombshell

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the brilliant Tiff Stevenson. This is her eighth solo show at the Fringe, and she’s better than ever. Direct, uncompromising, but with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, Tiff chats about the things that matter. 

#EdFringe17: Dane Baptiste talks G.O.D.

#EdFringe17: Dane Baptiste talks G.O.D.

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, writer and actor, Dane Baptiste. Fresh from his success with original BBC sitcom, ‘Sunny D’, Dane returns to Edinburgh with a new show about G... 

#EdFringe17: Martha McBrier in Balamory Doubtfire

#EdFringe17: Martha McBrier in Balamory Doubtfire

In an extended 30 minute interview we hear from leading story telling comedian, Martha McBrier, who is back in Edinburgh with a new show, ‘Balamory Doubtfire’. We learn of her origin story, from winning a major competition on her third gig, to getting into bother over a didgeridoo. 

#EdFringe17: Pippa Evans Delivers Joy Provision!

#EdFringe17: Pippa Evans Delivers Joy Provision!

Enjoy 15 minutes of chat with Pippa, an award-winning comedian, actor, songwriter and improviser. As heard every week on Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’ and as seen the world over on the stage with ‘Showstoppers: Improvised Musical’... 

The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

As part of the Edinburgh International Festival the Royal Court was invited to present a series of rehearsed readings by playwrights from Chile, China, Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and Ukraine under the theme of New and Now... 

What Would Kanye Do?’s Clare Marcie on Connecting with Kanye West

What Would Kanye Do?’s Clare Marcie on Connecting with Kanye West

Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas is joined by Scotland-based theatre-maker Clare Marcie to talk about her new show What Would Kanye Do?, part of the programme at theSpace @ Jury’s Inn... 

Yes, There's a Fringe for Books Too

Yes, There's a Fringe for Books Too

As the Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe celebrate their 70th anniversaries, Broadway Baby’s James T. Harding takes a look at how they’ve inspired a plethora of literary events in counterpoint to the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF). 

Dominic Holland is Spider-man’s Dad

Dominic Holland is Spider-man’s Dad

By any account, Dominic Holland has had a successful career. As a stand-up comic, he’s won a best newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted a Radio 4 series, appeared on a number of television shows including Have I Got News For You, published four books and worked as a stand-up comic for 25 years... 

Comedian Kae Kurd on Growing Up Kurdish and the Responsibility of Representation

Comedian Kae Kurd on Growing Up Kurdish and the Responsibility of Representation

Kae Kurd isn’t intimidated by the prospect of debuting his first hour-long stand-up show, Kurd Your Enthusiasm, in a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Partially, that’s because it’s not his first time to the rodeo: he’s been doing stand up for five years, and performed in Edinburgh last year as part of The Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase... 

#EdFringe17: Shazia Mirza With Love from St Tropez

#EdFringe17: Shazia Mirza With Love from St Tropez

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Shazia. Alongside comedian Mark Watson, she was among ten luminaries in this year’s series of The Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. When she returned, the world had changed... 

#EdFringe17: Terry Alderton is All Crazy Now

#EdFringe17: Terry Alderton is All Crazy Now

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with one of On the Mic’s comedy heroes, comedian and actor Terry Alderton. Terry chats about his friendship with Malcolm Hardee, the state of the current comedy circuit, appearing in EastEnders and his Edinburgh show with long-term collaborator Johnny Spurling. 

#EdFringe17: Ayesha Hazarika on the State of the Nation

#EdFringe17: Ayesha Hazarika on the State of the Nation

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, turned political spokesperson, turned comedian, Ayesha Hazarika. How does the former special adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman feel about the rise of Jeremy Corbyn? What’s Westminster really like on the inside? 

#EdFringe17: Elliot Steel’s Near Life Experience

#EdFringe17: Elliot Steel’s Near Life Experience

Elliot feels that he has changed enormously in the last twelve months and that his material is beginning to reflect that. But what’s his beef with Paul Fleckney of comedy industry website Chortle? Featuring stand up recorded live at the Comedy Store in 2016. 

#EdFringe17: Jenny Bede on Eggtime

#EdFringe17: Jenny Bede on Eggtime

Enjoy 15 minutes of music and chat with the brilliant Jenny Bede. Through a mixture of song, stand-up and sass, Jenny explores what it means to find yourself as a childless woman in your 30s... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tony Cowards

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tony Cowards

In Punderdog, Tony Cowards returns with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17: Lauren Pattison is Lady Muck

#EdFringe17: Lauren Pattison is Lady Muck

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of Newcastle’s youngest and brightest up and coming comedians. Lauren is true to her roots and this proud Geordie doesn’t hold back on letting her background shine through... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson aka The Kagools

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson aka The Kagools

The Kagools: Tutti is an hour of anarchic fun. There's no theme, it's more of an experience; like Blue Man Group or paint balling in Swindon. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: James Dunnell-Smith of Sleeping Trees

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: James Dunnell-Smith of Sleeping Trees

Sleeping Trees at the Movies features three separate comedy blockbusters, being performed in rep at this year's Fringe. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Dylan Emery from Showstopper!

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Dylan Emery from Showstopper!

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is an all-singing, all dancing, comedy musical, which just happens to be made up on the spot... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Christy White-Spunner

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Christy White-Spunner

Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones are Sisters. They appear together in a new Edinburgh show, White Noise. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17: Rachel Jackson is a Bunny Boiler

#EdFringe17: Rachel Jackson is a Bunny Boiler

Introducing Scottish rising star and ever-so-slightly unhinged comedian and actor, Rachel Jackson. She’s looking for love. She wants to find 'The One'… but she’ll settle for one of the one of the ones... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steen Raskopoulos

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steen Raskopoulos

The Barry Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee returns with a brand-new hour of comedy characters and inspired spontaneity. We fired over a Q&A to get more info on his new show. 

#EdFringe17: Joe Sutherland is a Model and Actress

#EdFringe17: Joe Sutherland is a Model and Actress

Enjoy 15 minutes with the comedian, actor, writer, waiter and model, as he brings his debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As seen in the brilliant movie, Pride, he was selected for the Pleasance Comedy Reserve in Edinburgh in 2015... 

#EdFringe17: Sam Baines in 1 Woman, A High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom

#EdFringe17: Sam Baines in 1 Woman, A High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom

Enjoy 15 minutes with Sam, the actor, writer, comedian, presenter and Brian Cox enthusiast. Her PR says that she was seen in The Crown and Bucket, which turns out to be acting roles, not our local boozer... 

#EdFringe17: Phil Jerrod is Submerged

#EdFringe17: Phil Jerrod is Submerged

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Phil, the completely honest stand up from Brighton. His new show, Submerged, sees Phil reflect on this quarterlife crisis. Is it time that he took a bit more responsibility for himself? 

#EdFringe17: Suzi Ruffell is Keeping it Classy

#EdFringe17: Suzi Ruffell is Keeping it Classy

We present 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the newly single Suzi as she reflects back on the breakup with her girlfriend. How much of Suzi’s comedy is informed by her working-class background? Can she still relate to Brexit supporting family and friends? 

#EdFringe17: Tez Ilyas is set to Teztify

#EdFringe17: Tez Ilyas is set to Teztify

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Tez, who in many ways is your typical lefty liberal. However, Tez also holds some pretty unpopular opinions. For example, why does he hate dogs so much? And why is he so glad that Donald Trump won? 

#EdFringe17: Twayna Mayne in Black Girl

#EdFringe17: Twayna Mayne in Black Girl

A strong black woman with an extraordinary back story, Twayna is set to deliver a deeply personal Edinburgh show. She tells her story of being taken into the care system, being adopted and being a critical follower of Diane Abbott 

#EdFringe17: Kae Kurd Can Kurd Your Enthusiasm

#EdFringe17: Kae Kurd Can Kurd Your Enthusiasm

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with proud South Londoner, Kae Kurd. Has Kae’s background as a refugee informed his comedy? What happens as he gets older, more middle class and successful? Interview recorded in June 2017, before the General Election result was known... 

#EdFringe17: Sophie Willan is Branded

#EdFringe17: Sophie Willan is Branded

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Sophie, who is back in Edinburgh following her successful solo debut last year. “Bolton’s next Marilyn Monroe,” (according to her Gran!) has gone to extreme limits to make it as a performer... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Cody

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Cody

On Fire is hilarious, actual stand up, from a bearded Aussie bloke who will be your best mate by the end of the hour. Beer afterwards? 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Graham Dickson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Graham Dickson

Graham Dickson is The Narcissist is described as a meta-theatrical mind-fuck of a character show about an egomaniac called Graham Dickson. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anna Mann - aka Colin Hoult

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anna Mann - aka Colin Hoult

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann: in How we stop the Fascists is a brave, challenging piece where Colin Hoult’s character, actress, Anna Mann, attempts to beat fascism with some awesome sexy theatre... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Amrou Al-Kadhi from Denim: The World Tour

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Amrou Al-Kadhi from Denim: The World Tour

Denim: World Tour is a girl band pop tour designed for Wembley, performed by drag queens in a Fringe venue. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ed Night

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ed Night

Ed Night's debut hour long Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is called Anthem for Doomed Youth. It’s a comedy show about Ed’s depression.We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

Where Are We Now is emotional, musical, dark and personal. It’s a musical investigation of what is happening in the world right now.We fired over a Q&A to Camille to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie Sertich

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie Sertich

How To Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days And The Next 330 is a show about love, loss, and an ending you could never predict. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Field

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Field

The Andy Field Experience is the number one experience for people looking to experience Andy Field. Why should people want to experience Andy Field? We asked Andy Field. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie McGrath

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie McGrath

Annie McGrath: Ambivert is a stand-up comedy show set in 2017 and performed by a 27 year old woman called Annie McGrath. We sent Annie a Q&A. This is how she responded… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Elf Lyons

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Elf Lyons

Graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier, the BBC New Talent Hot List 2017 entrant, Elf Lyons is returning to Edinburgh with a brand-new clown show. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Hari Sriskantha

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Hari Sriskantha

Clown Atlas is a stand-up show about happiness, but Hari gets distracted and talks about other things too. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Forward

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Forward

Mark returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show filled with everything that he hopes will help him win all the awards. Death, bees, death, puppets, death, and Bears in heaven (who are dead)... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Nelson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson writes, “Irreverence is a man onstage trying to be funny as he can for an hour. No gimmicks, no lessons. Just a man, a mic and jokes.” We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Myra DuBois

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Myra DuBois

The self-declared Siren from South Yorkshire stands trial seeking redemption from you, her adoring audience. She’ll tell you herself, ‘the devil made me do it!’ Do what? We wanted to know more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luca Cupani

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luca Cupani

Luca Cupani writes: It’s me! is my fourth solo show, in which I look for an answer to a crucial question: who am I? We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John-Luke Roberts

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John-Luke Roberts

John-Luke Roberts writes: that John-Luke Roberts: Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair! (all in caps.) is an hour of extraordinary character comedy, the best show you’ve ever seen, and very hubristic... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang

Jon & Nath Like To Party is sketch comedy with the pace of The Fast Show and the very real slapstick of Bottom. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John Hastings

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John Hastings

John Hastings Audacity. One man. One mic. All jokes. Some about love, others about poo. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Naomi Sheldon

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Naomi Sheldon

Good Girl is a frank and funny debut storytelling show. A bold look at the darker side of being a good girl. Welcome to the 90s, where the only sex education is Madonna.We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew O’Neill

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew O’Neill

Andrew O’Neill is an award-winning comedian off telly and radio, who happens to dabble in the occult. We dared to ask him about his free Edinburgh show, Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Alex Oliver

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Alex Oliver

Alpha Child is critique of Alex Oliver as a person with a few complaints about bungalows thrown in for good measure. Alex tells us more. 

#EdFringe17: Michael Stranney's Welcome to Ballybeg

#EdFringe17: Michael Stranney's Welcome to Ballybeg

We hear from character comedian, Michael Stranney who chats about his debut Edinburgh show, ‘Welcome to Ballybeg’. We also enjoy some stand up from his character creation, and Ballybeg resident, Daniel Duffy. 

#EdFringe17: Sara Schaefer in a Little White Box

#EdFringe17: Sara Schaefer in a Little White Box

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Sara, the double Emmy award winning US comedian who is making her Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up debut. Raised in the American South as a devout evangelical Christian, how does she feel about America today? Why do so many Christians support Trump? 

#EdFringe17: Angela Barnes has reached Fortitude

#EdFringe17: Angela Barnes has reached Fortitude

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the popular comedian, writer and swimmer. Angela didn’t become a stand up until 33, only learnt to swim when she was 37, didn’t fall in love until 38 and passed her driving test at 39... 

#EdFringe17: Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is an Appropriate Adult

#EdFringe17: Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is an Appropriate Adult

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with Kiri. She is one of a growing group of Millennials who have decided that they don’t want to have children biologically but will adopt instead. Her Edinburgh show, ‘Appropriate Adult’ is described as an immoral comedian’s morality tale about other people’s lack of morals... 

#EdFringe17: Ellyn Daniels in Emotional Terrorism

#EdFringe17: Ellyn Daniels in Emotional Terrorism

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the powerful American comedian, Ellyn Daniels. Having trained as a ballet dancer and danced professionally in her late teens and early twenties, Ellyn was scouted by a modeling agent in Paris at the age of 17... 

#EdFringe17: Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

#EdFringe17: Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

Enjoy 10 minutes of Phil Ellis talking. Phil is one of those people who appear to have been born funny, almost unable to stop themselves from making others laugh. If the comedy gods awarded the most talented with the most success, Phil Ellis would be a household name the world over... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Barr

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Barr

Andy Barr: Tropic of Admin asks and answers the question ‘what if a school administrator were marooned on a deserted tropical island?’ We wanted to know more, so we fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Athena Kugblenu

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Athena Kugblenu

KMT is described as an hour of comedy on things that Athena Kugblenu has experienced and observed. Issues like politics, race, class, sexism...We fired off a Q&A to find out more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Charlie V. Martin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Charlie V. Martin

Dante's History of the Banished is a comedy show about exile. Historical characters are reimagined in a solo debut from Charlie V. Martin. We fired a Q&A over to the enigmatic Charlie. 

#EdFringe17: Jonny Pelham Will Just Shout Louder

#EdFringe17: Jonny Pelham Will Just Shout Louder

Jonny has fallen in love, ‘completed’ therapy, written a very good joke about Taylor Swift and much to his own surprise feels… happy. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the talented, intelligent, slightly dark, and very funny comedian... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Darren Harriott

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Darren Harriott

Darren Harriott’s show is called Defiant. It’s full of strong opinions. We fired off a Q&A and asked him for more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bernie Keith

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bernie Keith

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav is a sand-up show about how life isn’t how Bernie thought it would be at 54. We wanted to know more…  

#EdFringe17: Robert White is InstruMENTAL

#EdFringe17: Robert White is InstruMENTAL

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Robert. He returns to the Fringe in 2017 with an ‘electro-classical comedy opera’ which features unlikely, but entirely true, comedic tales of misadventures and misfortune. 

#EdFringe17: The Mystery of Glenn Moore’s Missing Woman

#EdFringe17: The Mystery of Glenn Moore’s Missing Woman

In ‘The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle’, Glenn is stuck living with his granddad in a small town, worrying that his life is stagnating. It's not as fun as the last time he lived there, at the age of 15, when he tried to solve the case of a missing woman... 

#EdFringe17: Jay Lafferty is a Besom

#EdFringe17: Jay Lafferty is a Besom

Jay has been called many things in her life, not all of them have been complimentary and only some of them have been true. Whatever she may be - she's certainly a wee besom - but who said that had to be a bad thing?  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ian Smith

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ian Smith

Ian Smith’s new Edinburgh show is called, ‘Ian Smith: Snowflake’ It’s about uniqueness… like everybody else’s. It’s also about a holiday he had in Tromso, Norway. We asked for the deets. 

#EdFringe17: James Adomian is Lacking in Character

#EdFringe17: James Adomian is Lacking in Character

Famous for impersonating Bernie Sanders during the last US election, James is now free to take on some of the worlds other biggest characters. Enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat... 

#EdFringe17: Gráinne with a Fada

#EdFringe17: Gráinne with a Fada

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian, comedy writer and actor, Gráinne Maguire. Her new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to be an EU citizen in the UK now everyone has decided they don’t like Europeans so much... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sean McCann from Rhapsodes

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sean McCann from Rhapsodes

Rhapsodes is billed as a ground-breaking, unique improvised Shakespeare show, inspired by the bardic competitions of the ancient Athenian festivals. We fired a Q&A off to its co-star and co-creator of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Sean McCann. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sam & Tom

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sam & Tom

Sam & Tom just want to perform Unrectifiable, but a silly game goes awry when spirits from a wormhole invade their bodies and ruin the fun! OMG! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rob Oldham

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rob Oldham

Rob Oldham’s Brink is a stand-up show about family, politics, and growing up. There are also two jokes about bums. Our appetite wetted, we asked Rob a bunch of questions. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel and Ruby from SHELF

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel and Ruby from SHELF

Shelf: Boys is a comedy show where double act Shelf explore gender, sexuality and mental health with sketches, songs and a boyband. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ruth Bratt from The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ruth Bratt from The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

Over recent years, the Showstopper Improvised Musicals have become a Fringe institution. For 2017 they return to Edinburgh with their kids show. Ruth Bratt tells us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jonny Awsum #HoneyIPromisedTheKid

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jonny Awsum #HoneyIPromisedTheKid

Jonny foolishly promised his daughter that he’d play live on stage at the O2 Arena.It wasn’t as easy as he hoped! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Paula Valluerca aka Madame Señorita

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Paula Valluerca aka Madame Señorita

Bob’s BlundaBus hosts the show Madame Señorita: 25 Different Shows, Come Every Day! in which Paula Valluerca attempts to create a show from scratch in 25 nights. We fired a Q&A over to the crazy clown. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Al Samuels of Thrones! The Musical

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Al Samuels of Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical Parody is.... well, a musical parody of Game of Thrones. We fired a Q&A over to the lovely Al Samuels.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ken Cheng

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ken Cheng

Ex-Cambridge dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng applies his mathematical brain to comedy in Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian. We fired over a Q&A.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Patrick Turpin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Patrick Turpin

It says here that, Patrick Turpin - Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece is about being a frothy emotional wetbag in a modern world, but that gets derailed by grief. We just had to learn more. 

