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EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: TITUS ANDRONICUS, Bedlam Theatre, August 16 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: TITUS ANDRONICUS, Bedlam Theatre, August 16 2013
by Kevin Sherwin - August 17, 2013

I don't know much about Shakespeare, and I knew even less about Titus Andronicus before seeing this version by Smooth Faced Gentlemen, the UK's only all-female Shakespeare company. But one would hope the work of 'the Bard' should be accessible without much prior knowledge, and it's to the company's credit that this production very much is. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MORGAN AND WEST: A GRAND ADVENTURE, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 16 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MORGAN AND WEST: A GRAND ADVENTURE, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 16 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 17, 2013

A magic show with a twist, "Morgan And West: A Grand Adventure" features a duo of Victorian magicians on an epic quest in an era of hot air balloons, gentleman thieves and fantastic facial hair. Morgan and West make an endearing double act, adding plenty of personality to even the most classic of tricks, and it is their personalities that drive the story around which the show is structured. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: HOW TO OCCUPY AN OIL RIG, Northern Stage at St Stephens, August 16 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: HOW TO OCCUPY AN OIL RIG, Northern Stage at St Stephens, August 16 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 17, 2013

An exciting and engaging piece of political theatre, 'How To Occupy An Oil Rig' is a show that leads its audience from fun interaction with plasticine to serious advice on the most dangerous protest situations, through strong performances and a largely effective script. (more...)
THE ROAD TO QATAR Nominated for 2013 Musical Theatre Network AwardsTHE ROAD TO QATAR Nominated for 2013 Musical Theatre Network Awards
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2013

The European Premiere of Stephen Cole and David Krane's autobiographical musical The Road to Qatar has been shortlisted for a coveted Musical Theatre Network 2013 Award. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: GARDENING: FOR THE UNFULFILLED AND ALIENATED, Pleasance Courtyard, August 16 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: GARDENING: FOR THE UNFULFILLED AND ALIENATED, Pleasance Courtyard, August 16 2013
by Kevin Sherwin - August 16, 2013

"Life isn't your oyster - it's your lobster and it's being boiled alive." It's probably the most memorable quote from Undeb Theatre's shed-based hot ticket - so hot they're all gone - and it gives an indication of the kind of mood this gardener is in. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BETWEEN EMPIRES, theSpace @ Symposium Hall, August 15 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BETWEEN EMPIRES, theSpace @ Symposium Hall, August 15 2013
by Kevin Sherwin - August 16, 2013

Picking a musical to see at the Fringe is always tricky, especially with brand new shows, and lack of name recognition must be something of a liability here, but it also helps to make Between Empires the immensely enjoyable surprise it is. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BENT, C Too, August 14 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BENT, C Too, August 14 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 15, 2013

Written in 1979, Martin Sherman's spotlight on the persecution of gay people by the Nazis still packs a punch today. Table 9's latest take on BENT confirms that this tale of love and self-acceptance still has the power to move audiences. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BRENDON BURNS AND COLT CABANA, The Stand 2, August 14 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BRENDON BURNS AND COLT CABANA, The Stand 2, August 14 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 15, 2013

"Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a Fifty-Seater Around Midnight and Provide the Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches" may be the longest show title on the Fringe this year, but it certainly ensures that you know what you are getting with your ticket. Brendon Burns, Australian stand-up comic and Fringe veteran, has formed a comedy tag-team of sorts with Colt Cabana, one of the best-known independent professional wrestlers in the world. Together, they are spending an hour each night mocking some of the very worst clips of pro-wrestling, as shown on a big screen in The Stand 2. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGE THAT TOM BUILT, C Nova, August 14 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGE THAT TOM BUILT, C Nova, August 14 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 15, 2013

Tom Paine - a famous political author, a source of inspiration during the American War of Independence, the supporter and later prisoner of the French Revolution, and now the subject of a new one-man show. In "The Bridge That Tom Built", Dominic Allen portrays Paine from his youth in Thetford through to his death, as well as the influential figures that crossed his path, including Benjamin Franklin and Georges Jacques Danton. (more...)
Altered Skin's POWER GAMES Dance-Theatre Piece Set for Edinburgh Fringe thru Aug 24Altered Skin's POWER GAMES Dance-Theatre Piece Set for Edinburgh Fringe thru Aug 24
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2013

Altered Skin/Escalator East to Edinburgh present: Power Games, an interactive, narrative dance-theatre from exciting new company. Think you're in control of your life? Think again. Power Games is the debut Fringe show from Altered Skin, the new company created by Shane Shambhu. (more...)
Author Nicholas Allan Visits Talegate Theatre's FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE! at Edinburgh FringeAuthor Nicholas Allan Visits Talegate Theatre's FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE! at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2013

Christmas came early for Childrens' Theatre company Talegate Theatre who are performing 'Father Christmas Needs A Wee! The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE THREE LIONS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 14 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE THREE LIONS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 14 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 14, 2013

It's the selection for World Cup 2018, and David Cameron has pulled out the big guns to win the bid. Along with Beckham and Prince William they are THE THREE LIONS, set behind the scenes at the Zurich hotel as they take part in last minute lobbying to bring the world cup home. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE TRENCH, Pleasance Courtyard, August 14 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE TRENCH, Pleasance Courtyard, August 14 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 14, 2013

