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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Circolombia on Acéléré

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It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. From Bogota, the company of Circolombia talk about their show Acéléré. In one sentence tell us about your show.  One sentence...It's a fearless circus concert with infectious energy, yes, guts grace and gusto direct from Bogota. What made you decide to bring the show ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Ellie Dubois of No Show

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It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. First up is Ellie Dubois of innovative circus production, No Show. In one sentence tell us about your show. No Show is a contemporary circus show performed by five extremely talented female circus performers exploring desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and ...

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NEWS: Fringe 70th Anniversary Programme Launches

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Join the Alliance of Defiance as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launches its 70th anniversary programme. The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme has launched with shows catering for all ages and appetites, inviting performers and spectators from around the world to join the Alliance of Defiance and celebrate 70 years of defying the norm at the Fringe. The rhyming strapline ...

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Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Like many single guys in their late twenties, Patrick Turpin is starting to panic. He has been single for over 90% of his life and he is concerned about what the future holds. Turpin’s latest Fringe show dramatises many of his own experiences and what might happen in the near future. From the beginning, Turpin outlines the ...

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Elf the Musical – Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Director: Debbie King Musical Director: Jack Bennett Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Christmas seems to be getting earlier and earlier each year and with just 119 sleeps to go, The Talentz (in the form of Santa and his elves) have landed in Nicolson Square and are checking the Naughty and Nice lists. Returning to the Fringe following a sold-out run of Into ...

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Growth – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Luke Norris Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Hilarious, heartwarming and relevant, Growthis a comedy about growing up and manning-up from rising star Luke Norris [So Here We Are, Royal Exchange; Goodbye To All That, Royal Court]. When Tobes finally plucks up the courage to see a doctor about the lump he’s ignored for two years, the audience learns there’s more he ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

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Writer: Maria Ferguson Director: Lucy Bairstow Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Blending theatre, storytelling, and movement, Fat Girls Don’t Dance is Maria Ferguson’s debut, one-woman, autobiographical show, exploring her relationship with food and her desire to be on stage, through the help of her first love - dance. Speaking, singing and dancing her way through difficult scenarios of her own life, Ferguson ...

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