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Voices

The Community and the Capitalist: Corporate Pride and Trying to Keep Protest Alive 

My first pride experience was here in Edinburgh this June. Having recently immersed myself into queer culture I was beyond thrilled to have my first Pride in the place I love the most as an out-and-out queer woman. Walking towards Bristo Square on the 25th, the feeling of community trembled through the streets, each footstep […]

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Art Culture

IN CONVERSATION WITH… FRUIT SALAD

Interview with Kat Stanley (They/She, @k.stan_art), and Jamie Cushing, (he/him), the creative masterminds behind Fruit Salad Queer Cabaret (@fruitsaladedi ) Your energies are so wonderful together on and off stage! – how did you guys meet? What were your first impressions of each other? JAMIE – We actually met on the Meadows on a bright […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: We Belong by Bare Productions

⭐⭐⭐⭐ We Belong by Bare Productions is 90 minutes of welcoming, invigorating, and dazzling concert with undeniable highlights, each one met with giddy, cackling applause. Rory McKeon seductively and appropriately opens the show with ‘Willkommen’ from Cabaret. The ensemble mounts the stage as ‘Moulin Rouge’ comes to an end to perform a flawless rendition of […]

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Fringe Variety

Full Moon Cabaret

It is the stuff of Fringe myth, the Holy Grail: stumbling, unplanned, on your favourite show of the year. And it being free. For the more adventurous festival-goer, this myth could become reality if they get themselves down to Full Moon Cabaret before the end of its run. Full Moon Cabaret is an import from […]

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Dance Fringe Music Variety

‘Wonderfully odd’: Little Death Club review

Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club is a Berlin-inspired experience of glitter and grunge.  It successfully bemuses the audience while welcoming them into Dieter’s weird and wonderful world. The costuming is befitting of the style, with trench coats, spangled clothing and heavy makeup. There is no overarching theme to the show other than the celebration of […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre Variety

Late Bloomers’ Tales Review

Much like growing up in general, Anna Vanosi’s Late Bloomers’ Tales is at times awkward and over-dramatic but comes together in a beautiful melody of optimism and acceptance. Vanosi returns to the Fringe with a deeply personal show that seeks to answer this question: “What does it mean to grow up?” The hour-long jazz-infused solo […]

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Comedy Fringe Variety

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts returns to the Fringe after a sell-out run at last year’s festival. Surreal, unpredictable and acutely self-aware, Terrible Wonderful Adaptations is an entertaining hour of originality brought to vivacious life by its class central star. The show’s structure involves taking a work of literature and inviting guest acts to come up with four-minute […]

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Fringe Variety

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

Cabaret has always been rooted in political dissent, existing in 16th century France as an avenue to air local grumblings under the cover of night, not confined to female performances alone and certainly not the gauche representation we often associate with the style today. That early concept of political satire held in small social circles […]