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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...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: TONY LAW: ENTER THE TONEZONE, The Stand, August 13 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: TONY LAW: ENTER THE TONEZONE, The Stand, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 13, 2014

Dive into the zone of Tone for life affirming, changing comedy of a sort. Art? It's life as we know it. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner in POTTED SHERLOCKPhoto Flash: First Look at Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner in POTTED SHERLOCK
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Potted Productions presents POTTED SHERLOCK by Daniel Clarkson, who also stars alongside Jefferson Turner and Lizzie Wort, now through 25 August (not 6, 13 & 20 August) at the Pleasance Courtyard. Double Olivier Award nominees Dan & Jeff return to premiere their fourth 'Potted' show. Dan and Jeff are back with their greatest challenge yet... the entire works of one of the greatest detective in literary history, Sherlock Holmes. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Interviews: DIVALLUSIONEDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Interviews: DIVALLUSION
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2014

Stars of Edinburgh Fringe show Divallusion Christina Bianco and Velma Celli speak to BWW:UK about their Fringe experience so far. (more...)
Nicky Gayner's EMPTY NEST Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Begin. TonightNicky Gayner's EMPTY NEST Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Empty Nest takes the audience on a mother's voyage of rediscovery, weaving together the joys and trials of raising a child and examining the future a woman faces after her children have left home. (more...)
Rosie Wyatt Wins 2014 Stage Award for Acting Excellence in SPINERosie Wyatt Wins 2014 Stage Award for Acting Excellence in SPINE
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Rosie Wyatt has been awarded The Stage Award for Acting Excellence for her performance in Clara Brennan's Spine. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: I PROMISE YOU SEX AND VIOLENCE, King's Hall, August 10 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: I PROMISE YOU SEX AND VIOLENCE, King's Hall, August 10 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2014

David Ireland's brutal and hilarious satire of love and hate dives into the darkest heart of the modern love story. Boy meets girl meets boy meets crippling sexual neurosis. It's not easy out there when you have no idea who you are supposed to be, no idea how to behave and everyone else seems to be an asshole. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: DON'T WORRY GUYS, IT'S SARAH CAMPBELL, Cabaret Voltaire, August 10 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: DON'T WORRY GUYS, IT'S SARAH CAMPBELL, Cabaret Voltaire, August 10 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2014

Have you been mis-sold PPI? Me neither. Feel a bit left out tbh. My friend got seven grand! Anyway: mind-blowing stand-up about nagging anxieties from the Radio 4 and Russell Howard's Good News writer. (more...)

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