Edinburgh festival 2017

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Hogmanay fury as Edinburgh residents told to apply for access to own homes
Local people must ask Underbelly if they want more than six passes to their houses

Libby Brooks

26, Dec, 2019 @1:48 PM

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Goodbear: Dougal review – smart sketch show scrambles reality
When the billed act fails to materialise, front-of-house staff played by sketch duo Goodbear fill in – and prove themselves more than capable

Brian Logan

16, Aug, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Visa refusals starve UK’s arts festivals of world talent | Letters
Letters: Directors of some of Britain’s international festivals warn that artists are being deterred from coming to the UK because of Home Office visa application procedures


21, Aug, 2018 @4:49 PM

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Home Office shamed for barring writers and artists from festival | Letters
Letters: Guardian readers respond to news that the Home Office has been refusing visas for authors invited to the Edinburgh Book Festival


13, Aug, 2018 @4:48 PM

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'Buildings tell stories': how the housing crisis inspired an Edinburgh show
Geoff Sobelle riffs on cramped city living in his festival production Home by building a two-up, two-down from scratch and inviting the audience inside

Matt Trueman

13, Aug, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Mistero Buffo review – chameleonic solo romp through reimagined Bible tales
From a Deliveroo driver to a dying Christ, Julian Spooner seamlessly shapeshifts in an enthralling restaging of a Dario Fo classic

Catherine Love

10, Aug, 2018 @8:00 PM

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Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter
Lineup for 71st edition includes hard-hitting debuts and plenty of nostalgia

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

06, Jun, 2018 @5:12 PM

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John Robins: ‘Men need to be honest with themselves’
The comic and radio DJ on mining his own misery for laughs, avoiding topical material, and why the Louis CK and Aziz Ansari scandals are a wake-up call for all men

Interview by Michael Hogan

21, Jan, 2018 @11:00 AM

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The top 10 dance shows of 2017
Sgt Pepper strutted, Boris Charmatz gave us a buttock-scratching beauty and three men became Lady Macbeth – our critic picks the best dance of the year

Judith Mackrell

18, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The top 10 comedy shows of 2017
A virgin dominatrix whipped Edinburgh, Tim Key looked for love and Hannah Gadsby quit then won two awards. But only the snide, brutal brilliance of Frankie Boyle could triumph over the year’s horrors

Brian Logan

17, Dec, 2017 @3:00 PM

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National Theatre of Scotland boss Jackie Wylie: 'I want to take theatre off its pedestal'
As she announces her first season, including a My Left Foot musical, the new head of NTS says she wants to demystify the artistic process and is calling on young people to shape the company’s future

Lyn Gardner

29, Nov, 2017 @12:00 PM

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'No one laughed at me dancing in the mosh pit' – readers' festival stories
With Dorset’s Bestival signalling the end of the UK’s summer festival season this weekend, we asked you for your favourite sights and sounds this time round

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

08, Sep, 2017 @11:30 AM

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