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EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: LAST MOTEL, Sweet Venues, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: LAST MOTEL, Sweet Venues, August 4 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2014

Abalone's a desperate man, he's taken a day of holiday to commit armed robbery and now there's a woman stuffed into the boot of his classic car. Join us at The Last Motel to see whether his chance encounter alters his perspective on life. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: CATRIONA KNOX THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2014

Good afternoon! I am a character comedian doing a comedy show. I have been in BBC Radio 4's 2525 and Mission Improbable, and on BBC1's Not Going Out, plus an advert for car rental. Some people have written nice things about me but why not come and see for yourself? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: CUTTING OFF KATE BUSH, Gilded Balloon, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: CUTTING OFF KATE BUSH, Gilded Balloon, August 4 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2014

Cathy is having a crisis. And she's venting on YouTube. Through the medium of Kate Bush. Yep. It's really happening. Who knows, perhaps she'll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching. Yet... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE GENERATION OF Z, Assembly George Square Theatre, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE GENERATION OF Z, Assembly George Square Theatre, August 4 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 5, 2014

Ever imagined yourself in a zombie movie? Now's your chance to play it out for real. The Generation of Z is a fantastic immersive and interactive show, set after a zombie apocalypse. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE PURE, THE DEAD AND THE BRILLIANT, Assembly Rooms, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE PURE, THE DEAD AND THE BRILLIANT, Assembly Rooms, August 4 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 5, 2014

In the Scottish independence referendum debate, the No campaign famously published 500 questions they felt had not been answered about independence, causing a twitter backlash as those favouring Yes suggested more than a few facetious questions of their own. But there was one question neither side tried to raise - what would the consequences of independence be on the fairies and mythological creatures of Scotland? (more...)
Hunt & Darton's NOT GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF to Return to Forest Fringe 2014, Aug 7-9Hunt & Darton's NOT GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF to Return to Forest Fringe 2014, Aug 7-9
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2014

Hunt & Darton at Forest Fringe present: Hunt & Darton's Not Great British Bake Off! The award-winning Fringe Favourites return with 3-day prize baking bonanza. (more...)
HONEYBEELUJAH! Comes to Edinburgh Forest Fringe, Aug 16-17HONEYBEELUJAH! Comes to Edinburgh Forest Fringe, Aug 16-17
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2014

Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping/Colchester Arts Centre/Escalator East To Edinburgh present: HONEYBEELUJAH! New York's favourite radical makes Edinburgh debut with their very special mixture of passion and politics and a celebration of International Honeybee Day, Forest Fringe, 16, 17 August 21.15 (70 mins). (more...)
David K O'Hara's NOW UNTIL THE HOUR Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 6-10David K O'Hara's NOW UNTIL THE HOUR Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 6-10
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2014

David K O'Hara's lyrical dramatic monologue Now Until The Hour will play at the prestigious Summerhall (venue 26) at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. David K O'Hara may be based in New York but is no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His play Book Ends was performed at Summerhall in its inaugural year in 2011, and he has also had plays staged at London's King's Head Theatre and The Old Red Lion. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE SECRET COLLECTOR, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE SECRET COLLECTOR, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 4 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2014

Jack is a collector, but not of antiques, buttons or stamps... Jack is a collector of secrets. Fascinated by people's happiness, excitement, darkness and shame, Jack begins a journey to unlock strangers' hidden truths and set them free. But what really lies beneath this obsession and how far is he willing to go to make his collection complete? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: ONE THING LED TO A MOTHER, The Stand, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: ONE THING LED TO A MOTHER, The Stand, August 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2014

Five years of IVF and love going down the tubes and a sex life reduced to cold rooms with plastic cups. What have I learned? You can't make an omelette without... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: PACO ERHARD- WORST. GERMAN. EVER. , Cowgatehead, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: PACO ERHARD- WORST. GERMAN. EVER. , Cowgatehead, August 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2014

Hard-hitting German comedian Paco Erhard returns with his edgiest, most personal show yet. No holds barred and hilarious, Worst. German. Ever is a show about travels, sex, drugs, mistakes, adventures, tears and just how crap he is at being German. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: GAMARJOBAT: BOXER, Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: GAMARJOBAT: BOXER, Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 4, 2014