#EdFringe17 Theatre Q&A: Corinne Maier from Like A Prayer

#EdFringe17 Theatre Q&A: Corinne Maier from Like A Prayer

Like A Prayer is a theatrical essay about personal faith in which six nuns deliberate attitudes towards the big questions of life. We spoke to Corinne via an email Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls is the antidote to pale stale male comedy. A fuck you to crusty chauvinism. It’s pure undiluted joy, and ALL of y’all are invited… This is what they had to say… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Michael Porter

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Michael Porter

Apparently, the Galway Tribune said that “Love & Brain Damage is so tragically funny it’s almost artistic.” The show isn’t listed in the Fringe brochure, or anywhere else... 

#EdFringe17: Mindy Raf is Keeping Her Kidneys

#EdFringe17: Mindy Raf is Keeping Her Kidneys

With an open mind, heart, and vagina, US based Comedian Mindy Raf makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut in her new show ‘Keeping My Kidneys’. Enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat with the writer, actor and comedian from New York City. 

#EdFringe17: Juliette Burton urges you to #DareToBeKind

#EdFringe17: Juliette Burton urges you to #DareToBeKind

Juliette’s new show, ‘Butterfly Effect’ is a brand new docu-comedy in which she investigates the power of kindness. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the kindest, open, honest and funniest writer/performers in the UK today... 

#EdFringe17: Loyiso Gola is Unlearning

#EdFringe17: Loyiso Gola is Unlearning

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with South African born Loyiso Gola. His new Edinburgh show, ‘Unlearning’ brings together sharp observations, satirical wit and philosophical contemplations... 

#EdFringe17: Andy Daly’s Monsters Take Your Questions

#EdFringe17: Andy Daly’s Monsters Take Your Questions

Enjoy 10 minutes of comedy and chat with Andy and his cowboy poet character Dalton Wilcox, the self-described “poet-laureate of the west”. Plus, a snippet from Andy’s perverted theatrical director Don DiMello and from the archives, we hear some live stand up from 2011, with Andy’s character, Jerry O'Hearn. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Eleanor Morton

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Eleanor Morton

Eleanor Morton’s Edinburgh show promises a passive aggressive and witty journey through the history of angry women. We wanted to know more…  

#EdFringe17: Tom Houghton in a Class Half Empty

#EdFringe17: Tom Houghton in a Class Half Empty

When your Dad is the professional head of the entire British Military, life is strange. Raised on army barracks across Europe under the shadow of his father, Tom had bodyguards, kidnap training and endless ranks of soldiers saluting his family wherever he went... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Xnthony from the show Douze

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Xnthony from the show Douze

'Douze' is a pop comedy musical following Xnthony and The Penny Slots as they try to get to the Eurovision, one fabulous pop song at a time. We fired a Q&A over to its star. 

#EdFringe17: Daniel Cook is For Money

#EdFringe17: Daniel Cook is For Money

Daniel brings his brand-new hour to the Fringe this year with the stand-up show, ‘For Money’. Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with the comedian, writer and actor, who knows what it’s like to be broke... 

#EdFringe17: Phil Dunning in the House of Pigs

#EdFringe17: Phil Dunning in the House of Pigs

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with actor, writer and comedian Phil Dunning. His show features the underground world of dishevelled and disturbing cabaret bar, The House of Pigs. Join him as he tries to save the club from being sold to the evil pub chain, The Slug and Arsehole. 

#EdFringe17: Asher Treleaven is Peter Heaven

#EdFringe17: Asher Treleaven is Peter Heaven

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with the popular character actor and comedian, recorded live at the sunset in Darwin, Australia. Asher is one half of double act, Peter and Bambi Heaven, alongside his ex-wife, Gypsy Wood... 

#EdFringe17: Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

#EdFringe17: Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Cally Beaton. Accomplished and insecure; perky yet prone to crying; open and yet guarded; sophisticated and so not. Cally explains how being Super and Fragile can be OK... 

#EdFringe17: Maria Shehata is Wisdomless

#EdFringe17: Maria Shehata is Wisdomless

Having moved 5,437 miles for love, award-winning Egyptian-American comedian, Maria Shehata presents her debut Edinburgh hour of playfully sardonic comedy. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with a comic seeking wisdom... 

#EdFringe17: Tom Skelton in Blind Man's Bluff

#EdFringe17: Tom Skelton in Blind Man's Bluff

Tom developed a genetic eye condition eight years ago, leaving him with 5% vision. He first noticed some sight loss at the Edinburgh Fringe, when fellow performers on stage became blurry... 

#EdFringe17: How Ben Fogg Won Best Newcomer 2017

#EdFringe17: How Ben Fogg Won Best Newcomer 2017

Ben’s show not only tears up the rulebook of live comedy, it panics, gets out sticky tape, organises all the pieces, tries to stick them back together, fails, cries, then rallies in the nick of time and wins major awards... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Richard Thieriot of The Older Brothers’ Almanac

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Richard Thieriot of The Older Brothers’ Almanac

From New York City, USA, comes a darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatise each other. We fired a Q&A off, over the ocean, to Brother Richard. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows is a comedy cabaret musical game show where audience members compete for their jobseeker's allowance! Good Lord. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colin Chadwick

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colin Chadwick

Colin has written a show featuring the story of how and why he created a Digital Legacy. In 2014, while on a date that was going badly, he started planning for his death. We wanted to know more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rhiannon Neads from Stiff and Kitsch

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rhiannon Neads from Stiff and Kitsch

Sally O’Leary and Rhiannon Neads are the comedy pairing, Stiff and Kitsch. For their Edinburgh show, they perform songs lamenting how Adele Is Younger Than Us. We needed to know more… 

#EdFringe17: Jessica Fostekew in the Silence of the Nans

#EdFringe17: Jessica Fostekew in the Silence of the Nans

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Jess, who returns to Edinburgh in 2017 with her fifth show. Jess is a story telling comedian, writer, co-host of the popular Guilty Feminist podcast and presenter of the Comedy Club on Radio 4 Extra... 

#EdFringe17: Caroline Mabey is in Quetzals

#EdFringe17: Caroline Mabey is in Quetzals

Caroline tries to memorise the 103 allowable two letter Scrabble words. Or maybe she doesn’t. She might change her mind. Never apologise. Never Cry. And never appear to know what you’re doing. 

#EdFringe17: Tom Ward is a Love Machine

#EdFringe17: Tom Ward is a Love Machine

In ‘Love Machine’ Tom returns with a picnic of broken dreams to share. And the dome-haired, exuberant loner brings forth quite a banquet. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the UK’s funniest and most truthful comedians. 

#EdFringe17: Eshaan Akbar is Not For Prophet

#EdFringe17: Eshaan Akbar is Not For Prophet

Eshaan was born the ultimate colonial baby, with family members from each of the sub-continental countries that were created in the aftermath of Partition. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the son of a Thatcherite and a Labourite... 

#EdFringe17: Jess Robinson is Unravelled

#EdFringe17: Jess Robinson is Unravelled

To celebrate reaching Episode 400, On the Mic presents our favourite comedian, actor, singer and impressionist, Jess Robinson. Enjoy a roller coaster 15 minutes of comedy, music and chat, featuring more impressions in a quarter of an hour than you’d ever have thought possible... 

#EdFringe17: Abigoliah Schamaun Says Namaste, Bitches

#EdFringe17: Abigoliah Schamaun Says Namaste, Bitches

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Abigoliah Schamaun, who returns to Edinburgh in 2017 with her unique brand of frank-yet-poignant comedy, on a mission to dissect mankind’s relationship with wellness and happiness... 

#EdFringe17: Will Duggan - Perspicuator

#EdFringe17: Will Duggan - Perspicuator

Since the successes of his solo debut, Will has fallen victim to a break up. Luckily, this has freed up a lot of time in which he can solve the problems of the world. In his own way... 

#EdFringe17: Julio Torres Presents His Favourite Shapes

#EdFringe17: Julio Torres Presents His Favourite Shapes

Julio’s show, ‘My Favorite Shapes’ explores one of his biggest passions: shapes.Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian and writer who hails from El Salvador, but plies his trade in New York City, USA... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Quirk

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Quirk

Cowboy Mouth by David Quirk, is a comedy show about other people's dreams, dog years, and something called the Overview Effect. Intrigued, we fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Trent

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Trent

David Trent is appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show. ‘Here’s Your Future’. We fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17: Mike Bubbins is a Retrosexual Male

#EdFringe17: Mike Bubbins is a Retrosexual Male

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Mike, the Welsh comic that loves everything from the 70s. Tweets? Likes? Swipes? That’s not progress. Mike’s old school. A man’s man... 

#EdFringe17: Charlie Baker is the Hit Polisher

#EdFringe17: Charlie Baker is the Hit Polisher

Why is nostalgia so comfortable but melancholy? Why do we retreat to the old songs? If you leave home at 18 for the bright lights, big city, can you ever be local anywhere again? What’s it like to be in EastEnders? Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, music and chat with Charlie, the Hit Polisher. 

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker announces two intimate concerts

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker announces two intimate concerts

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in two intimate concerts at the Pleasance. Fresh from her first UK Tour, Rachel brings her fabulous voice and charm to Scotland for the first time in this intimate evening packed with her favourite songs... 

#EdFringe17: Christel Bartelse in All KIDding Aside

#EdFringe17: Christel Bartelse in All KIDding Aside

Written by Christel Bartelse and directed by Michelle Polak, All KIDding Aside is a comically honest exploration into the fears and hesitations of a 30 something year old woman wanting to hit the snooze button on her biological clock as it starts to tick... 

#EdFringe17: John Robertson is Dominant

#EdFringe17: John Robertson is Dominant

Enjoy 15 minutes of stream of consciousness chat and stand-up with the brilliant Australian comedian. Every show is an experience. Every conversation an event. This is no exception... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steve Bennett

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steve Bennett

This Is Your Trial is an improv courtroom with the audience as plaintiffs, defendants and jury.  We asked Steve Bennett (no, not that one) for more details if the form of a rather lovely Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Gypsy Wood

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Gypsy Wood

Imagine if David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer were from the Gold Coast circa 1989, now crank up the music, roll them in sequins, set them on fire, and you're almost at Peter & Bambi Heaven... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A with Sam, Jordan and Guy

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A with Sam, Jordan and Guy

The Cat Man Curse is a surreal comedy that tells the story of a washed out 70s Hollywood actor and his whirlwind encounter with a mysterious curse. We talk to the cast. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Lucy Pearman

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Lucy Pearman

Lucy Pearman: Maid of Cabbage is a no-nonsense story about a maid looking for the perfect cabbage. Lark Rise to Candleford meets The Mighty Boosh. We ask Lucy nine quick questions. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Brandon from Choir of Man

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Brandon from Choir of Man

The Choir of Man is described as fun, real, beautiful, modern, energetic, and according to Tom Brandon, it’s for absolutely everyone. We asked Tom to tell us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jordan Brookes

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jordan Brookes

Body of Work is a genuine attempt by Jordan Brookes to pay tribute to his relationship with his nan. We fired a Q&A over to Jordan for more details… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kwame Asante

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kwame Asante

Open Arms is billed as a laid-back, witty and uplifting stand-up comedy show about a man dragged and dropped straight into the deep-end of adulthood. We fired a Q&A over to its star, Kwame Asante. 

#EdFringe17: Steve Bugeja at Summer Camp

#EdFringe17: Steve Bugeja at Summer Camp

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Steve, who, despite having a strong dislike of children, went to work on a kids summer camp. Woefully ill-equipped and disastrously naïve, Steve's show tells the true story of what happened. 

#EdFringe17: Micky P. Kerr is Lay-Z

#EdFringe17: Micky P. Kerr is Lay-Z

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, music and chat with Leeds born musical comedian Micky P Kerr. Micky will be bringing an hour of comedic songs, spoken word and unique anecdotes to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. 

#EdFringe17: Jack Barry performs High Treason

#EdFringe17: Jack Barry performs High Treason

'High Treason' focuses on the sticky topic of drug legalisation. As a straight, white, middle class male, Jack felt under qualified to champion the struggles of oppressed minorities with his comedy... 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Iles in the Silly Iles

#EdFringe17: Sarah Iles in the Silly Iles

Enjoy 15 minutes of chat with Sarah, who is bringing her debut solo comedy show to Edinburgh in 2017. Sarah says that she is an island on to herself, but wants to find space on the Silly Iles for you... 

#EdFringe17: Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss Writing Wrongs

#EdFringe17: Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss Writing Wrongs

Christopher Bliss is the lovingly crafted creation of award-winning comic actor and musician, Rob Carter. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Rob, which includes a reading from Christopher and from the archives, Rob raps like a gangster... 

#EdFringe17: Stephen Bailey Can’t Think Straight

#EdFringe17: Stephen Bailey Can’t Think Straight

Stephen is a comedian, TV presenter and writer, whose friendly and open brand of humour has made him a real favourite with Fringe audiences. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat before a) he gets famous and b) he gets a boyfriend. 

#EdFringe17: Kirsty Marsh-Hyde in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

#EdFringe17: Kirsty Marsh-Hyde in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

After hearing from her comedy partner, Lisa, in the last episode, enjoy 10 minutes of chat with Kirsty - the other half of European double act Kirsty and Elisabeth. How does one write and rehearse with a partner who lives almost 600 miles away?  

#EdFringe17: Elisabeth Pieplow in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

#EdFringe17: Elisabeth Pieplow in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with Elisabeth, aka Lisa, one half of European double act Kirsty and Elisabeth. The Berlin based comic discusses her origins as a comic performer and character comedian... 

#EdFringe17: Danny O’Brien is on RaconTour

#EdFringe17: Danny O’Brien is on RaconTour

After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road, touring Ireland before heading over to the Fringe. What could go wrong? Everything... 

#EdFringe17: Francesco De Carlo is out of his Comfort Zone

#EdFringe17: Francesco De Carlo is out of his Comfort Zone

Eddie Izzard said, ‘If I was an Italian comedian performing in English, I would want to be as funny as Francesco De Carlo’. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat about Brexit, Italian comedy and being out of your comfort zone... 

#EdFringe17: Radhika Aggarwal in an Arrangement of Shoes

#EdFringe17: Radhika Aggarwal in an Arrangement of Shoes

The On the Mic podcast takes a brief break from stand-up comedy to talk to actor, Radhika Aggarwal, who stars in Abhishek Majumdar’s play, ‘An Arrangement of Shoes’, directed by Maya Foa... 

#EdFringe17: Stuart Black in… It’s the End of The World as We Know It

#EdFringe17: Stuart Black in… It’s the End of The World as We Know It

The worse the world gets; the funnier Stuart Black gets. So, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that the world is totally buggered, the good news is Stuart Black is in the form of his life and returns to the fringe with his funniest show to date. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Betts

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Betts

Chris Betts is taking two shows to Edinburgh, Bewilderbeest and Chris Betts vs the Audience. We fired over a Q&A and asked him about both. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Betty Grumble

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Betty Grumble

Betty Grumble: Love and Anger (or Sex Clown Saves the World Again!) is a show that almost defies description. He talk to sex clown, wild woman and surreal showgirl, the award-winning, head-spinning Betty Grumble. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Holly Morgan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan describes her show, Seven Crazy Bitches, as a stand-up/cabaret show about being a female dog in a dog-eat-dog man’s world. With wigs. Terrible wigs. We wanted to know more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bobby Mair

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bobby Mair

Loudly Insecure is features Bobby Mair trying to get secure by getting married, finding his biological family and addressing his mental health. Did it work? We ask him. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luke Kempner

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luke Kempner

Luke’s new show has stand up, sketches and at least thirty impressions. It's fun and fast and has some heart too! We asked Luke about Take A Long Hard Luke At Yourself. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tiernan Douieb

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tiernan Douieb

Tiernan Douieb says that his new Edinburgh show, Miserably Happy, “is another hour of stuff from my head but with jokes in. At least two. And the one use of the word 'banana'”... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Mayhew

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Mayhew

Tom says that his new Edinburgh show, “explores my existence as someone who suffers from social and performance anxiety.” There are, he says, “lots of sad jokes.” We sent him some questions... 

#EdFringe17: John Pendal Knows How to Escape Stuff

#EdFringe17: John Pendal Knows How to Escape Stuff

John spent a decade as an amateur escapologist. It all began when he was tied up by missionaries on a Welsh beach and ended with him tying up Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed... 

#EdFringe17: Josh Pugh is a Boy Named Pugh

#EdFringe17: Josh Pugh is a Boy Named Pugh

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the current English Comedian of the Year. “Kitson wasn’t in the competition. Bottled it probably.” He started performing comedy in May 2014, at a gong show... 

#EdFringe17: Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

#EdFringe17: Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, Katharine Ferns. Her show is a comedic journey about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic violence and drug addiction…... 

#EdFringe17: David Ephgrave Asks, Now Who’s a Comedian?

#EdFringe17: David Ephgrave Asks, Now Who’s a Comedian?

