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EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MAKING NEWS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: MAKING NEWS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2013

After the sudden departure of the head of news at the BBC, Rachel Clarke finds herself promoted on a temporary basis. Six hours into her first day as acting Head Of News she uncovers potentially the biggest conspiracy in the history of the corporation. She is faced with the decision to either try and bury the story or expose it and implicate the Director General of the BBC. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: ROLL IT IN SEQUINS, Underbelly, August 4 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: ROLL IT IN SEQUINS, Underbelly, August 4 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2013

With dreams of Vegas in tatters, Heffernan & Fletcher find a way to deal with the post-sequin blues. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: IF THESE SPASMS COULD SPEAK, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: IF THESE SPASMS COULD SPEAK, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2013

On paper, a one-man show on the subject of disabilities doesn't really sound like a comedy. Very touching, utterly fascinating and surprisingly hilarious. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: CHRIS MAYO'S IDENTITY CRISIS, The Caves, August 4 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: CHRIS MAYO'S IDENTITY CRISIS, The Caves, August 4 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 5, 2013

As an actor and a comedian Chris Mayo spends most of his time pretending to be other people. In his stand up show he aims to find his true identity. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BAN THIS FILTH!, Scottish Storytelling Centre, August 4 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: BAN THIS FILTH!, Scottish Storytelling Centre, August 4 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 5, 2013

Alan Bissett has been making a name for himself in recent years through novels, plays and insightful contributions to the Scottish independence debate, including his fantastic poem "Vote Britain". He tackles a different contentious issue at this year's festival - pornography. In a spoken word performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, he weaves together his own present thoughts with past experiences and the writings of radical feminist Andrea Dworkin to tell the story of how he came to a feminist viewpoint, the development of his thoughts on pornography and the complications that being a man bring to consideration of that topic. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: I'M WITH THE BAND, Traverse Theatre, August 4 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: I'M WITH THE BAND, Traverse Theatre, August 4 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 5, 2013

'I'm With The Band' is a topical play with an interesting concept. It is a musical drama about successful indie rock band The Union, who comprise an English lead singer, a Welsh bassist, a Northern Irish drummer and a Scottish lead guitarist, the last of whom has decided he wants to leave the group. It's a cute metaphor for the independence referendum, written by Welshman Tim Price and featuring Gordon McIntyre's catchy score of original songs, all played live on stage by the performers. (more...)
MacIntyre Dixon Plays HIS MAJESTY, THE DEVIL in Edinburgh, Now thru Aug 17MacIntyre Dixon Plays HIS MAJESTY, THE DEVIL in Edinburgh, Now thru Aug 17
by BWW News Desk - August 5, 2013

The Elsewhere Ensemble and 59E59 Theaters present His Majesty, the Devil - a play with music by Alexandra Devon, inspired by Dostoyevsky - at this year's East to Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: BEATS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: BEATS, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2013

Based around mid 1990's dance culture it tells the story of 15 year old Johno's first rave. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: ANDREW LAWRENCE- THERE IS NO ESCAPE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: ANDREW LAWRENCE- THERE IS NO ESCAPE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 3 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2013

Andrew Lawrence is obnoxious, sarcastic and utterly hilarious. As a seemingly completely miserable person, he states that when he is writing material for his show he thinks 'what would I say if I rang Samaritans?'. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: MADE FOR EACH OTHER, Sweet Venues Grassmarket, August 3 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: MADE FOR EACH OTHER, Sweet Venues Grassmarket, August 3 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2013

Made For Each Other is a novel and touching approach to Alzheimer's. Gerry has just proposed to Vincent and Vincent is faced with the decision whether to tell his groom-to-be about his illness. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: THE YEAR I WAS GIFTED, Sweet Venues Grassmarket, August 3 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: THE YEAR I WAS GIFTED, Sweet Venues Grassmarket, August 3 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 4, 2013

The Year I Was Gifted tells the true story of how a woman lied her way into the most prestigious performing arts school in America. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: WHEN I GROW UP, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 3 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: WHEN I GROW UP, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 3 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2013

After becoming disenchanted with her responsible grown-up jobs (well, that and being fired) Juliette Burton decided to take a look at what she wanted to be as a child and make it happen. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: HOWARD READ: HIDE AND SPEAK, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: HOWARD READ: HIDE AND SPEAK, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 2 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2013

