From Russia With Dance

From Russia With Dance

Alonya Ageeva Physical Theatre share their inspiration and creative process behind the bold pieces they are performing at the festival this year.  

From Russia with Dance

From Russia with Dance

Director of Alonya Ageeva Physical Theatre, Konstantin Konstantinos, explains the inspiration behind the company's two productions at the festival this year.  

An Interview with Alex Edelman

An Interview with Alex Edelman

Four years on from his Award Winning Show, and he still loves Pastries, and is still very Jewish. Alex Edelman sits down to talk with Broadway Baby. 

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

The Attention Economy: Exposed in Feed

A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media 

An Interview With Matt Duwell

An Interview With Matt Duwell

​With the excitement of this year’s festival ramping up, we had the pleasure of speaking with 4-time Fringe veteran Matt Duwell, first seen to grace the mike in 2015. Matt’s show this year, Snowflake It ‘Til You Make It, mingles astute political observation with his trademark sardonic sense of humour. 

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. 

Edy Hurst: Bonfire of Dreams - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Edy Hurst: Bonfire of Dreams - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Burn your ambitions on Edy's comedy bonfire! 

Three Minute Interview: Present & Correct

Three Minute Interview: Present & Correct

Louise Jones chats with the sketch troupe from the University of York about their inspirations and Bob Dylan. 

The Silliad– Interview at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

The Silliad– Interview at the Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

Great Yorkshire Fringe editor Louise Jones sat down with the guys from The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends. 

Jackman & Bones - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

Jackman & Bones - Interview at The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018

Meet York's latest (and lankiest) sketch double act 

Three Minute Interview: The Shambles

Three Minute Interview: The Shambles

Our Great Yorkshire Fringe editor sat down with York's premier improv troupe, The Shambles, to chat improv, silent Ks and Yorkshire wraps... 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company: 25 and still going strong!

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company: 25 and still going strong!

Glasgow-based, disability-led Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is celebrating its 25th birthday during 2018 but, as artistic director Robert Softly-Gale tells Paul F Cockburn, they are far from complacent about the future. 

Jo Bannon's latest work started with the title

Jo Bannon's latest work started with the title

We Are Fucked is a new performance work by artist Jo Bannon which explores desire, sexuality and neoliberalism. Its focus is on the modern feminist experience of personal, psychological and political penetration, as she tells Paul F Cockburn... 

Onstage Nudity, 99 Problems And Donald Trump: The Ugly Girls Club Reveal All

Onstage Nudity, 99 Problems And Donald Trump: The Ugly Girls Club Reveal All

Hillary Rock-Archer from the Ugly Girls Club talks about the collective’s first stage production, Love Letters to Rappers, and reveals her thoughts about activism, bad haircuts, onstage nudity and what she would do if Donald Trump walked in... 

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. Read our interview to discover which women make Serena laugh, why being a bouffon is important and why she's now ready to let Prune rip at society... 

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. Songwriter, science nerd and star John Hinton tells us about show freebies, tricky rhymes and why he's like a platypus... 

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. Here star Christine Kempell tells us more about this wild child of the 1930's and why George Clooney gets enough attention... 

Interview: Poet Erin Talks Grief, Writing Advice & Mental Health

Interview: Poet Erin Talks Grief, Writing Advice & Mental Health

Erin combines poetry, theatre and music to get her audience thinking about mortality in brilliant new way.  

Nick Gilbert has some questions to ask about masculinity. Are you a New Age man?

Nick Gilbert has some questions to ask about masculinity. Are you a New Age man?

Nick Gilbert takes the role of a TV game show host as he explores the issues of masculinity in his new show at Greenwich Theatre Studio from 12-14 April. 

Ireland, abortion and the eighth amendment with Yokes Night writer Scott Lyons

Ireland, abortion and the eighth amendment with Yokes Night writer Scott Lyons

SoHo Playhouse (New York) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 favourite Yokes Night electrified and shocked audiences with an anarchic misadventure of a night out in Dublin where an Irish law blunder resulted in a loophole where all drugs were legal for 24 hours... 

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. Forced to confront her own mortality, she must reevaluate her own life, including her opinion of her mother's way of dealing with terminal cancer and her attitude towards love which, after Freud, she believes is a psychosis... 

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. The Danish word hygge is difficult to translate, but it loosely means comfort, warmth and togetherness... 

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. Michelle and Laura met Broadway Baby’s Sarah Virgo over lunch to talk about their show this year, the first time they’ve worked as a duo and why Edinburgh is the only place to be as a comedian in August. 

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. Part of the Book Festival’s Playing with Books series, Lord Fox combines storytelling, composition and song... 

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. Native to a city that voted 66% Leave, Abbott delves into the socio-economic climate which led many traditionally working-class communities to vote for Brexit, as well as his experiences volunteering at the Calais Jungle... 