David’s wife threatened to take a show to Edinburgh with the title, ‘David Ephgrave: Now Who’s a Comedian?’, so he got in first. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the self-described comedian, writer, actor, musician and pauper – and back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mr. Twonkey

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mr. Twonkey

Mr. Twonkey’s show this year is Twonkey’s Christmas in the Jungle. Its a show about being taken to the jungle for Christmas to play an imaginary fringe festival. We needed to know more so we sent Mr... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Next Best Thing

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Next Best Thing

How to be Good at Everything is a one-hour learning spectacuganza from life haxperts and best friends, Katie and Jay. No refunds. We get the lowdown from the experts. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Morgan and West

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Morgan and West

Morgan & West have two shows this year. Return of the Time Travelling Magicians is all their best magic tricks from the last ten years of doing shows at the fringe. More Magic For Kids is their popular kids show! We asked them for more... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Katie Kopajtic

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Katie Kopajtic

Confessions of a Personal Trainer is a story about life in the luxury fitness world. We asked Katie Kopajtic for the low down. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Coyle

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Coyle

Queen of Wolves is the story of Frances Glass, a poor governess who accidentally marries the devil. Gothic horror meets Extreme LOLs. Nick Coyle tells us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Martin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Martin

The One and Only Chris Martin is an uplifting show about being content in life, despite, according to Chris, having the most annoying name in comedy. We stuck a Q&A is the post and this is what he sent back. 

#EdFringe17: Return of the Dan Antopolski

#EdFringe17: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Dan, the triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee who returns to stand-up, seven years after his seventh solo show. Last seen playing Jesus in Ron Howard’s movie, The Da Vinci Code... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel Parris

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel Parris

Rachel’s new show Keynote, is about being asked to go back to her old school to give an inspirational speech. What were they thinking? Featuring songs, standup, characters and fun… we ask Rachel for more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Neenan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Neenan

Tom Neenan: Attenborough, is a comedy show charting David Attenborough’s first adventure, a journey to find the mythical Bigfoot. We ask Tom for the deets. 

#EdFringe17: Sunil Patel is a Titan

#EdFringe17: Sunil Patel is a Titan

The co-star of popular podcast ‘Why Is Harriet Crying?’ (with Harriet Kemsley), Sunil Patel charts his stand-up origin story. But why is Sunil’s new show called, ‘Titan’? Something to do with badminton – maybe. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Simon Morley

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Simon Morley

Naked Ambition is a collection of stories celebrating 20 years of Puppetry Of The Penis. We chat with Simon Morley to get the low down. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sandra Hale

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sandra Hale

Self Helpless! is a show filled with insights to help you get through life providing you have good looks, no opinions and can tap dance! We talked with its star, Sandra Hale. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ben Target

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ben Target

Ben Target’s Orangeade is a gentle comedy, mellow drama featuring balmy ballgames from the maverick physical comedian and Best Newcomer. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colt Cabana

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colt Cabana

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana do comedy and commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches. It’s the title of the show and it’s what the show is. It does exactly what it says on the tin. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Joz Norris

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Joz Norris

The Incredible Joz Norris Locks Himself Inside His Own Show, Then Escapes, Against All The Odds!! A pretty good description, as well as the title of Joz’s Edinburgh show. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew Lawrence

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence was the runner up in ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003 and then won the ‘BBC New Comedy Award’ a year later. He’s since staged numerous national tours and written and starred in several BBC Radio 4 comedy shows... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Asad Mecci

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Asad Mecci

Hypnotism and improvisation have mystified and entertained the world for decades – now witness two masters joining forces for a totally unique Fringe experience. Stars Asad Mecci, with Colin Mochrie or Mike Mcshane. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anya Anastasia

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anya Anastasia

Anya Anastasia's Rogue Romantic is part musical comedy, part deranged opera. Featuring all original songs backed by an all-female band! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kirsty Newton

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kirsty Newton

The inmates take over The Asylum! Award-winning loon Phil Nichol and psycho-sidekick Kirsty Newton host star-studded crazy cabaret & comedy fun. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Urzila Carlson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Urzila Carlson

The show, 'First Edition' contains observations that irritate Urzila Carlson. Urzila talks about the pressures we're under in modern day society and like stuff we would normally not even consider, like drinking craft beer and listening to an indie banjo alternative band whilst wearing dungarees. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ross Brierley

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ross Brierley

The Not So Late Show with Ross & Josh is the UK’s finest (and possibly only) chaotic, multimedia alternative comedy chat show. We hear from Ross Brierley.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Pierre Novellie

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Pierre Novellie

The show is called Pierre Novellie and it’s an hour of high-quality stand up in Pierre’s own personal style and it will make you laugh. He sets out to prove that in stand up, it is not topic but approach to topic that matters. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rahul Kohli

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rahul Kohli

'A Not So Chubby Brown' is a look back at the big events over the past 5 years that lead us to this ludicrous political climate we have now… and 'Newcastle Brown Tales' is an hour of true life tales... 

#EdFringe17: Genevieve Joy in Like Blood from A Cheap Cigar

#EdFringe17: Genevieve Joy in Like Blood from A Cheap Cigar

In the past, consciously coupling Margo and George shared everything …sex, laughs, good times and bad times. Can their love be salvaged? Enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat with the writer, actor, comedian and Barry Manilow fan, Genevieve Joy. 

#EdFringe17: Danny Lobell is Broke as a Joke

#EdFringe17: Danny Lobell is Broke as a Joke

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Danny, your typical Scottish/Jewish/Orthodox-raised Los Angeles comedian. Perpetually broke, Danny invites us to laugh at his misadventures... 

#EdFringe17: Princes of Main at New Year’s Eve

#EdFringe17: Princes of Main at New Year’s Eve

It’s August in Edinburgh, which can mean only one thing… its New Year’s Eve! And what better way to spend it than in the company of sketch group Princes of Main. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with stand-up comedian, Prince Ben Pope. 

Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Let Me Go is a feature film based on the true life of Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) - whose mother was a Nazi war criminal. The film deals with intergenerational trauma, mother-daughter relationships, and the revelation of truth... 

#EdFringe17: Josh Glanc is Manfül

#EdFringe17: Josh Glanc is Manfül

Manfül stars Dicky Rosenthal – the once dweeby, but now hyper-masculine American beefcake – in town to sell a new life-changing supplement. What follows is a 90s dance music themed product launch that descends into a surreal and strange gender quest. 

From Stage to Screen: Modern Life is Rubbish's Philip Gawthorne

From Stage to Screen: Modern Life is Rubbish's Philip Gawthorne

Modern Life Is Rubbish is romantic comedy about a couple whose love of music brings them together as well as revealing their differences. The feature film version starring Freya Mavor and Josh Whitehouse recently made its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, but the story started life as short stage play... 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Bennetto’s Life Mistakes, Catalogued (Vol.1)

#EdFringe17: Sarah Bennetto’s Life Mistakes, Catalogued (Vol.1)

2017 sees a new stand-up and sketch show by Melbourne-born, London-based comedian, Sarah Bennetto. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the multitalented curator of the famous ‘Storyteller’s Club’... 

#EdFringe17: Sean Patton is Number One

#EdFringe17: Sean Patton is Number One

Sean began his stand-up career in the big easy before taking it to the big apple. Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat which features a superior routine about cumin that demands to be heard... 

#EdFringe17: Paul McCaffrey is a Suburban Legend

#EdFringe17: Paul McCaffrey is a Suburban Legend

Last year Paul was asked to write a letter to his younger self with this brief: ‘Think about how you’ve changed and grown since then and offer advice about life’. So, Paul decided to take the idea and use it for his Edinburgh show. 

#EdFringe17: Jarlath Regan is an Organ Freeman

#EdFringe17: Jarlath Regan is an Organ Freeman

Best known for the brilliant, ‘Irishman Abroad’ podcast, Ireland’s own Jarlath Regan brings his new show ‘Organ Freeman’ to Edinburgh. How does stand-up comedy become a matter of life and death? Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat and find out. 

#EdFringe17: Kat Bond in Loo Roll

#EdFringe17: Kat Bond in Loo Roll

Kat’s lovable alter ego, Pat, was left in a bin outside a Papa John's in Luton by her family when she was a baby. Confused, and with nothing but a loo roll to her name, she wants to find out who, what and where they are... 

#EdFringe17: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

#EdFringe17: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Alasdair, who he assures us, definitely isn’t Scottish. His debut solo show is a cabinet of curiosities tackling the conundrums of impending extinction, archaic axioms, emotional repression and vegan flimflam. 

#EdFringe17: Tom Taylor is Detective Charlie Montague

#EdFringe17: Tom Taylor is Detective Charlie Montague

Tom brings two shows to Edinburgh. ‘The Game’s a Foot Try the Fish’ and ‘The Man with the Twisted Hip’ are Charlie Montague mysteries, for anyone who ever wished Bertie Wooster was a detective... 

#EdFringe17: Chris Turner is Busy

#EdFringe17: Chris Turner is Busy

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Chris, who for the month of August will be returning to these shores from his adopted home in the USA. Featuring the best compliment a Hollywood producer can give... 

#EdFringe17: Adam Drake is a Goose

#EdFringe17: Adam Drake is a Goose

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Adam, one half of one man sketch comedy outfit, Goose. 2017 sees Goose present their most ambitious show yet, but what is it and why? All we know for sure is that it was one of the best-reviewed acts at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and 2016. 

#EdFringe17: Abi Roberts is an Anglichanka

#EdFringe17: Abi Roberts is an Anglichanka

In 2016, Abi Roberts became the first UK comedian to perform in Russia - in Russian! Now, in 2017, the centenary of the Russian Revolution, she's here to shed some light on our continental neighbours and tell us what side of a blini is buttered. 

#EdFringe17: Larry Dean is a Fandan

#EdFringe17: Larry Dean is a Fandan

Since winning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Larry has toured his comedy all over the world. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the openly gay Glaswegian, as he discusses long distance relationships, gay footballers and why Celtic and Rangers fans shouldn’t hold hands. 

#EdFringe17: Gareth Waugh talks Honestly

#EdFringe17: Gareth Waugh talks Honestly

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Scottish comedian who launched his comedy career from behind the bar in the Comedy Store in Australia. Apparently. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, how are we meant to separate truth from lies 

#EdFringe17: Ashley Storrie’s Morning Glory

#EdFringe17: Ashley Storrie’s Morning Glory

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of Scotland’s finest comics. Fans include William Shatner – yes, the William Shatner, and her long-suffering dad. This episode of ‘On the Mic’ was recorded on the fourth anniversary of her first stand up gig. 

Phyllida Lloyd Transfers her All-female Julius Caesar to the Screen

Phyllida Lloyd Transfers her All-female Julius Caesar to the Screen

When it was first staged in 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s prison-set Julius Caesar was called “gimmicky, humourless and slow” by the Telegraph and “witty, liberating and inventive” by the Guardian... 

#EdFringe17: Chris Forbes has an Unquiet Mind

#EdFringe17: Chris Forbes has an Unquiet Mind

Inspired by the classic variety shows of old, Chris goes all out to present an eclectic live experience that promises to grant unfettered access to his unquiet mind. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the man bringing variety back... 

#EdFringe17: Alex Kealy in the Art of the Keal

#EdFringe17: Alex Kealy in the Art of the Keal

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian and satirist, Alex Kealy. Liberal democracy is having a rough old time. Reactionary nationalism is on the rise. The USA has put a vengeful baby in the White House... 

#EdFringe17: Yianni Agisilaou finds Pockets of Equality

#EdFringe17: Yianni Agisilaou finds Pockets of Equality

When Yianni accidentally wore his girlfriend’s jeans, he discovered that when it comes to pockets, women are far from equal. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat as we get to the nitty gritty subject of gender. 

#EdFringe17: Carmen Lynch gets Lynched

#EdFringe17: Carmen Lynch gets Lynched

In her UK debut hour ‘Lynched’, the US comedian shares her twisted, singular stand-up comedy that frequently dips into the dark side. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of Amy Schumer’s “absolute favourite comics”. 

#EdFringe17: Geoff Norcott is Right Leaning but Well Meaning

#EdFringe17: Geoff Norcott is Right Leaning but Well Meaning

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Conservative and Leave-voting comedian. Geoff has spent so long defending his views behind cultural enemy lines he's started wondering, “What if they're right about the right?” 

#EdFringe17: Erich McElroy Tops Trump

#EdFringe17: Erich McElroy Tops Trump

It's pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but US-born, British-based comic Eric McElroy has stacked the deck. He’s got all the alternative truth, the fakest news and is gonna make the Fringe great again. 

#EdFringe17: Andrew Doyle’s Thought Crimes

#EdFringe17: Andrew Doyle’s Thought Crimes

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian and writer, Andrew Doyle. Probably best known as co-writer of the provocative Jonathan Pie web series, Andrew discusses the nature of offense in comedy... 

#EdFringe17: Harriet Braine’s Total Eclipse of the Art

#EdFringe17: Harriet Braine’s Total Eclipse of the Art

Musical comedian, Harriet Braine, believes that art history delivered through the medium of parody song is the only possible remedy for the broken hearts and minds of a broken world... 

#EdFringe17: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

#EdFringe17: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

Unique. Funny. Outstanding. Rock star.Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Marcus Monroe – comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery. This is one person's pursuit of fame as the world's most beloved juggler. 

#EdFringe17: Luke McQueen is The Boy With Tape on His Face

#EdFringe17: Luke McQueen is The Boy With Tape on His Face

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Luke McQueen, who at the year’s Edinburgh Fringe, will attempt to perform stand-up without the use of his forehead. Featuring exclusive clips from the Frankie Boyle show... 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Callaghan 3 minute interview

#EdFringe17: Sarah Callaghan 3 minute interview

Sarah Callaghan returns to the Edinburgh Fringe, with the show, 'The Pigeon Dying Under The Bush'. 

#EdFringe17: Stuart Laws Stops

#EdFringe17: Stuart Laws Stops

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Stuart Laws. What do you do with a bad review? Forget it? Or use it to market the rest of your run? Featuring excerpts from Stuart’s 2015 solo show, ‘Stuart Laws... 

#EdFringe17: Georgie Morrell on the Morrell High Ground

#EdFringe17: Georgie Morrell on the Morrell High Ground

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Georgie, as she asks, “Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the NHS? Are NHS doctors hotter than private ones?! Why can't disability be mega LOLz?” 

#EdFringe17: Markus Birdman is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

#EdFringe17: Markus Birdman is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

They say follow your dreams, but they don’t mean it. Dreams are like children, follow them too long, people get suspicious. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Markus Birdman, who presents an illustrated, animated, comic reworking of the classic tale of Rumplestiltskin. 

#EdFringe17: Sid Singh is Amazing! (probably)

#EdFringe17: Sid Singh is Amazing! (probably)

According to Sid, his show, ‘A Singh in the North’, isn't about some brown kid talking about how brave he is in the face of racism or whatever. He’s a liberal, but if you learn something at his show, you should feel terrible, because that is probably something that you should have learned before you came to a freaking comedy show. 

#EdFringe17: Nik Coppin is a Globetrotter

#EdFringe17: Nik Coppin is a Globetrotter

Nik is bringing no less than four shows to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the busy comedian as we debate pool playing Lady Boys and the merits of Doctor Who as a superhero... 

#EdFringe17: Jo D'Arcy is a D’Arcehole

#EdFringe17: Jo D'Arcy is a D’Arcehole

Jo D'Arcy was told she had 'too much personality' to teach, so she started doing comedy instead. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with a right proper 'D'Arcehole.’. Is non-conformity necessarily a bad thing? Find out in a lesson that you won't have been taught at school. 

#EdFringe17: Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90s

#EdFringe17: Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90s

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, chat and big hugs with Irish Iranian Teesider, Patrick Monahan. His show, ‘Rewind Selector 90s’ is about identity and fitting in. Drink and drugs and rock n’roll’ was the trade mark saying back then, but for the tea total and drug free Pat, it was ‘cake and tea and R’n’B!’ 

#EdFringe17: Gary Tro is SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

#EdFringe17: Gary Tro is SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Gary Tro, who is bringing his mouthful of a show, SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious, back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the second consecutive year... 

#EdFringe17: Paul Valenti’s Long Miserable Journey to Happiness

#EdFringe17: Paul Valenti’s Long Miserable Journey to Happiness

In this new self-penned show reminiscent of the greatest American silent vaudevillian masters Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton, New York-based performing artist Paul Valenti plays a well-meaning affable and hopelessly fallible clown who cajoles, charms, flips, falls and flops his way to discovering what makes us truly happy. 

#EdFringe17: Vicki Sargent is a One Woman Army

#EdFringe17: Vicki Sargent is a One Woman Army

Enjoy 15 minutes with Vicki, the storytelling actor and character comedian. Suffering from severe anxiety, Vicki examines the areas of her life that cause her stress: work, boys, unachieved acting aspirations, living in the dead-end town of Dartford and the poor quality of daytime TV... 

#EdFringe17: Leo Kearse can make you Tory

#EdFringe17: Leo Kearse can make you Tory

Relish 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Trump-supporting Scottish comedian. Leo challenges lefties to appreciate the benefits of nuclear power, capitalism, traditional values and in the end, he says, he can make you Tory. 

#EdFringe17: Olaf Falafel presents the Marmosets of My Mind

#EdFringe17: Olaf Falafel presents the Marmosets of My Mind

Critically acclaimed idiot, Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of surreal stupidity. Who knows what it'll involve, probably conkers, maybe sandpaper. Enjoy 15 minutes in the company of the superior and subversive surrealist. 

#EdFringe17: Aatif Nawaz Has the Last Laugh

#EdFringe17: Aatif Nawaz Has the Last Laugh

2017 marks ten years for Aatif Nawaz in comedy. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with a stayer in a highly competitive and cut-throat industry. In his quest for comedy stardom, few stones have been left unturned and - after a long hard graft - it’s finally time for Aatif to have 'The Last Laugh'. 

