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EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: HAPPY NEVER AFTER, Pleasance Courtyard, August 12 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: HAPPY NEVER AFTER, Pleasance Courtyard, August 12 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 12, 2013

A young couple fall in love and move in together to their first home. Hannah Rodger's new play HAPPY NEVER AFTER charts what happens when what follows isn't the fairy-tale ending they'd dreamed about. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: ALFIE MOORE: VIVA ALF VEGASEDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: ALFIE MOORE: VIVA ALF VEGAS
by Adrian Bradley - August 12, 2013

Comedy and therapy can often overlap in one-hour shows and such is the case in ALFIE MOORE: VIVA ALF VEGAS. Former police officer, steelworker and problem gambler Alfie Moore returns to Edinburgh for the fourth time with a deeply personal show about what drives people to risk (and lose) everything. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Interviews: Actress and Writer Juliette Burton!EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Interviews: Actress and Writer Juliette Burton!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2013

Juliette Burton's show at the Edinburgh Fringe explores her setting out to achieve every dream that she had when she was a child. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: WARDENS, Assembly Roxy, August 11 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: WARDENS, Assembly Roxy, August 11 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 12, 2013

What happens when a group of traffic wardens, a PCSO and a chemist are forced to spend hours held up in a disused cricket pavilion held hostage by an angry mob? WARDENS, written by Darren Richman and Garrett Millerick, hopes to find out as it pokes fun at some of Britain's least loved public servants. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: HIGH PLAINS, Underbelly, August 11 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: HIGH PLAINS, Underbelly, August 11 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 11, 2013

Set in A Unique Little Town (Ault for short), Brian Watkins' gripping one-man play HIGH PLAINS tells the extraordinary confession of Jake, a young construction worker with a dark secret and haunting tale to tell. This tale of sibling rivalry and young love has been winning plaudits across America, and deserves to be a Fringe hit. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE, Assembly Roxy, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE, Assembly Roxy, August 10 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 11, 2013

The story of JEKYLL & HYDE has been reworked and reinterpreted many times since Stevenson's original novella. The text offers so much to sink your teeth into its no surprise that directors keep on coming back to it. Flipping the Bird's production keeps the key themes intact - the mad scientist, the search for perfection, the beast within - and all the while using it to explore ideas way ahead of its time. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE SORRIES, Quaker Meeting House, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE SORRIES, Quaker Meeting House, August 10 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 11, 2013

For all that they take their name and claim inspiration from Scotland's most famous folk duo The Corries, this is no mere tribute act. What Douglas Kay and Martin Philip do take from the band that gave Scotland its national anthem is a spirit of easy banter, from jokes about their own souvenir merchandise to a memorable mid-song duelling guitar section, and a great engagement with the audience, who are very much encouraged to join in, an opportunity they find irresistible. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: PREEN BACK YER LUGS, Pleasance Dome, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: PREEN BACK YER LUGS, Pleasance Dome, August 10 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 11, 2013

Amidst all of the questions of what the consequences of next year's independence referendum could be, nobody seems to have asked what would happen to an independent Scotland after a worldwide apocalypse. Until now, that is. Preen Back Yer Lugs offers some excellent satirical points on national identity, immigration and whether being prescriptive about culture is ever worthwhile. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: VOICES IN YOUR HEAD - THE PHILL JUPITUS EXPERIMENT, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: VOICES IN YOUR HEAD - THE PHILL JUPITUS EXPERIMENT, August 10 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 10, 2013

Improvisation is very much a fringe staple and one that can seem all too familiar, when you've seen the umpteenth troupe of drama students playing the same WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY games. Deborah Frances-White's Voices in Your Head project seems to have found a way to reinvent the genre. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: JOHN LLOYD: LIFF OF QI, Underbelly, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: JOHN LLOYD: LIFF OF QI, Underbelly, August 10 2013
by Adrian Bradley - August 10, 2013

Despite having never passed a BBC recruitment board in his life, John Lloyd has none-the-less been responsible for some of the greatest TV and Radio comedies broadcast in the UK over the last 40 years. From JUST A MINUTE to QI, via BLACKADDER, SPITTING IMAGE and of course NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS - Lloyd uses his fringe debut to share the stories behind these great shows, as he details his life in broadcasting. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE ADVENTURES OF CAROLINE AND MR CLOWN, Gilded Balloon, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE ADVENTURES OF CAROLINE AND MR CLOWN, Gilded Balloon, August 10 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2013

Join Caroline Rhea of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Phineas and Ferb and her new best friend, Mr Clown, an adorable, quick-witted puppet, as they sing, play and joke their way through basic language skills, manners, and other exciting life lessons in this playful interactive multi-media show (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: WRONG SIDE OF THE DOOR, Underbelly, August 9 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: WRONG SIDE OF THE DOOR, Underbelly, August 9 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2013

