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

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 HallEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - August 16, 2017

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 OneEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One
by Gregor Dickson - August 16, 2017

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 WrenEDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Nicola Wren
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2017

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 IssacsEDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Chris Issacs
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 16, 2017

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Chris Issacs blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day at the Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry StreetEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry Street
by Amy Hanson - August 15, 2017

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 Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons HallEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - August 15, 2017

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...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45
by Gregor Dickson - August 15, 2017

'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...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: HARRIET KEMSLEY: BAD AT DOING, Just The TonicEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: HARRIET KEMSLEY: BAD AT DOING, Just The Tonic
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2017

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 BarrelEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS, HEROES @ Monkey Barrel
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2017

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...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY, Pleasance CourtyardEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY, Pleasance Courtyard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2017

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 Q&A- News Revue 2017EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- News Revue 2017
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 15, 2017

BWW speaks to the team behind News Revue about their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
The Marlowe's BOX CLEVER Wows Audiences at Edinburgh FringeThe Marlowe's BOX CLEVER Wows Audiences at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

The Marlowe's first show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is wowing audiences and reviewers. (more...)
BWW Review: THRILL ME:  THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY at C Venue - C TooBWW Review: THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY at C Venue - C Too
by Matt Elliot - August 14, 2017

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...)
BWW Review: ED GAMBLE: MAMMOTH at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)BWW Review: ED GAMBLE: MAMMOTH at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
by Matt Elliot - August 14, 2017

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: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, CowgateBWW Review: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, Cowgate
by Adam Robinson - August 14, 2017

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...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Natalie AllisonEDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Natalie Allison
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2017

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 PetersEDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Maria Peters
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 14, 2017

Fringe performer Maria Peters blogs for BWW to give us her top tips for surviving August in Edinburgh. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOE'S NYC BAR, Assembly George Square StudiosEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOE'S NYC BAR, Assembly George Square Studios
by Amy Hanson - August 13, 2017

Joe's NYC Bar is a show that really understands the Celtic concept of "craic" - the great pleasure of good company and good conversation.  Bringing a touch of Brooklyn to Edinburgh this August, the production is an immersive and often improvisational experience set in the eponymous New York watering hole and featuring its staff and patrons, as well as audience members who are very much encouraged to get involved. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: EDGES, CEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: EDGES, C
by Amy Hanson - August 12, 2017

Edges is the first musical from Pasek and Paul, now better known for La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen.  More of a song cycle, it is a collection of numbers on the theme of coming of age, from growing apart from siblings via dating and breakups to parenthood. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL, theSpace on the MileEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL, theSpace on the Mile
by Gregor Dickson - August 12, 2017

The typically implausible G&S style plot involves two companies going to extreme lengths to secure good reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe with rival productions. Many of the usual Gilbertian elements are included: an abandoned baby, a sense of duty, love across ranks and an implausible, contrived finale. All-new lyrics, set to Sullivan's music, are accompanied by the usual quota of silly dances. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS, Roundabout @ SummerhallEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS, Roundabout @ Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - August 12, 2017

How would you get through your day without being able to sing a full song, read a poem aloud or even debate at length which Fringe show to see? That's the premise behind Sam Steiner's award-winning play Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons , which returns to the Fringe this year in the lovely Roundabout venue at Summerhall. Focusing on the importance of communication and language, it depicts snapshots in the relationship of musician Oliver (Euan Kitson) and lawyer Bernadette (Beth Holmes) before and after the implementation of a 'Hush Law'. Under this law, individuals are limited to using only 140 words in a day. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Sian RowlandEDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Sian Rowland
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2017

Playwright Sian Rowland blogs for BWW to give us an idea of a typical day for her at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- SnowflakeEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Snowflake
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2017

BWW speaks to Mark Thomson about bringing Snowflake to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Familia de la NocheEDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Familia de la Noche
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2017

Familia de la Noche blog for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day for the them at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

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