Jack West: Playwright in Rep

Jack West: Playwright in Rep

I met Jack West at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014. He had just completed his second year at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) and with some fellow students was putting on his play MenSWEAR Collection: Three, Two, F*ck... 

Fame the Musical to get West End run in 2019

Fame the Musical to get West End run in 2019

The 30th-anniversary tour of Fame the Musical is set to stop in the West End next year as it celebrates three decades since the original Miami production. 

Aladdin set to close in the West End

Aladdin set to close in the West End

The London production of Aladdin is set to close following a run of over three years at the Prince Edward Theatre. 

Danny Dyer and Jo Brand to star in Nativity the Musical in London

Danny Dyer and Jo Brand to star in Nativity the Musical in London

Danny Dyer is set to star in the return of Nativity! the Musical to London this Christmas, alongside comedian Jo Brand. 

Simon Callow to return in A Christmas Carol in London

Simon Callow to return in A Christmas Carol in London

Following previous runs in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Simon Callow will reprise his role in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre for a strictly-limited 5-week season this Christmas. 

Worbey & Farrell  Strike a Chord at Cadogan Hall

Worbey & Farrell Strike a Chord at Cadogan Hall

They are classical musicians who don’t do classical concerts, cabaret artistes who don’t do cabaret and comedians who don’t do stand up. Who are they? None other than the highly acclaimed international celebrities Worbey and Farrell... 

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. 

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... 

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. Namely his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Macelhose and of their infamous meeting in Edinburgh years after the Bards death. 

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... 

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.  

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers Favour Scotland

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers Favour Scotland

Technical virtuosity and emotionally complex storytelling’ creating pieces that strive ‘to communicate, challenge, and evoke a clearer picture of the relationships that unite us’ 

Five Hit Improv Shows Returning To the Fringe This Year

Five Hit Improv Shows Returning To the Fringe This Year

If you love Improv then the Fringe has plenty to offer you and in the last few years, the standard of Improvised performance has risen with 2017 seeing the bar as high as it's ever been... 

Eight tips to make your adverts more effective.

Eight tips to make your adverts more effective.

We’re incredibly grateful to the theatre companies that support Broadway Baby with their advertising. Without them we wouldn’t be able to continue our arts coverage. But sometimes we see ads being placed that have a few classic mistakes and we know its effectiveness will be less than it could be... 

Why CalArts at Venue 13 is no Mickey Mouse Outfit

Why CalArts at Venue 13 is no Mickey Mouse Outfit

CalArts returns to Venue 13 for its fifteenth season. This Is the story behind the Institute and it’s love affair with the Feastival Fringe. 

Behind the Faces; Beneath the Humour - A Look at Two Comedians

Behind the Faces; Beneath the Humour - A Look at Two Comedians

Edinburgh's Editor at Large, Richard Beck, met up with comedians Sindhu Vee and Eshaan Akbar to find out what these rising stars are up to this year. 

Liquid Refreshment that could promote your show

Liquid Refreshment that could promote your show

Win yourself advertising on Broadway Baby just by visiting the pub this Festival. 

Baby Steps: From North Bridge to the Fruitmarket Gallery.

Baby Steps: From North Bridge to the Fruitmarket Gallery.

You don’t need to be in Edinburgh more than an  a couple of hours before realising that it exists on different levels. Richard Beck explores the Scotsman Steps. 

Timely Production of Rhinoceros Tops 2018 CATS

Timely Production of Rhinoceros Tops 2018 CATS

The play is a powerful warning about the dangers of conformity, of a mass succumbing to a social miasma that robs us of our culture, our freedom and, ultimately, our humanity.  

Madagascar Musical to tour UK with X Factor winner Matt Terry

Madagascar Musical to tour UK with X Factor winner Matt Terry

Go wild as Matt Terry – winner of 2016's X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar - The Musical opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July prior to a UK Tour. 

Victorious Victorious at Brighton Fringe Awards

Victorious Victorious at Brighton Fringe Awards

And so we reach the end of Brighton Fringe 2018 and the Broadway Bobby Award to the Outstanding Show of the Fringe. Each year Broadway Baby makes an award to the show that has, in the eyes of our editorial team, been the stand-out show at the Fringe. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe. We’ve been dazzled, bemused and wowed, but there’s still time for more. So whether you’ve collected more ticket stubs than an usher at The Warren or still haven’t got round to seeing anything, now is your last chance to do so... 