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... 

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... 

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 conflicting, accounts... 

‘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... 

Queerness and Colonialism in Lilith: The Jungle Girl at the Traverse

Queerness and Colonialism in Lilith: The Jungle Girl at the Traverse

In nineteenth-century Holland, a leading neuroscientist tries to ‘civilise’ a wild girl who was raised by lions in the heart of Borneo. Broadway Baby’s Theatre Editor, Liam Rees, met some of the creators of Sisters Grimm’s latest show, Lilith: The Jungle Girl – Ash Flanders, Candy Bowers and Declan Greene – to talk about queerness, colonialism and the differences between Australian and British audiences. 

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace on Sensitive Issues in Theatre

Having made their Fringe debut last year with The Life and Times of Lionel, theatre company Forget About The Dog are back with their new show, 100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace. Kat has had an accident and has trouble remembering things... 

Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice. Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable delves into the peripheries of power and the minds of the people who know our world leaders the best... 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck. In her own inimitable style she takes the audience to her past in order to discover how she reasons with the chaos and uncertainty of modern life... 

Charlie Duprè on Meeting Tony Blair, the Man he Now Portrays

Charlie Duprè on Meeting Tony Blair, the Man he Now Portrays

Betrayal, money, power, politics and love. All thing you find in a standard Shakespeare play. And modern politics. Macblair, written by Charlie Duprè, Bard-ifies the rise and fall of Tony Blair with rap, verse and tongue firmly in cheek... 

‘Teen books will always be the most important books’ – Geek Girl’s Holly Smale

‘Teen books will always be the most important books’ – Geek Girl’s Holly Smale

Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, a teen book series that follows the comic adventures of a high-school girl turned high-fashion model. Smale – herself a former model – returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year for the release of Forever Geek, the final book in the series... 

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Improv is as big as it’s ever been at the Fringe, with well over a hundred shows for you to choose from. Chris Quilietti leads a panel discussion with improvisors from some of the festival’s most popular shows: Will Naameh (Spontaneous Sherlock/Men With Coconuts) Steve Hartil (Murder She Didn’t Write), and Sean McCann (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical/Rhapsodes)... 

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

Meow Meow is an international actress, singer, and dancer. She’s performed her works with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe and toured her own work around the world... 

Scottish Playwright Linda Duncan McLaughlin on the Birth of A Play A Pie and a Pint

Scottish Playwright Linda Duncan McLaughlin on the Birth of A Play A Pie and a Pint

Architect Rob can't find his Rotoring mechanical pencil. A small event, perhaps, but the early onset dementia it heralds will challenge Rob and his wife Cathy's relationship to its very core... 

Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

In 2011, Neil Hilborn’s poetry slam team placed first in the US College Poetry Slam. Since then he has toured with Button Poetry and published two collections of poetry, Clatter and Our Numbered Days... 

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... 

Clique’s Milly Thomas Dives in at the Deep End with Two Plays this Fringe

Clique’s Milly Thomas Dives in at the Deep End with Two Plays this Fringe

Writer and actor Milly Thomas is best known in the theatre world for her 2016 play Clickbait and for writing an episode of Clique on BBC Three. This Fringe she is presenting two plays of her own penning: Dust at Underbelly – which she also stars in – and Brutal Cessation at Assembly... 

Leyla Josephine’s Collision of Theatre and Spoken-word Poetry

Leyla Josephine’s Collision of Theatre and Spoken-word Poetry

Leyla Josephine is a performance artist and writer from Glasgow. She’s the former UK Spoken Word Slam Champion and her poem ‘I Think She Was a She’ went viral in 2014. This year, she brings her show Hopeless to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

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. Features Editor James T... 

Jack Rooke Opens Up about Mental Health

Jack Rooke Opens Up about Mental Health

Jack Rooke's career was launched by his 2015 Fringe meditation on loss and mourning, Good Grief, which took him on a national tour, sold out at the Soho Theatre in London, and saw him present his own BBC documentary last year... 

Danyah Miller’s Inspection of Perfection

Danyah Miller’s Inspection of Perfection

As a course leader at The International School of Storytelling, Danyah Miller can certainly spin a good yarn. Here at the Fringe, she is turning her talents to the baffling question of why we strive so desperately for perfection, often at high costs... 

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. Atlantic: A Scottish Story is a haunting show set on a remote Scottish island that asks the question: what if we didn’t go on the adventure? It follows Eve, a girl who didn’t follow her heart and stays where she thinks she belongs... 

The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

As part of the Edinburgh International Festival the Royal Court was invited to present a series of rehearsed readings by playwrights from Chile, China, Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and Ukraine under the theme of New and Now... 

