Welcome To The Deeptime Atomic Waste ​Pleasure Party.

Welcome To The Deeptime Atomic Waste ​Pleasure Party.

Our Editor-in--Chief, Richard Beck, talks to Jake Mace aout his play play, Deeptime Atomic Waste Pleasure Party. 

Flash of Joy: Interview with Chelsea Birkby

Flash of Joy: Interview with Chelsea Birkby

Critically acclaimed and master crafter of the one-liner, Chelsea Birkby joins Katerina Partolina Schwartz to talk about her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe hour, 'This Is Life, Cheeky C... 

Alison Cotton Talks About Her Little Angels

Alison Cotton Talks About Her Little Angels

Musician Alison Cotton talks to our Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck about her ​multimedia production, Engelchen (Little Angels) 

Meat and Potatoes: Interview with Bella Hull

Meat and Potatoes: Interview with Bella Hull

After a highly acclaimed debut, Bella Hull returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with her new hour 'Piggie'. 

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Liz?: An Interview with Nerine Skinner

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Liz?: An Interview with Nerine Skinner

Having gone viral for her impersonation and parodies of Liz Truss, impressionist Nerine Skinner chats with Katerina Partolina about 'The Exorcism of Liz Truss', in the sense of bot... 

Wrapping Paper: Interview with Alfie Packham

Wrapping Paper: Interview with Alfie Packham

Before bringing a show about gifts called 'My Gift To You' to the Edinburgh Fringe, award winner, host of Comedy Bandits and a Guardian recommended podcast, Alfie Packham talks to... 

In the Defence of Optimism: Interview with Alex Kitson

In the Defence of Optimism: Interview with Alex Kitson

Considered to be one of Devon’s and Bristol’s finest comedians, the award-winning, Alex Kitson sits down with Katerina Partolina Schwartz to discuss his upcoming Edinburgh Frin... 

Queerdog Theatre Talk About JUMP

Queerdog Theatre Talk About JUMP

Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, spoke to Playwright Nick Maynard (NM), Director Scott Le Crass (SLC) and actors Stewart Dylan-Campbell (SDC) and Aiden Kane (AK) about the play about... 

Death Is A Friend of Mine: Interview with Jack Avison

Death Is A Friend of Mine: Interview with Jack Avison

​Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sold-out Scottish tour and an OFFFest win for Best Musical/Circus at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, writer and musical director of 'Godfath... 

Interviewing the Man in the Mirror : Q&A  with Michael Kunze

Interviewing the Man in the Mirror : Q&A with Michael Kunze

Making his Edinburgh Fringe debut, Michael Kunze talks with Katerina Partolina Schwartz about his show - Infinity Mirror - his character – Mitch Coony - and the nature of comedy ... 

​Brendan Shelly - A Lifetime in the Making

​Brendan Shelly - A Lifetime in the Making

​Brendan Shelly talks about Ageless Arts' inaugural production, Porridge Boy at the Greenwich Theatre . 

Frozen: Where Right and Wrong Melt Into One

Frozen: Where Right and Wrong Melt Into One

We ask the director and cast of Frozen at the Greenwich Theatre about their experiences of putting on this hugely demanding play. 

Viva la Diva la Luke !

Viva la Diva la Luke !

Simon Ximenez chatted to Luke Bayer, the Offie Award-winning star of DIVA: Live From Hell about the show’s return to London before heading up to Edinburgh this summer.  

Double Fringe First Winners Xhloe & Natasha Share Secrets Of Their Edinburgh Fringe Success

Double Fringe First Winners Xhloe & Natasha Share Secrets Of Their Edinburgh Fringe Success

Double Fringe First Winners, Xhloe & Natasha talk to us about the Edinburgh Fringe and what made them want to bring their Fringe First winning shows, And Then The Rodeo Burned Down... 

BYMT and Ellie Jones take on Animal Farm

BYMT and Ellie Jones take on Animal Farm

We talk to Ellie Jones and some of the cast about her production of Animal Farm for BYMT. 

Comedian Lama Alfard - Self-Confessed Total Badass Who Truly Stands Out

Comedian Lama Alfard - Self-Confessed Total Badass Who Truly Stands Out

We talk to Lama Alfard about her career in comedy. 

Merging Metatheatre, Autofiction and Necrophilia

Merging Metatheatre, Autofiction and Necrophilia

We interview the director and cast of ​Sergio Blanco's When You Pass Over My Tomb at the Arcola Theatre. 

A Canny Octowoman: Q&A with Shawna Hamic

A Canny Octowoman: Q&A with Shawna Hamic

The parody musical that makes us reassess everything we think we know about what happened under the sea, Shawna Hamic kindly took the time to give our reporter, Katerina Partolina ... 

