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Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl,the follow-up show to 2015’s Diary of a Dating Addict,brings us back to Anholt’s arrival in the bright lights of London at the tender age of 17. From the moment she enters the stage she brings the brash confidence of the typical London party girl replete with dazzling gold shoes. Anholt then sets about ...

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Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Little Misfit is the latest show in Zoe Lyons comedy arsenal and in it Lyons brings her energetic and frenetic style to the current blissful place she has reached in life. Now content with where she is and how life is treating her, Lyons sets about bringing her everyday thoughts and musings to the audience in a ...

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Counting Sheep – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Mark Marczyk Reviewer: David Doyle Counting Sheep is a show like no other. It’s a guerrilla folk opera exploring the Euromaidan, a series of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine, which led to the deaths of over 780, and set the scene for the annexation of Crimea, as well as the conflict in Lugansk and Donetsk. A powerful, immersive ...

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Eurohouse – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Nasi Voutsas is Greek and Bertrand Lesca is French. They both make theatre and they met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. They decided to make a show about the European Union and its relationship with Greece. They got together the funding and travelled to Greece for research. What they’ve made as a result is a ...

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Travels with Autism – Just the Tonic at The Caves, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Controversial and award-winning comedian Jay Islaam, renowned for his dark, divisive and non-PC act, is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show Travels with Autism and delivers something very different this time around. When Islaam comes on stage his calm and good-natured welcome conflicts with his confession about sex dolls and cream, a story he ...

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Rhys James: Forgives – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe for the third consecutive year, Rhys James is back with his wittiest, quirkiest and most topical show to date. Now that he has reached his mid-twenties, James is starting to panic about the future and is becoming increasingly worried about his age. Having appeared on television (five times to be precise) including guest ...

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Zoe Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning Underbelly Cowgate,Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Trigger Warning is a show that catches up with stand-up comic “Dave” who has been beaten down by feminists and forced to pursue a career in clowning. When Zoe Coombs Marr, creation Dave enters the stage, his laddish exuberance is only topped by his blatant disregard for political correctness. The character of Dave subtly flicks between over-confident ...

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Bugsy Malone – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Director: Sally Lyall Musical Director: Liam Forrester Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Captivate Theatre have brought the results of their summer school to the Fringe, performing the timeless tale of mayhem, mess, and murder that is Bugsy Malone. Although a classic, this production has been given a contemporary twist that enlivens this well-known show. Set in the 1920s, and famously cast with ...

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