#EdFringe17: Mark Thomas Gambles on the Future

#EdFringe17: Mark Thomas Gambles on the Future

In a frank 15 minute interview, Mark gives his reaction to the rise of Corbyn, the murder at Grenfell Tower and the growing irrelevance of The Sun and the Daily Mail. Also featuring stand up performance taking on the the arms trade... 

#EdFringe17: Charmian Hughes Soixante Mirth

#EdFringe17: Charmian Hughes Soixante Mirth

What if you met your younger self? Are you the person they wanted you to be? To find the answers, join Charmian in 15 minutes of performance and chat, as she encounters earlier versions of herself in a comedy trip where stand-up meets time travel. 

#EdFringe17: Ben Van der Velde’s Sidekick

#EdFringe17: Ben Van der Velde’s Sidekick

Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others just hold their jackets. Join Ben for 15 minutes of stand up and chat as he salutes the Barney Rubbles, Boo-Boos and Dr Watsons of the world. 

#EdFringe17: Kevin James Doyle is a 30 Year Old Virgin

#EdFringe17: Kevin James Doyle is a 30 Year Old Virgin

Raised a devout Christian, Kevin knew sex was meant for marriage only. When his engagement fell apart, he thought he'd missed the train for sex. And yet…. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the co-host of New York City’s live comedy show, ‘Great Times!’... 

#EdFringe17: Diana Nguyen Gets Naked

#EdFringe17: Diana Nguyen Gets Naked

Diana’s mum wanted her to be a doctor. She became a writer, producer, director, theatre maker, guest speaker, drama facilitator, MC and performer instead. Luckily, mum is now her biggest fan... 

#EdFringe17: Conor Drum’s Friends are All Dead

#EdFringe17: Conor Drum’s Friends are All Dead

In the last year Conor lost a girlfriend, two stone in weight and had to say goodbye to his best friend. Now he’s on his own… Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the perpetual singleton as he wrestles with other people’s growing up. 

#EdFringe17: Christian Talbot is a Work in Progress

#EdFringe17: Christian Talbot is a Work in Progress

‘Work in Progress’ is just one of three shows that the handsome and hardworking comedian is bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. He’s also performing in a double act with Rosie Holt, ‘Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other’ and in a play, ‘Bluebeard’s Ghost’... 

#EdFringe17: Nathan Cassidy - Watch This. Love Me. It’s Deep.

#EdFringe17: Nathan Cassidy - Watch This. Love Me. It’s Deep.

Roosevelt said, ‘It’s not the critic who counts, it’s the man in the arena’. Nathan is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with two solo shows. The first is a comic play performed at ‘C cubed’... 

#EdFringe17: Zahra Barri Talks Like an Egyptian

#EdFringe17: Zahra Barri Talks Like an Egyptian

‘Talk Like an Egyptian’ is a comedy show about a serious topic. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Zahra, as she discusses the relationship between Middle Eastern people and Western folk - celebrating differences and bonding around similarities... 

#EdFringe17: Steve Attridge is a Dick in Space

#EdFringe17: Steve Attridge is a Dick in Space

Steve Attridge is an award-winning writer and performer – 9 stage plays, 100 TV scripts, 8 films and 20 books. In August he’s intergalactic Dick Spacey 007, where film noir murder meets existential madness... 

#EdFringe17: Show Up for Peter Michael Marino

#EdFringe17: Show Up for Peter Michael Marino

Pete aims to turn the often vilified clichés of the solo show genre on their clichéd heads. He performs, ‘Show Up’, an improvised solo show about your shitty life. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Edinburgh’s favourite American improviser. 

#EdFringe17: Scott Redmond in Departures

#EdFringe17: Scott Redmond in Departures

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, poetry and chat with Scottish comedian, Scott ‘The Redman’ Redmond. His new show, ‘Departures’, is the story of a poet forced to perform by Death... 

#EdFringe17: Fiona Sagar in Sagar Mega Drive

#EdFringe17: Fiona Sagar in Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive marks Fiona Sagar's return to Edinburgh following her 2016 show 'Entitled'. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi-player as you enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the talented comedian, actor and impressionist. 

#EdFringe17: The Globetrotting Struan Logan

#EdFringe17: The Globetrotting Struan Logan

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Scottish comedian, Struan Logan. After travelling and for three months in South East Asia, he returns to Scotland with an insight into what it is like living out of a backpack and performing comedy in completely different cultures. 

#EdFringe17: Daniele Fabbri is a Gentle, Shy Antichrist

#EdFringe17: Daniele Fabbri is a Gentle, Shy Antichrist

Daniele grew up in a Catholic Italian family. In a few short years, he’s gone from altar boy to atheist comedian. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat as Daniele attempts to answer the question, “How on heaven and earth did that happen?”  

#EdFringe17: Sundeep Rao has Blurred Lines

#EdFringe17: Sundeep Rao has Blurred Lines

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, Sundeep Rao. Being partially sighted for most of his life, Sundeep has spent the last 2 decades listening and listening and listening... 

#EdFringe17: Ellen Waddell - It's Better to Lie

#EdFringe17: Ellen Waddell - It's Better to Lie

Meet writer, comedian, actor, film maker, musician and performance artist, Ellen Waddell. This year she’s descending on Edinburgh with a new comedy play, ‘It’s Better to Lie Than to Tell the Truth and End Up Alone in a Ditch Crying’... 

#EdFringe17: Simon Jablonski on Generation Hummus

#EdFringe17: Simon Jablonski on Generation Hummus

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with stand-up comedian, Simon Jablonski, as he launches a probing needle into the eye of ‘Generation Hummus’. Grab a bread stick and dip into his bland new world... 

#EdFringe17: Rob Oldham is on the Brink

#EdFringe17: Rob Oldham is on the Brink

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with stand-up comedian, Rob Oldham. He talks about his new show, ‘Brink’, which looks at growing up, politics, and being a hypocrite in the 21st Century... 

#EdFringe17: Tom Toal is Better than Before

#EdFringe17: Tom Toal is Better than Before

Turning thirty has made Tom look back at all the previous ambitions he has harboured in his life and whether he would have been happier being a Rockstar, teacher, children's author or turning that Morrison’s job full time... 

#EdFringe17: Amy Howerska is a Goddess*

#EdFringe17: Amy Howerska is a Goddess*

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Amy, inventor of a new comedy genre, ‘The Shit Mum Show’. Amy could never work out if her childhood was dysfunctional or whether it was just the 80s... 

#EdFringe17: James Cook Will Always be Rolling

#EdFringe17: James Cook Will Always be Rolling

Stand-up comedian, James Cook, is crazy about board games. Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the man who is not to be confused with “the explorer, the bass player in the Arctic Monkeys, a character off of Skins, the BBC’s Scotland correspondent, the Australian Rules footballer, the boxer, the square in Middlesbrough, the University in Queensland or the type of Mercedes Mini-van... 

Ten ways to screw up your show in Edinburgh

Ten ways to screw up your show in Edinburgh

Over 3,000 separate productions will squeeze themselves into Edinburgh this August and the slightly depressing reality is that most will not achieve their objectives for the festival. 

#EdFringe17: James Bennison Knows How to be a Winner

#EdFringe17: James Bennison Knows How to be a Winner

James Bennison has won almost every gameshow in existence and for his new show, he combines them all into the most adrenaline-fueled, nostalgic, egotistical hour of your life. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the maths and comedy wizard. 

#EdFringe17: Pete Latham’s First Gag is the Cheapest

#EdFringe17: Pete Latham’s First Gag is the Cheapest

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Pete, who takes a silly and unexpected look at life. During shows, he likes to create an atmosphere in the room that leaves you feeling like you’ve had a pint with your funniest mate. 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Morgan-Paul Tells Tales from a Tampon

#EdFringe17: Sarah Morgan-Paul Tells Tales from a Tampon

Sarah is taking on the pivotal role of tampon in this brand new one-woman show. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian, playwright and actor, who has broken free from the corporate world, to live her dream of writing and performing stand-up comedy. 

#EdFringe17: Rik Carranza is a Fan

#EdFringe17: Rik Carranza is a Fan

Rik tells the story of love, life, death and being a geek. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian who feels that he doesn’t fit in. Where is he from? Who is his favourite Star Trek Character? How has he got a girlfriend?  

#EdFringe17: Kate Smurthwaite is a ‘ForniKATEress’

#EdFringe17: Kate Smurthwaite is a ‘ForniKATEress’

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, writer and activist Kate Smurthwaite. Her new show, ‘ForniKATEress’ focuses on polyamory - just don’t tell Eamonn Holmes... 

Ivor Dembina: A comedian's response to the London attack

Ivor Dembina: A comedian's response to the London attack

Less than two weeks ago, Andrew Maxwell gave his response to the terrorist killings in Manchester. Today, we asked Ivor Dembina to share his thoughts on the the latest terrorist atrocity, which happened less than a mile from Ivor's home in London. 

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner Announced

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner Announced

Another stellar year of entertainment at Brighton Fringe has once again made choosing the winner of the coveted Broadway Bobby incredibly difficult. From monologues to improv, there was a fantastic range of five-star performances to choose from, proving beyond any doubt that Brighton Fringe is a major international hub for new talent and quality performances. 

#EdFringe17: Samantha Pressdee Goes Back 2 Basics

#EdFringe17: Samantha Pressdee Goes Back 2 Basics

Sammy describes herself as “an anarcha-feminist, who confronted the patriarchy with my tits out.” In her new show, she will be baring her soul instead of her chest. Sammy chats about the ‘Free the Nipple’ movement and explains why she doesn’t see eye to eye with some other feminists. 

#EdFringe17: Paul Wady’s Guerilla Aspies

#EdFringe17: Paul Wady’s Guerilla Aspies

Meet Paul Wady, Guerilla Aspie-in-chief. Paul describes his show as “comedy, neurodiverse self-advocacy and a subversive autistic perspective on the neurotypical world.”He tries to “create an 'autistic space' in each and every show, so that other Aspies feel free to be out autistic... 

#EdFringe17: Radu Isac is One Romanian Answering Questions

#EdFringe17: Radu Isac is One Romanian Answering Questions

Radu Isac started comedy in 2006 in Bucharest and in 2015, moved to London. So, what does Radu think about British attitudes towards foreigners, post-Brexit? The answer might surprise you... 

#EdFringe17: Jacob Hawley is a Fruit Machine

#EdFringe17: Jacob Hawley is a Fruit Machine

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Jacob Hawley, the working-class lad from a Brexit town, who now boasts a vegetarian girlfriend and an arts degree. He’s a ‘Comedy Store King Gong’ winner and ‘Fresh Comedian of the Year’ finalist, but can he get served at the bar? 

#EdFringe17: Cheekykita is Somewhere in the Ether

#EdFringe17: Cheekykita is Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita is the comic creation of actor, writer and comedian Sonja Quita Doubleday. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Mancunian maverick, destined to take this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm... 

#EdFringe17: Bob Slayer – Head Hero

#EdFringe17: Bob Slayer – Head Hero

This year, Bob Slayer’s Heroes of Fringe is staging sixty-six shows in eight performance spaces across five venues. It’s Bob’s biggest line up. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the most unlikely, and most successful, comedy promoters in Edinburgh. 

#EdFringe17: On the Mic Episode 300 – The Legendary Phil Nichol

#EdFringe17: On the Mic Episode 300 – The Legendary Phil Nichol

Welcome to the 300th edition of the On the Mic comedy podcast. Regular participant, Phil Nichol, helped us celebrate our landmark 100th show, so we invited him back for a third time... 

#EdFringe17: Jon Long Winded

#EdFringe17: Jon Long Winded

Jon Long performs stand-up comedy with songs. Songs about unusual recycling, his hatred of jogging, alcoholism, and falcons. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up, music and chat with the comic with strong views on how not to get fit. 

#EdFringe17: Ros Ballinger presents an Idiot’s Guide to Kink

#EdFringe17: Ros Ballinger presents an Idiot’s Guide to Kink

Want to spice up your love life? Not sure what S&M stands for? Ros Ballinger is here to guide you through the weird, wonderful world of beginner's BDSM. Spanking etiquette, dirty talk pitfalls, doms to avoid; no subject is off limits... 

#EdFringe17: Sameer Katz asks, ‘Can Fish Drown?’

#EdFringe17: Sameer Katz asks, ‘Can Fish Drown?’

The American born, Cambridge educated, Sameer Katz brings his second show to the Edinburgh Fringe, promising to ask questions you never had. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with the comic with a PhD. 

#EdFringe17: Tomas Ahlbeck Thinks It’s a Wretched Life

#EdFringe17: Tomas Ahlbeck Thinks It’s a Wretched Life

Tomas returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform ‘It’s a Wretched Life’. Experience 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the ‘dark, twisted and absurd’ comedian from Sweden, as he takes his comedy one step further away from the main stream. 

#EdFringe17: James Bone is a Townie

#EdFringe17: James Bone is a Townie

Join us in the Townie Arms and meet and the Bunny Eared Australian party animal Charlie Chippington. Grab a pint and enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat with character comedian James Bone, who is making his Edinburgh debut this year, alongside his sister. 

#EdFringe17: Becky Brunning is Beaming

#EdFringe17: Becky Brunning is Beaming

Best known for the character, Lindsay Lucas, in TV drama, Broadchurch, and fresh from a stand up comedy tour of Adelaide and Perth, Becky brings her new show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

#EdFringe17: Russell Hicks – The Brain is in the Heart

#EdFringe17: Russell Hicks – The Brain is in the Heart

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with US comedian, Russell Hicks. Once labelled one of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine, his improvised style of stand up is gaining popularity in the UK. 

#EdFringe17: Saurabh Kikani is a Stranger in a Strange Land

#EdFringe17: Saurabh Kikani is a Stranger in a Strange Land

Saurabh Kikani is many things - stand up comedian, film producer, lawyer, political activist... most of all... a disappointment to his parents. Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the citizen of the world, currently residing in California, USA. 

#EdFringe17: George Dimarelos Self-Sabotage

#EdFringe17: George Dimarelos Self-Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? Then done it again. Then after a third time realise that you suffer from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Greek Australian comedian, George Dimarelos, master of self-sabotage... 

Andrew Maxwell: A comedian's response to the Manchester attack

Andrew Maxwell: A comedian's response to the Manchester attack

Andrew Maxwell is one of our best known comedians. In a direct and heartfelt interview, he gives his response to the bomb attack in Manchester. 

#EdFringe17: Njambi McGrath is Breaking Black

#EdFringe17: Njambi McGrath is Breaking Black

What motivates people to come to the UK? What aspirations do immigrants hold, and how do they thrive amidst hostilities? Spat on and told to go back to the jungle by a four-year-old, Njambi McGrath examines the patriotism of immigrants in their new home... 

#EdFringe17: Aidan Taco Jones in The Abersham Flat

#EdFringe17: Aidan Taco Jones in The Abersham Flat

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Taco, and hear the best joke about a sexually transmitted infection, ever. Plus - how did the young Australian get in to comedy? And what on earth happened at the Abersham Flat?  

#EdFringe17: Henry Churnavsky from Liverpool’s Royal Court

#EdFringe17: Henry Churnavsky from Liverpool’s Royal Court

Henry is a Jewish Liverpudlian comedian, who runs the city’s Cue Comedy Club. His very first gig was at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre in 2014. Spend 15 minutes with Henry, as he explains just how that first gig came about – and what happened next. 

#EdFringe17: Amanda Miller Knows How to Suffer Better

#EdFringe17: Amanda Miller Knows How to Suffer Better

Amanda discusses her character comedy about suffering, but who’s suffering best? The freshly dumped alcoholic, the homeless man with a split personality, the elderly widow, the maid longing for love, the clown enduring a bureaucratic nightmare or the angry teenager who threw a rock at Trump’s head? You decide. 

#EdFringe17: Gavino di Vino is Auntie

#EdFringe17: Gavino di Vino is Auntie

Introducing Auntie - Dame Edna meets Nollywood meets Hyacinth Bouquet via the fictional pan-African nation of Kengeria. Gavino discusses the fresh new character driven comedy play, that explores the poignant issues of immigration, post-colonialism, gentrification, and worship. 

#EdFringe17: Andrew Silverwood is a Self-Absorbed Twat

#EdFringe17: Andrew Silverwood is a Self-Absorbed Twat

Comedian, actor and model, Andrew Silverwood was described as a ‘self-absorbed twat’ by a comedy reviewer in Australia. But is it true? You decide. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, chat and general nonsense with one of UK comedy’s rising stars... 

#EdFringe17: Daniel Muggleton Doesn’t Want to Hang Out

#EdFringe17: Daniel Muggleton Doesn’t Want to Hang Out

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Australia’s own Daniel Muggleton. We talk racism, porn and using the toilet brush too much. And is he really that tall, white, arrogant man of popular repute? Stand up comedy taken from Daniel’s new album, ‘Let Me Finish’. 

#EdFringe17: Juliet Meyers – This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life

#EdFringe17: Juliet Meyers – This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life

Comedian, writer and feminist, Juliet Meyers, spends life with an overly-sensitive and clingy rescue dog called Homer. Unable to leave him behind while she performs in Edinburgh, Homer comes along for the show... 

#EdFringe17: Tai ‘Optimusgrind’ Paschall - The Funniest Guy in Dubai

#EdFringe17: Tai ‘Optimusgrind’ Paschall - The Funniest Guy in Dubai

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Tai, the US born comedian and performer based in Dubai. His urban style has been described as a comic take on a Drake / Linkin’ Park mash-up... 