What Price A Slice of Bread?

What Price A Slice of Bread?

This week The Loaf by Alan Booty opens at The Bridge House Theatre in Penge, SE20. We spoke to him about his background, the play and its development. 

Maimuna Memon: Looking Past the Sky’s Edge

Maimuna Memon: Looking Past the Sky’s Edge

Maimuna Memon was one of the stars of the extraordinary new musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge. 

An Interview with Pharos, the curator of Rave

An Interview with Pharos, the curator of Rave

I spoke with Pharos (AKA Fraser Lawson), the artist behind Rave, to discover the intentions behind his mind-melting audio-visual set. 

Seeing Cinderella in a Whole New Light

Seeing Cinderella in a Whole New Light

If you thought Cinderella was just for panto season, as the team behind Greenwich Theatre’s new production tells Simon Ximenez, “Oh no it’s not.”  

An Interview With The Cast And Composer Of Bed: The Musical

An Interview With The Cast And Composer Of Bed: The Musical

Isabella Thompson enjoyed meeting the cast of Bed: The Musical and chatting to them about their rehearsal process. Here are some extracts from the interview. 

Bigger than Dolly Parton

Bigger than Dolly Parton

Kate Copstick meets ​Natalie Perlin, the 36GGG woman, while trying hard not to stare at her breasts; Natalie's that is. 

Wham, Bam, Thank You Edweena!

Wham, Bam, Thank You Edweena!

Simon Ximenez "feelz the noise" as he talks with punk legend Ed Banger about bringing the glam to the Edinburgh Festival this year. 

Jon Culshaw: From Lydon to Biden

Jon Culshaw: From Lydon to Biden

This Edinburgh Fringe sees the debut solo hour for impressionist legend Jon Culshaw. 

The Queen's Court with Monét X Change

The Queen's Court with Monét X Change

Comedy Editor and Scotland Editor James Macfarlane sits down with RuPaul's Drag Race royalty Monét X Change to discuss her debut Fringe show Life Be Lifein', why audiences today a... 

C*R*I*Z*A*R*D*S

C*R*I*Z*A*R*D*S

An interview with Crizards duo, Eddy Hare and Will Rowland, about their new stand-up hour Crizards: This Means War. 

Edinburgh Deaf Festival Aims to Increase Inclusivity

Edinburgh Deaf Festival Aims to Increase Inclusivity

Simon Ximenez talked to the coordinator of this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival, Jamie Rea. 

One on One With The Portuguese Papi!

One on One With The Portuguese Papi!

James Macfarlane sits down with André De Freitas to discuss his Edinburgh debut What If, some of the best advice he's received from his peers and the unexpected moment that got hi... 

Ibrahem Al Hajjaj: Cross-Continent Comedy

Ibrahem Al Hajjaj: Cross-Continent Comedy

Simon Ximenez talks to comedian Ibrahem Al Hajjaj about his journey From Riyadh to Edinburgh.  

Having Fun on the High Seas with Max Norman

Having Fun on the High Seas with Max Norman

Simon Ximenez is considering a life on the ocean wave after talking to Max Norman about his Edinburgh show, A Pirate’s Life for Me. 

Clowning to Death with Nalini Sharma

Clowning to Death with Nalini Sharma

Simon Ximenez speaks to Nalini Sharma about bringing lightness to dark in Until Death, ahead of its opening in Edinburgh this year. 

Phil Ellis : A Very Excellent Interview

Phil Ellis : A Very Excellent Interview

James Macfarlane chats with Phil Ellis about his new show Phil Ellis' Excellent Comedy Show, celebrating 10 years at Edinburgh and his biggest achievements outside of comedy 

Comedians Speaking Out About Addiction At Fringe: Interviews With Ginny Hogan and Nick Pupo

Comedians Speaking Out About Addiction At Fringe: Interviews With Ginny Hogan and Nick Pupo

Ginny Hogan and Nick Pupo are two New-Yorkers who will be debuting their solo comedy shows Regression and Addicted at Edinburgh Fringe this year. 

Breaking the Sterotype

Breaking the Sterotype

We reunited Lithuanian writer, Gintare Parulyte and Croatian-American performer Kristin Winters to talk online about the one-woman show, Lovefool, they have created and are now bri... 

Kerry Ipema and KK Apple: Risk Peeing Your Pants

Kerry Ipema and KK Apple: Risk Peeing Your Pants

We talk to Kerry Ipema and KK Apple present about their UK premiere of Six Chick Flicks. 

