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Anti-vaccine film prevented from being screened at Pleasance

An anti-vaccine (or ‘antivaxx’) film ‘Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth’ was set to be screened on Saturday 22 February in Pleasance, an Edinburgh University Students’ Association venue, according to Edinburgh Evening News, who found an Eventbrite page to the screening. The film is the sequel to an anti-vaxx film, ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastorphe,’ directed […]

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Fringe Theatre

The Last of the Pelican Daughters review

‘Confusing yet predictable’ is the perfect way to describe Wardrobe Ensemble’s latest play, The Last of the Pelican Daughters. At the end of the show, everyone in the audience has the same question: couldn’t they just settle for just the one theme? On their late mother’s birthday, the Pelican sisters – Joy, Storm, Sage and […]

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Fringe Theatre

Fatty Fat Fat Review

The first thing you realise about Katie Greenall’s Fatty Fat Fat is that it is primarily a documentary. Yes, it has creative, theatrical aspects and is put in the form of comedy. But it has a very clear message and is based on one person’s real-life experience.  This is Greenall’s first show, which she wrote […]

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Comedy Fringe

Brexit, Pursued by a Bear review

A clever pun and unsubtle hint at Tony Blair’s lasting impact on British politics, the title of comedian Matt Forde’s show lets the audience know what they are getting into before Forde himself greets his audience, regretfully stating that“we meet in diabolical circumstances”.  However, through an evening of meticulously curated impressions ranging from Boris Johnson […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘A mixed bag’: AAA Stand-up review

As with any show that is made up of multiple stand-up comedians, AAA Stand-up is quite a mixed bag. The majority of the jokes, provided by Sarah Iles, Will Hall and President Obonjo, land well, but there is a distinct  variation between sets. Although all three dedicate a fair bit of their material to their […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Darkly entertaining’: 21 Futures review

In a darkly entertaining contradiction to the light-hearted escape usually offered by children’s theatre, Olly Hawes’s 21 Futures not only lets in the outside world but places its problems at the feet of the parents of the new generations. The incisive writing, dripping with sarcasm, is passionately performed by the young cast of 16- to […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Enlightening, embarrassing and uplifting’: What Women Want review

Intersectionality, corporate feminism and neoliberalism. If these words confuse you, too, then this is the show for you! This show – recently turned podcast – encourages conversations about the “misconceptions, misadventures and misogyny” in day-to-day life. Amy Annette hosts a panel of comedians to discuss an often provocative theme and shows us the inherently individualistic […]

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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 […]