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EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: BETTE MIDLER..AND ME, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: BETTE MIDLER..AND ME, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2015

'When I'm on stage - it's a party,' quipped Bette Midler. So join in the fun, and catch Sue's Kelvin's rollercoaster ride through the Divine Miss M's fabulous career. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: NEWS REVUE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: NEWS REVUE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 15 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2015

Nobody is safe: from Farage to the royal foetus, politicians and celebrities come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of bladder-threateningly funny songs and sketches brimming with punchlines. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 15 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2015

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. The Impro Chums are Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Mike McShane. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG, Underbelly, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG, Underbelly, August 15 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2015

This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs, whilst channelling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: A POCKETFUL OF GRIMMS, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: A POCKETFUL OF GRIMMS, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2015

Let the storyteller take you to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the best fairy tales ever told. Find yourself lost in a host of adventures that are weird, dark, funny and fantastical. An exciting new look at some of the most loved and less well known stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: KEVIN MCMAHON - QUANTUM MAGIC, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: KEVIN MCMAHON - QUANTUM MAGIC, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 16, 2015

After a TV appearance on Faking It where he learned the magician's craft from the likes of Penn and Teller, Kevin McMahon abandoned his career as a scientific researcher to astound and amaze the public with spellbinding illusions.  Now, his former occupation is making a comeback in his Fringe show Quantum Magic, bringing together magic with maths and physics (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: WHAT WOULD SPOCK DO?, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: WHAT WOULD SPOCK DO?, Gilded Balloon, August 15 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 16, 2015

You don't have to be enough of a Trekkie to know your Romulans from your Cardassians to enjoy it, as it's a show that will resonate with anyone who has ever had a passionate appreciation for something.  However, for those of us who always wanted to go where no one has gone before, What Would Spock Do? is the only logical show to see at the Fringe this year. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: BRENDON BURNS AND COLT CABANA, Stand in the Square, August 14 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: BRENDON BURNS AND COLT CABANA, Stand in the Square, August 14 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 15, 2015

The noted Australian comic and celebrated American indie wrestler reunite for another month of snarking at the worst of sports entertainment in the show with the longest and most literal title on the Fringe: Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a F*cking Yurt at 11pm and Provide Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: STEWART FRANCIS: PUN GENT, Assembly Rooms, August 14 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: STEWART FRANCIS: PUN GENT, Assembly Rooms, August 14 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 15, 2015

Have you noticed loud groans emanating from the area of the Assembly Rooms this month?   No doubt that's down to the fabulously deadpan Stewart Francis, as seen on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, who is bringing his painfully hilarious oneliners and shameless puns to the Fringe in his latest show, Pun Gent. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: HEY HEY 16K, Sneaky Pete's, August 13 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: HEY HEY 16K, Sneaky Pete's, August 13 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 14, 2015

Aptly introduced by the cast as an hour of 'singing, dancing and titting about', this two man musical comedy takes it name from the viral music video hit of the pre-YouTube era, praising the many virtues of the ZX Spectrum and its ilk. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: THE BUMPER BLYTON IMPROVISED ADVENTURE, Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, August 13 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: THE BUMPER BLYTON IMPROVISED ADVENTURE, Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, August 13 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 14, 2015

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure uses audience suggestions to inspire an improvised performance in the style of the English pre-war middle class adventures where a group of kids are unable to set foot outside their front door without being drawn into a range of implausible situations, while still getting home in time for tea. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK, Fountainbridge, August 12 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK, Fountainbridge, August 12 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2015

A new location at Fountainbridge for the hottest, funniest show this side of Bangkok. Beauties and the Beats will take you to a new level of frantic fun, laughter and good times as only the Lady Boys know how to deliver! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UKIP! THE MUSICAL, Space, August 12 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UKIP! THE MUSICAL, Space, August 12 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2015

UKIP! The Musical is a rollicking satirical swipe at the most radical political party of our time. Witty and irreverent, this exuberant musical features a host of original songs. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: ED GAMBLE: LAWMAN, Canon's Gait, August 12 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: ED GAMBLE: LAWMAN, Canon's Gait, August 12 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2015

