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Dance Fringe Theatre

Courtney Pauroso: Gutterplum Review

Courtney Pauroso’s clown-play Gutterplum is a lifetime squeezed into an hour. It is about womanhood, sexuality and love throughout a person’s life, delivered in clown-style, sometimes burlesque-like form, that adds up to an overall sweet and enjoyable, yet sometimes distastefully vulgar show. In the beginning, Courtney transforms into Italian pasta-lover Dale Ravioli, a cute, buzzing, […]

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Comedy Fringe

Kai Samra – Underclass Review

Let’s state the obvious. In the 21st century, almost everybody is desperately trying to be politically correct and socially conscious, bringing to the surface and trying to mend everything that is structurally ill in our society. Racism, identity politics and oppression of certain groups by others is what news portals centre around, and since they […]

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Comedy Fringe

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo Review

After winning last year’s best newcomer prize in Edinburgh comedy awards, Ciarán Dowd is back, and yes, Don Rodolfo is back with him. But there are radical changes in his life this time. Don Rodolfo Martini Toyota, the legendary 17th-century swordsman and devoted cheese-lover, found God. Since trying to find vengeance for his father’s death, […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Uncomfortable spooky chill’: Tarot review

Imagine this: it is nearing midnight. Amidst the dark of the Pleasance Attic suddenly three figures burst in, wearing Victorian-style white nightgowns, dance and chant in a ritual of some secret society, drawing a salt-circle around themselves. In the background, Tarot cards are hanging on a string on their backs, the numbers circled with what […]

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Fringe Theatre

Abishek Majumdar: The Djinns of Eidgah review

Kashmir has been torn between the claims of two nuclear giants, India and Pakistan. Consequently, Kashmir, whose legal status is still undisputed, is the single most militarized region in the world. Just this year, the situation shifted seriously close to active warfare two times – the second only a few days ago, and it is […]

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Fringe

Bryony Kimmings – I’m a Phoenix, Bitch

Before you consider seeing I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, you must brace yourself: this show is truly beautiful, but not easy to watch. The one-woman musical is a blade-cut into the gut, it is horror and it is traumatic, even if at parts it is packed with sophisticated humour. And the reason for this is that […]

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Comedy Fringe

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends review

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends, performed by James Haikney, Alex Hiscock and Zack Sizer is a remarkably ingenious show. The idea is simple. First, at the beginning of each show, everybody in the audience must think about one of the big, burning questions of life they always desired to know, such as ‘Who sent […]

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News

#YouthChange4Climate in Edinburgh, a demonstration attended by thousands

After the climate change demonstrations organised by the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) on February 15, another strike was scheduled for the March 15. Joined by millions across the world,  thousands of Edinburgh schoolchildren gathered. Students from our university were only one group among many primary and high school children as well as other students […]