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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Yve Blake

In one sentence tell us about your show. Australian Woman/She-Bat has collected embarrassing true stories from strangers and turned them all into Musical Comedy and there will be a gown made of pizza. What made you decide to bring a show this year? Jacket potatoes. And the fact that I had the chance to stay in a flat with THIS ...

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Bakersfield Mist – Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Writer: Stephen Sachs Director: Kara Johnston Reviewer: Gareth Davies You may have spent years wandering through galleries asking 'but is it art?', but in Stephen Sachs' short play the question instead is 'is it genuine?'. Having bought a canvas in a thrift store for $3 (and narrowly avoided filling it with bullet holes on a drunken bender) Maude (Hazel Eadie) ...

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Everything That’s Wong with the Universe – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Gemma Arrowsmith knows Everything That’s Wrong with the Universe, let’s face it, she says, if it were a school project it would get a C+ at most. She’s been part of the Fringe since 2006 and this year her act consists of intelligently written sketches about human idiocy and our war-torn world. What would happen if we ...

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Liberation – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Director and choreographer:Luke Clarke Reviewer:David Doyle Nestled in Zoo Southside liesLiberation, a new dance piece from The Alchemist Theatre Company. Dealing with conformity and liberation within society, the piece moves through a series of movement vignettes, interspersed with occasional spoken pieces, and accompanied by a live band. It’s a confident and colourful hour of dance that has some interesting and ...

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Dogfight – C Too, Edinburgh

Music and Lyrics:Benj Pasek &Justin Paul Book:Peter Duchan Directors:Robin Johnson &Robyn Fryer Musical Directors:Joe Barr &Gem Tunley Reviewer:David Doyle Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are fast making a name for themselves as one of the most exciting things in musical theatre. Their 2012 musical,Dogfight, which won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical follows Eddie Birdlace and a group of ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: Fame Costs with Tomàs Ford

In this series of brief interviews, cruise ship worker, wannabe performer and celebrity stalker Lance talks about fame with the boldest and brightest names at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Lance also hosts his un-famous chat show “Late with Lance!” every day at 2:30pm at the Counting House. Fame may cost, but the show and this blog are free. www.LanceShow.com Hi ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: The Fringe Rookie – Startling Dave Benson-Phillips

We’ve just begun our second week at our very first fringe and our Teasetter, Hannah has already been on the telly and secured the mobile phone number of Dave Benson-Phillips. Let me explain. Earlier this week, all five STV viewers were delighted to see Hannah’s face on a telly they share in a poorly connected hamlet in Fife. Hannah’s face ...

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Attempts on her Life – C, Edinburgh

Writer: Martin Crimp Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Even after what is nearly twenty years, Attempts on her Life still comes across as rather avant-garde, a bit “difficult”. In Brodrick Production’s version, running at C venues, its cast of four make strenuous efforts to overcome these strictures. Basically an attempt to deconstruct Annie – a woman of mystery, yet, the suggestion ...

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