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Edinburgh Fringe – Edward Reid : Living The Dream One Song At A Time

Writer/Director: Vik Sivalingam Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Edward Reid is best known for his much loved reworking of nursery rhymes on Britain's Got Talent, in which he shot to fame in 2011. Now making his Edinburgh Fringe debut, he entertains an excitable yet loyal crowd of fans as he weaves over 20 songs into a fast paced, whistle stop tour ...

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WHAT’S HOT – August 6th 2012

While the eyes of the sporting world focus on London, theatrical attention is focused on Edinburgh. With the fringe festival offering a bewildering choice of shows, it’s easy to get lost in the choice. Here Glen Pearce picks just five of the hundreds of shows on offer worth a visit for those dashing around the Scottish capital. 1) As Ye ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Crypted – C Nova

Written By: Freddy Syborn Reviewer: Samantha Currie [rating:4.5] "This number will not change to fit the system" - Crypted 2012 marks a century since the birth of English mathematician Alan Turing. He's known for cracking the German Enigma code during WWII which helped to save the lives of countless allied servicemen and civilians. In the 1950's he was prosecuted for ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Bugsy Malone – C Too

Book/Lyrics: Paul Williams, Alan Parker Reviewer: Samantha Currie [rating:3] The Portobello Youth Theatre was formed as a youth project in Edinburgh to give local children aged 8-14 the opportunity to perform musical theatre. This year’s production is the musical Bugsy Malone. Set in 1929 New York City during prohibition, the mob rules, there are hoodlums, dancing girls and plenty of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Beulah – C Nova

Book/Lyrics: Alexander Wright Director: Tom Bellerby Design: Ed Sunman Reviewer: Samantha Currie [rating:5] Beulah belongs to the #LittleFest programme presented by the Flanagan Collective, described as an “...ever growing and changing group of artists who make stuff, support stuff and like to talk about stuff”. It's a gentle folk musical inspired by the writing of William Blake. We all experience ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Blink – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Phil Porter Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Nabokov Theatre Company have always been at the forefront of new and exciting writing, they have also never been scared of trying out something new or being controversial in their subject matter, for their latest project a co-production with Soho Theatre and presented as part of the Traverse Theatre’s fringe ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Mess – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Caroline Horton Director: Alex Swift Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] After her critically acclaimed production of 'You're not like the other girls Chrissy' in 2010 Caroline Horton has fast become a name to watch within the theatre industry, her unique approach to biographical stories take her audiences to places rarely seen on stage, to a place so personal it's hard ...

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PREVIEW: Edinburgh Fringe comedy previews, Manchester

It’s that time of year again, where both fledgling and established comedians hone their acts for thatdaunting hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The North West does quite well for attracting comicsto perform, with great Manchester venues such as The Comedy Store, XS Malarkey, The Frog andBucket to name but a few. But what value do comics get out of ...

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