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Fringe Interview

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 […]

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Fringe Interview

In conversation with the cast of Mother and the Monster

In this interview with Arabella Spendlove (Charlotte) and Teddy Fahey (The Monster), they discuss Mother and the Monster, the show they have brought to the Fringe this year.   How would you describe your show in 3 words? Arabella: Feel-good, feminist, thought-provoking. Teddy: Bittersweet, funny, horrifying.   Tell us a bit about your show, is this a […]

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BBC survey shows us exactly what we are missing out on in our sex education

Content warning: mentions unwanted sexual advances, sexual violence. The BBC posted the results of a survey taken by 5,649 people for health charity Brook last week. It revealed concerning statistics about people’s attitudes towards sex and relationships, and their experiences. These statistics identified, amongst other findings, the lack of education and understanding of consent specifically […]

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The First Minister is irresponsibly hijacking the Brexit process

Brexit is not the clean break up we all hoped it could be. As the day of departure approaches, a decision has yet to be made. The public are left with little indication of where our country will go or whether we will get a deal at all. We find ourselves more and more reliant […]

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Culture Literature

Pumpkin-spiced reads for all your autumnal needs

As Halloween has been and gone and Edinburgh rapidly gets chillier by the day, it’s hard to ignore the rat-tat-tat of winter at the door. To celebrate the final month of the autumn, we asked our writers which books they recommend cosying up with this November. We strongly suggest enjoying them with a roaring fire […]

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Fringe Variety

Fascinating Aïda’s Adèle Anderson

Hidden away in David Hume Tower is Assembly’s Studio Five, which is home to the brilliant team consisting of Fascinating Aïda’s Adèle Anderson and West End Musical Director, Dean Austin. In the next hour, you will experience a delightful array of songs about disappointment, depression, and death. Anderson, known for being the ‘tall one’ from […]

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Culture Theatre

Macbeth

Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group (EGTG) presents a modern telling of Macbeth at the Assembly Roxy. William Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy is one that should terrify the audience and leave them rapt, and so it is unfortunate that one would find this production a lacklustre exploration of this beloved play. The fiery lighting and billowing smoke as […]

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Culture Literature

Re-Review: American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Which is better: the book or its TV adaptation? This is a question that has wreaked havoc with the likes of Game of Thrones, and the recent adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is no exception. Be that as it may, it must be said that the novel – published in 2001 – deserves as much […]