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is a pop-up museum, running for one week only, as part of The Spire’s secret Fringe programme. Proudly analogue in our online world, MOOP celebrates the most evocative mementos of our life... 

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

Despite the costs many performers experience putting on a production there are plenty who use the platform provided to them to fundraise or raise awareness for a cause close to their hearts... 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

​​May is marvellous. Two bank holidays, Brighton Fringe and sunshine. What's not to love? If you're still undecided about how to spend the long weekend, we have all the top recommendations to make this the best bank holiday yet... 

The 5 Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

The 5 Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

You've probably walked the circumference of the globe the amount of times you've been up and down the pier. However, for many people bringing shows and exhibits to Brighton Fringe, they will be stepping foot in Brighton for the very first time... 

GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement

You have probably seen an awful lot about GDPR coming from all angles recently and although I’ve no desire to add more white noise to the conversation, in the spirit of compliance this article sets out what Broadway Baby is doing about this new EU regulation to protect your data. 

Something for the weekend: Brighton Fringe week 3

Something for the weekend: Brighton Fringe week 3

We're almost mid-way through the Fringe and it seems like there are more shows than ever to pick from. Never fear, here are some of our picks to keep you entertained, excited and delighted this weekend. 

These Are The Shows That Will Entertain Your Kids This Brighton Fringe

These Are The Shows That Will Entertain Your Kids This Brighton Fringe

Children can be easily amused, but some can be a little difficult to get giggling. Luckily the Brighton Fringe accommodates all ages and has a creative and inspiring array of different children's shows to amuse and inspire. 

Something For The Weekend: Week Two

Something For The Weekend: Week Two

After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun might be over. You couldn’t be more wrong. With a weekend jam packed with brilliant performances, you’d better clear your schedule to fit them all in... 

Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame to run at the Ambassadors Theatre later this month

Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame to run at the Ambassadors Theatre later this month

Following the early closure of All or Nothing, Anthony Horowitz’s play Mindgame is set to run for three weeks at the Ambassadors Theatre, ahead of the opening of David Haig’s Pressure. 

Don't Miss These Brighton Fringe Shows Before They Storm Edinburgh

Don't Miss These Brighton Fringe Shows Before They Storm Edinburgh

The UK is home to a plethora of culture, arts, comedy, music, dance and so much more during its festive fringe events. Brighton Fringe has just started and will be hosting a mixture of up-and-coming and award-winning shows throughout this month... 

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

The relationship between poetry and alcohol is renowned and Joseph J Clark continues in this tradition with his show, Drunk With A Pen (Sweet Werks 2, 5th-13th May, 19:00). Not unfamiliar with a local watering hole or two, we asked Joe to pick out his favourite Brighton & Hove based boozers so you'll know where to grab a poet approved pint during the Fringe. 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

Do you always listen out for the screeching sound of the TARDIS? Have you dreamed of captaining the Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before? Does other people’s lack of faith in the force disturb you? Whether you’re a Blade Runner or a replicant, a HAL or a Dave or even a Luke or a Leia, don’t panic, these are the sci-fi picks for you. 

David Witts to play Fiyero in Wicked in the West End

David Witts to play Fiyero in Wicked in the West End

Actor David Witts has been announced as the latest actor to take on the role of Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 

Tony Awards 2018: Brits among Broadway award nominations

Tony Awards 2018: Brits among Broadway award nominations

Broadway transfers of Angels in America and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are among some of the most-nominated productions at this year’s Tony Awards. 

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

It’s the bank holiday and you’re ready for the long weekend – but what to do? Read on to discover how to kick-start your weekend with comedy, beer, parties and Julie Andrews. 

Bat Out of Hell announces partnership with Invictus Games Foundation

Bat Out of Hell announces partnership with Invictus Games Foundation

Bat Out of Hell has announced a new partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation which will see an exclusive performance of the musical held for Invictus Games competitors. 

Dawn French and Julian Clary to star in Snow White at the London Palladium. Book now.

Dawn French and Julian Clary to star in Snow White at the London Palladium. Book now.

Actor, writer and comedian Dawn French will be making her pantomime debut as The Wicked Queen. She will be starring alongside Julian Clary as The Man in the Mirror, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble, Vincent Simone as The King, Flavia Cacace-Mistry as The Queen and Josh Bennett, Simeon Dyer, Craig Garner, Ben Goffe, Jamie John, Blake Lisle and Andrew Martin as The Magnificent Seven. 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula then these are the foodie picks for you. 