#EdFringe17: Peter E Davidson – Guns N’ Rosé

#EdFringe17: Peter E Davidson – Guns N’ Rosé

Derry based Peter E Davidson is a 39-year-old Rosé wine drinking man adrift in a sea of beer drinkers. How did he end up this way? Spend 15 minutes of stand and chat with the former Game of Thrones extra, as he asks, “Are you born a Rosé wine drinker, or, through a series of unfortunate incidents, do you grow to be one?” 

#EdFringe17: Dave Chawner – C’Est La Vegan

#EdFringe17: Dave Chawner – C’Est La Vegan

Dave Chawner is an award-winning comic, published author and mental health campaigner. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat, as Dave attempts to decide to be vegan or not to be vegan... 

#EdFringe17: Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown

#EdFringe17: Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown

Spend 15 minutes with the bonkers yet nuanced character comedian, Rhiannon Vivian. The comic performer trained in sketch and improv in both London and the US and she chats about her new show... 

#EdFringe17: Dharmander Singh - From Birmingham and Bollywood to Berlin and Brexit

#EdFringe17: Dharmander Singh - From Birmingham and Bollywood to Berlin and Brexit

15 minutes of stand up and chat with cheeky chappy, Dharmander Singh. The friendly and energetic comedian focuses on the pressures of being named after a Bollywood legend and the challenges and pleasures of being a brown Brummie in Berlin post-Brexit... 

EdFringe17: Daniel Audritt Will Work on Progress

EdFringe17: Daniel Audritt Will Work on Progress

Spend 15 minutes enjoying stand-up and chat with comedian, writer and filmmaker, Daniel Audritt. Daniel always wanted to be a comedy writer and only started performing to get his material out there... 

#EdFringe17: Paul Revill has Revillations

#EdFringe17: Paul Revill has Revillations

Nothing is off limits for Paul Revill, as he tells the true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong! Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume? 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with the comic that many call, ‘the nicest man in comedy’. 

#EdFringe17: Jenny Collier in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Jen

#EdFringe17: Jenny Collier in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Jen

Jenny Collier is returning to Edinburgh with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. Among other things, it covers experimenting with body hair, thinking about becoming a vegetarian, reclaiming the word ‘spinster’ and, er, STI themed cocktails... 

#EdFringe17: Archie Maddocks and the IlluminArchie

#EdFringe17: Archie Maddocks and the IlluminArchie

Archie Maddocks performs comedy all over the world. Fresh from a tour of South Africa, Archie explains how attitudes to jokes about race differ from those back home. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the story telling writer and comedian... 

#EdFringe17: Andy Stedman Gives Parental Guidance

#EdFringe17: Andy Stedman Gives Parental Guidance

15 minutes of stand-up, music and chat with musician and comedian, Andy Stedman. As the father of a young son, Freddie Elvis Stedman, and on the basis that comedians should perform on subjects that they know, Andy is coming to Edinburgh to impart some Parental Guidance. 

#EdFringe17: Christian Schulte-Loh Rise of the 50’ German Comedian

#EdFringe17: Christian Schulte-Loh Rise of the 50’ German Comedian

Hello small people. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the German comedian and Shaggy look-a-like Christian Schulte-Loh. Christian performs comedy all over the world, in three languages: German, English and Spanish... 

#EdFringe17: Sophie Duker is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

#EdFringe17: Sophie Duker is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with rising star, Sophie Duker. Hailing from an improv background, ‘performing with posh white boys at university’, she more recently made the ‘exciting’ leap into stand-up comedy... 

#EdFringe17: Andrew Ryan – Did You Get Here Alright?

#EdFringe17: Andrew Ryan – Did You Get Here Alright?

As one of Ireland’s favourite observational comedians, Andrew Ryan knows a thing or two about comedy. This year, he’s putting that know-how to good use with a variety and talk show at Cabaret Voltaire, ‘Andrew Ryan’s Pick of the Fringe’... 

#EdFringe17: Paul Flannery’s Massive Multi Player On-stage Role Play Game With Jokes

#EdFringe17: Paul Flannery’s Massive Multi Player On-stage Role Play Game With Jokes

Paul Flannery’s MMORPG with jokes returns to Edinburgh in 2017. Will you be victorious? Will you bring harmony to the kingdom or will you betray your new friends for personal glory? Spend 15 minutes with the creator of the improvised comedy/table top gaming epic... 

#EdFringe17: Ashley Haden is a Funny C*nt

#EdFringe17: Ashley Haden is a Funny C*nt

Ashley Haden thinks that we’re awful human beings - and he can prove it. After making his mark with his 2016 Edinburgh show, ‘We Are All C*nts’, he returns with the follow up, ‘We Are Still All C*nts’... 

#EdFringe17: Adele Cliff’s Notes

#EdFringe17: Adele Cliff’s Notes

The much sought-after Adele Cliff returns to Edinburgh with a new show, ‘Cliff Notes’. We spend 15 minutes in the company of the popular one liner comedian and we hear the joke voted ‘eighth funniest’ at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. 

#EdFringe17: Darius Davies is Back on the Road to Wrestlemaina

#EdFringe17: Darius Davies is Back on the Road to Wrestlemaina

15 minutes of stand-up and chat with Darius Davies, as he explores those simple rules of life. As well as his own show, which depicts his eventful ‘Road to Wrestlemainia’ he’s hosting ‘Hate and Live’ the late night improv show, back at Edinburgh's Counting House. 

#EdFringe17: John Scott has Delusions

#EdFringe17: John Scott has Delusions

Having learned his trade at the Stand Comedy Club, comedian John Scott achieved a career highlight by performing for the Conservative Party on election night. We spend 15 minutes in the company of the superior satirist, who, it turns out, has delusions. 

#EdFringe17: Edy Hurst is a Dead Nice Boy

#EdFringe17: Edy Hurst is a Dead Nice Boy

Former theme park worker, Edy Hurst has always been a show off, a key criterion for a career in stand-up comedy. After a pretty shaky start when he died at the Comedy Store’s King Gong show (who hasn’t?), he went on to find his comedy voice... 

#EdFringe17: Anders Lee Here

#EdFringe17: Anders Lee Here

After cutting his teeth on New York’s world famous comedy circuit, Anders Lee gets set to leave the US for the first time and perform at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 15 minutes of comedy and chat from America’s finest... 

#EdFringe17: Holly Stevens - Meet the Stevens

#EdFringe17: Holly Stevens - Meet the Stevens

15 minutes of stand-up and chat with comedian, Holly Stevens, featuring Holly’s first ever stand-up performance. She explains that, despite her adventurous personality, she only gained the confidence to perform stand-up comedy after transitioning. 

#EdFringe17: Mark McConnell is Battered

#EdFringe17: Mark McConnell is Battered

Fresh from living in Australia, now back in his native Ireland, Mark McConnell, shares 15 minutes of stand up and chat. He’s gearing up for his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with the show, ‘Battered’... 

#EdFringe17: Andrew White – It Was Funnier in My Head

#EdFringe17: Andrew White – It Was Funnier in My Head

15 minutes of stand-up and chat with teenage comedian, Andrew White. From performing at a youth open-mic gig with Goth hecklers, to knocking out his first hour long show at 17 years old, to recruiting his dad as a warm up act, Andrew’s route to Edinburgh is unconventional. 

#EdFringe17: Narin Oz - Dirty Woman in Progress

#EdFringe17: Narin Oz - Dirty Woman in Progress

The imagined child of Andy Kaufman and a supermodel, Narin Oz is a beautiful comic genius. We spend 15 minutes in the company of a comic actor who couldn’t be anything else. Featuring live stand up, crazy chat and an even crazier trailer to her work in progress Edinburgh show, #DirtyWoman... 

#EdFringe17: Dylan Gott - Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

#EdFringe17: Dylan Gott - Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

For the third of our #EdFringe17 podcasts, we enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with Canadian comedian, Dylan Gott. From performing in a cage in a North American gay bar, to supporting his favourite wrestler Mick Foley (in more ways than one) to the Edinburgh stage at Cabaret Voltaire... 

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

May Bank Holiday weekend can only mean one thing; Brighton Fringe is almost upon us. With a plethora of shows to see, let Broadway Baby help plan your opening weekend from Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 May, and you won’t go wrong. 

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 1 – David Kilimnick

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 1 – David Kilimnick

Welcome to the first of the our #EdFringe17 podcasts. We kick off with 15 minutes of live stand-up and chat with former Rabbi, David Kilimnick, the founder of Jerusalem’s first ever comedy club, ‘Off the Wall Comedy Basement’... 

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 2 – Yohay Sponder

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 2 – Yohay Sponder

15 minutes of stand-up and chat in the company of Israeli comedian, Yohay Sponder. The atheist comic holds what many will see as controversial views about Islam and Palestine, and we hear stand-up comedy that reflect those views... 

Eight shows heading to Brighton Fringe with the support of Greenwich Theatre

Eight shows heading to Brighton Fringe with the support of Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre is set to have an unprecedented profile at this year’s Brighton Fringe, with no less than eight productions heading for The Warren either co-produced or supported by the South London venue. 

On the Mic podcast: 10 Minutes with Andy Hamilton

On the Mic podcast: 10 Minutes with Andy Hamilton

Award winning comedian and comedy writer, Andy Hamilton, is on the road with his sell-out show, Change Management. He talks to On the Mic about working live, creating 'Drop the Dead Donkey', playing Satan on 'Old Harry's Game', and a brand new project featuring Trump. 

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... 

Brighton Fringe: Top 10 Stand-Ups You Shouldn’t Miss:

Brighton Fringe: Top 10 Stand-Ups You Shouldn’t Miss:

Renowned for its comedy, Brighton Fringe is the perfect time to discover brand new talents. Here’s our guide to stand-ups you’d be totally crazy to miss. 

Brighton Fringe: Top 10 Hidden Gems

Brighton Fringe: Top 10 Hidden Gems

Last week saw 10 shows that will be selling out shortly, this week brings 10 shows that might be currently flying under the radar, but not for very much longer. 

Brighton Fringe: 10 Shows to Book Before They Sell-Out

Brighton Fringe: 10 Shows to Book Before They Sell-Out

With Easter on the horizon it’s time to turn attention to Brighton Fringe with a look at some shows that are likely to sell out. Book early – you have been warned. 

988 Brighton Fringe listings now on Broadway Baby

988 Brighton Fringe listings now on Broadway Baby

Are you excited about Brighton Fringe yet? We are! And with 988 Brighton Fringe shows and events now listed on Broadway Baby you've found the right place for the best coverage of the festival. 

Real-Life Man Who Behaved Badly Features in New Greenwich Comedy

Real-Life Man Who Behaved Badly Features in New Greenwich Comedy

Celebrated actor, Ian Lindsay (Men Behaving Badly, Benidorm) directs the world première of his play Chinese Whispers at the Greenwich Theatre from July 13th-23rd based on the bizarre life of Sir Edmund Backhouse, a confidence trickster of the Victorian age who pulled off audacious swindles against entire nations. 

Annie starring Miranda Hart in the West End now On Sale

Annie starring Miranda Hart in the West End now On Sale

The world’s favourite family musical Annie makes its long-awaited return to London this May, starring comedy superstar Miranda Hart – and it's on sale now. 

Brighton Fringe Announces 2017 Programme

Brighton Fringe Announces 2017 Programme

Comedy from Jerry Sadowitz, mime from Trygve Wakensha and music from U.K. Subs are among the highlights at the largest ever Brighton Fringe, which announced its 2017 programme today. 

On the Mic podcast: Josie Long On Tour

On the Mic podcast: Josie Long On Tour

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show, 'Cara Josephine', the star of BBC Radio 4’s 'Romance and Adventure', 'All of the Planet’s Wonders' and presenter of 'Short Cuts' tours her eighth solo stand-up show, 'Something Better'... 

Shoreditch Improv Festival Returns

Shoreditch Improv Festival Returns

In the last two years, improv comedy has experienced a surge of popularity around London with great new groups popping up on the scene. With so many talented comedians, City Impro decided that a fortnightly event was not sufficient to showcase everything that improv has to offer and thus the Shoreditch Improv Festival was born. 

Edward Fox returns to the West End in Sand In The Sandwiches

Edward Fox returns to the West End in Sand In The Sandwiches

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run... 

The Ferryman to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June

The Ferryman to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June

After the short run at the Royal Court Theatre sold out in just one day, Jez Butterworth’s epic, new play The Ferryman will transfer to the West End. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine will be joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes... 

First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

We don’t know quite how big the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be this year quite yet – the final number’s a closely guarded secret until the official press launch in June – but we do know about the first 50 shows to be released... 

On the Mic podcast: Susan Calman on Brexit, Trump and Kids TV

On the Mic podcast: Susan Calman on Brexit, Trump and Kids TV

Having worked on Death Row and at the United Nations in Geneva as a former corporate lawyer, Susan decided to give up her promising career to become a comedian. Since reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy and So You Think You’re Funny Awards in 2016, she's never looked back... 

Russell Maliphant Company to restage classic and early pieces

Russell Maliphant Company to restage classic and early pieces

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has today announced the programme for maliphantworks, featuring world-renowned collaborators and works spanning his hugely celebrated 25 year career... 

Romola Garai And Emma Cunniffe To Star In The West End Transfer Of Queen Anne

Romola Garai And Emma Cunniffe To Star In The West End Transfer Of Queen Anne

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Queen Anne. After originally opening at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015, Queen Anne will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket for a thirteen week limited run from 30 June until 30 September, with a press night on 10 July. 

On the Mic podcast: Will Franken:

On the Mic podcast: Will Franken: "Why I support Donald Trump"

The UK based American comedian discusses the cultural wars. He explains why he supports Donald Trump, what his 'Defining the Norm' Edinburgh Fringe awards were all about, why he left Sarah, why identity politics have left us in a mess... 

The Counting House returns to the Laughing Horse’s Free Festival

The Counting House returns to the Laughing Horse’s Free Festival

For the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe free shows will return to The Counting House venue on West Nicolson Street, following a one year hiatus with the venue being programmed under a paid show format. 

Simon Smith's Adventures In Theatreland 2016

Simon Smith's Adventures In Theatreland 2016

Broadway Baby's Senior Critic Simon Smith looks back over 2016, a year in which we took what we've learned for more than a decade as the biggest reviewer on the Fringe and turned our attention on the West End. 

On the Mic Podcast: Geoff Norcott 'Twenty Six One Star Reviews for Auschwitz'

On the Mic Podcast: Geoff Norcott 'Twenty Six One Star Reviews for Auschwitz'

Despite being a trade unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott leans firmly to the right. He talks to Martin Walker about being a Tory voting Brexit supporter and shares what he really thinks about Donald Trump. 

On the Mic Podcast: Mark Thomas 'We Must Fight Back'

On the Mic Podcast: Mark Thomas 'We Must Fight Back'

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas chats to Martin Walker about his 2017 tour. Should those on the left engage with racists? After the election of Trump, should progressives despair? Contains very strong language... 

Royal & Derngate announces Made in Northampton 2017 season

Royal & Derngate announces Made in Northampton 2017 season

At the end of a remarkable year for the Northampton venue, Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre today announced details of Made in Northampton 2017. 

Last chance to see The Dresser from just a tenner at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Last chance to see The Dresser from just a tenner at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Audiences have only six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed West End production of Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser which brings together a multi award-winning cast and creative team in a five-star revival – and with the Broadway Baby Winter Theatre Seat Sale, you can pick up a ticket from just a tenner. 

Winter Theatre Seat Sale - Amazing deals & offers this Christmas

Winter Theatre Seat Sale - Amazing deals & offers this Christmas

Our Winter Sale promotion is now live and we have a number of amazing deals & offers. Save on Christmas favourites like La Soiree, Santa's New Sleigh, Mr Popper's Penguins, Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox and many more. 

Tickets On Sale Now for Carousel at the ENO

Tickets On Sale Now for Carousel at the ENO

Tickets on sale now for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel at the London Coliseum, starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins on stage together for the very first time... 

New production photography released for UK premiere of Dreamgirls

New production photography released for UK premiere of Dreamgirls

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls. Preview performances are currently running at the Savoy Theatre with Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. 

Ed Balls, Ore Oduba & Lesley Joseph join Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017

Ed Balls, Ore Oduba & Lesley Joseph join Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2017

Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, sports presenter Ore Oduba and actress Lesley Joseph are the latest celebrities announced to appear on the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, which kicks off in Birmingham on 20 January 2017. 

Balletboyz join The Big Give Christmas Challenge in aid of Parkinson’s CAN Dance

Balletboyz join The Big Give Christmas Challenge in aid of Parkinson’s CAN Dance

The internationally celebrated dance company BalletBoyz have announced that they will be taking part in ‘The Big Give Christmas Challenge’ from noon on Tuesday 29 November to noon on Friday 2 December to raise money for their Parkinson’s CAN Dance class... 

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to star in ENO's Carousel

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to star in ENO's Carousel

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the third production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. 

Black Friday Deals - Tickets from a Fiver!

Black Friday Deals - Tickets from a Fiver!

This week we have a number of fantastic deals and offers across a huge range of theatre and attractions, with new offers being added every day. 

Don Juan in Soho Casting Announcement

Don Juan in Soho Casting Announcement

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger to join cast of Don Juan in Soho when it opens at Wyndham's Theatre in March 2017. 

A New Play, A New Studio Theatre, And A Bright Future For Greenwich

A New Play, A New Studio Theatre, And A Bright Future For Greenwich

This week Greenwich Theatre opens its eagerly awaited new studio space with the world premiere of a new play, presented in partnership with emerging company CultureClash Theatre. Shortlisted for this year’s first ever RED Women’s Theatre Award, Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s Under My Thumb tells a dark story of sexism taken to a horrible extreme, throwing a spotlight on the continuing discrimination that exists in today’s society and issuing a powerful call for change. 

