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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ATTACHED, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ATTACHED, Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2017

Breathtaking displays of juggling and acrobatics combine with clowning that evokes Laurel and Hardy in this European smash-hit making its Fringe debut. A fast-paced energetic and funny circus show for all the family. Two impressively adept performers, one small and mischievous, one giant, clumsy and warm-hearted, are hopelessly connected to each other. When one falls, the other one flies. Flying, flipping, sliding and sticking, this thrilling show just won't let you go. Everything and everyone, including the audience, is attached. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE F WORD, ZOOEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE F WORD, ZOO
by Alistair Wilkinson - September 1, 2017

Sick to death of reading shows aimed at 16-25 year olds written by writers 40+, Conor Hunt has created this story of the millennial child, giving his own personal reflection on what it's like to grow up as a product of the Nineties. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THIRD WHEEL, Gilded BalloonEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THIRD WHEEL, Gilded Balloon
by Alistair Wilkinson - August 31, 2017

After losing his battle to cancer, Dylan has left in his will a video to be given to his best friends Polly and Eve. The recording contains instructions for the pair to go on a road trip, which will be difficult seeing as they haven't spoken to each other in two years. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN: APPROPRIATE ADULT, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN: APPROPRIATE ADULT, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2017

Chortle Award nominee Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she's going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian's morality tale about other people's lack of morals. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FIN TAYLOR: LEFTY TIGHTY RIGHTY LOOSEY, Just The TonicEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FIN TAYLOR: LEFTY TIGHTY RIGHTY LOOSEY, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2017

The most talked about comedian from last year's Fringe is back. He's still white, and you're still hippies. Something's got to give. And I'm not blacking up. It's been a globe-trotting year for Whitey. He's been to America, Australia, Holland and the rest. All over, he's found people who say they're too left wing to vote for centrists and he's decided to call bull. A man who is now politically homeless drags you dropouts down into his gutter. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SAGE FRANCIS AND B DOLAN PRESENT: TRICKNOLOGY, New Town TheatreEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SAGE FRANCIS AND B DOLAN PRESENT: TRICKNOLOGY, New Town Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2017

In this hour-long demonstration of patented spoken word and freestyle techniques, the legendary Epic Beard Men expose the diabolical trickery of slam poets, battle rappers, improv comics, sh*t mentalists, self-help gurus, li(f)e coaches, faith healers and reality TV presidents. This is what The Secret would be if it actually worked. And if it was funny. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: [title of show], Paradise In The VaultEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: [title of show], Paradise In The Vault
by Gregor Dickson - August 28, 2017

[title of show] is a clever musical which documents its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)
70th Anniversary Edinburgh International Festival Draws to a Close70th Anniversary Edinburgh International Festival Draws to a Close
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2017

The 2017 International Festival draws to a close this evening with the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, following a record year that celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh as a Festival city. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GIRLS, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GIRLS, Pleasance Courtyard
by Alistair Wilkinson - August 28, 2017

Girls follows the story of three young women who are hostages, being put to work and forced to marry. Commissioned by Talawa Theatre Company, HighTide and Soho Theatre, Girls provides a deep insight into those that are forgotten. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2017

Join David Edwards as he gives advice concerning how to navigate the messy world of modern-day dating. Edwards is a cult performer, regularly appearing at Brian Gittins' monthly night 'Gittins to Know You' and co-hosting Gittins' legendary Podcast. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WEREWOLVES, SummerhallEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WEREWOLVES, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2017

Who can you trust? Make the wrong choices and you will end up dead! While Werewolves is in the theatre section of the Fringe brochure, it is better described as an interactive role-playing experience, with the audience involved as participants throughout, striving to survive. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', Assembly RoxyEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', Assembly Roxy
by Alistair Wilkinson - August 28, 2017

After their highly acclaimed productions in London, Dublin, New York and Sydney, 5 Guys Chillin' returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ASSASSINS, theSpace @ Venue45EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ASSASSINS, theSpace @ Venue45
by Amy Hanson - August 27, 2017

Nearly 30 years old, Assassins manages to remain fiercely relevant in 2017.  Stephen Sondheim's interpretation of disillusionment with the American dream is explored through those who have tried to kill Presidents of the United States.  As we see how historical figures chose deadly violence to react against real or perceived injustices, it is hard to escape comparisons between the recent unrest in the USA and the show's sentiment that "every now and then the country goes a little wrong". (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: #JOLLYBOAT: WHY DO NERDS SUDDENLY APPEAR?, SubwayEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: #JOLLYBOAT: WHY DO NERDS SUDDENLY APPEAR?, Subway
by Amy Hanson - August 27, 2017