Georgie Carroll Nurses Her Debut

Georgie Carroll Nurses Her Debut

Georgie Carroll talks to us about her debut show, Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0, at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Emma Taylor: Making a Revue from the News

Emma Taylor: Making a Revue from the News

We asked Emma Taylor, producer of Newsrevue, the world’s longest-running live comedy show, now in its ​ 43rd year, about its background and success 

​​Mervyn Stutter: Fun and Choas Outside a Phone Box

​​Mervyn Stutter: Fun and Choas Outside a Phone Box

​​Mervyn Stutter talks to us about his 31st year at the Fringe, how things have changed and his show, Pick of the Fringe 

Pitch: Being Queer and Loving the Beautiful Game

Pitch: Being Queer and Loving the Beautiful Game

Nell Bailey, Artistic Director of November Theatre talks about the company's new play, Pitch at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Claire Woolner: Pee Power

Claire Woolner: Pee Power

Claire Woolner, the LA-based absurdist comedian, performance artist and surrealist clown, talks about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe 

Clare Cockburn Blossoms With Her Rose

Clare Cockburn Blossoms With Her Rose

​We talked to Clare Cockburn, who, at the age of 54, is presenting her debut play Tennessee, Rose at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.  

Going Post Natal with Femme Natale

Going Post Natal with Femme Natale

Simon Ximenez gets an unusual insight into parenting, with Kiwi comedy group Femme Natale. 

The Slash Linking Stalin, Lennon, and the Jellicle Ball

The Slash Linking Stalin, Lennon, and the Jellicle Ball

Simon Ximenez looks into the sordid side of fandom as he talks to Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey about their new show, Slash.  

On Billie Piper and Bumholes

On Billie Piper and Bumholes

Edinburgh woudn't be Edinburgh without a mention of bumholes. Simon Ximenez ticked that one off the list when he spoke with Benjamin Salmon about his show Blowhole. 

Ed Edwards: Assassinating Michael Gove

Ed Edwards: Assassinating Michael Gove

Ed Edwards gives some observations loosely connected to his new play England & Son at this year's Edinburgh Fringe 

Alistair Hall is Walking Tall

Alistair Hall is Walking Tall

Simon Ximenez talks with Alistair Hall, whose success with his gripping one-man play Declan, was one of the few positive outcomes of lockdown. 

David Callaghan: No Compromise, No Comparison

David Callaghan: No Compromise, No Comparison

Part animation, part-visualisation technology, a live camera and a toy train, Everything That’s Me is Falling Apart promises to be a unique comedy show at Edinburgh this year. 

Cast and Crew Set to Crash and Burn

Cast and Crew Set to Crash and Burn

I met up with Playwright/Actor Will Leckie, Director Zoë Morris and the cast to talk about their play, Crash and Burn at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. 

​Chris Grace Performs a Trilogy

​Chris Grace Performs a Trilogy

​Chris Grace is performing in three shows this Fringe: Chris Grace As Scarlett Johannson; Shamilton and Baby Wants Candy all at Assembly George Square. 

Jenny Foulds: Dancing on Sticky Floors

Jenny Foulds: Dancing on Sticky Floors

Established spoken word performer Jenny Foulds talks about her show, ​Life Learnings of a Nonsensical Human ​​at the Edinburgh Fringe nd her life so far. 

Paige Wilhide: Break Up and Empower Yourself

Paige Wilhide: Break Up and Empower Yourself

Paige Wilhide performs for the first time outside of the USA with her show ​Breakup Addict ​at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Sid Singh on comedy, law and beating Donald Trump!

Sid Singh on comedy, law and beating Donald Trump!

James Macfarlane interviews Sid Singh about his new Fringe show Table For One, the differences between UK and American audiences and standing up to the government. 

The Impro Chums are back celebrating 20 years!

The Impro Chums are back celebrating 20 years!

James Macfarlane chats with the one and only Paul Merton about 20 years of Impro Chums, how to succeed in improvisational comedy and some of his favourite on-stage moments. 

Dominique Salerno - I'm what would happen if Jack Black and Tina Fey had a baby.

Dominique Salerno - I'm what would happen if Jack Black and Tina Fey had a baby.

James Macfarlane chats with Dominique Salerno about her debut Fringe show The Box Show, the relationship between creativity and constraint and just what she gets up to in that box. 

Emilie Biason is Killing Exes the Friendly Way

Emilie Biason is Killing Exes the Friendly Way

Simon Ximenez talks with writer and director Emilie Biason about her new play, I Killed My Ex and is relieved to discover this dark comedy about love, friendship, and male dismembe... 