A brilliant concept for a show, Howard Read uses interactive animations to perform stand up comedy. A series of different characters take to the stage to perform and connect with the audience. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: VIKKI STONE- DEFINITELY, Underbelly, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: VIKKI STONE- DEFINITELY, Underbelly, August 2 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2013

With what must be the most elaborate comedy opening of any show at the Fringe this year (think smoke machine, audience participation and a camel) Vikki Stone has the audience hooked from the very beginning. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS, Underbelly, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS, Underbelly, August 2 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2013

Stuart: A Life Backwards is a play based on the life of Stuart Shorter. An unlikely hero, Stuart is a homeless man who forms an unexpected friendship with middle class charity worker Alexander. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: IT'S DARK OUTSIDE, Underbelly, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: IT'S DARK OUTSIDE, Underbelly, August 2 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2013

Best classed as a western, the story is told through beautiful use of light, shadows, puppetry and music. An elderly man finds himself in a surreal world where he is a wanted criminal. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER, Underbelly, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013- BWW Reviews: THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER, Underbelly, August 2 2013
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 3, 2013

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea explorer is a play which is set in the future. After global warming has completely taken its toll on the earth, Alvin Sputnik heads to the depths of the ocean to find a solution. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THREEWAY, Pleasance Courtyard, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: THREEWAY, Pleasance Courtyard, August 2 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 3, 2013

DC Jackson's latest work is a well-written and witty bodyswap comedy. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: KNIGHTMARE LIVE, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: KNIGHTMARE LIVE, Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 2 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 3, 2013

Many people in their late twenties and thirties will remember the CITV cult classic Knightmare. Part game show, part fantasy adventure, it kept an adoring audience glued to their televisions every week to watch teams of children guiding a sightless dungeoneer around evil monsters and fiendish puzzles. The show went off the air in the mid-nineties, but lingered in the fond memories of a generation, and now lives on in this new show from Objective talent. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: I NEED A DOCTOR:THE UNAUTHORISED WHOSICAL ADVENTURE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 2 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: I NEED A DOCTOR:THE UNAUTHORISED WHOSICAL ADVENTURE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 2 2013
by Amy Hanson - August 3, 2013

Doctor Who remains one of the UK's most popular television shows, with the BBC planning to broadcast a show during primetime this weekend just to announce the casting of the twelfth incumbent of the title role. So it's no surprise that the Time Lord has found himself the subject of a new musical, in the form of 'I Need A Doctor: The Unauthorised Whosical Adventure'. (more...)
WILKINSON FORD: WEBMASTERS Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 24WILKINSON FORD: WEBMASTERS Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 24
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2013

Female double-act Wilkinson Ford bring their new full-length show 'Wilkinson Ford: Webmasters' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. The show runs today, 3rd - 24th August inclusive (exc. Wednesdays) at 8.45pm at Base (Venue 56), 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW. FREE! (more...)
Aisling Kiely's CINDERELLA LIVES! Set for Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Now thru Aug 24Aisling Kiely's CINDERELLA LIVES! Set for Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Now thru Aug 24
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2013

Performer Aisling Kiely brings Cinderella Lives! - her sexily-skewed solo retelling of the Cinderella story - to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe from today, 3rd - 24th August. (more...)
Fourth Monkey Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST & More at Edinburgh Fringe, Beg. TonightFourth Monkey Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST & More at Edinburgh Fringe, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2013

Since its foundation in 2010, critically acclaimed theatre company Fourth Monkey has established a reputation for productions that are as entertaining as they are challenging. Having previously secured two Edinburgh Fringe sell-out laurels (for its adaptation of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE in 2010 and Sarah Kane's 4.48 PSYCHOSIS last year), it returns to theSpace on Niddry St. this year, today, 2-24 August, with three productions. (more...)
BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT's Dale Page Leads 35MM at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Now thru 24 AugBRITAIN'S GOT TALENT's Dale Page Leads 35MM at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Now thru 24 Aug
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2013

Dale has appeared in numerous National tours and films including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The cast will also feature KIRSTY MARIE AYERS, who recently appeared in the West End production of Seussical, ROSIE WARD, BENJAMIN POWELL and NIALL ROONEY. (more...)
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Presents EUGENIE GRANDET, Now thru Aug 26The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Presents EUGENIE GRANDET, Now thru Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2013

EugEnie Grandet, an adaptation of Balzac's classic story of love, greed and betrayal, will play the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, at Assembly One George Square from today, 2 - 26 August. This will be the first ever stage production in English of this French classic. (more...)

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