Fringe theatre

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Adam Brace had a magic touch for comedy and theatre – both worlds will mourn his death | Brian Logan
Brace, who has died aged 43, was a hugely talented playwright, dramaturg and director who worked on a string of hits including One-Woman Show and Age Is a Feeling

Brian Logan

02, May, 2023 @3:52 PM

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And Then the Rodeo Burned Down review – high noon for cowboy clowns
Chloe Rice and Natasha Roland deliver a playful two-hander about the wild west, power structures and the costs of making art

Chris Wiegand

20, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Edinburgh fringe 2022 week one roundup: from care home tales to a Berlin fetish night
Sex, social commentary and shows with no actors: where else but the first full fringe since 2019, with standout moments from Sheeps, Bilal Zafar and ‘a show without actors’

Deborah Chu

14, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The key to Edinburgh Fringe stardom? Having your own TikTok army
During lockdown, fledgling comedians won virtual acclaim. Now they hope real-life festival crowds will find them just as funny

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

16, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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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


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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