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Comedy Fringe

Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Brain tumours are the largest killing cancer and the most underfunded, too. Scary isn’t it? Some of the worst words someone can hear is “you have cancer”, and the pain doesn’t stop with the patient. Their families are faced with appointments, dread, medication mood swings, hurt, surgeries, heartbreak and more often than not a hole […]

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Comedy Fringe

Nish Kumar: It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves review

It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves is a well-put together and strikingly political comedy set which has the audience captivated and laughing throughout. Nish Kumar confronts racism with his hilarious sketches about airport security and ‘random checks’. He lays into the audience about racism, causing a slight discomfort around the room that is brilliantly […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Empowering’: Ophelia is also Dead review

The curtains part and a young woman enters the stage. She immediately breaks the fourth wall as she realises the audience is in the room with her. Thanks to her tear-stained make-up and dirty wedding dress, she looks tragically beautiful.  The show is a tragically moving story of Ophelia’s madness and why her spiral begins, […]

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Fringe Music

‘Wonderfully cheerful’: 10 Things I Hate About A Capella review

10 Things I Hate About A Capella wonderfully captures everything it means to love your skill. The show mixes arrangements of modern songs with  joyful dialogue about the things which are truly stressful and rather annoying about performance arts.  The group all wear the same uniform of  black with gold accessories, which is at once  […]

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Fringe Interview

In conversation with Sadia Azmat and Vittorio Angelone

During the Fringe performers are putting themselves out to the public for criticism and for joy. Sadia Azmat and Vittorio Angelone are taking part in PBH’s Free Fringe. Sadia Azmat is a practising Muslim comedian, she has been on the comedy scene for eight years and has been part of many festivals, including the Fringe, […]

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Fringe Theatre

Berlin Girl review

Berlin Girl is described as a story of love and rebellion which follows 16-year-old Berlin school girl Miranda as she gets caught up in the totalitarian regime of East Berlin in the 1960s. The subject matter is fairly  intriguing, especially considering the questionable choice to perform it in the rock musical genre. However, the strange […]

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Fringe Theatre

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch review

A flawless production from start to finish, Unfortunate is a feminist retelling of family-favourite Disney film The Little Mermaid from the point of view of the original villain, Ursula.  From love to sex, puppets and wordplay, the musical has a tremendous element of fun and breathes new life into the classic fairytale by discussing important […]

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Comedy Fringe

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human review

Zoe Lyons is a physical and vocal comic and displays her excellence from start to finish. From her use of the entire stage to her witty responses to audience participation, her show is a whirlwind of performance rather than simple comedy.  Lyons’ opening joke sets the mood of the show: a terrific story of a […]