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2018 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards Winners Announced!2018 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the winners in our second annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards, celebrating the best of the 2018 Festival!  BroadwayWorld readers were invited to vote for their favourite comedy, theatre, musical, cabaret and children's shows, as well as the best venue in Edinburgh and the friendliest staff. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: JERICHO, Underbelly CowgateEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: JERICHO, Underbelly Cowgate
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2018

In Jericho, an Irish online journalist struggles to focus on her assigned article on professional wrestling.  As she disappears down a digital rabbithole of research and procrastination, the show branches off into an examination of social media, fake news, and debate in the digital age. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: HENCHMEN, Sweet GrassmarketEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: HENCHMEN, Sweet Grassmarket
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2018

It's Mike and Billy's first day on their new job - working as henchmen to supervillain Rapture.   Flying in the face of all henchmen tropes, Mike manages to accidentally kill caped do-gooder Captain Hero, and finds himself inducted into the ranks of the supervillains.  Meanwhile, his old boss Rapture seeks revenge by teaming up with a new superhero, being changed forever by the power of friendship along the way. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: THE TRAIL TO OREGON!, The Space On North BridgeEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: THE TRAIL TO OREGON!, The Space On North Bridge
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2018

The Oregon Trail is a famous, or perhaps notorious, computer game from the 1970s, originally intended as a piece of educational software to teach US school pupils about 19th century western migration.  The fiendish video game was reimagined as a comedy musical in 2014 by Team Starkid, and Gone Rogue Productions have brought the show to the Fringe this year as a European Premiere. (more...)
Voting Is Now Open For the 2018 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards!Voting Is Now Open For the 2018 BroadwayWorld Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards!
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2018

Voting is officially open for our 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards, celebrating the best of this year's festival. BroadwayWorld readers have nominated an exciting variety of shows, acts and venues, and now you can vote for your favourites. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: LIKE A STURGEON, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: LIKE A STURGEON, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 26, 2018

Tackling Theresa May, Melania Trump, and Nicola Sturgeon, plus more of the world's leading ladies, lip-sync sensation Ripley pushes the boundaries of drag, pop and politics. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S ALL STAR BREXIT CABARET, AssemblyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S ALL STAR BREXIT CABARET, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 26, 2018

Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award-winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. With a star-studded cast of top Fringe talent, including Jayde Adams as Boris Johnson, this glittering musical satire packs big laughs and emotional punch. In or out? There's a hell of a lot to sing about. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: REALLY WANT TO HURT ME, AssemblyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: REALLY WANT TO HURT ME, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 26, 2018

A funny, painfully honest new play about growing up gay in the 80s. School bullies. Heartache. Dancing to Eurythmics and The Smiths on your Walkman to stay alive. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- Yianni AgisilaouEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- Yianni Agisilaou
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 22, 2018

BWW catches up with Yianni Agisilaou to chat about bringing I, Human to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
BWW Interview: Sven Ratzke Talks HOMME FATALE at Assembly Hall, EdinburghBWW Interview: Sven Ratzke Talks HOMME FATALE at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh
by Callum Stott - August 22, 2018

Sven Ratze returns to Edinburgh with his new work Homme Fatale after huge success with his show Starman, which has gone on to tour around the world. Sven chats to BroadwayWorld about the legendary homme fatales who influenced him, including Lou Reed, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Joy Division. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, AssemblyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 23, 2018

Briefs are back with a brand-new show. They've come from the future to test the limits of masculinity and decency with their iconic brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry, sharp social commentary and warp-speed strippers from outer space. Prepare yourselves for a close encounter. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 22, 2018

This summer, four of West End's leading ladies take residence in McEwan Hall - Janie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney. Each night a different star will take centre stage to perform songs from smash-hit West End and Broadway musicals and iconic movies. Share in the highs and lows of their lives on and off stage, hear how they took the spotlight and let their voices soar! Our leading lady will entertain and delight, with renditions of her favourite numbers and anecdotes from the wings. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON AND THE DOG WHO KNOWS, The Stand's New Town TheatreEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON AND THE DOG WHO KNOWS, The Stand's New Town Theatre
by Amy Hanson - August 20, 2018

After television appearances on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and America's Got Talent, plus a Las Vegas residency, Piff the Magic Dragon returns to the Fringe in style. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: YANA ALANA- BETWEEN THE CRACKS, AssemblyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: YANA ALANA- BETWEEN THE CRACKS, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 21, 2018

