Edinburgh festival

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Boris the Third: new play tells story of clown who became king
Adam Meggido’s comedy considers the PM’s blustering school performance as Richard III, drawing potent parallels to his current political position

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘Shake it and see what happens’: the confounding world of James Thierrée
The circus star turns singer in his new show, Room, which is designed to embrace chaos. He talks about the mystery of theatre and his movie missions

Chris Wiegand

25, May, 2022 @8:49 AM

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Jack Docherty: Nothing But review – fantasy and tragedy at the Edinburgh fringe
As he tells the story of a one-night stand from 30 years ago, the comic explores youthful dreams and midlife disappointment

Brian Logan

28, Apr, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Comedian Chloe Petts: ‘I thought I’d resolved all of this stuff about masculinity’
The standup talks about touring with Ed Gamble, how comics enjoy the life of a retiree and the importance of exploring gender and its presentation

Ella Braidwood

25, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Edinburgh international festival to feature tales of refugees and migration
Festival’s 75th anniversary will include stage reimagining of The Jungle Book following Mowgli’s journey as a climate refugee

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

30, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Room review – chaos reigns as circus superstar James Thierrée climbs the walls
Thierrée plays an architect whose building won’t behave and a director whose performers don’t listen in a playful if disjointed production

Chris Wiegand

30, Mar, 2022 @11:46 AM

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Ian McKellen to play Hamlet at the Edinburgh fringe
The actor will share the role with Danish dancer Johan Christensen in a new production this summer

Chris Wiegand

30, Mar, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Nicola Benedetti becomes first woman and first Scot to lead Edinburgh international festival
Grammy and Brit-award-winning violinist will take over from Fergus Linehan after this year’s 75th anniversary event

Severin Carrell and Nadia Khomami

01, Mar, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Edinburgh festivals’ recovery could take a decade, says director
Book festival boss says next year will be a staging post in recovery that could take until 2030

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

31, Aug, 2021 @12:06 PM

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Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age review – much music, little material
This lightweight cabaret-style set sells its subject short, even if Cumming can belt out a power ballad convincingly

Arifa Akbar

29, Aug, 2021 @10:12 AM

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Clowntime review – it’s a crime not to be funny in John Feffer’s dystopia
Guileless hero Christopher Blank is ‘born without a single funny bone in his body’ in a one-man play that paints a near future US in broad brushstrokes

Brian Logan

25, Aug, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Edinburgh fringe launches £7.5m emergency appeal
Organisers say festival suffered huge losses during pandemic and needs to rebuild for post-Covid world

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

24, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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