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In conversation with Tim Marriott, writer of Mengele

Trigger warning: Holocaust   In Mengele, a show that ran at the Fringe in 2019 for its second year, Tim Marriott plays Mengele, an SS officer and physician in Auschwitz who experimented on the prisoners. Rather than a celebration of the figure, the play is an attempt to comfort those who have been affected by […]

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Panel Discussion: Sustainability and the Fringe

The Student‘s editor-in-chief Maisy Hallam sat down with Kerry Cheek from the Edinburgh University Social Responsibility and Sustainability department, and Grace Thorner and Oli Savage from BoxedIn Theatre’s zero-waste venue The Greenhouse to chat about sustainability at the Fringe. Environmental awareness has become a hot topic during Edinburgh’s festival season, with considerations like the Fringe’s […]

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In conversation with Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, writer and director of Chagos 1971

“‘Some may come for the comedy and find matters of interest in the political detail; others might come to hear more about this obscure yet vital story and stay for the humour.”’  Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, writer and director, promises a spiking witty and epically political piece of theatre in this interview on his Fringe show Chagos […]

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In conversation with the cast of Mother and the Monster

In this interview with Arabella Spendlove (Charlotte) and Teddy Fahey (The Monster), they discuss Mother and the Monster, the show they have brought to the Fringe this year.   How would you describe your show in 3 words? Arabella: Feel-good, feminist, thought-provoking. Teddy: Bittersweet, funny, horrifying.   Tell us a bit about your show, is this a […]

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In conversation with Sadia Azmat and Vittorio Angelone

During the Fringe performers are putting themselves out to the public for criticism and for joy. Sadia Azmat and Vittorio Angelone are taking part in PBH’s Free Fringe. Sadia Azmat is a practising Muslim comedian, she has been on the comedy scene for eight years and has been part of many festivals, including the Fringe, […]

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In conversation with Konstantin Kisin

Konstantin Kisin, once himself a student at the University of Edinburgh, sat down for a chat with The Student as he reflected on his debut Fringe show, Orwell That Ends Well, and the implications of the messages he is spreading.  The comedian made national news in December 2018 for refusing to sign a behavioural agreement […]

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Big Mind Theatre’s Going Slightly Mad: an interview

‘Fast. Funny. Original.’ These are the three words Lizzie Lewis, playing the role of Max in Big Mind Theatre’s Going Slightly Mad, would use to describe the production that will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.  Going Slightly Mad is a piece of original writing, based on personal experience, that explores the experiences […]

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Paradigm Lab’s Pink House: an interview

Paradigm Lab’s production Pink House is a play about Peri, a fifteen year old who must deal with losing her carefree way of life when her adoptive mother dies and her adoptive grandmother moves in.  She must bear the burden of loss while she accustoms to living in a small, cluttered house, sharing meals and Jewish […]