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Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

52 Souls — Review

Venue: Insanity Point – The White Room (Online) Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 52 Souls is an innovative digital theatre production that explores the human relationship with death and mortality. Using a randomly shuffled pack of cards, Chronic Insanity creates a show which effectively highlights the multifaceted reactions to death as an inevitable element of human experience. The […]

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Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Madhouse — Review

Venue: theSpace@Surgeons Hall – Bevan Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Madhouse bursts into action with a dramatic rendition of a classic student night in. With pop quiz in full swing, Aldi wine flowing and the inevitable appearance of a Red-hot Chilli Pepper costume, Madhouse firmly establishes itself as a witty and occasionally self-deprecating insight into student living. […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Radio 69 — Review

Venue: theSpace@Symposium Hall – Main Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Radio 69 is a wonderfully wacky comedic drama which unfurls in the confines of a small, unassuming, radio station set in the Scottish borders. Typically hitting the waves with a mix of eccentric local news stories, inept traffic reports and some notably ‘alternative’ methods of weather forecasting, […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

The End of The World Show — Review

Venue: The Beehive Inn, The Lounge Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Squeezed into the small upstairs bar of The Beehive Inn, The End of the World comedy show takes a satirical look at the current state of the country, before attempting to reimagine the post-apocalyptic world through the daft, but sometimes serious, suggestions of two Scottish comedians. Host […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

Sex with Me! — Review

Venue: theSpace @Surgeons HallRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Blind Mirth, St Andrew’s oldest and wisest improv comedy troupe, have returned to Fringe with a fiery group of performers, whose quick-wit and spontaneity makes for a great show. Despite the lengthy period off stage endured by most this year, the group brought a hearty pre-pandemic energy, which quickly cut […]

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Culture Festival Fringe Theatre Theatre

A Day at the Beach — Review

Venue: Online Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Opening with the eerie first verse of the song aptly named “Get Ready for the Apocalypse” (by Astrometrics), A Day at the Beach is quick to subvert its breezy title. Instead, the fifty-five-minute show litters a robust comedic base with philosophical questions and a meta absurdism, which makes for an entertaining, […]

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Culture Literature

Sun, sex, city: introducing author Eve Babitz

The writing of Eve Babitz, much like the author herself, has long had a rapturous cult following. Since 2015 however, she has risen as a more recognisably adored icon of the American literary canon, aided by the New York Review of Books, which has re-issued a beautifully covered collection of her works. An author and […]

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Kill the (assault on democracy) Bill

One of the favourite protesting moments of my life happened whilst crammed in a tube carriage waiting to leave Westminster Station in March 2019, after one of the first global Youth Strikes for Climate. The spirit of the day had been exhilarating. We had marched for hours, before sitting, strewn across Westminster Bridge as the […]