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Comedy Fringe Spoken Word

Fringe 2022: Chris Turner: Rap God Review

A seasoned Fringe performer, comedian, and freestyle rap artist, Chris Turner is not short of words or rhymes in this fast-paced, improv filled, rap bonanza.

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Fringe Spoken Word

Fringe 2022: Luke Wright, ‘The Remains of Logan Dankworth’ Review

I wasn’t sure what to expect from poet Luke Wright; I had never seen poetry performed live before. I wasn’t sure if I’d need to click my fingers or sit in silence, but what followed in the next hour, sat inside the small yet intimate venue of Pleasance Above, can only be described as the […]

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Festival Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

Fringe 2022: Alice Hawkins Review

Using a combination of original source material and personal anecdotes, Peter Barratt is able to encapsulate a packed room of people of all different ages, genders and walks of life, in a passionate account of his great-grandmother’s remarkable life story.  Alice Hawkins left school at thirteen and went to work in a Staffordshire boot factory, […]

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Comedy Fringe Spoken Word

Fringe 2022: Alok Review

A beautifully written, honest performance that holds up a mirror to society and asks profound questions about the human condition.

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Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

Fringe 2022: Dear Little Loz Review

It is amazing how Lauren-Nicole Mayes and Izzy Parriss Productions have created one of the best shows at Edinburgh Fringe using only two items: a stage block and a digestive biscuit. Dear Little Loz is a true example of how a one-woman show at Fringe should be executed.  Dear Little Loz is a semi-autobiographical play starring Lauren Nicole […]

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Festival Fringe Interview Spoken Word Theatre

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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Culture Fringe Spoken Word Theatre Theatre

Bacon — Review

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ With past performances as Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler, the legendary and critically acclaimed actor Pip Utton returns to the Fringe with another one-man show titled Bacon, a portrayal of Irish cult contemporary artist Francis Bacon. Pleasance Courtyard plays host to this latest Utton production where the stage and the […]

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Fringe Spoken Word Variety

I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less review

Dominic Berry believes in choices. The type of choice you make inspires the consequences that unfold around you. He comes out before the show even begins, he makes small talk and his warmth and kindness envelop all of us in the queue. He gives us paper and asks us to write down our dreams, and […]