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Fringe Theatre

Down and Out in Paris and London

Satire, Pleasance Courtyard, Venue 33, 18:30 until the 31st August.  Down and Out in Paris and London brings George Orwell’s seminal novel up to date while retaining half of his original story. The play follows the novel’s Parisian plot, but for the London leg of the book the play follows a Guardian journalist and her modern […]

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Fringe Theatre

Be Better

Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 13:30 until the 30th August.  Be Better by Urban Foxes Collective is a physical manifestation of a quarter-life crisis, complete with menstrual blood, glitter and Sainsbury’s prawn sandwiches. The protagonists Elena and Saskia confront the audience with hyper intense lifestyle mantras such as ‘MeDonna’, ‘Girl Goddess’ and of course ‘Be […]

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Fringe Theatre

Theatre Uncut : In Opposition

Theatre / Political, Roundabout Theatre, Summerhall, Venue 26a, 10:00 until the 30th August Theatre Uncut: In Opposition presents a selection of six shorts from the theatre company of the same name. Set in Summerhall’s cosy ’roundabout’ tent amidst light and smoke, these plays explore political themes through personal stories. The first two plays were blistering, hard-hitting indictments of recent […]

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Fringe Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors

Musical, Paradise in St Augustine’s, Venue 152, 21:15 until 30th August. EUSOG put on a real treat of a show with their adaption of Little Shop of Horrors, updating the plot of the eighties musical whilst staying true to its character. Meek botanist Seymour discovers a bloodthirsty plant, helping him win fame, fortune and 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 Theatre

Foxfinder a harrowing success

Drama / Modern, Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 19:30 until 30th August. Master of None’s gripping rendition of Dawn King’s Foxfinder does justice to a magnificent play that won the Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition of 2011. Audiences are sucked into a pressure vacuum where for an hour and a half they are engulfed in […]