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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017: A round-up of The Student reviewers’ festival favourites

This year, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe reached an impressive milestone as it celebrated its 70th anniversary. For seven decades now, the society behind the Fringe Festival has sought to push the boundaries of entertainment, offering a plethora of comedy, theatre, spoken-word, improv and physical theatre (and that’s only to name a few mediums). Here at […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Murder, She Didn’t Write

It was Mr. Green—in the parlour—with the candlestick! Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend from Bristol Improv Theatre present their show that is one part Murder, She Wrote, one part Cluedo, and one part adlib. With trope characters and a 1920s theme, Murder, She Didn’t Write is among the most professional and original […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Everyone might have their favourite drink, but there is only one show at the Fringe this year that consists of an hour of musical odes to gin. Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin is a nightlife-themed musical about one of Britain’s favourite liquors. Brought to the U.K. by of Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood from […]

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Fringe Theatre

Woke

After her sell-out performance at the Festival Fringe with Black is the Colour of My Voice, singer and actress Apphia Campbell returns with another story to tell. In Woke, this brilliant performer merges two civil rights stories in a passionate and heart-breaking show with a strong political, but also distinctly human, message. Woke is told […]

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Fringe Theatre

Green Knight

The knight stories of medieval literature are not known for their portrayal of women. From the meek damsel to the evil temptress, women in medieval popular literature tend to act as plot devices or ornaments to a scene, nothing more than one of the many splendours in a nobleman’s hall, comparable to his bountiful food […]

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Fringe Music Variety

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

In her first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Courtney Act brought Down Under up North, as this queen reminded us of all the great things to come from Australia (including herself, of course). When Courtney Act first rolls on stage (in sparkly red roller skates, no less), we quickly realise what makes Act such […]

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Comedy Fringe

David Correos & Matt Stellingwerf: Chaos & Order

As I entered the Wee Room of Gilded Balloon Teviot and sat down, my stomach dropped when I noticed the floor covered in tarpaulin with a bucket sitting close by. It was at that moment that I feared that it was a mistake to have sat in the second row. Well, when it comes to […]

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Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

Storyteller

There once was a wee princess…so begins Storyteller, a one-man performance by actor and director Brice Stratford. In this quiet and unassuming act, Stratford tells haunting Scottish folk stories with proficiency and style. Spellbinding and poetic, this performance should be seen by anyone, young or old, who would like to be lost in a fairy-tale […]