Star of Almost Royal (E4) and the not beard one from the Peacock and Gamble Podcast, Chortle Award-winning Ed Gamble moseys back into town with a brand new stand-up show about why it's hip to be square. He's a prophet, a shaman and a wildly inaccurate blurb writer. (more...)
Photo Flash: BABY LAME: DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! Previews at Edinburgh FringePhoto Flash: BABY LAME: DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! Previews at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2015

Tuffbroad Productions present BABY LAME: DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! in an Edinburgh preview tonight 12th August 2015 at 8.30PM. Leave your inhibitions at the door... SHE'S BACK. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: ZANNA, DON'T, C, August 11 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: ZANNA, DON'T, C, August 11 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 11, 2015

Zanna, Don't is your typical high school rom com, with a slight twist.  There are all the traditional elements - quarterbacks and queen bees, cliques and crushes - but in the upside-down universe of Zanna, Don't, chess players are sex symbols, musical theatre is super cool, and gay relationships are the norm. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: USHERS, Momentum Grand, August 9 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: USHERS, Momentum Grand, August 9 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2015

Set in a West End theatre, the acclaimed hit new musical comes to Edinburgh! Following the lives of the stagiest people in theatre - the Front of House staff - and portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice cream sellers who dare to dream… (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: CHRISTINA BIANCOEDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: CHRISTINA BIANCO
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2015

BWW:UK speaks to Broadway, West End and Youtube star Christina Bianco about her 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show "Party of One".  (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: IAN SMITH WHEREABOUTS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: IAN SMITH WHEREABOUTS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2015

Award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC1's The Ark, BBC3's Sweat the Small Stuff) returns with his third hour. It's about whereabouts things are and whatabouts they're doing there. While others sleep, Ian is knocking back 35p energy drinks and searching for the answers. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015- BWW Reviews: THE TITANIC ORCHESTRA, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2015EDINBURGH 2015- BWW Reviews: THE TITANIC ORCHESTRA, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2015

John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors, The Mummy) stars in this madcap comedy of illusion. Four tramps huddle together at an abandoned railway station, full of vodka-fuelled dreams of escaping on one of the passing trains. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: Apphia Campbell of SOUL SESSIONS.EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: Apphia Campbell of SOUL SESSIONS.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2015

BWW:UK speaks to Apphia Campbell about her two Nina Simone-inspired shows that she is performing at this years Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UNDER THE GROUND, Assembly Checkpoint, August 9 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UNDER THE GROUND, Assembly Checkpoint, August 9 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2015

A brand new musical following the seemingly simple journey of a girl on a single Glasgow Subway car. Forced to face her fears and overcome private demons on this very public platform, surrounded with characters on journeys of their own. Under the Ground explores the phenomenon of loneliness on a train packed with strangers, stories and secrets. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL!, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL!, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2015
by Amy Hanson - August 9, 2015

Improvisation is a tricky thing to get right on stage, but what happens when you also have to improvise full band accompaniments, a cappella harmonies and dance routines? The Showstoppers, a talented troupe of improvisers as heard on BBC Radio Four, manage to do just that in their show at the Pleasance Courtyard. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: Jess Robinson Of THE RISE OF MIGHTY VOICEEDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: Jess Robinson Of THE RISE OF MIGHTY VOICE
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2015

BWW:UK speaks to vocalist and impressionist Jess Robinson about her 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: JESS ROBINSON, THE RISE OF MIGHTY VOICE, Pleasance Dome, August 8 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: JESS ROBINSON, THE RISE OF MIGHTY VOICE, Pleasance Dome, August 8 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2015

Amazing mimicry, stunning singing, cheeky wit and a different show every night, thanks to the legendary Wheels of Sixty-Four Tunes. Showstopping musical mash-ups, incredible vocal gymnastics and irreverent celebrity impressions make the perfect feel-good show. (more...)

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