Everything your ever wanted to know about Brighton Fringe but were afraid to ask

Everything your ever wanted to know about Brighton Fringe but were afraid to ask

We’re delighted to announce that 2018 will also be Broadway Baby’s biggest ever Brighton Fringe. Having gathered the largest team in Broadway Baby’s history, hundreds of shows will be reviewed by our experienced and passionate reviewers... 

The Spiegeltent returns to Underbelly Southbank Festival

The Spiegeltent returns to Underbelly Southbank Festival

Underbelly Festival’s 10th year on the Southbank went off with a bang in April with the London premiere of the effervescent, multicoloured Circus Abyssinia, and May looks set to be even more exciting with the opening of the iconic Paradiso Spiegeltent – a West End for the weird and wonderful – on 28 April. 

Broadway Baby appoints Elanor Parker as Brighton Fringe Editor

Broadway Baby appoints Elanor Parker as Brighton Fringe Editor

Broadway Baby, the largest reviewer of Brighton Fringe has appointed Elanor Parker as its Brighton Editor. In addition to overseeing all editorial content, Elanor has been charged with ensuring that Broadway Baby expands its presence at Brighton Fringe... 

How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

Orlando Bloom to star as Killer Joe in the West End

Orlando Bloom to star as Killer Joe in the West End

Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) is to star in the West End as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in multi award-winning Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe. 

Lewisham dance programme Love2Dance wins London Youth Award

Lewisham dance programme Love2Dance wins London Youth Award

Love2Dance, a free street dance programme for young people in Lewisham, was a winner at the London Youth Awards on Wednesday 21 March. Held at Channel 4’s headquarters, the inspiring ceremony celebrated the best of youth engagement across the capital, from dance, sports, and employability, to volunteers and young leaders. 

Tickets now on sale for Take That musical The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 November

Tickets now on sale for Take That musical The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 November

Tim Firth's hotly anticipated jukebox musical The Band, based on the music of the most successful boyband of all time, Take That, are now on sale with performances starting from 30th November at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. 

Concrete Dreams Exhibition To Take Audiences On Immersive Historical Journey Through Reopened Venues And Archives

Concrete Dreams Exhibition To Take Audiences On Immersive Historical Journey Through Reopened Venues And Archives

A new Southbank Centre exhibition, Concrete Dreams, is announced today, bringing to life the creative spirit of iconic arts venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room and celebrating their public reopening after two years of extensive restoration and redesign. 

How To Get Broadway Baby To Review Your Show

How To Get Broadway Baby To Review Your Show

Some years ago I wrote an article about the best strategies for getting Broadway Baby to review your show. Today I’m updating that because technology has taken over to the point where old school wisdom no longer applies. 

Friends For All heads to The Roundhouse

Friends For All heads to The Roundhouse

Poet Simon Mole will be bringing Friends For All, his interactive spoken word performance for families, to The Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 1.00pm & 3.00pm as part of his 2018 Spring Tour... 

The Albany and ARC Announce Two New £40k Christmas Commissions

The Albany and ARC Announce Two New £40k Christmas Commissions

ARC Stockton and the Albany, Deptford are seeking to commission two new Christmas shows for children aged 3 – 7. Each show will be presented in one venue in 2019, and then in the other venue in 2020. 

RSC Announces Six New Dates for the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical

RSC Announces Six New Dates for the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that the UK and Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical will extend into 2019, touring to six more cities and accompanied by a specially devised education programme, Change My Story, for schools. 

IMPERIUM transfers to the West End

IMPERIUM transfers to the West End

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions has announced the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM – I: Conspirator andII: Dictator, running for a limited engagement at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. 

European Premiere of Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

European Premiere of Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse announced today that Club Swizzle, a brand new show from the multi-award winning creators of La Soirée, will take over the iconic venue this summer for its UK and European premiere... 

West End Transfer Announced for The Jungle

West End Transfer Announced for The Jungle

Following universal critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnoldare delighted to announce the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre of Joe Murphyand Joe Robertson’s  The Jungle. 

