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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: All Change

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of All Change. Ivor’s daughter Lily packs a bag, preparing him for a “home”. But Ivor’s not going quietly. As fast as she packs, he unpacks. A nostalgic comedy performed with sitcom ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Ken Bellringer on Unspoken

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Unspoken. As a bomb disposal expert doing VIP protection at the Fringe, Ken Bellringer never expected to appear there on stage. Having lost both legs to a bomb in Afghanistan he’s ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Naomi McDonald

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Naomi McDonald. Hot young comedy talent impressionist Naomi McDonald smashes down the dressing room doors and rounds up a roomful of stars. Spoof songs, sketches and audience participation plus the secret ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Luke Rollason

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Luke Rollason. Luke Rollason's Planet Earth is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary that sees me create series three of David Attenborough's Planet Earth by myself using office supplies and a surreal ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Ben Hanlin

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Ben Hanlin. In my new show, 50, I perform fifty great magic tricks in fifty minutes. I have searched the globe and the history books to find what I believe are ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Anya Anastasia

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Anya Anastasia. Contemporary cabaret unpicking the perils of our modern world. Our fearless (and somewhat idiotic) protagonist is an iPhone toting slacktivist/clicktivist keyboard warrior. She will topple any politician, corporate screwups ...

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Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen Director: Paul Brotherston Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sometimes a production comes along that sends you to the street with a smile on your face, The Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young’s Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is one (sort of). Promising to deliver a re-worked version of the Jane ...

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