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Woke

Woke

After a superb sold-out run in 2017, Apphia Campbell returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe for one week only. Woke is her powerful show portraying parallel narratives of two womens' civil rights awakenings. It is great and important theatre that addresses systemic racism in the United States, and it feels especially important in a place as overwhelmingly white as the Edinburgh Fringe… 

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Grace
Grace

Katie Reddin-Clancy’s solo show has the potential to be fantastic – with a delicious, sharply observed script that is slickly performed… 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human
Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons delivers exactly what we have come to expect from her – an hour of fast paced observational humour that’s extremely relatable… 

Bowjangles: Excalibow
Bowjangles: Excalibow

Excalibow features a String quartet consisting of Mitch McGugan (first violin), Ollie Izod (violin), Bertie Anderson (viola), and Ezme Gaze ('cello) who are all talented musicians on their respective instruments and they’ve got a lot more to offer than Pachelbel’s Canon… 

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Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Karen and Katy Koren are thrilled to announce that Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, as they embark upon an exciting new partnership with the Rose Theatre. This Fringe, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre will open its doors to present an eclectic programme of over 40 productions, from acclaimed musical theatre, through drama, comedy and cabaret, to Edinburgh’s very own panto kings and Scottish-American star of screen, stage, and radio – Craig Ferguson. 

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Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, exploring what it means to be a passable human being in 2018. Perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle’s Show’s infamous Mad Real World sketch… 

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Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet
Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

American figure skating champion turned comedian Roman Fraden invites you to take a cosmic journey Back in the Closet – his uproarious personal odyssey through motel rooms with Tonya Harding, catastrophic Grindr hookups, and the deeply upsetting story behind why Sting once called him ‘the pussy of a plant’… 

Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal
Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal

Micky never got into trouble at school until one fateful day in 2002, and then he f*cking nailed it…. 

Very Blue Peter
Very Blue Peter

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