Underbelly Festival adds more names to line-up for 10th year

Underbelly Festival adds more names to line-up for 10th year

Now preparing for a 10th year on the Southbank and having smashed through the million-tickets-sold barrier last year, Underbelly Festival Southbank 2018 has added yet more names to the incredible array of talent on display by the Thames between April and September. 

Kander and Ebb songbook heads to Stockwell Playhouse

Kander and Ebb songbook heads to Stockwell Playhouse

Starring Katy Baker, who won an OFFIE 2013 for her portrayal of ‘Flora Meszaros’ (Flora the Red Menace), is joined by Daniel Hall (My Land’s Shore), Suzanna Kempner (Assassins, Brexit) and Georgina Nicholas (When Midnight Strikes)... 

20 Shows for 20 Quid or less

20 Shows for 20 Quid or less

Forget the snow with a warming West End bargain. We’ve got twenty top shows you can see for twenty quid or less. 

Rhys Ifans forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s Mood Music

Rhys Ifans forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s Mood Music

Rhys Ifans has been forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music, citing family reasons. 

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Churchill Theatre set to host Kent premiere of a new musical adventure of The Jungle Book.

Churchill Theatre set to host Kent premiere of a new musical adventure of The Jungle Book.

The show which is currently touring the UK, is an exciting new adaptation based on the 1894 classic book by Rudyard Kipling and will run for five days (28 February – 4 March, including World Book Day on 1 March) at Churchill Theatre. 

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Olivier award-winning Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance and has now welcomed over 1,000,000 customers in the West End. 

Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

Visit Westminster Abbey this half term and celebrate the Commonwealth during a week of special events for families. 

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues. Looking to build on an already strong reputation in Brighton, it's an interesting move allowing Sweet to gain further ground. 

Bryan Ferry at the London Paladium

Bryan Ferry at the London Paladium

Former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry heads to the London Palladium for one night only in May 2018.  

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 

Chicago returns to the West End in March 2018. Tickets onsale tomorrow.

Chicago returns to the West End in March 2018. Tickets onsale tomorrow.

The world’s longest running American musical, the multi award-winning Chicago, returns to London’s West End after a 5½ year absence. Following a successful UK and international tour, Chicago will be transferring into London, with performances at the Phoenix Theatre from Monday 26 March 2018... 

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

All this week we've got some fantastic offers on your favourite West End shows. Check back daily for the latest offers. 

The King And I - On Sale Now

The King And I - On Sale Now

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to London's iconic Palladium in Spring 2018. 

The Christmasaurus at the Eventim Apollo

The Christmasaurus at the Eventim Apollo

The debut novel from McFly star and bestselling children's author Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus comes to the London stage for a special Christmas spectacular in December. 

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries is our masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow our chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic. 

Matilda the Musical announces extension until February 2019

Matilda the Musical announces extension until February 2019

Booking for Matilda has been extended until 19th February 2019. 

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Get last minute tickets to see Ronan Keating in the Mane Chance West End Charity Gala Spectacular at up to 72% off. 

Murder in the West End!

Murder in the West End!

There’s Murder in the West End this Halloween as an ancient curse turns cast members of London’s leading shows into method-acting murderers! The curtain has fallen on unsuspecting cast, crew and front of house, meeting their maker in ghoulish fashion... 

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets on sale from 12pm today

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets on sale from 12pm today

Tickets go on sale at 12pm today for the world premiere of TINA - The Tina Turner Musical, which opens at London's Aldwych next Spring.  

48 Hour Priority Sale for Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone in Company

48 Hour Priority Sale for Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone in Company

Sondheim’s musical comes to the West End starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season next year, and you can get your hand on tickets in our 48-hour priority sale from 3pm today. 

First images of Le Grand Mort with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce

First images of Le Grand Mort with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce

Rehearsal photos released of Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce in the world première of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. 

Star Inflation is Real

Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

The second Bobby of EdFringe 2017 has been scooped by Middle Child for All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. Broadway Baby's Editor, Bennett Bonci surprised the company after their show yesterday to present the trophy. 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises. The move is not without its critics, but its contribution to the Fringe is welcomed by many... 

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

In 2005 it was revealed that author JT LeRoy was in fact a hoax – written by Laura Albert but played in person by her sister in law Savannah Knoop. At this year’s Book Festival, Laura Albert attempted a therapy session with psychotherapist Susie Orbach in front of a live audience, talking about her eating disorder, relationship with her son, and the power of her pseudonym... 

