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EDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: EVERY BRILLANT THING, Summerhall, 13 AugustEDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: EVERY BRILLANT THING, Summerhall, 13 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2016

The worldwide smash-hit is back. You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BRIEFS FACTORY PRESENTS: SWEATSHOP, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BRIEFS FACTORY PRESENTS: SWEATSHOP, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - August 15, 2016

The Briefs brand is on the rise at the Edinburgh Fringe. After touring the acclaimed macho in mascara mashup original show Briefs in all its drag, circus and comedy glory, 2016 sees the introduction of the 5-star Hot Brown Honey, and this new late night addition Sweatshop. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE RAUNCH, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE RAUNCH, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - August 15, 2016

Strap on your boots, tie your horse up outside and get in line because the circus has come to town. Blowing in from London comes The Raunch. A naughty variety show with a cowboy twist. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BETH VYSE AS OLIVE HANDS IN ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP, Heroes @ The Hive, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BETH VYSE AS OLIVE HANDS IN ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP, Heroes @ The Hive, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - August 15, 2016

One of the most wonderful things about the Edinburgh Fringe, and comedy itself, is the room for all types of acts and you don't know what to expect next. Off the wall comedians like Beth Vyse can test out material, free the silliness in all of us, and let their freak flag fly high. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: 9 to 5, Assembly, 13 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: 9 to 5, Assembly, 13 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2016

Daily grind getting you down? Chauvinistic bosses passing you over? Ladies, fight back! Based on the cult 80s movie with the one-and-only Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 is a real feel-good musical. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - Guest Blog: Kasia Lech of BUBBLE REVOLUTIONEDINBURGH 2016 - Guest Blog: Kasia Lech of BUBBLE REVOLUTION
by Guest Blogger: Kasia Lech - August 14, 2016

Kasia Lech of Bubble Revolution guest blogs for BroadwayWorld about her Edinburgh Fringe experience so far. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: DIVA LAS VEGAS, The Space, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: DIVA LAS VEGAS, The Space, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2016

Diva Las Vegas delivers The Sundaes back to Edinburgh with their boldest show to date. Sassy, sexy and sensational, The Sundaes pay homage to the biggest divas on the planet with their trademark stunning vocals, coupled with a generous scoop of comedy and the outrageous costumes that they are known for. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: LOVE ME TINDER CABARET, The Space, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: LOVE ME TINDER CABARET, The Space, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2016

Join Megan as she dreams of romance like in the movies, but resorts to online dating and shares her experiences through music and comedy. Whether you are a novice or an expert, Megan guides you through the rules and pitfalls of online dating. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Reviews: 2044, Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 13 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Reviews: 2044, Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 13 August
by Amy Hanson - August 14, 2016

Set in a dystopian future where English refugees have flocked to an independent Scotland, 2044's concept created expectations of a focus on UK politics.  Instead, it neatly drew parallels with the rise of Donald Trump in America, and resulting issues of racism and the dangers of national exceptionalism.   (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOW TO WIN AGAINST WINNING, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOW TO WIN AGAINST WINNING, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - August 14, 2016

History class at school can be a marmite subject to many. Covering historical moments and movements of great importance do heighten our ability to evaluate events of today, but many can feel like a task rather than a joy. Thankfully the Edinburgh Fringe can provide extra curriculum knowledge that opens our eyes to historical figures that you wish you had heard of decades ago. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE TAP PACK, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE TAP PACK, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - August 14, 2016

Whether you grew up on Fred Astaire, seen a street busker hot shoe shuffle, or became obsessed with a children's film about a dancing penguin, at some point we have all been impressed by the talent of a tap dancer. The Tap Pack bring this timeless dance skill straight up to date, while still celebrating icons from the past. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: COLIN CLOUD: EXPOSE, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: COLIN CLOUD: EXPOSE, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - August 14, 2016

Colin Cloud, the self-confessed psychic cynic from Scotland is a showman on the rise. From an almost unknown, he has gained a global following online from his appearances on shows like This Morning. His third Edinburgh Fringe show Expose, is a mind bending adventure with tricks to leave even the biggest sceptic baffled. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ROYAL VAUXHALL, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ROYAL VAUXHALL, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - August 14, 2016

