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EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE VILLAINS, THE VOTE AND THE BLACK, BLACK OIL, Sweet Grassmarket, August 23rd 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE VILLAINS, THE VOTE AND THE BLACK, BLACK OIL, Sweet Grassmarket, August 23rd 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 24, 2014

A tribute and a continuation of the famous Scottish classic The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, this new work from Caught Red-Handed is a fun and engaging trip through recent Scottish history. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: MENTAL, Pleasance Popup, August 23 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: MENTAL, Pleasance Popup, August 23 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Police call him a 'domestic extremist'. The NHS described him as 'highly disturbed' and labelled him with Borderline Personality Disorder. 'A real and present threat to our business' is how E.ON described him in the court. He prefers the term Mental. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014: BWW Reviews: SILK ROAD, Assembly George Square, August 23 2014EDINBURGH 2014: BWW Reviews: SILK ROAD, Assembly George Square, August 23 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 23, 2014

'Buying drugs on the internet is simple, anyone can do it'. Meet Bruce, 19, unemployed and living with his nan. When Bruce discovers how easy it is to buy narcotics on the internet, his life and his nan's eBay account change forever. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: THE VELMA CELLI SHOW, Assembly Checkpoint, August 22 2014EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: THE VELMA CELLI SHOW, Assembly Checkpoint, August 22 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 23, 2014

Direct from London's Hippodrome Casino, cabaret star Velma Celli presents an evening of all things fabulous and diva. Velma and her Musical Director Joe Louis Robinson bring you an eclectic mix of live music, hilarious parodies and more leg than a bucket of chicken. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: EAST END CABARET: SEXUAL TENSION, Underbelly, August 17 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: EAST END CABARET: SEXUAL TENSION, Underbelly, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 17, 2014

Bernadette and Victy are not dating. Not technically dating. But they do share a bed- and the cult musical comedy duo are ready to rip the sheets off and reveal their most bizarre, hilarious secrets ever. With an arsenal of cleverly naughty songs and the sharpest wit around, the deviant diva and half-moustachioed musician will seduce you with their uniquely filthy brand of comedy. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HELLO AGAIN, WE'RE THE NUALAS, Assembly Studios, August 17 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HELLO AGAIN, WE'RE THE NUALAS, Assembly Studios, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 17, 2014

In a world where pop stars think nothing of singing in their underwear, The Nualas buck the trend by sporting shiny yet surprisingly affordable frocks. With self-penned songs, scintillating harmony and provocative chat about current stuff, they've wowed audiences everywhere. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOHN LLOYD'S MUSEUM OF CURIOSITY LIVE, Underbelly, August 17 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOHN LLOYD'S MUSEUM OF CURIOSITY LIVE, Underbelly, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 17, 2014

Following his sell-out fringe debut, John and curator Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large and impossible museum. Different guests daily. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE, Gilded Balloon, August 17 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE, Gilded Balloon, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 17, 2014

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Apphia Campbell's hit one-woman show follows jazz musician and civil rights activist Mena Bordeaux as she undergoes a three-day period of spiritual cleansing following the untimely death of her father. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE ART OF FALLING APART, Pleasance Courtyard, August 17 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE ART OF FALLING APART, Pleasance Courtyard, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 17, 2014

'There's two kinds of people Callum. There's you. And there's everyone else'. Callum realises modern life is rubbish and walks out on his, but to who knows where? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Paradise in Augustines, August 17th 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Paradise in Augustines, August 17th 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 17, 2014

A fresh and funny take on the show within a show concept, The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful treat for anyone with a fondness for showtunes. A love letter to the musical theatre form, it is full of immediately likeable tunes and marvellous jokes that draw on both a pitch-perfect parody of old time musicals and more than a dash of post-modern humour, in a combination that is as much heartwarming as it is hilarious. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: PARADE, C too, August 16th 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: PARADE, C too, August 16th 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 17, 2014

Based on a true story, Parade is the tale of Leo Frank, a New York Jewish industrialist in the American South where the legacy of the Civil War is never too far away. Frank is accused of the murder of a young girl in his factory and swiftly finds himself the victim of various agendas that see him behind bars and facing death. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ALBA - A NEW SCOTTISH MUSICAL, theSpace@Surgeons Hall, August 16th 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ALBA - A NEW SCOTTISH MUSICAL, theSpace@Surgeons Hall, August 16th 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 17, 2014