Liz Toonkel: Vegan Magic with a Mission

Liz Toonkel: Vegan Magic with a Mission

We talked with Liz Toonkel about her show, Magic for Animals, at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Anu Vaidyanathan: Butter Chicken Is A Conspiracy

Anu Vaidyanathan: Butter Chicken Is A Conspiracy

Anu Vaidyanathan talks about her show, Blimp, at the Edinburgh Fringe and the many influences on her life and achievements. 

Phil Green: Four Weddings & A Breakdown

Phil Green: Four Weddings & A Breakdown

We talked to Phil Green about his background and his show, Four Weddings & A Breakdown at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Falling In Love Again - With Clowns

Falling In Love Again - With Clowns

Quebec clowns Rémi Jacques and Jean-Félix Bélanger talk about their art ahead of their show, Brotipo, opeining at the Edinburgh Fringe 

Lisa Verlo: Making Up For Lost Time

Lisa Verlo: Making Up For Lost Time

Lisa Verlo talks about how her Hollywood experience gave rise to her show Hollywoodn't, in another of our meetings with artists from the USA.  

Lily Wolff Gives Mary Lincoln a Voice

Lily Wolff Gives Mary Lincoln a Voice

Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, talks with director Lily Wolff, who is bringing Mrs President to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Rebecca McGlynn: Toxic Masculinity, Gender Identity & Singing Penises

Rebecca McGlynn: Toxic Masculinity, Gender Identity & Singing Penises

Transgender artist Rebecca McGlynn talks about the background to their show, Asexuality! at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Catherine DuBord Takes On The Last Flapper

Catherine DuBord Takes On The Last Flapper

Catherine DuBord provides some insights into the lives of Zelda and Scott F Fitzgerald, the subject of her show, The Last Flapper at the Edinburgh Fringe 

Chopped Liver and Unions -The London Matchgirls' Strike

Chopped Liver and Unions -The London Matchgirls' Strike

Richard Beck speaks to Lottie Walker about her Edinburgh Fringe play Chopped Liver and Unions, celebrating one of the early pioneers of women union leaders, the Ukranian Jewish... 

Money Talks: In Conversation With Alison Spittle, Lane Kwederis and Mary O'Connell

Money Talks: In Conversation With Alison Spittle, Lane Kwederis and Mary O'Connell

We all have a funny relationship with money, and Alison Spittle, Lane Kwederis and Mary O’Connell are no exception. 

Wendy Weiner Brings Cursed House to Life

Wendy Weiner Brings Cursed House to Life

We take a look at the intriguing and slightly macabre story of Wendy Weiner's Mystery House at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Kevin Quantum: The Magic of Momentum

Kevin Quantum: The Magic of Momentum

Kevin Quantum talks about the science and magic that combine to make his show, Momentum. 

Sikisa Wants You To Hear Her Out At Fringe This Year

Sikisa Wants You To Hear Her Out At Fringe This Year

Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes’ Her Me Out will be premiering at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August - you may have seen Sikisa on the BBC or Live at The Apollo, or even received legal... 

Thenjiwe Brings The Mandela Effect to Edinburgh

Thenjiwe Brings The Mandela Effect to Edinburgh

Thenjiwe is an entrepreneurial comedian and actress from KwaMashu, South Africa. 

Ted Kaczynski: Parole Board Performance

Ted Kaczynski: Parole Board Performance

John Lampe talks about turning eco-terrorist Ted Kaczynski into the subject his musical The TUNEabomber that premiers at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Dennis Elkins - Life in a Cardboard Box

Dennis Elkins - Life in a Cardboard Box

Our Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, talks to Dennis Elkins about his life and Trilogy at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Maggie Widdoes - Explosive Piece of Ass

Maggie Widdoes - Explosive Piece of Ass

Our Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, interviews ​US comedian Maggie Widdoes about her Tweets and forthcoming show Stay Big & Go Get 'Em at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  

Bordesley Balances the Brummie Budget - Bearly

Bordesley Balances the Brummie Budget - Bearly

Our Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, heads to Birmingham to meet, football mascot Bordesley (pictured), the newly-elected Leader of the Council and the team who created him for Stan'... 

Tania Lacy - there may be no roses, but it turns out the Germans like a laugh

Tania Lacy - there may be no roses, but it turns out the Germans like a laugh

James Macfarlane chats with Tania Lacy about returning to the Fringe after 29 years with her show Everything's Coming Up Roses, her love of home crowds and her illustrious showbiz ... 

