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NEWS: 17th Pulse Festival line-up announced

By PAUL COUCH East Anglia's Pulse Festival, now in its 17th year, has today [25 March 2017] announced its line-up for 10 days of contemporary theatre with established and emerging artists, both local and those from further afield. Building on previous Pulse Festivals, this year’s programme carries on the successes of Suitcase Prize Day and Scratch Day with new work ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival launches 2017 Programme

  One of the world's most iconic arts festival, The Edinburgh Internation Festival, turns 70 this year. John Kennedy reports from Edinburgh on the launch of the anniversary edition programme. The panoramic scene-stealing Church of Scotland Assembly Hall on The Mound was an appropriate venue for the 70th-anniversary launch of Edinburgh's International Festival Programme. The corporate design branding following again ...

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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces 2017 line-up

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today [22 February] announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a ...

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NEWS: Record breaking number of shows announced for Brighton Fringe

A record breaking 970 shows have been announced today [22 February 2017] for this year’s Brighton Fringe festival, which runs across Brighton and Hove from 5 May to 4 June 2017. The month-long festival, England’s largest open access arts festival, will also see more than 300 world premieres and over 100 international shows perform. Theatre highlights including the return to ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe Bursary Winners Announced

Twenty shows and events will be sharing £10,000 worth of bursaries as details of this year's Brighton Fringe bursaries are announced. In keeping with the eclectic mix of the fringe programme, a range of art forms are represented in the awards, seeing, alongside others, an exhibition by star-photographers and a modern day Mexican ghost story among the winners. Tim Andrews ...

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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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