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EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: LIKE ANIMALS, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: LIKE ANIMALS, Summerhall
by Emma Ainley-Walker - August 30, 2019

Like Animals, from real life couple Kim Donohoe and Pete Lannon, is an exploration into what it is to love. It is a charming two-handler, mixing stories from their own relationship with historic experiments with animals. In particular, our attempts to teach animals how to speak. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE AFFLICTED, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE AFFLICTED, Summerhall
by Emma Ainley-Walker - August 30, 2019

The Afflicted, from new Scottish theatre collective Groupwork uses dance, physical theatre and multimedia to tell the story of the Hope River Girls. It is inspired by real-life events taking place in Le Roy, New York, when many girls at the same High School became suddenly afflicted with tics a?" twitching and stuttering uncontrollably without any cause. Media descended on the town as more girls became afflicted, and doctors came up with competing diagnoses. In the end, was it all just a case of mass hysteria? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: KNOT, Assembly RoxyEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: KNOT, Assembly Roxy
by Emma Ainley-Walker - August 28, 2019

Knot explores intimacy in relationships, not just romantic, through showstopping and emotional acrobatics and dance. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SCOTTEE: CLASS, Assembly RoxyEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SCOTTEE: CLASS, Assembly Roxy
by Emma Ainley-Walker - August 28, 2019

In a city where rising accommodation prices and cost of living push both visiting artists and locals out of its festivals, Scottee's Class could not be more pertinent, and that is exactly why it needs to be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BEEP BOOP, Assembly George SquareEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BEEP BOOP, Assembly George Square
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2019

Described as 'a multimedia clown show', beep boop is a comic examination of technology's place in our lives.   Taking aim at phone addiction, the performative nature of social media and the perils of online dating, it asks, in a world where technology has brought us closer together, why do we still feel so lonely? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: COMRADE EGG AND THE CHICKEN OF TOMORROW, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: COMRADE EGG AND THE CHICKEN OF TOMORROW, Pleasance Courtyard
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2019

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the Chicken Appreciation Society.   Over the course of the next fifty minutes, ardent poultry fans like yourself will enjoy chicken impressions, informative lectures, beauty pageants and even interpretive dance; all in celebration of our feathered friends.  (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ALI AND ALPO, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ALI AND ALPO, Summerhall
by Daniel Perks - August 26, 2019

Ali Alawad had his visa application rejected two weeks before Ali and Alpo was due to premiere in Finland. Alpo Aaltokoski had to continue alone, with just a projection for company. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE DESK, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE DESK, Summerhall
by Daniel Perks - August 26, 2019

Reeta Honkakoski spent time in a cult in the UK. The Desk is an allegory, alluding to that time. It's a hypnotic watch, if intentionally repetitive. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SEX EDUCATION, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SEX EDUCATION, Summerhall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other buys their child gay porn DVDs. Sex Education blends startling performance, moving storytelling, a no-holds-barred interview with Harry's mum and some good old-fashioned gay porn that his dad bought when he was 14. A show for anyone who's wondered why they want what they want. Delivered with the candour and charm that have made him an acclaimed international touring success. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: DADDY DRAG, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: DADDY DRAG, Summerhall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

This is a show about dads. Good dads, daft dads, dads who wear slogan t-shirts, dads that put on barbecues, dads that tell dad jokes, dads that are bad at dancing. This is a show about dads who are absent and dads who are not very good dads at all. Daddy Drag asks us to consider how the relationships with our fathers affect us for the rest of our lives. Leyla Josephine attempts to understand what it means to be a father through her witty performance style, drag costumes and complex but unconditional love for her dad. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ENDLESS SECOND, PleasanceEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ENDLESS SECOND, Pleasance
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

A new play about consent within a relationship. A young couple at university have fallen in love. They listen to each other. They respect each other. But everything changes after a drunken evening with their friends. On this night, when he takes off her underwear and his boxers, she says, 'No'. But he doesn't stop. She struggles to assimilate the rape for what it was, because how could it be rape? He loves her. He couldn't have done that. Endless Second explores how two people deal with a trauma that fundamentally alters the nature of their relationship. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE CLAIM, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE CLAIM, Summerhall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

The Claim by Tim Cowbury, directed by Mark Maughan. A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society. Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give. But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened to him? And what has Willy Wonka got to do with it? A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: TIFF STEVENSON: MOTHER, Monkey BarrelEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: TIFF STEVENSON: MOTHER, Monkey Barrel
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