On the Mic Podcast: Jonathan Pie Live

On the Mic Podcast: Jonathan Pie Live

TV Newsman, Jonathan Pie, is the character creation of actor Tom Walker. From three minute YouTube clips, to an Edinburgh show and now a UK tour, Pie is a phenomenon. Martin Walker talks to Tom and Pie co-writer and comedian Andrew Doyle. 

​Drolls: The Illegal Comedies Time Forgot

​Drolls: The Illegal Comedies Time Forgot

At the largest arts festival in the world, it's easy to forget that theatre wasn't always welcome in Britain. When the Puritans made theatre illegal, the scene was driven underground... 

Yokes Night’s Scott Lyons & Zoe Forrester on Anger at the Status Quo in Ireland

Yokes Night’s Scott Lyons & Zoe Forrester on Anger at the Status Quo in Ireland

If all drugs were legal for twenty four hours, what would you do? It really happened - in Ireland, 2015. Chris Quilietti met writer/actor Scott Lyons and actor Zoe Forrester to learn about their theatrical response to this legal loophole, Yokes Night at the Pleasance Courtyard. 

​Brexit and Nazi Art: Interview with Ten Storey Love Song’s Paul Smith

​Brexit and Nazi Art: Interview with Ten Storey Love Song’s Paul Smith

Bobby Winner Ten Storey Love Song (adapted by Luke Barnes from the Richard Milward novel) is a play cum techno gig about five wretched tower-block inhabitants who deserve better from life... 

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’s Ianthe Demos on Sentient Mobile Phones

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’s Ianthe Demos on Sentient Mobile Phones

If you’ve a maths brain, you might recognise the term ‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ as a mnemonic for the order of operations in arithmetic. It’s also the title of a new play from the US following the story of a maths teacher’s affair with one of her students - told from the point of view of a mobile phone... 

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe. But what is it like to do it for a living? Chris Quilietti talks to professional flyerer Aidan Benoit to learn about coping with constant rejection, the best times to flyer, and how to make flyering fun. 

Poet Dan Simpson: “Computers Don’t Know What a Cliché is”

Poet Dan Simpson: “Computers Don’t Know What a Cliché is”

Dan Simpson is a former Canterbury Laureate, and has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Roundhouse Camden, and the BBC Fringe Slam. His 2016 Fringe show Artificial Ineloquence uses emoji poems, selfie sticks, and computer-generated jokes to explore the future relationship of AI and art. 

​Will Pickvance, Piano Whisperer, on the Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners)

​Will Pickvance, Piano Whisperer, on the Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners)

Will Pickvance returns to the Fringe this year with his whimsical Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners), an anatomical lecture about the piano. Children’s Correspondent Tom Moyser met him to find out more about this prolific and unique species, piano-forte. 

Agent of Influence’s Sarah Sigal on the Unusual Staying Power of Pamela More

Agent of Influence’s Sarah Sigal on the Unusual Staying Power of Pamela More

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More is the story of a high-society fashion journalist recruited by MI5 to facilitate the abdication of King Edward VIII. Broadway Baby’s James T Harding met playwright Sarah Sigal to learn more about holding seances with fictional characters, the nature of theatrical collaboration, and her family’s multigenerational conspiracy theory. 

Staging the Unstageable with Kill The Beast’s Zoe Roberts & Natasha Hodgson

Staging the Unstageable with Kill The Beast’s Zoe Roberts & Natasha Hodgson

Macabre comedy company Kill The Beast (Peter Brook and Manchester Theatre Award winners) return to the Fringe with their 70s werewolf spectacular He Had Hairy Hands and a new 80s futuristic throwback, Don’t Wake the Damp... 

Fossils’ Nel Crouch: “Theatre is alive and well at the Fringe!”

Fossils’ Nel Crouch: “Theatre is alive and well at the Fringe!”

Award-winning theatre company Bucket Club are melding together playful theatre with a live techno score for Fossils, a sceptical quest for the Loch Ness Monster at the Pleasance Dome... 

Student New Writing at the Fringe: Oxford, Warwick and St Andrews Students Compare Notes

Student New Writing at the Fringe: Oxford, Warwick and St Andrews Students Compare Notes

The Fringe is the single most exciting date in the student-theatre calendar. Although accommodation and production costs are rising, it still represents one of the best chances young playwrights, directors and actors have of getting that much-feted big break – not to mention the all-important opportunity to meet and make friends with hundreds of theatrically minded students from all over the UK... 

Us/Them's Carly Wijs & Gytha Parmentier are Talking Terrorism to Children at Summerhall

Us/Them's Carly Wijs & Gytha Parmentier are Talking Terrorism to Children at Summerhall

Us/Them, a family dance show about terrorism, has been one of the surprise hits of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Children’s Correspondent Tom Moyser met its writer and director Carly Wijs, with performers Gytha Parmentier and Roman Van Houtven, to get the inside story of its development; and to discuss the ways that theatre can engage children with challenging and controversial subjects. 

Shakespeare Syndrome's Catriona Scott on Macbeth's Rorschach Test

Shakespeare Syndrome's Catriona Scott on Macbeth's Rorschach Test

How do you tell a story using Shakespeare’s characters and make it original? How do you tell a story about Shakespeare himself for that matter? For Catriona Scott, playwright of Shakespeare Syndrome, the answer was simple: mix together a handful of the bard’s most famous characters (and the bard himself), put them in therapy, give them all a good shake, and serve with a nice red wine for comedy... 

Two Tired for Shakespeare? Try the Handlebards Energetic Cycling Performances

Two Tired for Shakespeare? Try the Handlebards Energetic Cycling Performances

It’s been 400 years since William Shakespeare shuffled off to wherever he is now, and the Fringe guide is filled with his plays—possibly even more productions than usual, which would be saying something... 

​How to Win a Bobby: Queer Musical How to Win Against History Scoops Award

​How to Win a Bobby: Queer Musical How to Win Against History Scoops Award

How To Win Against History has been awarded the prestigious Bobby Award, Broadway Baby’s sixth star awarded to the very cream of Fringe performances.Broadway Baby Editor Henry St Leger invaded the stage after the performance today, 24th August, to surprise the unsuspecting cast with their Bobby Awards trophy. 

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis’s Asad Mecci on the Science behind the Show

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis’s Asad Mecci on the Science behind the Show

You don’t know this, but somewhere inside you is a comedy genius just waiting to be unleashed - all you need is a hypnotist to help you let it out. Asad Mecci’s new show Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis turns audience volunteers into improv stars alongside veterans Colin Mochrie and Mike McShane... 

The Nuclear Family Team on Creating Interactive Theatre Formats

The Nuclear Family Team on Creating Interactive Theatre Formats

Do you work well under pressure? How about life-or-death pressure? Nuclear Family gives you the chance to find out by inviting the audience to mount an enquiry about a pair of sibling security guards at a nuclear power plant... 

Stop The Train's Rick Guard on the Magic of New Musicals at the Fringe

Stop The Train's Rick Guard on the Magic of New Musicals at the Fringe

Stop The Train is a new musical from Rick Guard and Phil Rice following the story of commuters plunged into a dangerous situation - and forced to talk to each other. Broadway Baby’s Chris Quilietti spoke to co-composer Rick Guard about the workshopping process and why Edinburgh is such a brilliant place to bring a new musical. 

Steps' Lee Latchford-Evans on Learning Accents for Eurobeat

Steps' Lee Latchford-Evans on Learning Accents for Eurobeat

Tired of having to wait a full year to get that Eurovision vibe? Then you’ll love Eurobeat, a comedy musical where European countries - including Vatican City - compete for your audience votes... 

Sun, Chen-Chieh on Inspiring Children to Becoming Puppeteers

Sun, Chen-Chieh on Inspiring Children to Becoming Puppeteers

The Adventure of Puppets charts the voyage of two explorers as they venture into the unknown. After fifteen years of touring it comes to the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Taiwan Season... 

A Capella Radio Special: All The Kings Men & The Magnets

A Capella Radio Special: All The Kings Men & The Magnets

A capella is something of a phenomenon at the Edinburgh Fringe. Some groups start at colleges and universities and become fringe staples, while others have been performing for 30 years or more... 

​Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Audiences “Get a bit manual with Manuel”

​Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Audiences “Get a bit manual with Manuel”

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has been a fixture of the Edinburgh Fringe for nine years and counting. Broadway Baby’s Sophia Charalambous met Suzanna Hughes (Sybil), Benedict Holme (Basil), Oliver Harrison (Manuel) and Alison Pollard-Mansergh (creator) to find out more about the world-touring culinary experience. 

Andrew Roberts & Josh Mathieson are Dealing with Death in Children's Theatre

Andrew Roberts & Josh Mathieson are Dealing with Death in Children's Theatre

The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad is a brave and engaging work about how children and families process and communicate grief. Children’s Correspondent Tom Moyser met writer/actor Andrew Roberts and his co-star Josh Mathieson to discover how children’s theatre can be used to start conversations that some school curriculums are shying away from. 

How to Win Against History's Seiriol Davies on Making a Musical

How to Win Against History's Seiriol Davies on Making a Musical

How to Win Against History is a new musical about Henry Cyril Paget, an eccentric, cross-dressing marquis who was written out of history by his family. James T Harding met Seiriol Davies (Mess, Underbling & Vow) to learn more about the marquis behind the musical, the show’s development into what we see today, and how to repel Roman troops using only the power of dance. 

​Linda McLean on her Adaptation of The View From Castle Rock

​Linda McLean on her Adaptation of The View From Castle Rock

Alice Munro’s short-story collection The View from Castle Rock fictionalises the real-life history of her ancestors’ economic migration from Scotland to Canada. Stellar Quines has taken up residence St Mark’s Church for a half-Fringe half-Edinburgh International Book Festival production, the first time any of the Nobel Prize winner’s work has been dramatised in Scotland... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Munnery 30 Not Out

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Munnery 30 Not Out

In this, the 100th episode of 'On the Mic at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe', Martin Walker talks to Simon Munnery.Simon is celebrating his 30th year in Edinburgh with a one off show featuring some very special guests... 

​Paines Plough’s James Grieve & Remy Beasley on the Magic of Theatre for Teens

​Paines Plough’s James Grieve & Remy Beasley on the Magic of Theatre for Teens

I Got Superpowers for my Birthday by Katie Douglas is an action-packed fantasy adventure about the pains of growing up and learning you can shoot fire from your fingertips. Broadway Baby Children’s Correspondent Tom Moyser met actor Remy Beasley and Paines Plough’s artistic director James Grieve to discuss the power and responsibility of making theatre for teenagers. 

​Dracula Director Danny Wainwright on Mixing Politics with Comedy

​Dracula Director Danny Wainwright on Mixing Politics with Comedy

There couldn’t be a more poignant time to retell the story of Dracula with a 21st-century twang. With both the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign being at the forefront of politics since the turn of the new year, it is somewhat ironic that a 1897 novel about a Transylvanian vampire could make such a poignant message on issues of immigration... 

The Ruby in the Smoke Team on Working with Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke Team on Working with Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke sees the author’s Victorian mystery novel come to the stage for the first time. Broadway Baby Children’s Correspondent Tom Moyser met writer-director Madeleine Perham, producer Madeleine Golding and lead actor Rebecca Lenihan to discuss Pullman, skirt-hoiking and why it is so important to have the right hats. 

​Milk Playwright Ross Dunsmore on Bravery in New Writing

​Milk Playwright Ross Dunsmore on Bravery in New Writing

What do we need to nourish ourselves? Is love enough? Can we definitively say that Nandos are the kings of fast food? Such questions and more are explored in the invigorating new play Milk, on at the Traverse Theatre this festival... 

​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back

​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back

Attila the Stockbroker began performing poetry in the 1980s, and since then has toured the world. He has returned to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time in twenty years for the release of his autobiography, Arguments Yard. 

Jonny Labey & Quentin Beroud on Rediscovering Rupert Brooke for Verge of Strife

Jonny Labey & Quentin Beroud on Rediscovering Rupert Brooke for Verge of Strife

Poet Rupert Brooke is known for the patriotic poetry he wrote as World War One got under way, but most know little about the trail of broken hearts he left through Edwardian counter-culture beforehand... 

Poet Pete De-Graft Johnson on Balancing Art and Business

Poet Pete De-Graft Johnson on Balancing Art and Business

Pete De-Graft Johnson, also known as The Repeat Beat Poet, is a poet and organiser of The PAD, a studio and events space in London. He has come to the Edinburgh Fringe festival to help run Boomerang Club, a poetry showcase through the PBH Free Fringe. 

Julia Sutherland on Prison Romance, Staging Radio, and her show Jailmates

Julia Sutherland on Prison Romance, Staging Radio, and her show Jailmates

Based on it’s performers’ real-life stand-up material, Jailmates is a love story about an unlikely couple who meet on a pen-pal website jailmates.com. The Radio Scotland comedy drama is previewing at the Fringe before being recorded later this year... 

​Riverdance’s Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding on Creating New Dance Traditions

​Riverdance’s Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding on Creating New Dance Traditions

Into the Water is a fantastical folk-dance adventure set in a magical wasteland. Broadway Baby Children’s Correspondent Tom Moyser met dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding to discuss breaking and making Irish dancing traditions, Nordic folklore and bear-head masks. 

Interview: Poets Against Humanity's ​Andrew Blair & Ross McCleary

Interview: Poets Against Humanity's ​Andrew Blair & Ross McCleary

Andrew Blair and Ross McCleary are Edinburgh-local writers and collaborators. In 2015 they won the PBH Free Fringe ‘Best Double Act’ award for their show Is this Poetry? This year they are bringing two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, McCleary and Blair Panda to the Audience, and their regular monthly night Poets Against Humanity. 

Kelly Burke & Joe Atkins on their Kurt Weill theatrical cabaret, Love for Sale

Kelly Burke & Joe Atkins on their Kurt Weill theatrical cabaret, Love for Sale

Love for Sale a theatrical cabaret celebration of the music of Kurt Weill set in 1930s Paris. Singer and creator Kelly Burke and musical director Joe Atkins talk about the inspiration for the show, how they became a partnership, and striking it lucky with your first Edinburgh show. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Baines - More Cox!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Baines - More Cox!

'1 Woman, a Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox' is the actor/comedian's debut solo show. Who was the first British astronaut in space? You're probably wrong. Plus, lots of chat about handsome Professor Brian Cox. 

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... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jay Islaam Travels With Autism

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jay Islaam Travels With Autism

According to the fringe blurb, Jay has Asperger's, so he lacks empathy. Which is another way of saying he doesn't give a fuck about you or your problems. Martin Walker finds out more. 

Boylesque Briefs Factory's Shivannah and Captain Kidd on the Magic of Raffles

Boylesque Briefs Factory's Shivannah and Captain Kidd on the Magic of Raffles

The Briefs boys are back at the Fringe with their wild and sexy burlesque circus. Here Shivannah (Fez Fa’anana) and Mark ‘Captain Kidd’ Winmill talk to Adrian Bradley about why they return to Edinburgh year on year, their favourite audiences, and just why you need to buy a raffle ticket! 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Maxwell Gorilla on a Slide

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Maxwell Gorilla on a Slide

In the face of Bexit, Boris, Trump and Corbyn, Andrew eschews politics and gets silly. Have you ever seen a gorilla on a slide? 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rachel Parris' Best Laid Plans

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rachel Parris' Best Laid Plans

Rachel has endured an enormous year of upheaval. Fortunately she's a musical comedian, so has been able to write a show about it. But will her mum approve? 

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... 

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. 

“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... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rob Carter is Bliss

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rob Carter is Bliss

Actor and comedian, Rob Carter, is bringing his novelist character creation, Christopher Bliss, to the Edinburgh stage. Who is Christopher? Who is Rob? And what is 'Stand Up & Slam'? 

Unfaithful's ​Niamh Cusack & Matthew Lewis: “I really like smelling the audience!”

Unfaithful's ​Niamh Cusack & Matthew Lewis: “I really like smelling the audience!”

Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate) and Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) will appear in Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty and directed by Adam Penfold, alongside Sean Campion and Ruta Gedmintas, from the end of August at Found111... 

​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... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Bethany Black is Back!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Bethany Black is Back!

After a prolonged absence from performing stand up in Edinburgh, actor and comedian Bethany Black returns with '(Extra)Ordinary'. So what has she been up to - and why did she invite Germaine Greer to sniff her virgina? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Jerrod is a Hypocrite

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Jerrod is a Hypocrite

'Hypocrite' is Phil's second Edinburgh outing - and it's dark. Very, very funny - and dark. This interview was recorded in early July and Phil didn't yet have an ending to the show... 

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. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Hoult is Anna Mann

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Hoult is Anna Mann

Martin Walker speaks to Anna Mann, the character creation of comedian Colin Hoult. They talk about her life on stage and screen - and her brief time in TV commercials, fronting the infamously short lived Turkish Delight campaign. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Steve Bugeja (Boo-Jay-A)

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Steve Bugeja (Boo-Jay-A)

The BBC Comedy award winner, Steve Bugeja's new show 'Unpronounceable' concerns the head and the heart. How best to make decisions? Steve met a girl - girl moved away for a year - should Steve wait for her return? 

Pepperdine Scotland's Interference wins first Bobby Award at EdFringe 2016

Pepperdine Scotland's Interference wins first Bobby Award at EdFringe 2016

Our exclusive Bobby Award has found its first EdFringe home, in the hands on Pepperdine Scotland for their 5-star show Interference at C venues. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Beth Vyse is Olive Hands

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Beth Vyse is Olive Hands

Beth stars in two shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the critically acclaimed 'As Funny as Cancer' returns after successful 2015 run and 'Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump' makes its debut... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrea Hubert Knows

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrea Hubert Knows

'Week' is the solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut by Andrea Hubert. How can you tell when things are going wrong - and how do you fix it? Andrea knows. 

