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Fringe 2022: Jordan Gray’s Is It a Bird? Review

Jordan Gray’s Is It a Bird? is a show which combines light surreal jokes and satirical humour simultaneously.  Jordan Gray’s excitement for life is infectious. During the show I felt as if she was deftly guiding my thought process along a journey, inviting me to see the ridiculousness and hilarity present around us. She purveyed […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Happy Birthday, Mr President! Review

Undeniably nerdy, this cabaret-cum-history lesson is an energetic and highly entertaining look into the human side of these proclaimed “great men” of history.

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Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022 : La Serva Padrona Review

A man with a fantastic moustache and an even more fantastic pair of blue dungarees takes the stage. Walking down Nicolson Street to get to the venue at peak Fringe queueing time, I had passed all manner of bizarre attire but this particular look surprised me. My first thought was this: ‘how would one go […]

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Fringe 2022: Godot is a Woman Review

It’s 2022 and we are still waiting… Or are we? Eighth in line, anxiously crowded around a telephone, three suited and booted clowns are waiting, but not for Godot.   In 1952, the influential Irish playwright, Samuel Beckett, specified only men could play the two central roles, Vladimir and Estragon, in his most famous play, Waiting […]

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Comedy Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe 2022: What’s on at The Stand?

The Stand Comedy Club is arguably the home of stand-up comedy in Edinburgh, hosting a mixture of comedians already in the midst of success as well as providing newcomers with the space to introduce themselves to the scene.  The Student were lucky enough to be invited to their comedy showcase for the Fringe – taking […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Josie Long, ‘Re-Enchantment’ Review

In-keeping with the atmosphere of the Fringe thus far, Josie Long begins her new show Re-Enchantment by telling the audience simply how happy she is to see everyone: ‘I’m so proud of you for being here! I want to give you all a big hug! Is it safe? Don’t think about it.’ For most comics […]

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Fringe 2022: In Conversation with Izzy Parriss Productions

Before becoming a director, producer and founder of Izzy Parriss Productions, Izzy Parriss studied at the University of Edinburgh spending her free time running Candlewasters and directing and producing multiple productions in Paradok. Parriss has said that her involvement in theatre at Edinburgh University inspired her to go into a career in the field. In […]