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It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Greenhough Director: Jonny Kelly Reviewer: Deborah Klayman An important play about the subtleties of far-right radicalisation, Matthew Greenhough’s timely new play examines the experience of disenfranchised working-class men on opposite sides of the political divide. A solo show, underscored by a live trumpeter playing jazz renditions of punk songs, It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night has a lot ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Anna & Helen: Stuck In A Rat

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…Anna & Helen: Stuck In A Rat. Your pitch:     An unashamedly positive life-transforming seminar, led by a couple of well-meaning idiots. An uplifting celebration of life and all its complications. ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Audacious Mr. Astley

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…Audacious Mr. Astley Your pitch:     Presenting Sergeant-Major Philip Astley, late of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Light Dragoons. Proprietor of the celebrated Astley's Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge. Originator of the h’entertainment ...

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EdFest Launch – Fringe Countdown begins

Stealing a march on the launch of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, the EdFest.com programme was launched on May 22 with launch parties held in Edinburgh and London a day apart. The early launch and the headline acts at each of the big four venues – Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly – will do little to stem the tide ...

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Unspoken – Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary Kitching Director: Phil Hoffman Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Bravo 22 Company works with wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their families. The company supports their recovery through the arts, and their plays draw on the lives of company members. Their current production, Unspoken, is set in a pub where the landlord and customers are all former ...

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Clingfilm – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Plunge Theatre Company certainly have an exceptional marketing team. It was difficult to walk around Edinburgh for five minutes, without noticing at least one of Clingfilm’s wonderful posters, eerily reminiscent of filmic comedic classic The First Wives Club. This combined with the 11pm time-slot generated intrigue and high expectations for what the company advertised as ‘an all ...

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The Tape Face Show – Pleasance Courtyard ,Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Following on from a successful storming of the USA, performer Sam Wills is returning to his Edinburgh Festival Fringe roots with a brand new and eagerly awaited show. Starting off at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and bagging the prestigious Foster’s comedy award nomination for Best Newcomer, The Boy with Tape on his Face has gone from ...

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