Fringe theatre

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

11, Apr, 2021 @9:16 AM

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Perth's fringe festival under fire for 'gag order' clause in artist contracts
After protests last year over the festival’s principal sponsor, fossil fuel giant Woodside, it has introduced new rules for performers and producers

Kelly Burke

18, Dec, 2020 @6:44 AM

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Crammed with comedy: Shedinburgh packs the fun of the fringe into a hut
With the Edinburgh festival shelved by Covid, standups have turned a garden shed into a stage for an online extravaganza. Our writer enjoys flashes of brilliance amid a dislocating experience

Brian Logan

04, Sep, 2020 @1:05 PM

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Traverse festival review – sense of apocalyptic doom is bang on trend
Traverse flies the Edinburgh festival flag with audio plays tackling ‘what happens after an earth-shattering event’, doomsday cults and slippery politics

Mark Fisher

25, Aug, 2020 @1:01 PM

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Shows, suds, cider and a soaking: the Edinburgh fringe from my bathtub
The festival may be cancelled but our writer is determined to recreate the experience at home. So she pours a cider, steps into her bath – and logs on to the fringe’s freakiest shows

Kate Wyver

16, Aug, 2020 @2:00 PM

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'It's a Herculean effort': UK theatre festivals adapt for summer of Covid
From Brighton to Belfast, socially distanced performances are popping up in unexpected spaces, including the beach, a shopping centre and a church

Chris Wiegand

11, Aug, 2020 @11:12 AM

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'I've wrestled, climbed the walls and got a black eye' – theatres that made us
Nadia Albina, Ivo Graham, Cherylee Houston and more share memories of the theatres that they call home

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

22, Jul, 2020 @6:47 PM

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Paper Stages review – joyful DIY theatre kit to act out at home
Forest Fringe release a jolly bunch of downloadable plays, games and diversions to inject some performance into lockdown life

Kate Wyver

27, May, 2020 @9:57 AM

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Edinburgh's August festivals cancelled due to coronavirus
Fringe joins international, book and art festivals and military tattoo in pulling plug

Mark Brown and Severin Carrell

01, Apr, 2020 @12:11 PM

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Comedy's coronavirus crisis: 'performers are in deep, deep trouble'
With gigs cancelled and no support given to an art form that Art Council England does not officially recognise, comedians fear the worst

Brian Logan

18, Mar, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Vault festival 2020: all of the latest reviews
Vault festival is a sprawling arts extravaganza beneath Waterloo station in London – keep track of the shows we’ve seen

Chris Wiegand, Kate Wyver, Brian Logan, Ella Braidwood and Alex Needham

27, Feb, 2020 @9:18 AM

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Fringe benefits: with oversaturated festival programs, how can artists cut through?
As festival line-ups inflate and tickets get more expensive, artists are going to more extreme lengths to make their mark

Simon Miraudo

08, Feb, 2020 @7:00 PM

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