A Stirling lad turned city trader returns home from London on the death of his father and embarks on a voyage of personal discovery in this new Scottish musical. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ONE MAN BREAKING BAD, The Stand, August 16 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ONE MAN BREAKING BAD, The Stand, August 16 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2014

Sixty Episodes in 60 Minutes. One Man Breaking Bad. See your iconic favourites come to life: Walt, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring! LA actor Miles Allen has had over a million hits on YouTube, displaying both his acting and his incredible mimicking abilities. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: RACHEL PARRIS: LIVE IN VEGAS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 16 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: RACHEL PARRIS: LIVE IN VEGAS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 16 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2014

Chortle award nominated musical comedian, Rachel Parris (IT Crowd, Thronecast, BBC Radio 4 and Austentatious) presents a shrewd take on the glamorous Las Vegas show, featuring brand new characters and comedy anthems. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: TRAVESTI, Pleasance Dome, August 16 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: TRAVESTI, Pleasance Dome, August 16 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2014

Slick, warm, laugh out loud funny: Travesti takes the everyday lives of 21st-century women and puts them into the mouths - and bodies - of six male actors. The guys gossip, dance and sing their way through women's real experiences of sexual violence, being groped on public transport and unruly body hair. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: DON'T LET GO, Bedlam Theatre, August 16 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: DON'T LET GO, Bedlam Theatre, August 16 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2014

Leonard's life is absorbed in nullity, that is until he meets the most unlikely of saviours; a red balloon. Don't Let Go tells the most enchanting and beautiful of stories, whilst exploring what it means to be an adult. Highlighting the importance of play in our lives, this show celebrates the joyfulness which lies deep within us all. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HARDEEP IS YOUR LOVE, Pleasance Dome, August 15 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HARDEEP IS YOUR LOVE, Pleasance Dome, August 15 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2014

Following his hit nationwide tour, the comedian, broadcaster, writer and chef returns for his first full Fringe season in three years, reflecting on romance in middle age. Expect some hilarious, and at times rather naughty, tales from the Fringe's favourite funnyman. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE REVIEWERS, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 15 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE REVIEWERS, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 15 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2014

Spawn of the West End Reviews, headed by the conscienceless Keira Cochrane, make Edinburgh a miserable place to be during Fringe month. The city is rife with bribery, corruption and generically angsty student shows. So when the Critic with No Name rides into town with a new brand of objective critique, sparks will fly as thick and fast as the vindictively-worded reviews. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ARABIAN NIGHTS, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ARABIAN NIGHTS, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2014

Meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE, Gilded Balloon, August 13 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE, Gilded Balloon, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2014

Earth's funniest footwear return with a brand new new hour of songs, sketches, socks and violence. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: EDDIE PEPITONE: RIP AMERICA, IT'S BEEN FUN, Pleasance Courtyard, August 13 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: EDDIE PEPITONE: RIP AMERICA, IT'S BEEN FUN, Pleasance Courtyard, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2014

American Eddie Pepitone's triumphant Fringe return examines his country's (as well as his own inner) crumbling. Pepitone's darkly hilarious rants and soaring neurotic imaginings paint a man at war with himself and an empire gone mad with cruelty and self-absorption. Fun for the whole family! (Not really.) (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: UCAS, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 13 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: UCAS, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2014

Why go to university? Ms Miller has one hour to persuade her inner city school's most difficult students to compose a personal statement. For her, university was a life-changing experience. For them, it's a waste of time. A daring new musical examining the changing value of a university education. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: IAN SMITH- FLAPPABLE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 13 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: IAN SMITH- FLAPPABLE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2014

After a successful debut, award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC2's Popatron, BBC3's Sweat the Small Stuff) returns with his new show. It's about silliness and uncertainty … or is it? (It is.) It'll be a lot of fun. (more...)
Edinburgh Fringe Presents AN AFTERNOON WITH DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED TodayEdinburgh Fringe Presents AN AFTERNOON WITH DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED Today
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2014

A history and anecdotes of life in the theatre, AN AFTERNOON WITH DAME DIANA RIGG: NO TURN UNSTONED will be presented as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: FUNNY GIRL, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 13 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: FUNNY GIRL, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2014

Funny Girl is based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice before and after World War One. It focuses on Fanny's attempts to become a Broadway star and the consequences this brings. A hilarious and heart-warming musical. Accompanied by a live jazz band it proves to be a musical enjoyable for all. (more...)

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