What Would Kanye Do?’s Clare Marcie on Connecting with Kanye West

What Would Kanye Do?’s Clare Marcie on Connecting with Kanye West

Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas is joined by Scotland-based theatre-maker Clare Marcie to talk about her new show What Would Kanye Do?, part of the programme at theSpace @ Jury’s Inn... 

Comedian Kae Kurd on Growing Up Kurdish and the Responsibility of Representation

Comedian Kae Kurd on Growing Up Kurdish and the Responsibility of Representation

Kae Kurd isn’t intimidated by the prospect of debuting his first hour-long stand-up show, Kurd Your Enthusiasm, in a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Partially, that’s because it’s not his first time to the rodeo: he’s been doing stand up for five years, and performed in Edinburgh last year as part of The Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase... 

Dominic Holland is Spider-man’s Dad

Dominic Holland is Spider-man’s Dad

By any account, Dominic Holland has had a successful career. As a stand-up comic, he’s won a best newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted a Radio 4 series, appeared on a number of television shows including Have I Got News For You, published four books and worked as a stand-up comic for 25 years... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Hari Sriskantha

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Hari Sriskantha

Clown Atlas is a stand-up show about happiness, but Hari gets distracted and talks about other things too. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Graham Dickson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Graham Dickson

Graham Dickson is The Narcissist is described as a meta-theatrical mind-fuck of a character show about an egomaniac called Graham Dickson. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John Hastings

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John Hastings

John Hastings Audacity. One man. One mic. All jokes. Some about love, others about poo. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Elf Lyons

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Elf Lyons

Graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier, the BBC New Talent Hot List 2017 entrant, Elf Lyons is returning to Edinburgh with a brand-new clown show. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang

Jon & Nath Like To Party is sketch comedy with the pace of The Fast Show and the very real slapstick of Bottom. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Amrou Al-Kadhi from Denim: The World Tour

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Amrou Al-Kadhi from Denim: The World Tour

Denim: World Tour is a girl band pop tour designed for Wembley, performed by drag queens in a Fringe venue. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

Where Are We Now is emotional, musical, dark and personal. It’s a musical investigation of what is happening in the world right now.We fired over a Q&A to Camille to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anna Mann - aka Colin Hoult

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anna Mann - aka Colin Hoult

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann: in How we stop the Fascists is a brave, challenging piece where Colin Hoult’s character, actress, Anna Mann, attempts to beat fascism with some awesome sexy theatre... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luca Cupani

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luca Cupani

Luca Cupani writes: It’s me! is my fourth solo show, in which I look for an answer to a crucial question: who am I? We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ed Night

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ed Night

Ed Night's debut hour long Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is called Anthem for Doomed Youth. It’s a comedy show about Ed’s depression.We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie McGrath

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie McGrath

Annie McGrath: Ambivert is a stand-up comedy show set in 2017 and performed by a 27 year old woman called Annie McGrath. We sent Annie a Q&A. This is how she responded… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: James Dunnell-Smith of Sleeping Trees

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: James Dunnell-Smith of Sleeping Trees

Sleeping Trees at the Movies features three separate comedy blockbusters, being performed in rep at this year's Fringe. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steen Raskopoulos

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steen Raskopoulos

The Barry Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee returns with a brand-new hour of comedy characters and inspired spontaneity. We fired over a Q&A to get more info on his new show. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson aka The Kagools

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson aka The Kagools

The Kagools: Tutti is an hour of anarchic fun. There's no theme, it's more of an experience; like Blue Man Group or paint balling in Swindon. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Forward

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Forward

Mark returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show filled with everything that he hopes will help him win all the awards. Death, bees, death, puppets, death, and Bears in heaven (who are dead)... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Christy White-Spunner

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Christy White-Spunner

Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones are Sisters. They appear together in a new Edinburgh show, White Noise. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tony Cowards

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tony Cowards

In Punderdog, Tony Cowards returns with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Dylan Emery from Showstopper!

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Dylan Emery from Showstopper!

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is an all-singing, all dancing, comedy musical, which just happens to be made up on the spot... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Nelson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson writes, “Irreverence is a man onstage trying to be funny as he can for an hour. No gimmicks, no lessons. Just a man, a mic and jokes.” We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Myra DuBois

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Myra DuBois

The self-declared Siren from South Yorkshire stands trial seeking redemption from you, her adoring audience. She’ll tell you herself, ‘the devil made me do it!’ Do what? We wanted to know more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Naomi Sheldon

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Naomi Sheldon

Good Girl is a frank and funny debut storytelling show. A bold look at the darker side of being a good girl. Welcome to the 90s, where the only sex education is Madonna.We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Cody

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Cody

On Fire is hilarious, actual stand up, from a bearded Aussie bloke who will be your best mate by the end of the hour. Beer afterwards? 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Alex Oliver