Deep in the pulsating heart of 80's London at a time of great excess and egos, three best friends make a pack to go out and forget all of life's heartaches. However, the friends are three of the most iconic names and well known faces in the UK. The idea of Freddie Mercury, Kenny Everett and Princess Diana going to a gay club in Vauxhall sounds too incredible to be true. According to Cleo Rocos book, it is very much the truth. This gives the premise to Royal Vauxhall. A mini musical sharing that infamous night and the emotions that led up to it. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: CAT LOUD'S WAYWARD GIRLS, The Space, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: CAT LOUD'S WAYWARD GIRLS, The Space, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2016

Seemingly wholesome island lass Cat Loud is still on the prowl for her next big adventure. After a chance stumble down a rabbit hole into a secret speakeasy, Cat embraces this dark underworld and life takes a turn for the wicked. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: NINA CONTI IN YOUR FACE, Pleasance Courtyard, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: NINA CONTI IN YOUR FACE, Pleasance Courtyard, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2016

Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, side-splitting characters and brand new masks, the voice-throwing queen is back. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: IN OUR HANDS, Underbelly, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: IN OUR HANDS, Underbelly, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2016

Alf is a trawler fisherman at the top of his game. But times are changing and so is the industry. Will Alf adapt in order to survive? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE BOOKBINDER, Pleasance Courtyard, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE BOOKBINDER, Pleasance Courtyard, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2016

'They say you can get lost in a good book. But it's worse to get lost in a bad one...' From award-winning NZ company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem - weaving shadow play, paper art, puppetry, and music into an original dark fairytale. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: A LADY'S GUIDE TO THE ART OF BEING A WINGMAN, Gilded Balloon, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: A LADY'S GUIDE TO THE ART OF BEING A WINGMAN, Gilded Balloon, 11 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2016

The Desperettes are girls dressed as boys, using techniques for picking up women to pick up men. Got it? Good! Daisy (Belinda Hanne Reid), DeeDee (Natasha York) and Delilah (Lisa Woodbrook) present A Lady's Guide to the Art of being a Wingman, a hilarious and eye-opening night out which includes big hair, daggy dancing and of course, pulling guys. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ADELE IS YOUNGER THAN US, C Venues, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ADELE IS YOUNGER THAN US, C Venues, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2016

We've all been there - the shattering realisation that you are not Adele. Come join your fellow mortals for self-deprecating, non-Grammy Award-winning songs and comedy. We're all someone like us. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: A CUP OF TEA WITH LADY C, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: A CUP OF TEA WITH LADY C, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 10 August
by Adam Robinson - August 12, 2016

The Australian outback did not know what it was in for when Lady Colin Campbell entered last year. And neither did the vast majority of I'm A Celebrity viewers. Almost instantly she became the favourite with killer one liners and strong opinions. It is this reignited fame which has brought A Cup of Tea With Lady C to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MICHELLE MCMANUS: POP GOES THE IDOL, Stand In The Square, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MICHELLE MCMANUS: POP GOES THE IDOL, Stand In The Square, 10 August
by Adam Robinson - August 12, 2016

Scottish siren Michelle McManus won the nation's biggest talent contest Pop Idol in 2003 to some controversy. She was every inch the popstar, but 80's icon and judge Pete Waterman took umbrage with her taking the crown. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: CHEF: COME DINE WITH US!, Assembly George Square Theatre, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: CHEF: COME DINE WITH US!, Assembly George Square Theatre, 10 August
by Adam Robinson - August 12, 2016

They say don't judge a book by its cover, and same can be said for Edinburgh Fringe show titles. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE KINSEY SICKS LADY COCKS OF BANG BOYS, Gilded Balloon, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE KINSEY SICKS LADY COCKS OF BANG BOYS, Gilded Balloon, 11 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2016

Seeking beautiful drag queens who make everyone feel fuzzy and safe? Then this isn't your show! Last year's Fringe sweethearts (and Vegas and Off-Broadway favorites) present a demented new Dragapella musical comedy: outlandish drag, impeccable a cappella, subversive satire. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: TWO KITTENS AND A KID, The Space, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: TWO KITTENS AND A KID, The Space, 11 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2016

A gay, white, suburban man suddenly becomes 'Mr Mom' to an adolescent, black, urban girl. White-knuckled on a roller coaster of teenage angst, this new parent falls off the precipice into the mystery of black hair, menstruation, boyz, and ultimately mental health and addiction. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ADVENTURES OF A REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL, Gilded Balloon, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ADVENTURES OF A REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL, Gilded Balloon, 11 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2016

She's back! Out of the coffeeshop and into the jungle, feisty redhead Joanie Little follows her anthropologist dreams with a new job at the Jane Goodall Institute, Tanzania! (more...)

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