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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Nick Dixon

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 Nick Dixon. Nick Dixon is already being hailed as the “Saviour of comedy”. He has appeared on TV’s ‘Comedy Central at the Comedy Store’ twice and smashed both, was chosen by ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Barry Ferns

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 Barry Ferns. Love makes you feel alive, awake, connected and hopeful. This show will do the same. Like love, it's complicated and often misrepresented. And like love, you will never forget ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: A Very Brexit Musical

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 A Very Brexit Musical. This original musical comedy from students of the University of Cambridge weaves patriotic anthems and political satire, as audiences follow the ill-fated story of Cavid Dameron's referendum. ...

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Emotional Terrorism – Just the Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

woman in black leather jacket against brick wall

Writer: Ellyn Daniels Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs A great disservice has been done to this show. It’s been placed in the comedy section of the Fringe programme with a wacky photo of performer writer Ellyn Daniels to accompany it. Let’s get this straight from the start, this is not stand-up comedy. It is a frank, brave and, at times, shocking confessional.  It ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Naomi Sheldon on Good Girl

Next up, Naomi Sheldon talks about her show Good Girls  in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. In one sentence tell us about your show. Good Girl is a frank and funny debut coming-of-age storytelling show which gives a bold look at the darker side of being a good girl and what it means to cut your feelings ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Annie McGrath

Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's it's the turn of Annie McGrath In one sentence tell us about your show. It is a stand-up comedy show set in the year 2017. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I’d have no friends if I stayed in London in August. Any advice ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Alex Kealy

Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's, it's the turn of Alex Kealy. In one sentence tell us about your show. A 27-year-old man whose only job was a year working at a philosophy festival, tries to make sense of the world’s political chaos but with jokes. What made you decide to bring a show ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Sam Dunham on Curse of the Mummy

three men dressed as a mummy indiana jones and a nazi soldier

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Sam Dunham talks about his show Curse of the Mummy. In one sentence tell us about your show. Indiana Jones meets The Mummy in an hour of slick, slapstick comic mayhem with songs. What made you decide to bring a show this year?  We ...

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