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Comedy Fringe

Paul Foot

Comedy / Performance Show, Underbelly Cowgate, Venue 61, 19:20 until 30th August. Paul Foot is a Fringe and comedy stalwart whose unmistakeable physical and verbal style will not only leave audiences bewildered but also leave them utterly in stitches by the end of the hour. His unique brand of joke- and story-telling, coupled with his […]

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Comedy Fringe

Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour – Nicholas Parsons

Comedy / Talk Show, Pleasance Courtyard, Venue 33, 17:10. Nicholas Parsons’ show at this year’s Fringe Festival took a chat show format, as Parsons sat on stage at the Cabaret Bar chatting to each of his guests in turn. Easing into the show by first becoming acquainted with the front row, the majority of which […]

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Fringe Theatre

Foxfinder a harrowing success

Drama / Modern, Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 19:30 until 30th August. Master of None’s gripping rendition of Dawn King’s Foxfinder does justice to a magnificent play that won the Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition of 2011. Audiences are sucked into a pressure vacuum where for an hour and a half they are engulfed in […]

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Fringe Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – GTProductions

Theatre/Comedy, TheSpace on Niddry St, Venue 9, 22:00 until 29th August.   Having tackled Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedy, Gin and Tonic productions returns for its second Fringe show to confront the Bard’s most popular comedy, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The company certainly likes a challenge, and this year’s production sees them rise to it once again […]

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Comedy Fringe

F-Holes

Sketch show/Comedy, Paradise Palms, Venue 411a, 13:10 until 30th August. F-Holes sounds like a fun idea. It’s sketch comedy with a live orchestra, all for free. Both the actors and the musicians are clearly talented, and it shows that the group have been rehearsing carefully to create a polished show. Yet it falls flat at […]

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Fringe Theatre

Flossy and Boo’s Curiosity Shop

Comedy, Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 13:30 until the 16th August. Flossy and Boo’s Curiosity Shop is every bit the show it appears to be on the retro fairground inspired flyer: a riot of overblown whimsy with a healthy smattering of ‘fantabulous’ made up words. For the most part the act is very well executed, but as […]

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Fringe Music

All the King’s Men

Vocal/A Cappella, C Venues – C, Venue 34, 15:20 until 22nd August. “Let me entertain you”, sing the 11 blue chino-clad performers that make up All the King’s Men, mid-way through their Fringe show set. And entertain they do. The show, dubbed ‘Radio Gaga’, takes its audience through a variety of familiar radio stations, with […]

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Art Fringe

153rd International Photographic Exhibition

Photography, Photographic Exhibition Centre, Venue 130, 10:00-17:00 until 30th August.  There’s no formal introduction to the grandiosely named 153rd Annual Photographic Exhibition. Rather, you’re left to your own devices to decipher any curatorial stratagem. Two hundred and two prints hang in invariable blocks of six, mounted on grey felt exhibition panels. Imaginatively, photographs seem to […]