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Fringe 2022: Film Club – An Improvised Comedy Review

Film Club is a cinematic-based comedy improv troupe that’s taking PBH’s Free Fringe by storm. Performing daily in Revolution Bar’s downstairs Function Room, the small group is introducing a fun twist on improvised theatre to their eager lunchtime audiences. Rooting a series of improvised scenes from a given movie genre, the group produced a quick-witted […]

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Fringe 2022: Hamlet: The Play The Panto The Musical

A rip-roaring reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, Hamlet: The Play The Panto The Musical, is a riotous romp through an age-old story. Wonderfully wacky, and full of charm, this genre-bending musical-mashup is Shakespeare how it should be – dark, witty, and very, very, camp. Written and directed by Hannah McGregor, and with a […]

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Fringe 2022: Mark Thomas – Black and White Review

Mark Thomas’ Black and White is a hilarious critique of the political state of the UK, both past and present. Thomas’ ability to mock the Conservative Party without having to resort to impersonation to create a pure mockery of their personal traits, is what makes Black and White a fantastic watch. The atmosphere at The […]

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Fringe 2022: Crossing the Void Review

CW: Mention of suicide. Crossing The Void is a dark, exhilarating glance into the vast chasms created by grief, guilt, and isolation. An impressive Fringe debut for Edinburgh-based theatre company Koi Collective, in collaboration with scriptwriter Sally MacAlister, Crossing the Void is a brave premiere, which profoundly explores the fracturing of old friendships, in a […]

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Fringe 2022: NASTY: ‘big’ girls being gross, mean and sexy

TW: Mention of eating disorders. It seems as though theatre hosted at TheSpaceUK venues are must-see shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival because, in my opinion, NASTY is the perfect representation of what modern independent theatre should be. This hilariously messy play uses the iconic duo that is Amy and Rio and their stories […]

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Fringe 2022: 100 Words of Snow

There are 100 Hundred Words for Snow, but there aren’t enough good ones to describe this performance. The show, performed in the Leith Arches, is a fabulous display of new and original writing by Tatty Hennessy. The play is simultaneously funny and complex, dealing with difficult themes such as a death in an interesting and […]

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Fringe 2022: Schalk Bezuidenhout Review

Few shows end with the suggestion of creating an audience-wide WhatsApp group chat. Even less, I’d imagine, leaving you thinking that this could possibly be a good idea. But this is the effect of Schalk Bezuidenhout, whose charismatic warmth and humour leaves you willing to extend your time in his company in whatever way possible. […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: The Narrow Road Review

As the world leaves the Coronavirus pandemic behind, it is almost inevitable that it will become the subject of many films. The Narrow Road, a film set in Hong Kong in 2020, is an early entry into this genre. Yet it does not try to tell the story of the pandemic in Hong Kong, or […]