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Fringe Theatre

Confirmation

Theatre / Political / New Writing, Summerhall, Venue 26, 11:50 until 29th August. Confirmation is a stunning solo performance by Chris Thorpe, tackling confirmation bias and the challenge of talking to people with whom we profoundly disagree. Part of the Northern Stage programme at Summerhall, and jointly produced by Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin, this […]

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Fringe Theatre

E15

Theatre, Gilded Balloon, Venue 14, 19:45 until 31st August. Entering the small venue, I am assailed by sound: someone’s shouting into a mike, music is on, and as I traipse into the first of six or seven short rows of seats, the performers are already on stage, chanting their slogans, not more than three feet […]

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Fringe Theatre

As Is

Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 11:30 until August 5th-16th, 18th-30th. As Is is a play which premiered in 1985 during the peak hysteria surrounding the emergence of HIV in the gay community, something which was in the press ignorantly called the ‘gay plague’. Although a subject which  at first glance niche and aged, like Madonna; […]

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Comedy Fringe

Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You

Stand-up, Pleasance Courtyard , Venue 33, 20:30 until 30th August. Alex Edelman is a young stand-up comic from New York with great delivery and lots of potential. Everything Handed to You is a one hour comedy show filled with entertaining stories of Edelman’s family, upbringing and life as an American in the UK. The venue is, […]

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Comedy Fringe

The Shambles

Improv, theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, venue 53, 22.20 until 29th August. Hailing from York, The Shambles improvisation troupe are fast becoming a regular sight at the Fringe and for good reason. Through a series of Whose Line Is It Anyway?-esque games, the performers adopted a multitude of absurd personas in ludicrous situations based on the […]

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Comedy Fringe

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

Comedy / Musical Theatre, Sin, Venue 342, 13:15 until 31st August. Two words for Vampire Hospital Waiting Room: hilarious and charming. After their original run at the Fringe in 2013, they have returned with a fine showing this year of their ‘comedy B-movie for the stage’, reminiscent of cult comedy musical hits Gutted: A Revenger’s […]

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Fringe Literature News

What’s on at the Book Fest: 19-23 August

  Busy gardens and blue sky at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Photo: Edinburgh International Book Festival – Press Gallery   The 2015 Edinburgh International Book Fest is well on its way, and yet four days into the two-week long festival we are still keen for more. However, with so many available events we understand […]

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Comedy Fringe

Paul Foot

Comedy / Performance Show, Underbelly Cowgate, Venue 61, 19:20 until 30th August. Paul Foot is a Fringe and comedy stalwart whose unmistakeable physical and verbal style will not only leave audiences bewildered but also leave them utterly in stitches by the end of the hour. His unique brand of joke- and story-telling, coupled with his […]