Australia's favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing, cabaret anarchist and neo-punk diva, Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame. Exposing mental health, sexual politics, feminism and identity. Queer as hell, demonically talented, rudely brilliant. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: KILLYMUCK, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: KILLYMUCK, Underbelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 21, 2018

Inspired by real events, Killymuck is a housing estate built on a paupers graveyard in 1970s Ireland. Niamh navigates life through the parameters of growing up, with the trials and tribulations of being a kid from the benefit class system. Lack of opportunity, educational barriers, impoverishment, addiction and depression are the norms as the struggle to escape the underclass stereotype becomes a priority. From school trips organised as cross-community excursions to unite a fractured post troubles town, to finding the humour within an estate crippled with misfortune. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: SKIN A CAT, AssemblyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: SKIN A CAT, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 21, 2018

Every teenager thinks they're the only one not having sex. For Alana, it might be true. Every time she gets close something gets in the way... Follow Alana on a wickedly funny sexual odyssey: from getting her first period, to watching bad porn, to painful examinations by cheery gynaecologists - all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman. Whatever that means... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: THE TAPE FACE SHOW, PleasanceEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: THE TAPE FACE SHOW, Pleasance
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 20, 2018

Tape Face returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show! New jokes, new props, same tape. After storming into America and being seen by 51 million people online, Tape Face returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with this UK premier of The Tape Face Show. Grab a ticket and prepare for another storm. Putting your shoes on will never be the same after seeing this show. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: LAUREN PATTISON: PEACHY, PleasanceEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: LAUREN PATTISON: PEACHY, Pleasance
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 19, 2018

Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows on top of a run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back in Edinburgh. Come see her deliver some new home truths with her wicked, warm and authentic brand of humour. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: TIMPSON: THE MUSICAL, CEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: TIMPSON: THE MUSICAL, C
by Amy Hanson - August 19, 2018

Gigglemug Theatre have created a musical about the origins of the nationwide chain, with sponsorship from Timpson Ltd even adding a stamp of authenticity. In this new musical, two warring families of would-be inventors, the Montashoes and the Keypulets, compete for business and fame at the annual Invention Convention. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: PLAYLIGHT ROBBERY, Just The Tonic at The CavesEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: PLAYLIGHT ROBBERY, Just The Tonic at The Caves
by Amy Hanson - August 19, 2018

Thanks to Playlight Robbery, by Hivemind Productions, we have finally found a better use for all of those flyers than papier-mache craft projects or lining a budgie cage.  In an admirable bit of recycling, the cast of this improv show will take a flyer that you bring along, and with only the information on it, recreate the show live on stage. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: GRAINNE MAGUIRE: I FORGIVE YOU; PLEASE LIKE ME, Gilded BalloonEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: GRAINNE MAGUIRE: I FORGIVE YOU; PLEASE LIKE ME, Gilded Balloon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 20, 2018

What do I need to do to make you like me? Just tell me so we can all just relax. I promise by August the show will be great, so let's all just have a lovely time and forget that the Great Barrier Reef is completely gone. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: MICHAEL GRIFFITHS: SONGS BY KYLIE, AssemblyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: MICHAEL GRIFFITHS: SONGS BY KYLIE, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 19, 2018

He's been Annie Lennox, Madonna and Cole Porter to great acclaim. Now Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of pop princess, Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on your heart and step back in time, Kylie wouldn't change a thing! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: OLD BOY, Scottish Storytelling CentreEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: OLD BOY, Scottish Storytelling Centre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 19, 2018

OLD BOY is a show about the bond between grandfathers and grandsons. It features the real relationships of men and boys from Glasgow in an attempt to explore the love that is shared between men in families and the legacy passed down through generations in Scotland. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: USER NOT FOUND, Traverse at Jeelie Piece CafeEDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: USER NOT FOUND, Traverse at Jeelie Piece Cafe
by Amy Hanson - August 16, 2018

Terry's partner Luka left him six months ago.  As he sits in his usual cafe, sipping on a cup of tea, a series of unexpected condolence messages ping into his phone.  Luka has died, but has appointed Terry as his digital executor, the person with the power to decide what happens to his online presence after death.   (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: TREMOR, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: TREMOR, Summerhall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 17, 2018

Sherman Theatre: Regional Theatre of the Year - The Stage Awards 2018. Once our lives are touched by tragedy, can we ever truly move on? Sophie and Tom's relationship fell apart in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Four years on and as they come face to face once again, the aftershocks of that fateful day can still be felt. Tremor is a play about now. It's about how we choose to see things and live our lives in a world riven with anxiety and division. (more...)

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