Pie Of The Day: Macaroni Cheese Pie

Pie Of The Day: Macaroni Cheese Pie

If you're looking for a late night bite then take a trip to the small but perfectly formed Storries Bakery on Leith Walk. Top tastes include steak, mince, and chicken curry and today's culinary contender, the Macaroni Cheese... 

Pie Of The Day: Chicken, Leek and Mushroom

Pie Of The Day: Chicken, Leek and Mushroom

There's a hidden gem in Nicolson Square, tucked away in a green and pleasant corner, and it's called The Well Cafe. Part of the equally green and pleasant Greenside Venue, this lovely little lunchtime leisure spot brings us today's fine pie, the Chicken, Leek and Mushroom... 

Pie Of The Day: Venison and Red Currant

Pie Of The Day: Venison and Red Currant

If you're looking for a beast of a pie then look no further than the massive beauty that is Mums' Venison and Red Currant - Today's Pie of the Day. Served with mash of your choice (there are more than 10 variations) this is heaven in a pie pan and on your plate... 

Pie Of The Day: Steak and Ale

Pie Of The Day: Steak and Ale

Today's sumptuous serving needs no real introduction. It's a classic combination of amazing flavours...and beer. Served with a gravy which includes Dunbar's own Belhaven Best this is a KING among pies... 

Pie Of The Day: Auld Jock

Pie Of The Day: Auld Jock

So here it is, Tasty Monster's inaugural EdFringe Pie of the Day! And where better to start than Auld Jock's Pie Shoppe, named for the master of Greyfriar's Bobby, a gem hidden in plain sight in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket... 

BB Radio: Joanna Neary: 'Viz meets Brief Encounter'

BB Radio: Joanna Neary: 'Viz meets Brief Encounter'

The much-loved creation of character actor, Joanna Neary, ‘Celia’ - housewife and host – returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015. Martin Walker asks about the show and also about working with Miranda on her hit TV show. 

Sophia Walker offers a hug for all EdFringe performers

Sophia Walker offers a hug for all EdFringe performers

Sophia Walker posted a message to Facebook as encouragement to her fellow Fringe performers. We liked it, and with her permission are re-publishing it here. 

Violence is NOT Glamorous: Camilla Whitehill on the cult of the Kray Twins

Violence is NOT Glamorous: Camilla Whitehill on the cult of the Kray Twins

From armed robbery to arson and murder, The Kray Twins were a nasty pair - so why has history made them glamorous? Playwright Camilla Whitehill explains how her reaction to popular depictions of the Krays has lead to her latest one-woman play Where Do Little Birds Go?, which comes to the Underbelly this August. 

Prepare to encounter New York's own 21st century vaudevillian duo!

Prepare to encounter New York's own 21st century vaudevillian duo!

Gideon and Hubcap have toured over 300 of America's living rooms with this, their homemade home-show, and now welcome you into their world of belly laughs, outrageous stories and sad songs... 

'Poetry is not as inclusive as it should be' - European Slam Champion MiKo Berry

'Poetry is not as inclusive as it should be' - European Slam Champion MiKo Berry

European Slam Champion MiKo Berry is a founder of Loud Poets, a spoken-word collective bringing their second show to the Scottish Storytelling Centre this August. Broadway Baby Poetry Correspondent Carly Brown met him to discuss his recent performance at Glastonbury, his efforts to make poetry more accessible and the upcoming Loud Poets Fringe show. 

BB Radio: David Mills performs a life hack

BB Radio: David Mills performs a life hack

Focus people! David Mills returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with brand new, razor sharp rants delivered with his signature cocktail swagger and his biting, acerbic wit.  He discusses life hacks, Fosters and alternative dance with Martin Walker - and finds a few choice words for a select few fellow comics, including Scott Capurro and Lucy Frederick. 

BB Radio: Colin Leggo 'It is my real name'

BB Radio: Colin Leggo 'It is my real name'

This year, Colin Leggo is bringing his debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He talks to Martin Walker about finding the funny in being an amputee - and what it’s like to have your own name suddenly become a pun. 

Going To Space: The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show

Going To Space: The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show

The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show promises to amaze adults and kids alike! Broadway Baby finds out more. 

The Fiona Herbert Three Minute Interview

The Fiona Herbert Three Minute Interview

Storyteller, Fiona Herbert tells Martin Walker she knows about everything from tee-total vegan dinner parties to dolphin assault; getting dumped at sea to getting dumped on Skype; mentoring the feral to entertaining the slightly dead… topics all covered in her 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Show. 

Him

Him

‘Him’ is a bitter, old, eccentric writer, living alone in a dirty flat writing tampon advertisements while the poetry that made him a best seller gathers dust on the shelves. The only family member that still interacts with him is his nephew, and even he’s afraid to bring girlfriends round for tea... 

The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day

From Richard Lloyd’s first movements onto the stage as the recently bankrupted and homeless Samuel Thwaites, I knew this would be an exceptional performance. Lloyd absolutely inhabits his character, an ex-businessman who lost it all on one deal, whose wife took their daughter and went to live with another man, who was living on the streets for three weeks, and who has now found some kind of refuge in a hostel... 

Rosie Thorn and The Patsy Cornish Saga

Rosie Thorn and The Patsy Cornish Saga

Rosie Thorn lives in Featherington-On-The-Wold and Patsy Cornish lives in Chavlington-On-The-Wold. One is immaculately preened like a 50s pin-up, covered in ribbons won at the WI and with strong ideas about the type of person welcome in her society... 

The Early Edition

The Early Edition

The Early Edition covers each day’s news, with different guests for every performance, so it is highly probable that the quality of the show must vary too. The constants are affable, cheeky hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Andre Vincent, and on this occasion the guests were Carrie Quinlan and Terry Alderton... 