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. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jamali Maddix interview

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jamali Maddix interview

'Chickens Come Home to Roost' is the debut solo show from Jamali Maddix. Last year's star of the mixed bill Pleasance Comedy Reserve talks about taking the step up. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Maddy Anholt Rents

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Maddy Anholt Rents

There ain't nothing going on but the rent. Maddy Anholt's new Edinburgh show explores what it's like when its impossible to get on the property ladder. Co-written and directed by Hardeep Singh Kohli. 

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... 

On the Mid Edinburgh podcast: Thinking Drinkers

On the Mid Edinburgh podcast: Thinking Drinkers

The Thinking Drinkers are Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, a couple of regular guys who've found themselves drinking for a living. Tom explains that there's a bit more to it than that... 

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. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rory O'Hanlon returns

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rory O'Hanlon returns

According to Rory, you are where you need to be. PS: It helps if you're at Opium in Edinburgh at 5pm most days in August. PPS: It doesn't help if you're an Irish immigrant living in the UK after the Brexit vote... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

Harry Baker on Don't Flop Rap Battle's Influence on The Harry and Chris Show

Harry Baker on Don't Flop Rap Battle's Influence on The Harry and Chris Show

In 2012, Harry Baker became the youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion. Having toured internationally, this year he’s in Edinburgh with his fourth Fringe show The Harry and Chris Show, working with musician Chris Read... 

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. 

Interview: ​Natasha Granger & Kerrie Thompson from 90s Girl-band Musical ​2 Become 1

Interview: ​Natasha Granger & Kerrie Thompson from 90s Girl-band Musical ​2 Become 1

Natasha Granger and Kerrie Thompson wrote, produced and star in 90s girl-band musical 2 Become 1, a story about romance, speed dating and the ideal post-night-out meal. They talk to Adrian Bradley about how dating has changed over the years - and why they wanted to do a musical all things 90s pop. 

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. 

​Sophia Walker on the BBC Slam:

​Sophia Walker on the BBC Slam: "I Want it to be Impossible to Lose"

Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet. Having won the BBC Poetry Slam in 2013, she’s organising the competition in Edinburgh this year. She won Best UK Spoken Word Show 2014, and her debut collection Opposite the Tourbus was published by Burning Eye press that year. 

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 4

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 4

Join Adrian Bradley for Fringe Diary, your bulletin on the news, views and schmooze at the Edinburgh Fringe. In which Adrian Bradley learns some more Fringe lessons and speaks up for the little show. 

Georgian Director Keti Dolidze calls for more International Theatre at the Fringe

Georgian Director Keti Dolidze calls for more International Theatre at the Fringe

The Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre has been bringing Georgian theatre to Edinburgh for nearly 20 years, filling theatres and getting critical acclaim for foreign-language theatre... 

Tarot Talk with In Tents and Purposes’ Roxy Dunn & Alys Metcalf

Tarot Talk with In Tents and Purposes’ Roxy Dunn & Alys Metcalf

Does a prophesy merely predict the future, or does it help to make it happen? New comedy drama In Tents and Purposes at the Assembly aims to find out, via time travel, Brechtian alienation and a good does of friendship... 

The Cast of F*cking Men on Not Being About Nakedness

The Cast of F*cking Men on Not Being About Nakedness

An exploration of modern sexual moralities, F*cking Men reimagines Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 La Ronde in the modern world of dating apps and open marriages. Harper James, Richard De Lisle and Haydn Whiteside talk to Adrian Bradley about bearing all on stage - and how Edinburgh crowds aren’t the same as London ones. 

Dave Chawner’s Late-life Circumcision

Dave Chawner’s Late-life Circumcision

What do you do if you have to have a circumcision at age 27? Well if you’re Dave Chawner, you write an Edinburgh show about it. He talks to Adrian Bradley about why he wants to do a show about masculinity, what dating’s like when you’re a feminist, and how many knob jokes he can fit into a one-hour set. 

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 3

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 3

Join Adrian Bradley for Fringe Diary, your bulletin on the news, views and schmooze at the Edinburgh Fringe. In which Ade Bradley reveals his dark secret, and why he thinks size isn’t everything at the Fringe. 

Playwright Becky Owen Fisher Lets Actors Change the Order of her Scenes

Playwright Becky Owen Fisher Lets Actors Change the Order of her Scenes

In a world boiling over with police invasion of privacy, romance and rising sea levels, what could possibly go wrong? Part eco-political rally cry, part meditation on the collapse of a relationship, Generation Zero is the bold new play from Lamphouse Theatre... 

No Horizon's Andy Platt & Sam Reid on Creative Minds Overcoming Disability

No Horizon's Andy Platt & Sam Reid on Creative Minds Overcoming Disability

It’s the 1600’s, and a blind boy from a village in Yorkshire wants an education. The world around him has already decided his fate, but Nicholas Saunderson has other ideas and his hidden genius takes him to the learned spires of Cambridge... 

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 2

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 2

Join Adrian Bradley for Fringe Diary, your bulletin on the news, views and schmooze at the Edinburgh Fringe. Today: the behind-the-scenes reason why Brexit is NOT a big hit at the Fringe. 

Andrew Hunter Murray’s “Profound Discomfort with Talking About Myself”

Andrew Hunter Murray’s “Profound Discomfort with Talking About Myself”

Andrew Hunter Murray has been coming to Edinburgh for years with Austentatious - but now the QI researcher come quiz show panellist in his own right is bringing a very special pub quiz to Edinburgh... 

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. 

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 1

Fringe Diary with Adrian Bradley - Day 1

Join Adrian Bradley for the inaugural Fringe Diary, your bulletin on the news, views and schmooze at the Edinburgh Fringe. How far will some performers go to promote their shows? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Who is Wendy Wason

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Who is Wendy Wason

Wendy Wason is a lot of things - and according to a head-hunter friend, the skills she's learned being a parent of three could easily equip her to be a CEO of a major company. Fortunately for us, she's sticking with comedy. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Baby Wants Candy

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Baby Wants Candy

The American group are bringing two shows to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Their flagship improv 'Baby Wants Candy' show and 'Thrones! The Musical'. Al Samuels explains more. Plus - two original songs from their 'Thrones' show. 

​Buddy Wakefield on Taking His Books Out of Print

​Buddy Wakefield on Taking His Books Out of Print

Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken-word artist, featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National, and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records... 

SpaceDating: Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)

SpaceDating: Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)

He prefers getting up early, likes music and isn't adverse to a man in a kilt. We take Canuck Christopher Wilson on a first date (and we quite liked it). 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Thomas in the Red Shed

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Thomas in the Red Shed

Mark talks about his new Edinburgh play, 'Mark Thomas: The Red Shed' It's the story of a very special venue in Wakefield, where he developed his political and comedy chops.  

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

Yeti's is a demon dive bar run at Edinburgh's Pleasance Courtyard during August. It's also a character, musical, sketch, narrative, comedy show - the boisterous lovechild of Rocky Horror and the Mighty Boosh. 

Desmond O'Connor on Royal Vauxhall and the Magical Power of Gay Clubs

Desmond O'Connor on Royal Vauxhall and the Magical Power of Gay Clubs

It’s the late 80s. Princess Diana, hounded by the press, wants to escape from it all. What better plan that to go gay clubbing to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with her pals Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett? And what better disguise than dressing up as a man? Features Editor James T Harding checks in with the Royal Vauxhall musical’s creator Desmond O’Connor (Scott Mills: The Musical, But First This: A Musical Homage to Radio Four) to find out more about this legendary story, the redemptive power of gay clubs, and Des’s musical-writing rehearsal process. 

A Fitting Tribute For Saki

A Fitting Tribute For Saki

The centenary of the Somme has been commemorated in many ways this year. One such way was We’re Here Because We’re Here, a nationwide ‘living memorial’ devised by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, produced by the National Theatre, for which 1,500 volunteers in replica WW1 uniforms appeared at public places around the UK and silently handed out cards bearing the name, age and regiment of ‘their’ soldier: a specific soldier who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 

Iona Lee: 'When I started I was just a teenager writing poetry, and I’m still that, really.'

Iona Lee: 'When I started I was just a teenager writing poetry, and I’m still that, really.'

Iona Lee was born in Edinburgh and brought up in East Lothian. She discovered as a seventeen-year-old that she could use performance poetry as a means of getting in to pubs without her age being challenged... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Craig Campbell 'Easy Tiger'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Craig Campbell 'Easy Tiger'

Craig returns to Edinburgh with a new show, 'Easy Tiger' He explains that he's not too precious about his jokes, but prefers to think on his feat - mixing things up a bit, ensuring each  show is an event. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Competitive BEASTS

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Competitive BEASTS

BEASTS are Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd. Martin Walker chats to Owen about their Edinburgh Festival Fringe offering, 'Mr Edinburgh 2016'. Who wins? You decide. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tony Law is straight

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tony Law is straight

Tony Law chats about returning to the Edinburgh Fringe as a new man. This is Tony at his best. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sarah Callaghan in '24'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sarah Callaghan in '24'

Can you change your whole life in just twenty four hours? Sarah returns to the Fringe after killing it in 2015, with a new show '24' - sadly, with fewer trainers. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Evans in the Money

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Evans in the Money

The popular radio and tv comedian chats about money. What is it? Why does it behave in the way it does? Can it be stopped? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Mochrie Hyprov!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Mochrie Hyprov!

'Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis' is a new Edinburgh show that mixes hypnosis and improvised comedy. Martin Walker talks to the 'Who's Line is it Anyway' improv veteran, Colin Mochrie. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Shazia Mirza takes The Stand

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Shazia Mirza takes The Stand

After being told by a journalist that her act was a "waste of a good Muslim", Shazia Mirza returns to the Edinburgh Fringe's Stand Comedy Club - for one week only - to share her story and tell some jokes. 

How To Market Your Show event at C venues on 3rd August

How To Market Your Show event at C venues on 3rd August

Experienced industry professionals are offering personal time and advice to fringe performers at a How to Market Your Show event hosted by C venues. 

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. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Help is at Bae

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Help is at Bae

Nina Millns and Sophie Morgan-Price are the London based double act, 'Bae' In 2016 they come to Edinburgh with a new character show, 'Help', which affectionately sends up the world of self help groups. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Hall - Best Around

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Hall - Best Around

Taking inspiration from the Rocky and Karate Kid movies - with a dose of cold war spy thriller, Nick Hall's new show 'Szgrabble!' promises to be unlike anything you've seen before. 

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... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Spencer Jones is The Herbert

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Spencer Jones is The Herbert

The Herbert is the joyful comic creation of the BAFTA nominated writer/performer Spencer Jones. This year Spencer returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the popular 2015 show, 'Proper Job' and a brand new hour, 'Eggy Bagel'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aatif Nawaz follows up

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aatif Nawaz follows up

After storming the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut hour in 2015, Aatif participated in a TV show about the social attitudes of UK Muslims. It didn't go well. Martin Walker finds out more. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Nichol is '20'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Nichol is '20'

Phil Nichol chats to Martin Walker about marriage break ups, censorship, getting naked in front of Anne Robinson and his Edinburgh show '20'. We also spin two of Phil's classic songs... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter and Bambi Heaven

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter and Bambi Heaven

Peter and Bambi Heaven are the character creations of comedians Asher Treleaven and Gypsy Wood. After a successful run in Australia, 'The Magic Inside' makes its Edinburgh debut. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Norris and Parker

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Norris and Parker

Katie Norris and Sinead Parker have funny bones. In this lovely interview, they talk about their friendship and their comedy - and their second Edinburgh Festival show, 'See You at the Gallows'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Zoe Lyons 'Little Misfit'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Zoe Lyons 'Little Misfit'

Brighton based Zoe Lyons just wants to make you laugh. The 'Little Misfit' explains that as a successful stand up comedian, with a wife and a dog, she's actually quite happy with her lot... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sven Ratzke 'Starman'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sven Ratzke 'Starman'

Sven Ratzke is the 'Starman' at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The international lead in the musical 'Hedwig & the Angry Inch' brings his homage to David Bowie to Edinburgh after a successful New York run... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ever Mainard's first time

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ever Mainard's first time

The US comedian talks guns in a frank interview about the differences between America and the UK. In her first trip abroad, Ever comes to Edinburgh to 'Let Me Be Your Man'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: What Kate Lucas shouldn't say

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: What Kate Lucas shouldn't say

Kate is a musical comedian, described as a darker, dirtier Victoria Wood. In her first solo Edinburgh hour she asks, 'Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas?' This interview contains two original songs from the show - which some listeners may find offensive. 

Maury Yeston boards Titanic for exclusive Q&A

Maury Yeston boards Titanic for exclusive Q&A

Composer Maury Yeston dropped into the Charing Cross Theatre last night to catch the revival of his musical Titanic. After watching the show Yeston did a Q&A for the audience and then hung out with the cast... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Johnny Cochrane has appeal

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Johnny Cochrane has appeal

The self confident Essex boy is one half of TV's popular 'Johnny & Inel Show'. Johnny, acts, writes, tells jokes and is impossibly good looking. In Edinburgh, he gets to show what he can do. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lucie Pohl 'Apohlcalypse Now!'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lucie Pohl 'Apohlcalypse Now!'

New York character comedian and actor, Lucie Pohl, is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a third year with a new show, 'Apohlcalypse Now!' The star of the up coming 'Red Dwarf' series discusses her year of torment, comedy and naked hostility. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Dolan Life Hacks

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Dolan Life Hacks

Mark Dolan is well known for being one of the nicest folk in comedy, so how did he end up co-presenting a TV show with Katie Hopkins - and having worked with her, does he like her? Mark also discusses his Edinburgh show, 'Life Hacks'. 

On the Mic Extra: Bob Slayer 'Iraq Out and Loud'

On the Mic Extra: Bob Slayer 'Iraq Out and Loud'

Bob Slayer chats about Fringe show, 'Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full' He goes on to talk about the shows he's promoting at the Edinburgh Fringe and why his 'Pay What You Want' format is catching on. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter White 'Straight White Male'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter White 'Straight White Male'

Canadian comedian, Peter White's Edinburgh debut is called 'Straight White Male' - because that's what Peter White is. As he explains, this is not a men's rights rally - more an honest exploration of what its like to be part of a majority. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Juliette Burton: 'It's Time'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Juliette Burton: 'It's Time'

Critically acclaimed comedian Juliette Burton has to make a BIG decision… and her Edinburgh audience is going to help her make it. Can one choice change a life? Does looking back help us move forward? Let's find out. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Masud Milas 'Routes'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Masud Milas 'Routes'

Born in Hong Kong to a Kenyan mum and an English dad, Masud Milas spent his teenage years in New Zealand before eventually moving to England. For his 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up debut, he delivers a story that's somehow unique and relatable. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Puddles Pity Party

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Puddles Pity Party

Martin Walker talks to Big Mike - Puddles' tour manager and close friend - about the clown's triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe. We're treated to Puddles' rendition of 'Another Tear Falls' and 'When you Rock and Roll With Me' and as a bonus, one of Puddles favourite songs from the movie 'Young@Heart'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jess Robinson is Impressive

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jess Robinson is Impressive

If you're a fan of the On the Mic podcast interviews (and why wouldn't you be?) you'll have heard the voice of impressionist, Jess Robinson. For this episode we talk to the lady herself about her impressive new Edinburgh show... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Cody 'No gimmicks'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Cody 'No gimmicks'

Australian comedian Nick Cody spends his life in the air and on the road. At least for the month of August he gets to stay in one place. This Edinburgh Festival Fringe he returns for another hour of 'no gimmicks' comedy. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tez Ilyas 'Made in Britain'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tez Ilyas 'Made in Britain'

'Made in Britain' follows Tez Illyas' 2015 debut, 'Tez Talks'. As he explains to Martin Walker, he wants to do much more than make you laugh. Featuring music from Cornershop and from Zayn. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Helen Duff: Come With Me

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Helen Duff: Come With Me

'Come With Me' is a new show from Helen Duff about sex. Except, as she tells Martin Walker, she's never actually had an orgasm. Is this normal? What is sex anyway? Turns out that it's a lot of fun finding out. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jake Yapp 'One in a Million'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jake Yapp 'One in a Million'

Jake Yapp tells Martin Walker about the worst gig of his life - opening for Beyoncé at the World Music Awards. They also discuss Jake's Edinburgh show, the accurately titled, 'Jake Yapp is One in a Million'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Ward's first time

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Ward's first time

Tom Ward had an unconventional childhood and an interesting journey from teenager to grown up. For his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, he shares stories in 'Tom Ward: Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes'... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lynne Jassem 'Como to Homo'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lynne Jassem 'Como to Homo'

In the 1950s, Lynne Jassem was a pre-teen with a successful TV career. Sixty years later she talks to Martin Walker about her Edinburgh show, 'From Como to Homo'. Her story is told with tap dancing, mime, physical comedy - and a song or two. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Neil Henry 'Mindwangler'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Neil Henry 'Mindwangler'

Just what is a 'Midwangler'? Well, it's the name of Neil Henry's latest show, but what does it mean? And, if you're Martin Walker, how do you pronounce it? Pig. They also indulge in a spot of Time Travel. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Netflix and Steel

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Netflix and Steel

Elliot Steel explains that whilst his solo stand up debut in Edinburgh wont be about anything much, he's looking forward to doing his 'Dead Dad Show' (not really). 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Glenn Gives Moore

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Glenn Gives Moore

Sketch comic, writer and actor, Glenn Moore, makes his Edinburgh Festival Fringe solo debut. Can one half of the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, make it alone? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Darren Walsh is S'pun

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Darren Walsh is S'pun

Punmeister Darren Walsh won a string of awards with his debut solo show at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. How does he follow that up? Don't ask Eamonn Holmes. Warning! This interview contains puns about Brexit, 70s music and flying... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Stuart Mitchell born unlucky?

