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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE PATCHWORK ODYSSEY, Assembly Roxy EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE PATCHWORK ODYSSEY, Assembly Roxy
by Amy Hanson on August 16, 2017 in Scotland

The Odyssey is one of the most iconic stories of all time, telling the tale of Odysseus' long and epic journey home from the Trojan War.  This engaging take on it from Dutch company Patchwork Theatre offers the chance to see the Greek tale in several new ways. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson on August 16, 2017 in Scotland

Few years in recent memory have included such a host of dramatic events, so it is perhaps no surprise that the turbulent time that was 2016 has been chosen as the subject of this new musical from Evolution Theatre. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One
by Gregor Dickson on August 16, 2017 in Scotland

Based on the 1984 cult movie of the same name and following a successful run at London's Southwark Playhouse, the rock musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe prior to returning to London for a limited run at the Arts Theatre in autumn 2017. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Nicola Wren EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Nicola Wren
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 16, 2017 in Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Nicola Wren blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a day at the Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Chris Issacs EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Chris Issacs
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 16, 2017 in Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Chris Issacs blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day at the 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 15, 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...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY, Pleasance Courtyard EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY, Pleasance Courtyard
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

Well, well, well. If it isn't Rhys James, the guy who said comedy shows are for losers and blurbs are for idiots. Back here with another comedy show, as explained in this blurb. Unbelievable. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: HARRIET KEMSLEY: BAD AT DOING, Just The Tonic EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: HARRIET KEMSLEY: BAD AT DOING, Just The Tonic
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

Multi award-winning stand-up and absolute mess Harriet Kemsley has survived another year and returns with her best show yet. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS, HEROES @ Monkey Barrel EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS, HEROES @ Monkey Barrel
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

The cult-favourite alternative comic humbly invites you to his brand-new, absolutely brilliant hour of extraordinary-absurdist-character-comedy-nonsense-sort-of-stand-up and hubris. (more...)
IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA Opens Today at Summerhall IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA Opens Today at Summerhall
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

Timeau De Keyser, Hans Mortelmans and Simon De Winne - together known as Tibaldus are one of Belgian's most exciting and innovative young theatre companies, producing work that is fierce, surprising and thrilling. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry Street EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry Street
by Amy Hanson on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

Starring Richard Oliver, Robert Picardo and Sylvester McCoy, A Joke depicts three men meeting in a void and attempting to figure out who they are and what has brought them together.  They swiftly realise that they are apparently the set up for an archetypal joke, and attempt to understand the nature of their existence.  The result is something akin to Waiting for Godot crossed with Six Characters in Search of An Author. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- News Revue 2017 EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- News Revue 2017
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

BWW speaks to the team behind News Revue about their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

American theatre company Squeaky Wheelz Productions have brought a new play to Edinburgh set after a nuclear apocalypse has wiped out the United States.  The topic is certainly relevant considering current political rhetoric, though the play does not dwell on events leading up to the cataclysm, focusing instead on a small group of survivors.  Three cautious young people sharing carefully rationed food in an underground shelter are joined first by a young couple with a baby on the way, then by a pair of siblings.  Characters' stories develop and conflict occurs within this 45 minute drama by Freddie Fulton and Matthew Consalvo. (more...)
The Marlowe's BOX CLEVER Wows Audiences at Edinburgh Fringe The Marlowe's BOX CLEVER Wows Audiences at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

The Marlowe's first show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is wowing audiences and reviewers. (more...)
BWW Review: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, Cowgate BWW Review: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, Cowgate
by Adam Robinson on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

Cool kids, high school identity issues, a whole lot of singing and the starting of engines. Grease may have been the word, but hunty you are not in Rydell anymore. It is 2016 and while the world is in turmoil, the life of an American teenager is no smooth catwalk. Social outsider Matthew comes untucked when they decide it is time to step out the shadows and shine, by running for prom queen. (more...)
Monica Dolan Wins Stage Edinburgh Award for THE B*EASTS Monica Dolan Wins Stage Edinburgh Award for THE B*EASTS
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution) has won a Stage Edinburgh Award for her performance in The B*easts. The awards, which are handed out across August, are not defined by category but recognise an outstanding performance at the Fringe. (more...)
BWW Review: ED GAMBLE: MAMMOTH at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) BWW Review: ED GAMBLE: MAMMOTH at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
by Matt Elliot on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

Ed Gamble returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show 'Mammoth'. A show that will have you laughing from beginning to end. (more...)
BWW Review: THRILL ME:  THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY at C Venue - C Too BWW Review: THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY at C Venue - C Too
by Matt Elliot on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story is the shocking true story of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, two soon to be trainee lawyers who kidnap and murder a 14 year old boy in their desire to commit the perfect crime. Returning to the fringe for the first time since 2014 this production reunites the original creative team, with direction by Guy Retallack and Musical Direction by Kris Rawlinson. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45 EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45
by Gregor Dickson on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

'It Shoulda Been You' opened on Broadway in 2015, with a cast including Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard in a production directed by David Hyde Pierce. It receives one of its first UK presentations here from new Edinburgh company Room 29 Theatre, and it's an inspired choice for their Fringe premiere. (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 15, 2017 in Scotland

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain - exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Natalie Allison EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Natalie Allison
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

Natalie Allison, producer of SKIN blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day for her at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Maria Peters EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Maria Peters
by Natalie O'Donoghue on August 14, 2017 in Scotland

Fringe performer Maria Peters blogs for BWW to give us her top tips for surviving August in Edinburgh. (more...)
Jack Gleadow Named Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic 2017 Jack Gleadow Named Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic 2017
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Scotland

This afternoon (13 August) at the Edinburgh Fringe's plush Symposium Hall, lively Mancunian Comedian, JACK GLEADOW, was named 2017 winner of the prestigious Amused Moose National New Comic award based on the votes of our eminent comedy industry panel. (more...)
Photo Coverage: UK Premiere of TOBACCO at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: UK Premiere of TOBACCO at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Scotland

The United Kingdom premiere of Sylvaine Strike's TOBACCO forms part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Scotland

The Baxter Theatre Centre's smash hit production of MIES JULIE, which took Edinburgh by storm in 2012, returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival this month following its unprecedented international success. Written and directed by Yael Farber, the production joins an impressive line-up of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions from the  Baxter. (more...)