Japanese duo Gamarjobat return to the Fringe this year to celebrate a decade since their Edinburgh breakthrough with Boxer. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW REVIEWS: UMBILICAL BROTHERS: KIDSHOW (NOT FOR KIDS), Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW REVIEWS: UMBILICAL BROTHERS: KIDSHOW (NOT FOR KIDS), Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 4, 2014

Kids' TV presenters Dane and Shavid are just having a little technical problem, and it's totally not your fault kids. Actually, those audience members don't look too much like kids....That's probably for the best as we descend into the murky yet hilarious world of dodgy dock-side dealers of performance art, a reversed bad language filter and an 18-rated, gore-filled version of The Brady Bunch in the comic duo's quest to get through their kids show in one piece and entertain their older than expected live audience. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE AXIS OF AWESOME: VIVA LA VIDA LOCA LAS VEGAS, Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE AXIS OF AWESOME: VIVA LA VIDA LOCA LAS VEGAS, Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 4, 2014

Comedy rockers The Axis of Awesome make their return as a trio to the Fringe after a couple of years away, much to the delight of a packed out and highly vocal audience at the Gilded Balloon (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2014

As celebrities start appearing at Downton Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide. This brilliant parody takes in many other popular TV shows and celebrity voices to help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin - again! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: BEASTS:SOLO, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: BEASTS:SOLO, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2014

After a sell-out run in 2013 and hot off the back of their Radio 4 debut, BEASTS return to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of inspired silliness. Drunk on the power of last year's success, the quarrelsome trio have decided to break free from the shackles of the group and go it alone. But restricted to only one venue and one hour, can they really squeeze in all three spectacular solo shows? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: KINGMAKER, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: KINGMAKER, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2014

A bumbling, charismatic London Mayor challenges his enemies to become prime minister. But will his comic and colourful past destroy him? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HUMAN CHILD, Underbelly, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HUMAN CHILD, Underbelly, August 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2014

Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children from 8 to 80. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ZOMBIE SCIENCE: BRAIN OF THE DEAD, C Venues, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ZOMBIE SCIENCE: BRAIN OF THE DEAD, C Venues, August 2 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 3, 2014

Dr Austin, expert on the undead and head of the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies is offering his expertise to Fringe-goers in two shows this August. An investigation into the brains of those who eat brains, Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead is about the neuroscience of the pop culture favourites, mixing the theory with plenty of comedy. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO, Assembly George Sq, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO, Assembly George Sq, August 2 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2014

She's back! Britain's first female prime minister stars in a drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote for Section 28, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: DIVALLUSION, Assembly Checkpoint, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: DIVALLUSION, Assembly Checkpoint, August 2 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2014

YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard before! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: PRIVATE PEACEFUL, Underbelly, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: PRIVATE PEACEFUL, Underbelly, August 2 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 2, 2014

Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Assembly Hall, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Assembly Hall, August 2 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 2, 2014

Something is wrong with Wednesday Addams. Gomez and Morticia are desperately worried about their daughter; the charming little bundle of malice has lost her taste for death, darkness and torture. She is behaving like a demented Disney princess. Where did they go wrong? Surely she hasn't fallen in love with someone ... normal? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT, Summerhall, August 1 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT, Summerhall, August 1 2014
by Amy Hanson - August 2, 2014

The Scottish Enlightenment Project, playing for only three nights at Summerhall, is a performance of a work in progress created by the National Theatre of Scotland and Brooklyn-based the TEAM. A meditation on Scottish national identity, particularly in contrast with that of America, it is centred around the story of two old friends from Glasgow, one recently returned from London and one still living with his mother, who reunite and head out on a road trip with an American woman they meet in a bar. Their story is interwoven with scenes demonstrating the influence on their ideas of national identity by the main thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, particularly James Macpherson (of Ossian fame), Adam Smith and Walter Scott. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: OVERLOOKED, Cowgatehead, August 1 2014EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: OVERLOOKED, Cowgatehead, August 1 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 2, 2014

Have you ever felt undervalued? Ignored? Overlooked? Award-winning comedy writer/performer Lizzy Mace presents a series of oddball characters - from the fourth bear in the Goldilocks story to the disgruntled children's TV presenter and her psychopathic sock puppets - giving each of these endearingly awkward underlings a voice. (more...)

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