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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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Danielle Ward: Seventeen – Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Seventeen is a show where comedienne Danielle Ward takes the opportunity to reflect back on her own life at 17, but more importantly impart some important life lessons on today’s teenagers. Danielle sets the tone for the show by transporting the audience back to 1996 when the Spice Girls were installing girl power and all tomatoes were ...

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Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Alistair McGowan Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Alistair McGowan – arguably one of Britain’s most celebrated impressionists performs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the twelfth year, and does not disappoint, with an hour of unfeasibly accurate impersonations in his stand-up show for 2016, 12th Impressions. Warming up the audience with light-hearted chatter, he swiftly and effortlessly slips in and out ...

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David O’Doherty: Big Time – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

DAVID O'DOCHERTY BIG TIME

Writer: David O’Doherty Reviewer: Fergus Morgan David O’Doherty, by his own admission, has got as big as he’s going to get. His 17th show at the Edinburgh Fringe, Big Time, sees him playing the festival’s premiere venue to packed houses every night of the week. But, despite some wild fantasies about his professional career soaring so meteorically high that, in ...

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Mark Steel’s In Toon – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Mark Steel Reviewer: Fergus Morgan There’s probably nowhere in Britain that Mark Steel doesn’t know some peculiar, revealing fact about. His Edinburgh Fringe show, Mark Steel’s In Toon, is a mix of some more prepared material about politics, football fans and the great English cup of tea, and some more cobbled together stuff about Scotland, its history, and its ...

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Mark Thomas: The Red Shed – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Mark Thomas is pretty much a minor deity at the Edinburgh Fringe. His shows play to packed houses and his audiences invariably givehim a standing ovation, just as they did last year, just as they will next year. And, frankly, it's all very well deserved. Thomas is always a charismatic, commanding ...

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Spencer Jones – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Spencer Jones Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Spencer Jones was the surprise comedy hit of last year's festival. His show, Spencer Jones Presents The Herbert In Proper Job, was a gloriously barmy mix of anthropomorphic household objects, surreal audience participation, and brilliantly silly use of audio technology. This year, Jones has returned to Underbelly Cowgate with his 2015 hit, as well ...

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