Musical comedy duo of brothers Ed (the thoughtful, if slightly filthy-minded, guitarist) and Tommy (the shirtless rocker brandishing a balloon cutlass) make up Jollyboat, a vaguely pirate themed double-act who are a definite Fringe cult hit.  They have two shows this year, a "Best of" show celebrating several successful sell-out years on the Fringe, and #Jollyboat: Why Do Nerds Suddenly Appear?, featuring new material alongside a few favourites that delighted the audience of evident fans packing out Subway. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SISTERS: WHITE NOISE, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SISTERS: WHITE NOISE, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2017

Innovative sketch duo Sisters snake Fringe-wards, clutching their debut hour to their breast. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW, Just The TonicEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2017

This show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about hair and hairs. This show is suitable for people who have, or have had hair and hairs. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: TUTU: DANCE IN ALL ITS GLORY, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: TUTU: DANCE IN ALL ITS GLORY, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2017

The show is performed by six dancers: The TUTU men, polymorphous artists who struggle with many different interpretations, faces and styles. They want to entirely feel the freedom and universality of dance. With them, laughter becomes poetic, theatre emerges on stage and things come to life. Successively classical, contemporary, ballroom, sport, academic or acrobatic, the dance of the TUTU men is versatile, atypical, irreverent, gentle, fun and always artistic. TUTU shows dance in all its glory. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WAGGO, TheSpaceEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WAGGO, TheSpace
by Alistair Wilkinson - August 27, 2017

Waggo is a hilarious, deliberately crazy piece of theatre brought to the fringe by Queen Mary University's theatre society. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL GENIUS ALL IDIOT, Assembly RoxyEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL GENIUS ALL IDIOT, Assembly Roxy
by Alistair Wilkinson - August 26, 2017

Outrageously over the top, All Genius All Idiot celebrates the craziness of life, using expert circus skills to highlight the extremity of human behaviour at its most primal form. Underscored by a harrowing, yet beautiful soundtrack and featuring Chinese pole, aerial rope, hand balance and copious amounts of acrobatics, Svalbard bring their new show to Assembly Roxy. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALAN WE THINK YOU SHOULD GET A DOG, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALAN WE THINK YOU SHOULD GET A DOG, Pleasance Courtyard
by Alistair Wilkinson - August 26, 2017

Bunting decorates the stage and a cardboard sign reads 'Happy Birthday'. A family has gathered to celebrate Alan's 70th, if only he'd come downstairs. It's a birthday party that will never happen, as Alan isn't the man he used to be. Once a keen gardener, he is now confined to his bed and dependent on his family's care. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Paradise In The VaultEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Paradise In The Vault
by Gregor Dickson - August 26, 2017

Moonstruck Theater Company presents this year's sole Fringe offering of Jason Robert Brown's theatrical song cycle, and the Massachusetts group perform with enthusiasm and a clear love of Brown's work. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: NEIL HILLBORN, The StandEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: NEIL HILLBORN, The Stand
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2017

The best-selling author and most-watched poet of all time makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut. Famous for the internationally successful poems 'OCD', 'Joey' and 'The Future', his poems have been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. Neil Hilborn is the author of 'Our Numbered Days', published by Button Poetry Press, a book that Liam Neeson once called 'Who are you and how did you get in my house.' He is a graduate of Macalester College with a degree in creative writing. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: PAT CAHILL, Heroes @ Monkey BarrelEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: PAT CAHILL, Heroes @ Monkey Barrel
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2017

Pat Cahill is The Fisherman. Having hidden in plain sight as an absurdist comedian for a while now, it's time for him to flash you a sneaky bink at his ultimate form. Come and enjoy a bit of quiet reflection by the riverbank, interrupted by an idiot who insists on singing, chatting and spooking the fish. (more...)
THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK Wins 2017 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh AwardTHE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK Wins 2017 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2017

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation has announced the winner of this year's The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the highest honor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers StEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers St
by Gregor Dickson - August 25, 2017

The four person song cycle presents a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. It's a sweet, often comical tale of dating, romance and marriage. (more...)

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