Edinburgh Fringe / Cabaret and Variety

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Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus has become a household name around these parts, and what she delivers is neither groundbreaking nor surprising – but it is still an hour deserving high acclaim. As we wait for McManus to greet us with her trademark glamour, we are treated to an on screen viewing of the moment she won Pop Idol in 2003… 

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Adulting
Adulting

Hot from winning Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018, Tash York tempts us with this scintillating hour of song and expertly woven vignettes based on the concept of Adulting… 

Karaoke Saved My Life
Karaoke Saved My Life

All month I have spotted Scott Swinton, star of Karaoke Saved My Life, on the streets of Edinburgh, flyering for his show… 

Mat Ricardo vs the World
Mat Ricardo vs the World

When you’re considered the best at what you do, some of us might rest on our laurels but Mat Ricardo wants (indeed, needs) new challenges… 

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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. Army @ The Fringe is back for its second and Broadway Baby’s Chris Quilietti spoke to Brigadier Robin Lindsay and others about the venture. 

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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. 

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... 

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... 

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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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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’… 

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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... 

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... 

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Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

A rare opportunity to see lifetime Guiness World Record holder Elaine Davidson – the world’s most pierced woman – up close and personal doing what she does best. Prepare to be amazed by her daringly delicious festive feats. An Edinburgh icon who everyone knows and loves… 

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C for Free
C for Free

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. Fringe smorgasbord for all the family. A feast of hot picks: comedy, cabaret, music, musicals and theatre… 

The Onion Club: American Apocalypse Now
The Onion Club: American Apocalypse Now

A deliciously dark musical cabaret exquisitely crushing the American dream, delivered with rare power and visceral beauty… 

History Has a Purpose?!
History Has a Purpose?!

The least qualified and most concerned history teacher in the UK (Oskar Schortz) guides you through his biggest worry yet – that history has a purpose! Join him for a lesson to discover why history has nothing to do with who we are, how the internet is putting him out of a job, and why lessons from history won’t help you fill out your tax return… Where all the usual arguments for doing history fail, Oskar presents a radical new way of making history…