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The Kagools Win Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017 The Kagools Win Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Scotland

This afternoon, Sunday 20th August 2017,  anarchic sketch duo THE KAGOOLS beat over 160 hopefuls to be named the winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for their show Tutti (5.15 pm at Just The Tonic, Caves) to everyone's great delight at Symposium Hall at the Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
by Amy Hanson on August 20, 2017 in Scotland

Stemming from a childhood wish to emulate Hulk Hogan, comedian Darius Davies takes us on a journey into pursuing his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and how it all went wrong. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: PIXEL DUST, Assembly Roxy EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: PIXEL DUST, Assembly Roxy
by Amy Hanson on August 20, 2017 in Scotland

A monologue on the themes of technology and identity, Pixel Dust features teenager Daniella, always online in some fashion, vlogging her hopes and dreams into cyberspace.  An outcast at her new school, she escapes into the internet, taking on different identities even as she seeks to discover her own.  She feels liberated and empowered online, but the dark side of the internet is always there, saving her humiliation in the cloud, sowing doubt about her friendships and amplifying her need for validation. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: Theatre Etiquette At The Fringe EDINBURGH 2017: Theatre Etiquette At The Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 20, 2017 in Scotland

A guide to how to conduct yourself in public during the world's biggest performing arts festival. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: MARIA SHEHATA, Just The Tonic EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: MARIA SHEHATA, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Scotland

Having moved 5,437 miles for love, award-winning Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata presents her debut hour of playfully sardonic stand-up. Charmingly conversational and brutally honest, Maria divulges the realities of giving up a glamorous LA lifestyle to discover that saying 'I moved here for you' does not win every argument. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: RHYS NICHOLSON, Underbelly EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: RHYS NICHOLSON, Underbelly
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Scotland

So, last year went pretty OK. People came to my show, reviews were good and it was nominated for a respected award. Why not come and watch me desperately try and back that up this year? C'mon. Why wouldn't you? Even if it's not good, hating on something is super fun. No refunds. (more...)
NO SHOW Wins Prestigious Herald Angel Award NO SHOW Wins Prestigious Herald Angel Award
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Scotland

Ellie Dubois' No Show has been awarded a Herald Angel Award - the production joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship of circus. What do you expect when you go to the circus? The greatest show on earth? (more...)
Total Theatre Awards Announces 2017 Shortlist Total Theatre Awards Announces 2017 Shortlist
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Scotland

As the Edinburgh Festival and Festival Fringe celebrate 70th birthdays in 2017, it's also a landmark year for the Total Theatre Awards. We are delighted to announce today the shortlist for the Total Theatre Awards 2017. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven awards will be awarded across five categories: 'Physical & Visual Theatre'; 'Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form'; 'Emerging'; 'Circus'; and 'Dance'. (more...)
Line Up Announced for Underbelly's Big Brain Benefit Line Up Announced for Underbelly's Big Brain Benefit
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 19, 2017 in Scotland

Underbelly is thrilled to be partnering with The Brain Tumour Charity for a raucous evening of live comedy. The organisation remains at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. (more...)
'Whose Line is it Anyway?' & 'Hyprov' Star Mike McShane to Duet with Jason Kravits in OFF THE TOP! at Edinburgh Fringe 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' & 'Hyprov' Star Mike McShane to Duet with Jason Kravits in OFF THE TOP! at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Scotland

TV and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drowsy Chaperone) will be joined by legendary improvisor/actor Mike McShane (Whose Line is it Anyway?, Hyprov) at the final performance of the completely improvised, completely fictional, completely ridiculous one-man musical cabaret, Off the Top! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a rocking rollercoaster ride through the last thirty years in Britain, from the Thatcherite late 80s, through Cool Britannia, to Brexit Britain.  Focusing on two working-class kids from Hull, Leah and Chris, it portrays their unfulfilled dreams and increasing neuroses, even as an asteroid screams towards the planet.  It's not quite a play, not quite a musical and not quite a rock concert, taking elements from each to create what production company Middle Child describe as 'gig theatre'. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Northern Stage at Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Northern Stage at Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Things really are rotten right now, aren't they?   We've got resurgent racism, the Welfare State's continual erosion, a terrible economy and climate change.   But will any of this get better in the next few years?  Luckily, Ross McCaffrey has travelled to the future, and as part of this show he explains to friend Jake Walton and the audience what we can expect to change between now and then. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE NORTH! THE NORTH!, Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE NORTH! THE NORTH!, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

