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Thor and Loki

Thor and Loki

Thor and Loki is a wildly silly parody adaptation of the Ragnarok myth that is heaps of fun – even if it does go on a bit. If you came here for Marvel-style men with rippling muscles and male power fantasies you will be disappointed – unless you are into older gentleman then you have Odin, dressed in boxing gear… 

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Liz
Liz

There is no denying the writers’ talent; both Louis Pattison and Harry Style have created a highly enjoyable script and score rich in farcical humour and lighthearted silliness, but in a theatrical world so bent towards the revision, reclamation and reimagining of historical narratives (Hamilton, SiX and Something Rotten all being examples), their talents seemed to be misdirected, and one has to wonder why this particular subject matter was chosen in the first place… 

A Man's a Man
A Man's a Man

I was unsure what to expect from this performance, but "a musical about Robert Burns" already had my interest piqued… 

Timpson: The Musical
Timpson: The Musical

I sat through an hour long fever dream yesterday entitled Timpson the Musical, and to get the recommendation out of the way, I would easily go again… 

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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. 

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... 

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... 

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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… 

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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... 

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... 

#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... 

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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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Half-Dozen Musical

Half-Dozen Musical

While Henry the 8th fights for his life, his daughter Mary Tudor has a battle of her own: she wants to claim his soon-to-be-empty throne. A supernatural twist on the classic Tudor Court tale, Half-Dozen Musical tells the story of the night Henry VIII descended into madness as he is visited by the ghost of each of his wives… 

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The Last Five Years
The Last Five Years

When things are coming to an end, the best thing to do is to go back to the beginning. Jason Robert Brown’s musical masterpiece captures the tragedy and the comedy of this story to perfection… 

The Improv Musical
The Improv Musical

Music Theatre Warwick returns to the festival with their long-form, entirely improvised musical that is a rollicking good time, even if there are a few kinks that need ironing out… 

Made in Dagenham
Made in Dagenham

Could there be a more relevant show for our society? A shocking 50 years after the workers’ strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, women are still fighting for equal pay and conditions…