Colin Cloud on his most real and honest show yet

Colin Cloud on his most real and honest show yet

Comedy and Scotland Editor James Macfarlane sits down with magician and mentalist Colin Cloud to discuss his new Edinburgh Fringe show After Dark, adjusting to Zoom life and why he... 

David Ian - I got death threats from my flatmates after losing my virginity

David Ian - I got death threats from my flatmates after losing my virginity

James Macfarlane chats with stand-up comedian David Ian about his debut Fringe show (Just a) Perfect Gay, queer role models and just what it means to be 'a perfect gay'. 

Why Robin Tran wants to make us laugh at terrible things

Why Robin Tran wants to make us laugh at terrible things

James Macfarlane chats with comedian Robin Tran about her Fringe debut, how she deals with praise from big comedy names and her favourite way to control her audiences. 

No Weird Brain, Just Matt Hale.

No Weird Brain, Just Matt Hale.

Matt Hale talks about his career and his debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, TOP FUN! 80s Hypnosis Spectacular. 

An interview with the fabulous Danny Beard

An interview with the fabulous Danny Beard

James Macfarlane sits down with the one and only Danny Beard to discuss their debut Fringe show Danny Beard and Their Band, life since winning RuPaul's Drag Race UK and why the art... 

MC Hammersmith: Straight Outta Brompton - INTERVIEW

MC Hammersmith: Straight Outta Brompton - INTERVIEW

Comedy and Scotland Editor James Macfarlane sits down with MC Hammersmith to discuss raps, rhymes and his new Edinburgh show Straight Outta Brompton. 

Cogs set Wheel in Motion for Noah McCreadie

Cogs set Wheel in Motion for Noah McCreadie

Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, interviews Noah McCreadie, director of Getaway/Runaway. 

Back on the BOAT

Back on the BOAT

COVID-19 has severely disrupted the entire industry. 

Interview with Matt Hoss: Valentine's Special

Interview with Matt Hoss: Valentine's Special

In this Valentine's Special we talk to comedian Matt Hoss about what would be on his Valentine's playlist, how to book a tour after Edinburgh Fringe and what to get a vegan for Val... 

Interview with Catherine Bohart: A Comedians Life on the Megabus

Interview with Catherine Bohart: A Comedians Life on the Megabus

Comedian Catherine Bohart, star of 8 out of 10 Cats and The Mash Report, talks to us about ways to keep smiling despite the news, how to make your run at Edinburgh Fringe a success... 

Interview: Harry Clayton-Wright Talks The Fortnight

Interview: Harry Clayton-Wright Talks The Fortnight

Alternative and experimental performances have always been at the heart of Fringe, but is there still space for something a little more unpredictable? Enter Harry Clayton-Wright. 

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media 

Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

Serena Flynn might only reveal her darkest secrets after lots of gin, but her on-stage alter ego Prune is grotesque, fragile and ready to bear all. 

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

Do you ever find yourself singing The Bare Necessities? Or breathily repeating David Attenborough’s iconic narration? If so, the Ensonglopedia of Animals is the show for you. 

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

Caitlin is a one-woman play by Mike Kenny about Dylan Thomas and his wife's tempestuous life together, written entirely from her point of view. 

Buddhism, Development and Daphne with Screenwriter Nico Mensinga

Buddhism, Development and Daphne with Screenwriter Nico Mensinga

Daphne is a coming-of-age movie about a 28, sorry, 31-year-old woman who witnesses a stabbing in a corner shop. 

Happiness Research Institute’s Meik Wiking Talks Social Media, Hygge and Mindfulness

Happiness Research Institute’s Meik Wiking Talks Social Media, Hygge and Mindfulness

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of The Little Book of Hygge. 

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak. 

Kirsty Law, Kirsty Logan and Esther Swift Don’t Want Fairytale Weddings

Kirsty Law, Kirsty Logan and Esther Swift Don’t Want Fairytale Weddings

Songmaker Kirsty Law, author Kirsty Logan and harpist Esther Swift came together at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to perform their dark fairytale reimagining, Lord Fox. 

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. 

Calais Jungle Volunteer Matt Abbott Challenges Liberal Attitudes to Brexit

Calais Jungle Volunteer Matt Abbott Challenges Liberal Attitudes to Brexit

In his Fringe show Two Little Ducks, UK spoken-word artist and activist Matt Abbott uses poetry to explore contemporary politics. 

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. 

Graeme Macrae Burnet Responds to the Lyceum’s Staging of His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet Responds to the Lyceum’s Staging of His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s literary thriller, His Bloody Project, explores a brutal triple murder in the Scottish Highlands in 1869 through a variety of different, at times conflicti...