Fringe theatre

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The Guardian view on the Edinburgh festivals: signs of rebirth | Editorial
Editorial: They may be smaller and quieter than they once were, but Scotland’s capital has its summer arts events, and even some visitors, back

Editorial

12, Aug, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Edinburgh fringe performers feel ‘jilted’ as Covid closes venues again
Only a handful of events will be staged this year as producers complain about ‘dithering’ by council and Scottish government

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Jun, 2021 @8:15 AM

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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

08, Jun, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Way beyond Hadestown: the windswept rush of folk musicals
Inspired by Anaïs Mitchell’s underworld opera, Maz O’Connor and Finn Anderson are among those putting folk songs and stories into musical theatre

Harry Harris

03, May, 2021 @5:35 PM

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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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