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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 […]

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Fringe Variety

Bad Luck Cabaret

Musician. Entertainer. Fan of black and yellow safety tape. This pretty neatly describes Laurie Black in her show Bad Luck Cabaret, an hour full of musical numbers and guest performers, as well as a healthy dose of audience involvement. What you would expect from a cabaret, but with its own unique look. Right from the […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Everyone might have their favourite drink, but there is only one show at the Fringe this year that consists of an hour of musical odes to gin. Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin is a nightlife-themed musical about one of Britain’s favourite liquors. Brought to the U.K. by of Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood from […]

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Fringe Music Variety

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

In her first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Courtney Act brought Down Under up North, as this queen reminded us of all the great things to come from Australia (including herself, of course). When Courtney Act first rolls on stage (in sparkly red roller skates, no less), we quickly realise what makes Act such […]

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Theatre

Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid – Edinburgh International Festival

As eccentric as its name suggests, Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid takes its audience on a wild singing, dancing, crowd-surfing voyage into an aquatic unreality where anything goes, with original songs and compositions by collaborators including Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Megan Washington. Meow Meow’s raucous tale of unfruitful loving and love-making sees Hans Christian Anderson’s […]