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EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: BEC HILL IN... ELLIPSIS, Gilded Balloon, August 9 2014EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: BEC HILL IN... ELLIPSIS, Gilded Balloon, August 9 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2014

In October 2013, Bec Hill announced that she was going to write an award-winning comedy show. This is a show for anyone who's ever made a promise they might not be able to keep... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE CLEEK, Mash House, August 9 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE CLEEK, Mash House, August 9 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

Sketch! Improv! In-jokes! You're either in or you're out. Or you're part of The Cleek. The most exciting collaboration to come out of Chicago's Second City Training Center since... well, the last one... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE 3RD SECTOR, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE 3RD SECTOR, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity-backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics of giving when we donate first and ask questions later. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: NORMAL/MADNESS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 8 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: NORMAL/MADNESS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 8 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

Kirsty's mother is inappropriate, embarrassing and definitely unusual. For 25 years Kirsty accepted crazy as conventional. All mothers are slightly insane, right? But Kirsty's mother isn't like all mothers... If you're raised in madness who tells you what's normal? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE GREATEST LIAR IN ALL THE WORLD, Pleasance Courtyard, August 8 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE GREATEST LIAR IN ALL THE WORLD, Pleasance Courtyard, August 8 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

Familia de la Noche return with their five-star, darkly funny sequel to Pinocchio: a rollercoaster ride filled with song, puppetry, physical theatre and clowning. The Greatest Liar in All the World sends the audience careering through the real story behind his infamous origins. But be warned there's a twist and tear in this raucous cautionary tale. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE GREAT FIRE OF NOSTRIL, Pleasance Courtyard, August 8 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE GREAT FIRE OF NOSTRIL, Pleasance Courtyard, August 8 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

Award-winning sketch villains 'mix Game of Thrones, the League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl' (Sunday Times) into a sinister tale of heartbreak, conjoined siblings and probable arson. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOJO SUTHERLAND IN CONVERSATION, The Beehive Inn, August 8 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOJO SUTHERLAND IN CONVERSATION, The Beehive Inn, August 8 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

This charismatic comic performs in major comedy clubs across the UK and internationally where she is in as much demand for her compere abilities as she is for her comedy routine. Her natural stage presence alongside her healthy neglect attitude to children and life in general proves extremely popular amongst many and varied audiences including the armed forces where she remains as one of the few women to go to military bases to entertain the troops. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HARRIET DYER BARKING AT AEROPLANES, Bar 50, August 8 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: HARRIET DYER BARKING AT AEROPLANES, Bar 50, August 8 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

Harriet is sangry (sad and angry) that her oddball escapades often end in folk trying to section her. Join this whimsy beast as she explores the thin line between being eccentric and 'mental'. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ELEANOR MORTON: LOLLIPOP, The Stand 4, August 8 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ELEANOR MORTON: LOLLIPOP, The Stand 4, August 8 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2014

Bright, young, surprising and surreal; Eleanor Morton presents a debut solo show. Morton explores anxiety, bravery, anthropomorphic alcoholic animals, the magic of motorway service food, good deeds and more. Expect musical comedy, limited free snacks, a fervent dislike of Jessie J and a guide to the birds of Britain which has been certified reliable by the RSPB (it hasn't). (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOSIE LONG: CARA JOSEPHINE, The Stand, August 7 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOSIE LONG: CARA JOSEPHINE, The Stand, August 7 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 8, 2014

Triple comedy award nominee and cult optimist is back with a new show about love and being outdoorsy as a bear. (more...)
Over 2,400 Artists from 43 Countries Set for Edinburgh International Festival 2014, Opening TodayOver 2,400 Artists from 43 Countries Set for Edinburgh International Festival 2014, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2014

Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world which will fill the stages of Edinburgh's annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world's great performing artists. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, Assembly George Square Studios, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, Assembly George Square Studios, August 2 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - August 5, 2014

I'll admit it: I'm a fan of a theatrical gimmick. Generally speaking, a production that has a bit of a high-concept twist that can be summed up in ten words or less is in with a good shot at a positive review from me. And so, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, with its pitch of 'actor opens envelope and performs play without ever reading it' was already off to a good start. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: LIGHT, Pleasance Dome, August 2 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: LIGHT, Pleasance Dome, August 2 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - August 5, 2014

It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to write this but if you ask me, Theatre Ad Infinitum have dropped the ball. Their annual must-see status in the Pleasance Dome is completely justified, which makes it all the more baffling that their 2014 production is as leaden and, well, shonky as it is. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SHOW 6, Summerhall, August 3 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SHOW 6, Summerhall, August 3 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - August 5, 2014

Is it annoying if I? If my sentences never seem to? And for an hour, could you? Welcome to Show 6, a play in which no single sentence is allowed enough words for it to make sense, but which seems convinced of its importance, for one reason or another. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: VIKKI STONE: INSTRUMENTAL, Underbelly, August 4 2014EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: VIKKI STONE: INSTRUMENTAL, Underbelly, August 4 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2014

Award-winning comedian Vikki Stone has blagged, stolen and borrowed twenty musical instruments. Some she can play really quite well and others, at the time of writing, not so well. This collection of instruments, each with a story, will become the underscore for this tale of love, loss and music. (more...)
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...)

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