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Stuart Mitchell born unlucky?

As the title of his Edinburgh show suggests, Stuart Mitchell may have been 'Dealt a Bad Hand' from birth. The Scottish comedian talks to Martin Walker about how tragedy is so very funny. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nish Kumar gets political

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nish Kumar gets political

Satirist Nish Kumar gets to grips with the current political chaos at home and over the Atlantic. How on earth did we get in to this mess? Who is to blame? Martin Walker finds out. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Anna Morris is Georgina the Bride

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Anna Morris is Georgina the Bride

Georgina the Bride returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a second year for yet more wedding rehearsals. The comic creation of Anna Morris and our interviewer, Martin Walker, don't really get on. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michael Griffiths is Cole

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michael Griffiths is Cole

Australian cabaret star, Michael Griffiths has performed as Annie Lennox, Madonna and now, Cole Porter. Martin Walker asks what attracted Michael to the life and songs of the talented and flamboyant bisexual millionaire. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Pressdee #FreeTheNipple

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Pressdee #FreeTheNipple

Samantha Pressdee is a comedian, model and feminist. Martin Walker learns that during her new show, 'Sextremist', she will perform comedy topless. Oh and something about breaking in to houses with Russell Brand. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laurence Clark talks Independence

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laurence Clark talks Independence

What with Scottish demands for separation and the political earthquake of Brexit, now is the time to bring a show to Edinburgh called, 'Independence'. Fringe veteran Laurence Clark tells Martin Walker what Indy means to him... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michelle Wolf from 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michelle Wolf from 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

The Daily Show correspondent talks to Martin Walker from New York about Donald Trump, working with Chris Rock at the Oscars, and her new Edinburgh show, 'So Brave'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sophie Willan On Record

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sophie Willan On Record

This year sees Sophie Willan make her solo debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 'On Record' she presents what promises to be the funniest show about growing up in and out of care that you're ever likely to see. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Chris Stokes - a man delusion?

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Chris Stokes - a man delusion?

After taking an extended break from stand up, Chris Stokes made a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. As he explains to Martin Walker, this year's show is all about keeping that momentum going. 

SpaceDating: Wychwood

SpaceDating: Wychwood

Broadway Baby chats to Wychwood, a show that promises something a little dark and different.. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Enter the Dragon

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Enter the Dragon

Piff is the character creation of magician John van der Put. In this very special interview, John steps out of the dragon outfit to talk to Martin Walker about his return to Edinburgh. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Alex Kealy is Going Solo

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Alex Kealy is Going Solo

Alex Kealy says he has the voice of David Cameron and the politics of Jeremy Corbyn. He talks to Martin Walker about his debut solo hour for Edinburgh. 

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Ask Askins

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Ask Askins

Stand up comedian, Andy Askins, is a well known headliner across the UK. Despite being a comic of ten years experience, it's in 2016 that he makes his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut... 

Sebastian de Souza & Preston Thompson talk Kids in Love

Sebastian de Souza & Preston Thompson talk Kids in Love

Kids in Love made its world premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film follows the disruption of Jack (Will Poulter)’s gap-year plans when he meets a beautiful girl (Alma Jodorowsky) and is drawn into young bohemian London... 

SpaceDating: Angel to Vampire!

SpaceDating: Angel to Vampire!

Broadway Baby chats to Nigel Osner who is bringing a variety of songs and stories in Angel to Vampire!  

The Carer's Tom Kinninmont on Brian Cox, Shakespeare, and script executives

The Carer's Tom Kinninmont on Brian Cox, Shakespeare, and script executives

Screenwriter, producer and director Tom Kinninmont’s latest feature film, The Carer, starring Brian Cox, made its European premiere at 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Features Editor James T Harding met Tom (known for producing Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and After Alice) to learn more about the film’s unusual journey, and how the production industry has changed over Tom’s career so far. 

SpaceDating: Stories from Around the World

SpaceDating: Stories from Around the World

Today Broadway Baby is having a chat with Katie Merritt, whose company is performing Stories from Around the World this Fringe! 

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Susan Calman 'It's my 10th year!'

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Susan Calman 'It's my 10th year!'

Susan Calman celebrates ten years performing solo shows at the Fringe. She talks to Martin Walker about Brexit, being gay and "...the best show I have ever written". 

Adult Life Skills' Rachel Tunnard on working with children and spiders

Adult Life Skills' Rachel Tunnard on working with children and spiders

Adult Life Skills is a bereavement comedy feature about a twenty-nine-year old woman who’s retreated into her mother’s garden shed. Having won the Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca, the movie made its European premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Olaf Falafel: Danger! Danger!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Olaf Falafel: Danger! Danger!

Olaf Falafel - part Tim Vine - part Tony Law - is one of those 'Danger Comedians'. As he explains to Martin Walker, cheese is important. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ben Van der Velde 'I'm a member of the Jew crew'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ben Van der Velde 'I'm a member of the Jew crew'

Ben Van der Velde spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker to talk about his latest Edinburgh offering, 'Barbarians'. Tomorrow we die. Tonight we drink! 

Duncan Paveling talks My Feral Heart, Down's Representation

Duncan Paveling talks My Feral Heart, Down's Representation

Duncan Paveling makes his feature screenwriting debut with My Feral Heart, a portrait of Luke (Steven Brandon), a man with Down’s syndrome who has been the sole carer for his elderly mother for some time... 

Naman Ramachandran talks Brahman Naman, Indian film, and Masturbation

Naman Ramachandran talks Brahman Naman, Indian film, and Masturbation

Naman Ramachandran is a screenwriter, critic, and film journalist whose co-authored monograph Lights, Camera, Masala: Making Movies in Mumbai was published in 2006. Features Editor James T Harding met him at the European Premiere of his film Brahman Naman, directed by Q, to discuss brahmanism, the economics of Indian filmmaking, and masturbation methodology. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Patrick Monahan 'I thought the Brexit result was a joke'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Patrick Monahan 'I thought the Brexit result was a joke'

Stand up comedian, Patrick Monahan talks to Martin Walker about his latest Edinburgh offerings, 'That 80s Show' and 'Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan'. And how does the Irish Iranian feel about Brexit? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Loyiso Gola 'You've got Africa all wrong'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Loyiso Gola 'You've got Africa all wrong'

South African stand up comic, Loyiso Gola, talks to Martin Walker about his brand new comedy hour, 'Dude, Where's My Lion'. 

SpaceDating: The Creeps

SpaceDating: The Creeps

We had a little chat with The Creeps about an international tour and the show.. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Suzi Ruffell 'This is my best ever show'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Suzi Ruffell 'This is my best ever show'

Suzi Ruffell is common and proud of it. She chats to Martin Walker about what it's like to be working class and gay living in modern Britain. Suzi's Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, 'Common' is playing throughout the Fringe. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Pierre Novellie 'Ringo Starr spoke to me in a dream'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Pierre Novellie 'Ringo Starr spoke to me in a dream'

Pierre Novellie is Cool Peter. Is Pierre cool? Who is Peter? Martin Walker spends 15 minutes with the superior stand up. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laura Lexx 'Who is this Tyrannosaurus Lexx?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laura Lexx 'Who is this Tyrannosaurus Lexx?'

Laura Lexx spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker, chatting about her new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. She says that it's a fun and free hour about identity and pretense. Why do people become odd versions of themselves? Who is this Tyrannosaurus Lexx? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Doyle is Back!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Doyle is Back!

Comedian and writer Andrew Doyle chats to Martin Walker about his current projects, including his latest Edinburgh show, 'Andrew Doyle: Future Tense'. Just who is this Andrew Doyle character on stage? Is he happy? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Erich McElroy 'It's frightening in America'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Erich McElroy 'It's frightening in America'

Political satirist, Erich McElroy, was born in the US, but has made his home here in the UK. The 'Sky News' and 'BBC Breakfast' political pundit chats about comedy and politics with Martin Walker... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Walker is Jonathan Pie

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Walker is Jonathan Pie

Actor Tom Walker is Jonathan Pie - the respected TV news reporter who hates his job, his colleagues and the news. Martin Walker asks Tom how his hugely popular character made it from the small screen to the stage. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Geoff Norcott 'I've come out as a Tory voter'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Geoff Norcott 'I've come out as a Tory voter'

Geoff Norcott is a Conservative voter - and in his new Edinburgh show, 'Conswervative' he attempts to explain why. Your virtuous left wing presenter, Martin Walker, asks the questions - while drinking fairtrade coffee, still wearing his dressing gown. 

SpaceDating: London - Paris - Roam!

SpaceDating: London - Paris - Roam!

Broadway Baby and Sarah Tullamore get to chatting about her, her show London - Paris - Roam! and her love of Shiraz...  

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Grant Stott 'My first solo Edinburgh show'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Grant Stott 'My first solo Edinburgh show'

Former copper, Grant Stott, is a popular TV and radio presenter, best known to theatre audiences for playing the villain in the annual panto at Edinburgh's King's Theatre. As Grant explains to Martin Walker, 'Tales from Behind the Mic' is his first Edinburgh Fringe solo show - and a chance to share some career highs and lows... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aidan Goatley 'I had ten years of hell'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aidan Goatley 'I had ten years of hell'

After ten years of working in retail, Aidan Goatley left the daily grind to become a full time professional comedian. As he explains to Martin Walker, at long last, life is good. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Dominic Frisby 'Everything is all about tax'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Dominic Frisby 'Everything is all about tax'

Dominic Frisby has a lot to say on the subject of tax. In a fascinating interview with Martin Walker he states that tax has been at the centre of almost every major incident in history... 

SpaceDating: Love Me Tinder Cabaret

SpaceDating: Love Me Tinder Cabaret

Let Megan guide you through the dos and dont's of online dating for Fringe 2016. Broadway Baby has a chat about her show Love Me Tinder.. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Leo Kearse 'It's not more difficult for female comedians'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Leo Kearse 'It's not more difficult for female comedians'

Inspired by the BBC's attempts to attract more minority candidates to creative roles, Martin Walker set out to attract more right wing comedians to his On the Mic podcast series. UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse, aka the Pun-Man, certainly fits the bill... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Christian Talbot 'My teenage daughter is really cool'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Christian Talbot 'My teenage daughter is really cool'

Martin Walker spends 15 minutes with Christian Talbot - talking pop music, murder and Christian's Edinburgh stand up comedy show, 'C60'. We discover that Christian also crops up in the theatre section of the fringe guide... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Scott Agnew 'Wild gay sex and masses of drugs'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Scott Agnew 'Wild gay sex and masses of drugs'

Former Scottish Comedian of the Year, Scott Agnew talks to Martin Walker about his brand new, deeply personal, Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, 'I've Snapped My Banjo String, Let's Just Talk'... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lewis Schaffer 'Do I have to talk about the show?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lewis Schaffer 'Do I have to talk about the show?'

Lewis Schaffer is grumpy. The London based New Yorker would return to the states if only someone would pay for him to go. In a 15 minute chat with Martin Walker he explains why his new show is not new at all. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mr Twonkey: 'I can't remember when it began'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mr Twonkey: 'I can't remember when it began'

Martin Walker spends 15 minutes with Mr Twonkey - the unique character creation of the musician, actor and comedian, Paul Vickers. They discus his one man show, 'Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel' and his play, 'Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm'... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Doug Segal 'I'm a comedy mind wizard'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Doug Segal 'I'm a comedy mind wizard'

Comedy mind wizard, Doug Segal, spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker chatting about his life in organised laughter and deception. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Liz Miele 'Is it OK to use the word spaz?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Liz Miele 'Is it OK to use the word spaz?'

Martin Walker chats to New York based comedian, Liz Miele. As they talk about her up coming Edinburgh offering they discus cultural language differences. Liz asks, 'is it OK to use the word spaz?' 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Romina Puma 'The term cripple doesn't offend me'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Romina Puma 'The term cripple doesn't offend me'

Stand up comedian and activist, Romina Puma, has muscular dystrophy. Describing herself as a 'work in progress disabled' she explains to Martin Walker why political correctness isn't for her. 

One-man play sweeps the board at Brighton Fringe Awards

One-man play sweeps the board at Brighton Fringe Awards

Groomed, a powerful play about child abuse written and performed by Patrick Sandford ex-artistic director of Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre, swept the board at the Brighton Fringe Awards last night including picking up Broadway Baby's very own Bobby Award. 

SpaceDating: The Enchanted

SpaceDating: The Enchanted

Broadway Baby gets the chance to talk to The Enchanted, a show that asks the question "Are monsters born or are they created?" 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: 'Sandi Toksvig speaking Russian? Why not?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: 'Sandi Toksvig speaking Russian? Why not?'

Fresh from being the first ever UK stand up to perform live comedy in Russia, Abi Roberts gives Martin Walker a Russian language lesson. Sort of.  

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Arthur Smith: 'I just saved a Glaswegian's life'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Arthur Smith: 'I just saved a Glaswegian's life'

Live from the streets of Glasgow, Martin Walker spends 15 minutes chatting to Arthur Smith. They talk about his Edinburgh Fringe doings and Arthur selects a couple of songs that he quite likes. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Diane Spencer 'I'm talking about sex less'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Diane Spencer 'I'm talking about sex less'

Diane Spencer spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker, chatting about her brand new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. 

Bobby Awards Shortlist Announced for Brighton

Bobby Awards Shortlist Announced for Brighton

After hundreds of shows, thousands of performers and a month of the most exciting shows from around the corner and around the world, Brighton Fringe is almost over. That means it’s about time to present the coveted Broadway Baby Bobby award... 

SpaceDating: Countermeasure: 14 Characters

SpaceDating: Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Broadway Baby has a cheeky little chat to Countermeasure: 14 Characters, an a cappella group from Toronto, Canada.  

First Look: Character Portraits of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Released

First Look: Character Portraits of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Released

In the first of three sets of Charlie Gray’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child portraits, joining the previously announced Jamie Parker as Harry Potter are Poppy Miller who will play Ginny Potterand Sam Clemmett who will play Albus Potter... 

SpaceDating: Strangers: A Magic Play

SpaceDating: Strangers: A Magic Play

Srangers: A Magic Play weaves theatre and magic for a unique experience. Broadway Baby finds out more. 

Interview: Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Interview: Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites present an impromptu detective drama, replete with colourful characters and lurid plots. A completely new episode created each night from audience suggestions... 

Interview: Melancholy

Interview: Melancholy

Brighton Fringe award winners, Certain Dark Things, invite you to spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife... 

From the Editor’s desk: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

From the Editor’s desk: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a firm Fringe favourite and we are glad to see it back for its sixth year for only five nights at The Waterfront Hotel. You’d be barking mad to miss it. 

Something for the Weekend: Brighton Fringe 21-22 May

Something for the Weekend: Brighton Fringe 21-22 May

It’s the halfway point for Brighton Fringe and there are still hundreds of shows left to see. With a beautiful Brighton weekend ahead, it’s the perfect chance to discover some unearthed talent, experience epic extravaganzas and watch some little beauties. 

Booking opens 25 May for School Of Rock

Booking opens 25 May for School Of Rock

Public booking will open on 25 May 2016 for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of School of Rock - The Musical. Previewing at the New London Theatre from 24 October 2016 with opening night on 14 November 2016, School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017. 

​9 Winning Tips for Surviving the EdFringe Media Matrix

​9 Winning Tips for Surviving the EdFringe Media Matrix

Fringe folk, I’ve been where you are. It’s a few months, weeks or days before your show opens at the ginormous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You know your lines. You’ve had posters and flyers printed... 

SpaceDating: A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

SpaceDating: A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Today we're chatting to A Case of You: The Musical of Joni Mitchell, a contemporary interpretation of the hits that made Joni an icon of the 70's. 

​Interview: Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

​Interview: Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

A smash hit at the 2015 Prague Fringe, this is the portrayal of a complex man who thought of himself as a genius and ended up being a clown in the eyes of the world as The Grand Council of Fascism meets to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. 

​Interview: Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

​Interview: Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

German theatre isn't well known outside Germany. In fact it's probably not that well known inside Germany. Laura Hermann talks to us about her excitement for Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying, entirely performed by Germans speaking perfect English. 

Tearing down ivory towers with the Sex Workers' Opera

Tearing down ivory towers with the Sex Workers' Opera

The Sex Workers' Opera rehearses on the third floor of Theatre Delicatessen, a multi-level studio space and gutted workplace that used to serve as an office-complex for The Guardian... 

Interview: Necessity

Interview: Necessity

As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers a preview of the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows. 

Interview: Runts

Interview: Runts

As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers a preview of the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows 

SpaceDating: NoFilter

SpaceDating: NoFilter

Broadway Baby chats to the talent behind NoFilter, a show about social media and teen struggles, and Crowded Nest - a company of teenagers bringing teen issues to the stage.  

On the Mic podcast: Charmian Hughes at the Brighton Fringe

On the Mic podcast: Charmian Hughes at the Brighton Fringe

Popular stand up comedian and clown, Charmian Hughes, takes Martin Walker back to the 80s alternative comedy scene. They go on to chat about today's comedy critics - do reviewers conduct themselves fairly? 

​Something for the Weekend

​Something for the Weekend

Weekends are when Brighton Fringe truly comes alive. With a plethora of sunshine and shows, no weekend is complete without a trip along the beach and going to see a few shows. Take a stroll down Fringe City, see the finest street performances and gather another collection of flyers to help you decide what shows to see this weekend... 

Brighton Insider - Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Brighton Insider - Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. Legendary soap opera Sellotape Sisters (pretensions of Downton, production values of Crossroads) is being cancelled. With no ideas left for the final episode, the writers' raid the acto