Miss Julie

Miss Julie

It is midsummer night in Sweden, and in the servant quarters of his Lordship’s manor a dance is being held. In her father’s absence, Miss Julie joins the servants and dances among them, taking a special fancy to his valet Jean... 

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Based on the best-selling book by John Gray, this one-man educational show starring Ian Houghton is like a much funnier (and much cheaper) relationship counseling session. Set in a lecture theatre and complete with PowerPoint, Houghton the relationship guru seeks to teach us about the simple differences between men and women, how those differences cause conflict when they aren’t understood, and how we can overcome the conflict so that our relationship is long and harmonious... 

The Darkroom

The Darkroom

An old man living in a shed is starting to lose his memory and starts to post lists of things to remember on the shed’s walls. He works slowly; around him three narrators/detectives deduce facts about his life from the items in his shed... 

Eat $h*t: How Our Waste Can Save the World

Eat $h*t: How Our Waste Can Save the World

Eat $h*t has a strong environmental presence and the message is clear: our excrement could save the world if we could just leave behind the taboo and get over our poo phobia. Humans have polluted the world and stripped it of its natural resources, so it’s our job to clean up the mess we have made – using our own unavoidable mess... 

Metamorphoses: Fables from Ovid

Metamorphoses: Fables from Ovid

Four girls and their matron retell six Ovidian fables in a Victorian boarding school. It is the night before their debutant ball and the girls are sleepless with the thought of becoming women in the morning... 

Adolf

Adolf

There is very little I can say about Adolf without ruining the game. Pip Utton has written and performed the show in order to explore just exactly what it was that compelled people to follow Adolf Hitler... 

Hinge Presents: Dorian

Hinge Presents: Dorian

Hinge Theatre’s Dorian is a stage adaptation of Will Self’s novel Dorian, itself an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde original, The Picture Of Dorian Gray. The story is relocated to the 80s and set amongst a group of homosexual heroin addicts whose sexual promiscuity and carelessness with drug apparatus leads them to HIV infection... 

King Lear

King Lear

Act One is a company full of high quality actors, all of whom were captivating to watch. However, the problem with the production lay at its very premise. The adaptation was confused and the modernization of Shakespeare incomplete... 

Ellipsis

Ellipsis

Ellipsis Theatre, comprised of 18-year-old A-Level students Tess Gee, Georgia Evans, and Lucy Johnstone, put on an incredibly ambitious performance that they should be highly commended for; they have written, produced, directed, choreographed, and acted in an absurdist piece of theatre that asks one of the biggest questions of them all: is there a God?I can’t emphasise enough how impressive the breadth and depth of this show is... 

Excuse Me, I’m Trying to Please You

Excuse Me, I’m Trying to Please You

Fiona Paul wants to take us to ‘Pleasure Level 10’; starting with handing out Jaffa Cakes on the door, she very nearly succeeds. Her show is a fun jumble of stand-up, theatre, and cabaret... 

Felicity Ward: The Hedgehog Dilemma

Felicity Ward: The Hedgehog Dilemma

A broken engagement, recovery from alcoholism, unemployment. These don’t sound like topics for a stand-up comedy but Felicity Ward uses them and she uses them with flair. By taking us on a whirlwind journey through her own dilemmas, Ward explores the Hedgehog Dilemma: do we cuddle up and keep warm and risk hurting each other with our spikes, or do we keep ourselves safe from spikes but risk ending up alone in the cold?She bounds onto the stage wearing the dress she was supposed to get married in, and immediately engages us in her hysteria... 

Eye of a Needle

Eye of a Needle

This is a highly ambitious musical that seeks to shed light on the history of Redditch, a Midlands town that was responsible for Britain’s needle trade in the 19th century. The show portrays the effect of the dangerous work of the needle trade on one of Redditch’s families through the generations... 

Constant Craving - Free

Constant Craving - Free

Sarah Archer’s adorable daughter invites us into the venue and welcomes her mother onto the stage, a fitting introduction for an adorable show. Archer is effervescent and her contagious smile entreats us to enjoy her show - and enjoy it we do, for the most part... 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

The challenge with this musical has always been that, with only one actor on stage for most of the play, he or she must always be acting and can never take refuge in reacting or interacting... 

Sex, Drugs and Vaudeville

Sex, Drugs and Vaudeville

I never thought I’d describe a strip club as ‘oddly atmospheric,’ but an empty strip club really is. Amid the lights, tables, and mirrors, Joe Black’s shock of blue hair introduces the audience to a charismatic and downright filthy exploration of sexuality through song... 

Indiaflamenco

Indiaflamenco

In a small room to the side of a tapas bar, bathed in red and yellow light and curtained from floor to ceiling, a calm, hypnotic voice starts us on a journey through the history of flamenco as it traveled from North India all the way to Spain... 

Spring Awakening (A New Musical)

Spring Awakening (A New Musical)

The youth of Captivate Drama’s front of house staff and their venue at the Edinburgh Academy led me to expect a school play. I was quickly proved wrong as the young cast of Spring Awakening showed consummate professionalism from the start... 

Logic for a 5 Year Old

Logic for a 5 Year Old

Stand-up comedy can be awkward when the audience is small. In this case, the audience was two people but comedians John Wagstaffe and Richard Wood handled it very well. Wagstaffe, on stage first, immediately engaged both of us in chatty, friendly way... 

Percurso - Course

Percurso - Course

Percurso aims to emulate human emotions and relations through the movements of a river, but the water they inhabit is cluttered and murky. In the middle of a short run, the performance fails to communicate a swell of feeling and provides very little entertainment value... 

Cover

Cover

Cover is a show about lies and manipulation. That much becomes evident at the start when brothers James and Billy lie to their father and to the women they have secretly brought back to his flat to sleep with, accidentally on the same night...