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Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – Summerhall Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Sam Steiner Director: EdMadden Reviewer: Fergus Morgan What would you say if you were only allowed 140 words a day? Who would you talk to? How would you cope? Sam Steiner’sLemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a successful run last year,is a play about wasted breath, about reading between the lines, about the ...

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Frenchy: World’s Worst Adult – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

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Writer: Frenchy Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Ben French – alias ‘Frenchy’ – is one of a group of young Australian comics to have first found fame on social media, latterly using that popularity to carve out a career in stand-up. His 2015 Edinburgh show – his first at the Fringe – was a riotous, raucous hour of outrageously offensive jokes, hideously ...

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James Acaster: Reset – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Writer: James Acaster Reviewer: Fergus Morgan There’s no doubt about it. James Acaster has got something special. His four previous Edinburgh shows,Prompt,Lawnmower,Recognise andRepresent, have all earned him Foster’s Award nominations. This year’s effort, a gloriously eclectic mix of quirky surrealism, political satire and gentle observations, could easily see him notch up another. It might even see him finally claim the ...

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The Oxford Revue: Hello You – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: The Oxford Revue Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Oxford Revue’s 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show was among the funniest hours you could spend at the festival. It was surprising, intelligent, cohesive, polished and hilarious. Their 2016 effort,Hello You, starring Georgia Bruce and Jack Chisnall, is almost as good. But not quite. “We’re not really comedians”, the pair confess at one point, ...

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Cold/Warm – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Florence Read Director: James Watt Reviewer: Fergus Morgan As broadsheet newspapers constantly remind us post-Brexit, there are swathes of British society left behind by the establishment.Cold/Warm, a new play by Florence Read, presents a portrait of one such forgotten man. Ieuan Perkins plays a young, track-suited tenant of a crumbling block of council flats, suffering from a debilitating mental ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Fat Content Theatre Company

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Fat Content Theatre Company answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Skin of the Teeth is a poetic and physical ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Shôn Dale-Jones of The Duke

Shôn Dale-Jones in The Duke

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Shôn Dale-Jones of The Duke answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. It’s a free stand-up theatre sitting down storytelling ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Des Bishop

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Des Bishop answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. My show is pure unadulterated nostalgia for entertainment purposes with some ...

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