Edinburgh Fringe / Cabaret and Variety

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Ask A Stripper

Ask A Stripper

This is not a 'show' in the generally accepted meaning of the word. 

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The John Rowe Show
The John Rowe Show

Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Edward Hilsum: Silver
Edward Hilsum: Silver

When he was seven years old, Edward Hilsum attended a party at which a magician was performing. 

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays
Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Fringe Fridays at the museum are a magical experience! There’s a plethora of acts which span the g… 

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A personal tribute to John Hein, publisher of ScotsGay and SGFringe

A personal tribute to John Hein, publisher of ScotsGay and SGFringe

Broadway Baby publisher Pete Shaw pays tribute to John Hein, publisher of ScotsGay and SGFringe who passed away on the 23rd December 2020. 

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Army Launches Fringe Offensive
Army Launches Fringe Offensive

Out of adversity comes opportunity. 

Edinburgh Fringe Cancelled
Edinburgh Fringe Cancelled

Fringe Chief Shona McCarthy announces that the festival will not go ahead in 2020. 

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... 

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A personal tribute to John Hein, publisher of ScotsGay and SGFringe

A personal tribute to John Hein, publisher of ScotsGay and SGFringe

Broadway Baby publisher Pete Shaw pays tribute to John Hein, publisher of ScotsGay and SGFringe who passed away on the 23rd December 2020. 

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Creating A Virtual Space At The Fringe
Creating A Virtual Space At The Fringe

‘One Festival, Three Weeks, Eighty Shows‘ - theSpaceUK 

Army Launches Fringe Offensive
Army Launches Fringe Offensive

Out of adversity comes opportunity. 

Experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from your Sofa
Experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from your Sofa

If you can't go to the Edinburgh Fringe, let the Edinburgh Fringe come to you with a selection of Fr... 

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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… 

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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... 

​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. 

​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. 

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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. 

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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... 

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... 

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Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3 performers. 

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Best of the Fest Daytime
Best of the Fest Daytime

Celebrating Assembly’s 40th year, we bring you bite-size tasters of the very best comedy, cabaret, m… 

Chris Dugdale: Down to One
Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Chris Dugdale, the only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet four times! Total sell-out 2016, 2017, 20… 

All Stars Burlesque
All Stars Burlesque

The very best burlesque performers at the Fringe come together for more glamour and risqué late-nig…