A Woman’s Place is on the Fringe…

A Woman’s Place is on the Fringe…

As we celebrate 70 years of Edinburgh Fringe defiance, Fay Roberts suggests that more work is needed to make it truly open access for everyone. 

The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

Back in 1947 the founders of the Edinburgh International Festival could hardly have imagined what their legacy would be. Over the years their inspiration has not only spawned the Fringe but a host of claimants to International Festival status: Film (1947); Television (1976); Book (1983); Science (1988); Children’s (1990); Storytelling (1990); Internet (1999) and Marketing (2010)... 

The Scottish Story Telling Centre: A Venue for Voices

The Scottish Story Telling Centre: A Venue for Voices

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is, in its own words, ‘a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events, and festivals’... 

Pete Shaw: Is PR Worth the Money?

Pete Shaw: Is PR Worth the Money?

Earlier this month I saw an amusing post on Twitter from Garrett Millerick who decided not to drop £2K on an EdFringe PR and instead buy a top-of-the-range flatscreen TV instead. He then proceeded to staple reviews of the telly from the likes of What HiFi? to his flyers... 

7 Ways to Escape the Fringe

7 Ways to Escape the Fringe

With the second and most exhausting weekend of the Fringe nearly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to have a rest day. It’s tempting to curl up in bed and succumb to the hangover that’s been building for a fortnight, but there are other options to get a few hours respite from the crowds and the flyers for less than the cost of a show... 

#EdFringe17: Ed Byrne has a Spoiler Alert

#EdFringe17: Ed Byrne has a Spoiler Alert

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with the ‘Mock The Week’ regular, Ed Byrne. Are we all being spoiled? Is Ed spoiling his own kids? Are nettles sent by the devil? Ed’s current show, ‘Spoiler Alert’ is enjoying an Edinburgh run before it goes on tour. 

#EdFringe17: Is Jan Ravens a Difficult Woman?

#EdFringe17: Is Jan Ravens a Difficult Woman?

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the county’s leading impressionist, Jan Ravens. Hear from Jan, alongside Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Fiona Bruce, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Kirsty Wark, Donald Trump and more. 

#EdFringe17: Tiff Stevenson Drops a Bombshell

#EdFringe17: Tiff Stevenson Drops a Bombshell

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the brilliant Tiff Stevenson. This is her eighth solo show at the Fringe, and she’s better than ever. Direct, uncompromising, but with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, Tiff chats about the things that matter. 

#EdFringe17: Dane Baptiste talks G.O.D.

#EdFringe17: Dane Baptiste talks G.O.D.

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, writer and actor, Dane Baptiste. Fresh from his success with original BBC sitcom, ‘Sunny D’, Dane returns to Edinburgh with a new show about G... 

#EdFringe17: Pippa Evans Delivers Joy Provision!

#EdFringe17: Pippa Evans Delivers Joy Provision!

Enjoy 15 minutes of chat with Pippa, an award-winning comedian, actor, songwriter and improviser. As heard every week on Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’ and as seen the world over on the stage with ‘Showstoppers: Improvised Musical’... 

#EdFringe17: Martha McBrier in Balamory Doubtfire

#EdFringe17: Martha McBrier in Balamory Doubtfire

In an extended 30 minute interview we hear from leading story telling comedian, Martha McBrier, who is back in Edinburgh with a new show, ‘Balamory Doubtfire’. We learn of her origin story, from winning a major competition on her third gig, to getting into bother over a didgeridoo. 

Yes, There's a Fringe for Books Too

Yes, There's a Fringe for Books Too

As the Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe celebrate their 70th anniversaries, Broadway Baby’s James T. Harding takes a look at how they’ve inspired a plethora of literary events in counterpoint to the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF). 

#EdFringe17: Shazia Mirza With Love from St Tropez

#EdFringe17: Shazia Mirza With Love from St Tropez

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Shazia. Alongside comedian Mark Watson, she was among ten luminaries in this year’s series of The Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. When she returned, the world had changed... 

#EdFringe17: Terry Alderton is All Crazy Now

#EdFringe17: Terry Alderton is All Crazy Now

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with one of On the Mic’s comedy heroes, comedian and actor Terry Alderton. Terry chats about his friendship with Malcolm Hardee, the state of the current comedy circuit, appearing in EastEnders and his Edinburgh show with long-term collaborator Johnny Spurling.