The horror of the first world war is the inspiration for Les Enfants Terribles' latest production THE TRENCH by Oliver Lansley. Puppets, projections and live music combine to produce a powerful poetic exploration of the futility of conflict. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: DAVID MORGAN, Underbelly, August 12 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: DAVID MORGAN, Underbelly, August 12 2013
by Kate Finburg - August 14, 2013

The loveable self confessed geek and Twitter aficionado returns to Edinburgh with his one man show 'Pretty'. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BOYS, C Aquilla, August 13 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BOYS, C Aquilla, August 13 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 14, 2013

It's the end of the era and it seems like the end of the world is happening just outside the window. Ella Hickson's BOYS sees its characters facing that difficult time at the end of university. The world is at your feet...but what if you're not ready to grow up? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: FOUR SCREWS LOOSE IN SCREWTOPIA, Assembly George Square, August 13 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: FOUR SCREWS LOOSE IN SCREWTOPIA, Assembly George Square, August 13 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 14, 2013

FOUR SCREWS LOOSE come running onto stage fanfare of loud music and high energy and this sets the tone for a fast-paced frenetic hour of musical sketch comedy. These four talented boys combine pop music, singing, rubber faces and traditional sketches with such charm that it's impossible not to be swept along in their enthusiasm. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013: Guest Blog - Freyja Edney Of C!RCA's WUNDERKAMMEREDINBURGH 2013: Guest Blog - Freyja Edney Of C!RCA's WUNDERKAMMER
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2013

Saturday morning in Brisbane, in the middle of winter. I got up a little early to treat myself to one last Aussie cafe breakfast, worth it. It was beautifully sunny, I had to keep reminding myself that it is, technically, winter. (more...)
THE EMMA PACKER SHOW Set for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Now thru Aug 24THE EMMA PACKER SHOW Set for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Now thru Aug 24
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2013

Actor, Comedian and Writer Emma Packer will present her brand new comedy show 'The Emma Packer Show' at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, playing at Mood Night Club from tonight 14 August to Saturday 24 August 2013 as part of Edinburgh's Free Fringe Festival 2013. Full listings below. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: REVOLUTION SOCIETY, Pleasance Dome, August 13 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: REVOLUTION SOCIETY, Pleasance Dome, August 13 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 13, 2013

This political comedy is the story of a student Revolution Society, an extracurricular group annoyed at the system and wanting to change things, only without a concrete idea of what they want to change and how to go about it. From complaints about the shrinking size of Snickers bars and the cliches of being student revolutionaries, through to debate on what should be done with the stock market, 'Revolution Society' follows a group of young people who move from drafting polite letters to the Prime Minister, to setting up their own country. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: TRACK 3, Bedlam Theatre, August 13 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: TRACK 3, Bedlam Theatre, August 13 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 13, 2013

Chekhov's THREE SISTERS is the inspiration for this accomplished multi-discipline work from LA company Theatre Movement Bazaar. TRACK 3 sees time zones and locations in permanent flux as we see the sisters trapped and forever yearning for the mythical Moscow, doomed to remain out of reach. Physical theatre, dance, and music combine superbly to create an engaging 21st century retelling of this Victorian classic. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: SAD FACES THREW A PARTY, Pleasance Courtyard (Attic), August 12 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: SAD FACES THREW A PARTY, Pleasance Courtyard (Attic), August 12 2013
by Kate Finburg - August 13, 2013

You're late. We're out of snacks. Now put on this hat and pretend to enjoy yourself. Join Sad Faces as they put the fun and social into socially dysfunctional. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: PUNCHLINE, Space @ Surgeons Hall, August 13 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: PUNCHLINE, Space @ Surgeons Hall, August 13 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 13, 2013

What is funny, and what drives people to try and make others laugh on stage. Ross Ericson's new comedy PUNCHLINE tries desperately to find the answer - and never quite succeeds. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING, Assembly George Square, August 12 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING, Assembly George Square, August 12 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 13, 2013

MAGIC MIKE meets CIRQUE DU SOLEIL in the latest fringe outing for the outrageous Australian cabaret troupe Briefs. BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING opens with dinner suited men with perfectly preened hair stripping down to the aforementioned behind deftly dangled feathers and straight away the tone is set, much to the delight of the cheering audience. (more...)
LUKE WRIGHT: ESSEX LION Continues thru Aug 26 at Edinburgh FringeLUKE WRIGHT: ESSEX LION Continues thru Aug 26 at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2013

Luke Wright/Ditto Productions/Escalator East to Edinburgh present: Luke Wright: Essex Lion. After six Fringe sell out solo shows, poet Luke Wright presents his seventh batch of roaringly romping verses for your delectation. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MY PREGNANT BROTHER, Pleasance Dome, August 12 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MY PREGNANT BROTHER, Pleasance Dome, August 12 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 12, 2013

Thomas Beattie made news around the world when he went on Oprah in 2008 to discuss being a pregnant man. But despite the entire furore that surrounded this, he was by no means unique. Johanna Nutter's one-woman show, MY PREGNANT BROTHER, making its UK debut at the Fringe, tells us her family's story from 2006. (more...)

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