Edinburgh festival 2019
These discos are anything but silent | Letters
Letters: Edinburgh resident Elspeth M Wills says the craze taking over the streets at the Fringe festival is a nuisance, but Emily Cohen describes it as one of the best experiences of her life
20, Sep, 2019 @4:18 PM
Richard Blackwood: 'I was in a bubble, thinking I had the Midas touch'
Comedian, TV presenter, pop star … the ‘British Will Smith’ was geared for Hollywood stardom until his life came crashing down. Now, in a powerful play about death in custody, he’s making a fresh bid for stardom
11, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM
Going to see standup comedy? Don't fear the front row!
Sitting near a performer puts you in the firing line – but it also makes you an invaluable part of any comedy show
03, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM
Jordan Brookes: 'I wanted to be the existential Michael MacIntyre'
After years working in bars and call centres, Brookes’ absurdist show netted him the Edinburgh comedy award. So why does he want to want to blow the whole thing up?
27, Aug, 2019 @1:54 PM
15 of the best Edinburgh festival shows now touring
The festival is over for another year but plenty of its theatre, comedy and dance hits have announced dates around the UK
Kate Wyver, Catherine Love, Anna Winter, Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand
27, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM
Theatre and #MeToo: 'There's a new anger in women's stories'
The Weinstein scandal has inspired several new plays ranging from sharp satire to crass comedy. As the mogul heads to trial, we gauge theatre’s response
27, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM
Götterdämmerung review – outstanding end to festival's mighty Ring cycle
Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra take Wagner’s epic music drama to a vibrant and energised conclusion, with Christine Goerke a luminous Brünnhilde
26, Aug, 2019 @12:49 PM
Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames review – bracingly vulnerable comedy
The standup’s first new show since 2013 combines humour and emotional intimacy as it lays bare his experiences with depression
26, Aug, 2019 @11:02 AM
Max and Ivan: Commitment review – a doozy of a comedy show
The comedy duo – who don’t do things by half – send themselves up as they attempt to reassemble their teenage band for one longed-for final gig
26, Aug, 2019 @7:39 AM
From Titania McGrath to a Brexit party standup: is rightwing comedy on the rise?
This year’s Edinburgh fringe was full of wokeness jokes from liberal standups as well as a host of conservative comedians who punch down
26, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM
Rob Auton: The Time Show review – twinkling hour of clock-watching
In a wistful show with playful paradoxes, the comic ruminates on the little round face on our wrists and what it means
25, Aug, 2019 @11:01 PM
Jonny and the Baptists review – hard-hitting politics and a soft centre
As politicised as each of its predecessors but the musical comics also explore the ineffable mysteries of life
25, Aug, 2019 @10:19 AM
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