In the 1980s, the era of Thatcher, managed decline and "the enemy within", a crack formed between the northern and southern parts of England, splitting them apart physically as well as socially.  This is the backdrop to The North! The North!, written and performed by Christopher Harrisson, a twisted dark fantasy of a young man's homecoming to the far side of that crack to avenge his mother's death. (more...)
GAME OF THRONES' Charles Dance to Join CSO on European Tour GAME OF THRONES' Charles Dance to Join CSO on European Tour
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Charles Dance, OBE, will join Louis Langree and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on their 2017 European tour. The 'Game of Thrones' actor will lend his talents to narrating Copland's extraordinary orchestral work 'Lincoln Portrait'. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: FOREIGN RADICAL, CanadaHub @ King's Hall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: FOREIGN RADICAL, CanadaHub @ King's Hall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Foreign Radical is a piece of interactive theatre focusing on surveillance and suspicion in an age of prominent terrorist threat.  At its heart, it is about our complicity in a system that condemns people without evidence, presented in the style of a twisted gameshow.  (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: NOTHING, Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: NOTHING, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Adapted by Pelle Koppel from the controversial young adult novel by Janne Teller, Nothing tells the story of a class of young people searching for the meaning of life.  On the first day of school, classmate Pierre-Anthon announces that life has no meaning and nothing at all matters.  To persuade him otherwise, his peers give up personal treasures to a heap of meaning in an abandoned sawmill.  As each child nominates what the next must sacrifice to disprove Pierre-Anthon's nihilistic taunts, the play takes a disturbing turn. (more...)
Charles Dance to Perform Aaron Copland's LINCOLN PORTRAIT at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms Charles Dance to Perform Aaron Copland's LINCOLN PORTRAIT at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

The award-winning British actor, writer and director Charles Dance is to narrate Aaron Copland's orchestral work Lincoln Portrait with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Louis Langree at the Edinburgh International Festival on Friday 25 August.  (more...)
TRUE STORIES LIVE Welcomes Fringe Performers to Edinburgh International Book Festival TRUE STORIES LIVE Welcomes Fringe Performers to Edinburgh International Book Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Fringe performers Shon Dale Jones (Hugh Hughes), Pauline Mayers and Athena Kugblenu are to escape into the calm of Edinburgh International Book Festival for unique storytelling event. (more...)
Glasgow Doors Open Day Announce 2017 Theatre Venues Glasgow Doors Open Day Announce 2017 Theatre Venues
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

The annual Doors Open Days Festival offers people the chance to explore buildings in Glasgow that are not usually open to the public. (more...)
EDINBURH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Guillaume Pigé EDINBURH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Guillaume Pigé
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 19, 2017 in Scotland

Guillaume Pige blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2017 Sets Full Lineup at Edinburgh Playhouse Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2017 Sets Full Lineup at Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Off The Kerb Productions have announced that the legendary Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care is back for its 10th anniversary celebration this August! (more...)
IMMIGRANT DIARIES: Sajeela Kershi and Guests Returns IMMIGRANT DIARIES: Sajeela Kershi and Guests Returns
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Scotland

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; these are hot topics dividing Britain and the rest of Europe too. How many are there? Why are they coming here? What do they want? And who exactly are these 'bloody foreigners' anyway? (more...)
Cory Peterson Goes from Trump's Legal Team to Actor in DELOREAN at Edinburgh Fringe Cory Peterson Goes from Trump's Legal Team to Actor in DELOREAN at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Scotland

Cory Peterson has had an interesting career journey, from Donald Trump's matrimonial legal team to becoming a professional actor, currently playing the lead role of John DeLorean in Jon Ivay's new play DeLorean at The Assembly Ballroom, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, until 27 August. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Scotland

This bit's called the blurb whatever the f*ck that means. Anyway, I'm an idiot and I like being stupid so if that sounds like your kind of thing then get down to Stand 3 and laugh at me without feeling bad about it... or don't... it's up to you really... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Sarah Milton EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Sarah Milton
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 17, 2017 in Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Sarah Milton blogs for BWW to give us an insight into her typical day at the Fringe. (more...)