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Fringe 2022: Iain Dale, ‘All Talk with Ash Sarkar and Owen Jones’ Review

Beckoned into the dark-lit space of the Cromdale Theatre at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, we were immediately exposed to the dramatic tones of the BBC News jingle, the Question Time theme, and various other political melodies. It set the tone of the show as some sort of high-brow and sophisticated spectacle, similar to the kind […]

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Fringe 2022: In Conversation With … Jeremy Corbyn Review

This Fringe, The Stand Comedy Club is home to a series of discussions with various well known faces; from Deborah Meaden to the University of Edinburgh’s own Professor Devi Sridhar, from Nicola Sturgeon to Ian Rankin.  Taking the stage today was Jeremy Corbyn: jam enthusiast and former leader of the Labour Party. I thought it […]

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Fringe 2022: Iain Dale, ‘All Talk With Angela Rayner MP’ Review

Not your typical Fringe show, Iain Dale’s All Talk With series is an intimate deep-dive into the world of politics; a chance to see what political figures really think, away from the cameras and scripted scrutiny of Westminster. Sat in the front row of the Cromdale Theatre in the Edinburgh International Conference centre, you could […]

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Fringe 2022 Review: A Sunday Afternoon with Gordon Brown, Interviewed by Matt Forde

In the spectacular setting of McEwan Hall, the recording of the Gordon Brown episode of Matt Forde’s podcast, The Political Party, provided a one-hour insight into the life, work and ideas of one of the few world leaders who is a true public servant, interested in the livelihoods of the people he represents over his own personal interests.

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Fringe 2022: In Conversation with Izzy Parriss Productions

Before becoming a director, producer and founder of Izzy Parriss Productions, Izzy Parriss studied at the University of Edinburgh spending her free time running Candlewasters and directing and producing multiple productions in Paradok. Parriss has said that her involvement in theatre at Edinburgh University inspired her to go into a career in the field. In […]

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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 […]