Person of interest on Mock The Week, People Just Do Nothing and The Bugle squats and delivers a show about the extreme sport of womanhood. Birthing her vision of the future before your eyes, how she hopes it will be... free from class war, poverty and consent issues. Also dragging the overdue spectre of what it is more likely to be: t-shirt feminism, Jordan Peterson and corporate wokeness from her loins. All without an epidural. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: JEN BRISTER: UNDER PRIVILEGE, Monkey BarrelEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: JEN BRISTER: UNDER PRIVILEGE, Monkey Barrel
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BIBLE JOHN, PleasanceEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BIBLE JOHN, Pleasance
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 26, 2019

1969 at the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow, three women are murdered by an Old Testament-quoting serial killer, nicknamed Bible John. He's never been caught. 2019, four women bound by their obsession with true crime want to change that. Immersing themselves in the world of Bible John and his victims, they try to solve the case, once and for all. A riotous, furious, joyful exploration of violence, gender and one of Scotland's darkest mysteries. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: LEAVE A MESSAGE, Gilded BalloonEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: LEAVE A MESSAGE, Gilded Balloon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2019

Two friends, Ed and Sarah, travel to the small squalid bedsit where Ed's father passed away a few days earlier. As they wade through the debris, the fragments of one lost life begin to coalesce, just as another starts to show signs of cracking. Will we be remembered for anything more than the mess we leave behind? Either way, the carpet is beyond saving. A brand-new play, based on an actual afternoon. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE WASP, GreensideEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE WASP, Greenside
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 26, 2019

A gripping electric thriller, exploring the far-reaching, unexpected and devastating effect childhood bullying can wreak. Gasp-inducing moments between former schoolmates twist and turn in this tense, often darkly comedic, and ultimately shocking female two-hander. (more...)
Winners Announced For The 2019 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards!Winners Announced For The 2019 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards!
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the winners in our third annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards, celebrating the best of the 2019 Festival! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: MAX AND IVAN: COMMITMENT, Pleasance DomeEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: MAX AND IVAN: COMMITMENT, Pleasance Dome
by Emma Ainley-Walker - August 24, 2019

Comedy duo Max and Ivan are known for their character sketches, but Commitment weaves a true life narrative into an hour that's all about silly fun and best friendship. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: TOKYO ROSE, Underbelly CowgateEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: TOKYO ROSE, Underbelly Cowgate
by Emma Ainley-Walker - August 24, 2019

One of this year's Untapped Award winners, Burnt Lemon's Tokyo Rose tells the true story of an American citizen born to Japanese parents, Iva Toguri. Studying to become a doctor in California, Iva is sent to Japan to look after her sick aunt. When America join World War Two, she is refused entry to her home country and begins a journey of survival in Japan, eventually finding herself a disc jockey, broadcasting to Allied forces on Radio Tokyo. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW REVIEW: SERIOUS FACE, Laughing Horse @ The Free SistersEDINBURGH 2019: BWW REVIEW: SERIOUS FACE, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
by Daniel Perks - August 23, 2019

Amy Howerska: Serious Face attempts a heightened social commentary of living in a post-feminist society. But with all the technical hitches and audience hostility, it barely gets itself going. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SASHA ELLEN: PICKLE, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SASHA ELLEN: PICKLE, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 25, 2019

From disastrous dates, to ruining weddings, to causing whole islands to go into a state of emergency, Sasha Ellen chalks it all up to being a bit of a pickle. A storytelling stand-up show about romantic misadventures on an epic scale. A friendly romcom featuring an engagement, a missing person and a near catastrophe which explores love, loss and sexy, sexy helicopter pilots. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ELECTRIC, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ELECTRIC, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 24, 2019

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two sides of Dublin City, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Irish music festival Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, Electric probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are while taking you on the session of a lifetime! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE PROFESSOR, Assembly RoomsEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE PROFESSOR, Assembly Rooms
by Daniel Perks - August 23, 2019

The Professor is taking his final class, a variety of pop culture subjects to cram as much as possible into this swansong. But despite all the detail, this production has very little to say. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: YUCK CIRCUS, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: YUCK CIRCUS, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 26, 2019

Winner: Top-tier Fringe World Martin Sims Award 2019. Winner: Adelaide Tour-Ready Award 2019. Winner: Best Circus Fringe World Weekly 2019. Sugar, spice, and apparently 'nice'. With our bloody good sense of humour, we're going to rip into the uncomfortable using high-flying acrobatics, absurd confessions and groovy dancing. Get ready to witness a powerhouse of female circus performers kick art in the face. (more...)

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