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INTERVIEW: Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie on Army@TheFringe

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By ANDY MOSELEY Most people’s associate the words Army and Edinburgh with the Military Tattoo, but this year the Army will also have its own Festival Fringe venue following a link up with Summerhall that will see six shows performed at The Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre in the city. Andy Moseley spoke to Lieutenant Colonel Gordon MacKenzie to find ...

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INTERVIEW – Creative Team Behind “Human Telegraphs”

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Writer: Rachel Kay Barclay & Fern Lim Director: Kayla Conroy Reviewer/Interviewer: Adrienne Sowers Times are tough for twenty-somethings in New York City. With rents rising and jobs that require five years’ experience for entry-level positions, more and more Millennials are turning to unorthodox methods and the sharing economy to pad their coffers. Springboarding off of this cultural moment, the team ...

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INTERVIEW – Patrick Sandford on the cathartic power of theatre

Older Man and figurine

Patrick Sandford has had an illustrious career as one of the country’s most respected directors and Artistic Directors and is about to return to Brighton Fringe with the debut of his new play Blooming, which follows the success of his moving autobiographical play Groomed at the festival last year and will shortly be opening at London’s Soho Theatre. Taking a break ...

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INTERVIEW: Aukje Verhoog – Amsterdam Fringe to Brighton Fringe

Aukje Verhoog

Brighton Fringe has always had an international feel to it, with performers from across the world bringing their work to the Sussex coast. This year though sees 14 UK premieres taking place in Brighton from The Netherlands. In a partnership between Brighton Fringe and The Amsterdam Fringe, The Dutch Season offers a chance to view some of the very best ...

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INTERVIEW: Rob Van Vuuren – South Africa to Brighton

Rob Van Vuuren

Rob Van Vuuren’s name may not be instantly recognisable in the UK but, in his native South Africa, Van Vuuren is a household name. As well as an acclaimed stage and film actor, an accomplished writer and director, Van Vuuren has hosted South Africa’s Got Talent and won the fifth series of the country’s version of Strictly Come Dancing with a ...

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INTERVIEW: Jimmy Osborne on Maisie Says She Loves Me

Playwright Jimmy Osborne and long-time collaborator David Aula were the hit of The Vault Festival in 2014 with their adaptation of The Cement Garden. Now the pair return to the festival with their new show Maisie Says She Loves Me. Osborne sat down with Glen Pearce to talk about the show and the process of writing.  You’ve written Maisie Says ...

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10 Minutes with… Prom Kween writer Rebecca Humphries

In 2016, for the first time in American history, a boy won the coveted crown of Prom Queen at his high school in New York City. Now, Matthew Crisson, who identifies as “non-binary” (meaning neither male nor female), has become the subject of a new play written by musical comedy duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. PAUL COUCH caught up ...

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