The Grandees present The Wrong Side of the Door, three short plays taking the imagination on a roller coaster adventure of bizarre and wonderful character comedy. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON SHOW, Pleasance Dome, August 9 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON SHOW, Pleasance Dome, August 9 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2013

With brand new tricks and a mind-reading fish, Edinburgh's favourite magical dragon returns. (more...)
Edinburgh Festival Announces Dr Carol Colburn Grigor as Honorary Vice-PresidentEdinburgh Festival Announces Dr Carol Colburn Grigor as Honorary Vice-President
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2013

At the Opening Concert of the 67th Edinburgh International Festival, Director Jonathan Mills announced Dr Carol Colburn Grigor as Honorary Vice-President of the Edinburgh International Festival Society. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: SINCERELY, MR TOAD, Pleasance Dome, August 9 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: SINCERELY, MR TOAD, Pleasance Dome, August 9 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2013

Trapped in a mundane existence, Kenneth Grahame longed to write wild adventure tales and pursue his love of nature and literature. Then one day a stranger tried to put a bullet through his head and he was never the same again. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD, Dairy Room, August 9 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD, Dairy Room, August 9 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2013

Minnie and Mona are best friends who are destined to end up apart. Minnie wants to play cheeky unicorns. Mona wants to be dead. Real dead. Forever. This show is about suicide. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: SAM ROSE IN THE SHADOWS, Bedlam Theatre, August 9 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: SAM ROSE IN THE SHADOWS, Bedlam Theatre, August 9 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2013

Sam Rose has been carrying a box with him for five years. His box is filled with sadness and he has to take it with him everywhere he goes. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING, Pleasance At St Thomas of Aquin's High School, August 8 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING, Pleasance At St Thomas of Aquin's High School, August 8 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 9, 2013

The topical story of Bradley Manning, the young US soldier responsible for leaking millions of military documents and now facing a lifetime in prison, is brought to the stage in a new production by the National Theatre of Wales, which examines what brought an American teenager at school in Wales to become the key figure in one of the most controversial stories in the world today. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Edinburgh International Festival 2013STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Edinburgh International Festival 2013
by Stage Tube - August 7, 2013

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival invites you to embark upon a journey inspired by the way technology seizes and shifts our perceptions of a world, translated by such visionaries as J S Bach, Samuel Beckett or Richard Burton, John Cage, Jean Cocteau or Francois Couperin, Leonardo da Vinci or Allen Ginsberg, Sergei Prokofiev or Nam June Paik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis or Frank Zappa. Click below to watch a trailer for this year's festival! (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Edinburgh International Festival 2013Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Edinburgh International Festival 2013
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2013

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival invites you to embark upon a journey inspired by the way technology seizes and shifts our perceptions of a world, translated by such visionaries as J S Bach, Samuel Beckett or Richard Burton, John Cage, Jean Cocteau or Francois Couperin, Leonardo da Vinci or Allen Ginsberg, Sergei Prokofiev or Nam June Paik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis or Frank Zappa. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the shows and artists that are a part of the 2013 festival! (more...)
Teatro Luna to Bring Three Plays to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Begin. 12 AugustTeatro Luna to Bring Three Plays to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Begin. 12 August
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2013

Teatro Luna is the USA's ONLY All-Latina theatre company dedicated to creating a full season of original devised and single-author work that honors Latina lives and showcases the talents of Latina/Hispana artists. Based in Chicago, Teatro Luna is an award-winning theatre company whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, American Theatre Magazine, NBC, Univision, and NPR. Immediately after a rollicking eight week summer tour across the USA, they are appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time in their thirteen year history with three different shows! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: GOD BLESS LIZ LOCHHEAD, Assembly Rooms, August 6 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: GOD BLESS LIZ LOCHHEAD, Assembly Rooms, August 6 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 7, 2013

Vain actors and productions in the process of going wrong are popular, if tedious, topics for Fringe plays, perhaps in an attempt to acquire an audience of theatrical types who will recognise themselves on stage. "God Bless Liz Lochhead" bucks the trend of such shows, not least by having more to talk about than deluded quirky performers, but also by being a sharp and genuinely funny production. (more...)
National Theatre Wales' THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 25National Theatre Wales' THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - August 6, 2013

National Theatre Wales' award-winning political production, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, is to be staged at a school in Edinburgh this summer, as part of both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the British Council Showcase. It will be staged simultaneously on stage, and in a live stream via an interactive website. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - Fringe BenefitsEDINBURGH 2013 - Fringe Benefits
by Amy Hanson - August 5, 2013

It was with a weary sigh that I read Rupert Christiansen's Telegraph piece on 'Why I won't be going anywhere near the Edinburgh Festival', complaining about the Dionysian mayhem that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe brings to the city every August. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: CAROLINE RHEA, Gilded Balloon, August 5 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: CAROLINE RHEA, Gilded Balloon, August 5 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2013

Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress brings her fresh, funny and spontaneous show to Edinburgh. (more...)

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