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Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road is, more than anything, a lot of fun to watch and a strong example of the power of devised theatre and the ensemble. Incognito Theatre, the creators of the sell-out All Quiet On The Western Front, return to the Fringe with the story of a group of young Londoners seeking to climb to the top of their city's underworld in the 1920s… 

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The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck
The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

Melbourne’s Out Cast Theatre company, using ‘bits of Mr Oscar Wilde’, as stated on the flyer, return a sort-of version of The Importance of Being Earnest to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

Vivarium
Vivarium

As anyone who’s been to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe can attest, word of mouth is crucial to a show’s success… 

Our Man in Havana
Our Man in Havana

The widely acclaimed ex-Young Pleasance physical theatre ensemble Spies Like Us returned to the Festival Fringe this year with not only one show but two brilliant shows in an adaptation of Büchner’s Woyzeck and the return of their award winning debut Our Man in Havana, based on Graham Greene’s iconic novel… 

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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. 

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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. 

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. 

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... 

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The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media 

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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. 

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... 

‘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... 

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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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Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

In this, the 250th anniversary year of the world’s first circus performance, the ‘father of the modern circus’ Serjeant-Major Philip Astley is reincarnated by his modern-day equivalent. Real-life ringmaster, circus personality and professional actor Chris Barltrop has painstakingly researched and written Astley’s story and now performs it at first hand in a characterful and atmospheric presentation… 

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Very Blue Peter
Very Blue Peter

1998. England are out of the World Cup. JK Rowling is still pretty skint. Richard Bacon has been framed… 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience
Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Fully immersive, highly interactive and acclaimed internationally, this is the five-star show where Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a three-course meal alongside a good, strong dollop of mayhem… 

UnSpoken
UnSpoken

As funeral bells chime, a mysterious woman whispers a terrible secret to a grieving wife. Years later, now in therapy, the woman pieces together the jigsaw of her life, the damning relationship with her father and the disturbing truth behind that secret whisper…