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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: This is Not a Show About Hong Kong Review

Tucked into the alcoves of Underbelly’s Cowgate venue, in a room with stone walls and arched ceilings, there is a fantastic play being performed for the Fringe. The room itself feels old and historic, but the play shown within is entirely new: a topical, fresh portrayal of life in currently oppressed Hong Kong. Produced by […]

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Comedy Fringe

Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! — Review

Venue: Underbelly @ George Square Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ At 18.45, Tom Stade strides purposefully onto the stage to rapturous applause, before making a joke about his style of comedy not exactly being conducive to an early evening, midweek slot. Every other word is sandwiched between a ‘fuck’, and the family with two children under seven sitting […]

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News

City of Edinburgh Council challenged to tackle growing overtourism

Edinburgh has been named by a CNN Travel report as one of the world’s ‘overtourism hotspots’ alongside Rome, Venice, Amsterdam and Barcelona. The effects of overtourism in the city, such as gentrification, disruption of public spaces and reduced availability of housing, is a topical issue for Edinburgh residents. Overtourism means that Edinburgh is a hotspot […]

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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

‘Searingly honest, ferociously funny, and surprisingly poignant’: HOTTER review

Set inside what feels like a giant, enveloping uterus is HOTTER, a searingly honest, ferociously funny, and surprisingly poignant show by Ell Potter and Mary Higgins. An amalgamation of verbatim interview recordings, song, dance, and spoken word, this inclusive celebration of life and femininity combines energy and laughs with brave moments of vulnerability. Potter and […]

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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

Stevie Martin: Hot Content review

If you have seen Stevie Martin all over Twitter then it means that the opening of her show is working: she immediately invites all her audience members to tweet about her show: “Saw @5tevieM #hotcontent, it was great. Buy a ticket!” This introduction is one of the weaker moments of what is otherwise an extremely […]

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Comedy Fringe

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations review

Rhys Nicholson presents a show as wonderfully flamboyant as himself. The laughs start from his joyful entrance. He is smartly dressed, which is surprising but welcomed given the overwhelming trend for comedians to go for a more laid-back attitude. It is immediately obvious though that despite the suit, Nicholson also comes with a laid-back attitude […]