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Alex Oliver

Alpha Child is critique of Alex Oliver as a person with a few complaints about bungalows thrown in for good measure. Alex tells us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew O’Neill

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew O’Neill

Andrew O’Neill is an award-winning comedian off telly and radio, who happens to dabble in the occult. We dared to ask him about his free Edinburgh show, Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rob Oldham

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rob Oldham

Rob Oldham’s Brink is a stand-up show about family, politics, and growing up. There are also two jokes about bums. Our appetite wetted, we asked Rob a bunch of questions. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sean McCann from Rhapsodes

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sean McCann from Rhapsodes

Rhapsodes is billed as a ground-breaking, unique improvised Shakespeare show, inspired by the bardic competitions of the ancient Athenian festivals. We fired a Q&A off to its co-star and co-creator of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Sean McCann. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Paula Valluerca aka Madame Señorita

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Paula Valluerca aka Madame Señorita

Bob’s BlundaBus hosts the show Madame Señorita: 25 Different Shows, Come Every Day! in which Paula Valluerca attempts to create a show from scratch in 25 nights. We fired a Q&A over to the crazy clown. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Patrick Turpin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Patrick Turpin

It says here that, Patrick Turpin - Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece is about being a frothy emotional wetbag in a modern world, but that gets derailed by grief. We just had to learn more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Al Samuels of Thrones! The Musical

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Al Samuels of Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical Parody is.... well, a musical parody of Game of Thrones. We fired a Q&A over to the lovely Al Samuels.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Michael Porter

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Michael Porter

Apparently, the Galway Tribune said that “Love & Brain Damage is so tragically funny it’s almost artistic.” The show isn’t listed in the Fringe brochure, or anywhere else... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ruth Bratt from The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ruth Bratt from The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

Over recent years, the Showstopper Improvised Musicals have become a Fringe institution. For 2017 they return to Edinburgh with their kids show. Ruth Bratt tells us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel and Ruby from SHELF

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel and Ruby from SHELF

Shelf: Boys is a comedy show where double act Shelf explore gender, sexuality and mental health with sketches, songs and a boyband. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sam & Tom

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sam & Tom

Sam & Tom just want to perform Unrectifiable, but a silly game goes awry when spirits from a wormhole invade their bodies and ruin the fun! OMG! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Darren Harriott

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Darren Harriott

Darren Harriott’s show is called Defiant. It’s full of strong opinions. We fired off a Q&A and asked him for more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bernie Keith

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bernie Keith

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav is a sand-up show about how life isn’t how Bernie thought it would be at 54. We wanted to know more…  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Athena Kugblenu

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Athena Kugblenu

KMT is described as an hour of comedy on things that Athena Kugblenu has experienced and observed. Issues like politics, race, class, sexism...We fired off a Q&A to find out more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Barr

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Barr

Andy Barr: Tropic of Admin asks and answers the question ‘what if a school administrator were marooned on a deserted tropical island?’ We wanted to know more, so we fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls is the antidote to pale stale male comedy. A fuck you to crusty chauvinism. It’s pure undiluted joy, and ALL of y’all are invited… This is what they had to say… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Charlie V. Martin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Charlie V. Martin

Dante's History of the Banished is a comedy show about exile. Historical characters are reimagined in a solo debut from Charlie V. Martin. We fired a Q&A over to the enigmatic Charlie. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ian Smith

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ian Smith

Ian Smith’s new Edinburgh show is called, ‘Ian Smith: Snowflake’ It’s about uniqueness… like everybody else’s. It’s also about a holiday he had in Tromso, Norway. We asked for the deets. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ken Cheng

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ken Cheng

Ex-Cambridge dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng applies his mathematical brain to comedy in Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian. We fired over a Q&A.  

#EdFringe17 Theatre Q&A: Corinne Maier from Like A Prayer

#EdFringe17 Theatre Q&A: Corinne Maier from Like A Prayer

Like A Prayer is a theatrical essay about personal faith in which six nuns deliberate attitudes towards the big questions of life. We spoke to Corinne via an email Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jonny Awsum #HoneyIPromisedTheKid

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jonny Awsum #HoneyIPromisedTheKid

Jonny foolishly promised his daughter that he’d play live on stage at the O2 Arena.It wasn’t as easy as he hoped! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Eleanor Morton

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Eleanor Morton

Eleanor Morton’s Edinburgh show promises a passive aggressive and witty journey through the history of angry women. We wanted to know more…  

#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. We fired a Q&A over to its star. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Richard Thieriot of The Older Brothers’ Almanac

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Richard Thieriot of The Older Brothers’ Almanac

From New York City, USA, comes a darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatise each other. We fired a Q&A off, over the ocean, to Brother Richard.