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Culture Theatre

‘Toodle Pip, Ip’ – Din Edin, August – An Ode to the Odes

This is a tale of two Welsh bards with whom I spent my summer, one stuck in a folkloric past, and one whose folkloric present I was able to be a part of. Perhaps a tale of bardic Welshmen and a second year English Literature student has more place in Comedy,  yet this is a story […]

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Dance Fringe

Fringe 2022: Dance-Forum’s 78th International Choreographers Showcase Review

Memorable, joyous and captivating, The International Choreographers’ Showcase is a delightful way to explore talented emerging artists in the field.

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Culture Fringe Theatre

Fringe Reflections

Flyers are pushed into my hand as I weave in and out of the crowds on the Royal Mile, dodging children stunned by magicians’ tricks, a juggler miraculously keeping five swords in the air, a man dressed up as a Victorian dame, and a musician playing their guitar upside down. It’s all hustle, and bustle, […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Hannah Pilkes: A Woman on the Verge Review

Hannah Pilkes’ debut show is jam-packed and fun-filled, all based around the premise that Hannah is running late for her show. With the show veering wildly in different directions and pulling us into comedic realms that are fantastic, it is very impressive that Pilkes manages to keep this theme woven into the show. In fact, […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Tom Ward: Anthem Review

Rocking up to this year’s Fringe with his unmistakeably indie haircut, and wearing an out-of-season cagoule, Tom Ward walks out into the packed Monkey Barrel room as the final chorus of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger blares from the speakers. From one anthem to another, Ward launches into his side-splitting new hour of stand-up comedy, […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Michael Spicer: The Room Next Door Review

Walking out onto the stage wearing his classic red-hoodie black-top combo, Michael Spicer appears as though he’s stepped straight out of our lockdown Twitter feeds. To his right, is a large lecture podium; to his left is an overflowing, mug-laden desk; and behind him, a projector screen. Immediately adopting a droll, on-stage persona, he gives […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Sara Barron: Hard Feelings Review

Tackling head-on experiences of ageing, miscarriage, and the occasional joy in being the bitchy ones, this is a hard-hitting but hilariously honest stand-up show.

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Fringe Theatre Variety

Fringe 2022: Cheeky Girls Review

Edinburgh’s much loved, dark-comedy theatre collective, The Counterminers is back on stage with their fourth Fringe production, Cheeky Girls. A nimble ode to all the splendid disarray and fantasy of youth, Cheeky Girls wonderfully captures how the hazy reality of family and life dynamics intercepts with the perceived invincibility of being young, carefree, and just […]