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NEWS: The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Fringe with new venue

artists impression of venue 33 The Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe

By FRASER MACDONALD Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the world’s largest arts festival. In celebration of 33 years at Venue 33, The Pleasance Theatre Trust has commissioned a brand new type of mobile venue. From an initial innovative concept created ...

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Gilded Balloon Comedy – Drygate Brewing Co, Glasgow

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Arguably Glasgow’s hippest venue, the Drygate Brewing Co. is playing host to Fringe behemoth Gilded Balloon’s brand, spanking, new, weekly comedy club. Housed in the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, the comedy space under the old Tennant’s Brewery’s seven peaked roofs, is both impressive and entirely fitting for this ambitious project. The club presents two shows every ...

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EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW: John Hastings – Adventure

TPR chatted to Canadian comedian John Hastings about his new Fringe show Adventure. If you are a Fringe veteran what has been your experience of the Fringe in the past? I have loved every minute of being surrounded in cobbles. That city is a sponge of love and hate and concern and creativity. It kinda charges me up. Also where ...

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Insufficiency – Riverside Studios, London

Writer: Carl Djerassi Director: Andy Jordan Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 3] When a play has been penned by an award-winning scientist, you would be forgiven for expecting an impenetrable piece full of weighty ideas inaccessible to the usual theatre-going audience. This, however, could not be further from the truth as Carl Djerassi’s Insufficiency is both light and funny while also ...

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