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The Lion – St James Studio, London

Written and Performed by: Benjamin Scheuer Director: Sean Daniels Reviewer: Christopher Hong   The opening deep and affecting song about his father making Ben Scheuer a cookie tin banjo lays out the history and background of this solo autobiographical performance of song and storytelling. The folksy tune catches your attention immediately, setting up his emotional attachment to his father and ...

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Camille O’Sullivan: 10 – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Camille O’Sullivan returns to the Fringe celebrating her 10th year at the biggest arts festival in the world. Her latest show 10 is a best of her previous performances. Elements from past shows litter the stage like ghosts of the past from her sparkly red glitter shoes, light up rabbits, rope swing and hanging dresses. Like the ...

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Miranda Sings: Haters Back Off – Venue 150, Edinburgh

Creator: Colleen Ballinger Reviewer: John Roberts In one of the smaller rooms in the converted Edinburgh Conference Centre, you would be forgiven if you felt you had entered the a pop-concert, hoards of screaming, loud and excitable children and teen’s await the arrival of YouTube sensation Miranda Sings - the out of tune comic creation of musical theatre performer Collen ...

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The Horne Section: Milk The Tenderness – Udderbelly, Edinburgh

Creator: Alex Horne Reviewer: John Roberts The Horne Section is a curious yet totally entertaining hour of music and surreal comedy courtesy of stand-up comic Alex Horne and his 5 piece musical section. Alex Horne hosts the evening of spontaneous stand-up with cameo musical numbers from some of the UK’s finest musicians and mixes them alongside guest performances from some ...

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Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much – Udderbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The dynamic duo of pop-culture are back at the fringe with Just Too Much which can only be described as their best and at times silliest show to date. Frisky (Laura Corcoran) and Mannish (Matthew Floyd Jones) first came to light in 2008 and have quickly gained a massive cult following. Even on a wet, cold Tuesday ...

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Vikki Stone: Instrumental – Underbelly Big Belly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The first lesson to be had when it comes to Vikki Stone is never make a bet with her, otherwise she will have you dressed like a dog and pushing her and Elton John around on a makeshift helicopter around the venue... Yes it did happen and yes there is a lot of photographic evidence floating around ...

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Vocca People – The Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh

Creators: Lior Kalfo &Shai Fishman Reviewer: John Roberts The Voca People have been regulars at the fringe for the past few years and their latest production at The Pleasance Grand is perhaps their best executed production to date. The Voca People are from the planet Vocca, which sits somewhere behind the sun, their only method of communication is through sound ...

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Burt Bacharach – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Burt Bacharach seems to have been a musical presence forever, and his music will have provided the soundtrack to many growing up in the sixties and seventies. Now, nearer ninety than eighty himself, he continues to tour with a talented seven piece band and three vocalists giving the people of Birmingham their first chance to hear his ...

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