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Fringe Music Spoken Word

Marv Radio Presents: Mantra

Part of the way through his show, Marv Radio tells his crowd that it is not unusual for him to be performing to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people. It is strange then to find him grafting on the Free Fringe to small crowds in a venue that you could easily get lost in. This downsizing […]

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Comedy Fringe

PGSD: Post Graduate Stress Disorder

When performers shake a bucket in your direction after a show at the Free Fringe, this is normally so they can go towards making a living for themselves as whatever it is they have come to Edinburgh to do. In the case of PGSD: Post Graduate Stress Disorder, however, it goes not to the performers, but […]

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Fringe Theatre

Father of Lies

Setting foot in Silk in the middle of the afternoon is an incredibly daunting experience at the best of times. However, doing so as eerie music plays accompanied by the noise of wind and rain, while a passage from the Bible –‘for he is a liar and the father of lies’ (John 8:44) – is […]

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Fringe Theatre

Julius Caesar (with Pirates!)

The undoing of Some Kind of Theatre’s take on Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy takes place before cast or audience even enter the typically dingy Free Fringe room in which the play is staged. The problem lies not in the acting, the costumes, or even the charmingly homemade set, but in the skull-and-crossbones artwork and exclamatory addition […]