Maimuna Memon was one of the stars of the extraordinary new musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge.
I spoke with Pharos (AKA Fraser Lawson), the artist behind Rave, to discover the intentions behind his mind-melting audio-visual set.
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.”
Kate Copstick meets Natalie Perlin, the 36GGG woman, while trying hard not to stare at her breasts; Natalie's that is.
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.
Simon Ximenez "feelz the noise" as he talks with punk legend Ed Banger about bringing the glam to the Edinburgh Festival this year.
This Edinburgh Fringe sees the debut solo hour for impressionist legend Jon Culshaw.
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...
An interview with Crizards duo, Eddy Hare and Will Rowland, about their new stand-up hour Crizards: This Means War.
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...
Simon Ximenez talks to comedian Ibrahem Al Hajjaj about his journey From Riyadh to Edinburgh.
Simon Ximenez talked to the coordinator of this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival, Jamie Rea.
Simon Ximenez speaks to Nalini Sharma about bringing lightness to dark in Until Death, ahead of its opening in Edinburgh this year.
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.
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
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...
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.
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 talks to us about his 31st year at the Fringe, how things have changed and his show, Pick of the Fringe
Nell Bailey, Artistic Director of November Theatre talks about the company's new play, Pitch at the Edinburgh Fringe.
We talk to Kerry Ipema and KK Apple present about their UK premiere of Six Chick Flicks.
Georgie Carroll talks to us about her debut show, Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0, at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Claire Woolner, the LA-based absurdist comedian, performance artist and surrealist clown, talks about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe
Simon Ximenez looks into the sordid side of fandom as he talks to Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey about their new show, Slash.
We talked to Clare Cockburn, who, at the age of 54, is presenting her debut play Tennessee, Rose at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
Simon Ximenez gets an unusual insight into parenting, with Kiwi comedy group Femme Natale.
Ed Edwards gives some observations loosely connected to his new play England & Son at this year's Edinburgh Fringe
Simon Ximenez talks with Alistair Hall, whose success with his gripping one-man play Declan, was one of the few positive outcomes of lockdown.
Paige Wilhide performs for the first time outside of the USA with her show Breakup Addict at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
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.
Chris Grace is performing in three shows this Fringe: Chris Grace As Scarlett Johannson; Shamilton and Baby Wants Candy all at Assembly George Square.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quebec clowns Rémi Jacques and Jean-Félix Bélanger talk about their art ahead of their show, Brotipo, opeining at the Edinburgh Fringe
We talked with Liz Toonkel about her show, Magic for Animals, at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Anu Vaidyanathan talks about her show, Blimp, at the Edinburgh Fringe and the many influences on her life and achievements.
We talked to Phil Green about his background and his show, Four Weddings & A Breakdown at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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...
Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, talks with director Lily Wolff, who is bringing Mrs President to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Transgender artist Rebecca McGlynn talks about the background to their show, Asexuality! at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
We all have a funny relationship with money, and Alison Spittle, Lane Kwederis and Mary O’Connell are no exception.
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...
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
John Lampe talks about turning eco-terrorist Ted Kaczynski into the subject his musical The TUNEabomber that premiers at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Thenjiwe is an entrepreneurial comedian and actress from KwaMashu, South Africa.
We take a look at the intriguing and slightly macabre story of Wendy Weiner's Mystery House at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Kevin Quantum talks about the science and magic that combine to make his show, Momentum.
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...
Our Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, talks to Dennis Elkins about his life and Trilogy at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
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'...
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...
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.
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 ...
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'.
Matt Hale talks about his career and his debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, TOP FUN! 80s Hypnosis Spectacular.
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...
Comedy and Scotland Editor James Macfarlane sits down with MC Hammersmith to discuss raps, rhymes and his new Edinburgh show Straight Outta Brompton.
Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck, interviews Noah McCreadie, director of Getaway/Runaway.
James Haddrell, Artistic Director of Greenwich Theatre, and the cast: Brandon Kimaryo, who plays Davey (Male, aged 17), and Kerrie Taylor who plays Anita (Female, aged 53) talk abo...
Sound Designer and Composer Julian Starr talks to Broadway Baby's Editor-in-Chief, Richard Beck
Literacy, lockdown and the love of music are the themes of a new play which has its world premiere in Hove on July 6.
"I think it just reminds people of a simpler time. So it is comforting. And not so politically correct!"
James Macfarlane was lucky enough to speak to Ed Gamester, the brains (and brawn) behind the fan favourite Edinburgh Fringe 2022 show Mythos: Ragnarok.
The four composers and writers of SpitLip, Natasha Hodgson, Zoë Roberts, David Cumming and Felix Hagan chat to Katerina Partolina Schwartz about their musical Operation Mincemeat,...
In what is truly a first, the international exchange project between Taiwan and Scotland begins its residency for older dancers at Edinburgh’s Dance Base to work on the second ph...
Queer Folks' Tales is a bi-monthly event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.
Before taking a stand-up hour that is specifically not about the pandemic on a tour of the UK, I had a light-hearted interview with Rhys Nicholson about the role of comedians in so...
An interview with the cast and creatives of
Alan Turing - A Musical Biography
After a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Lily Phillips brings her debut show Smut to the Soho Theatre.
Embarking on a national tour with his Fringe hour ‘Winner Takes All’, Alex Kealy takes on Silicon tech monopolies asking important questions about what it is like to wake up at...
Playwright Ben Fensome, director Scott Le Crasse and actor David O’Reilly talk about their new play BUFF at the Vault Festival.
COVID-19 has severely disrupted the entire industry.
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...
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...
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.
A relevant exposé of our relationships with social media
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 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.
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.
Daphne is a coming-of-age movie about a 28, sorry, 31-year-old woman who witnesses a stabbing in a corner shop.
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.
Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of The Little Book of Hygge.
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.
Binge Culture are a performance-art group of five that originated in Wellington, New Zealand.
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...
In his Fringe show Two Little Ducks, UK spoken-word artist and activist Matt Abbott uses poetry to explore contemporary politics.
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’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...
Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice.
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.
In nineteenth-century Holland, a leading neuroscientist tries to ‘civilise’ a wild girl who was raised by lions in the heart of Borneo.
In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck.
Betrayal, money, power, politics and love.
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