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Fringe Variety

Self Deception

It’s easy to forget that in the midst of the vibrant world of the Fringe – filled with pricey shows, expensive food, and even more expensive pints – hundreds of free shows are performed every night in Edinburgh’s nooks and crannies. You may have to look a little harder for them, they won’t have five-star […]

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Fringe Music Spoken Word

Marv Radio Presents: Mantra

Part of the way through his show, Marv Radio tells his crowd that it is not unusual for him to be performing to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people. It is strange then to find him grafting on the Free Fringe to small crowds in a venue that you could easily get lost in. This downsizing […]

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Fringe Music

1895-1927 in New Orleans: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

The line in front of the world-famous Jazz Bar began to form 45 minutes before the Tenement Jazz Band played the first tune of the evening. Nobody seemed bothered by the wait, only excited to hear the 6-month old band play. The speakeasy atmosphere of the venue was evident after stepping through the threshold and […]

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Fringe Music

Bad Luck

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this year is the ever theatrical, occasionally sassy, and always entertaining Laurie Black. Off the back of her Best Emerging Artist and Best Music awards at the Adelaide Fringe 2018, Black has reinvented the show she brought to Edinburgh last year. While Bad Luck Cabaret featured a variety of different performers […]

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Comedy Fringe

Old Movies Saved My Life

If you’re ever in the mood for something very endearing and blatantly heartfelt, go and watch Mel Byron pour her heart out on stage about all the old movies she has consumed over the years. Armed with a bamboozling knowledge of Hollywood’s Golden era (including some of its not so golden entries), Byron gleefully recalls […]

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Comedy Fringe Music Variety

Little Death Club

Little Death Club is an utterly remarkable show. It can be funny, poignant and awe inspiring without missing a beat. When you first enter the tent, the show’s host Bernie Dieter is getting very friendly with the audience as she prances gracefully among the crowd in her feathery black leotard. It sets the scene for […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

The Choir of Man

I had the good fortune of catching The Choir of Man in Edinburgh last summer, their debut year at the Fringe. At that time, I loved it. I thought it beautiful, insightful, and thoroughly moving. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to see them this year, this time adorned with my reviewer’s cap. Even after […]

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Fringe Interview

An interview with Katie Norris & Sinead Parker

Comedy sketch due Katie Norris and Sinead Parker have brought their show Norris & Parker; Burn the Witch to the Edinburgh Fringe this year following their successful 2017 show See You at the Gallows. The Student managed to catch up with them quickly to ask some questions about the show and their experiences of performing together.   […]