Fringe Q&A: Alun Cochrane

Fringe Q&A: Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane has been doing solo shows at the Fringe since 2004. He’s performed droll, anecdotal, observational comedy on TV panel games and stand-up shows and he’s part of the award-winning Frank Skinner show on Absolute Radio. During these offence-taking times he has decided he may as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. Apols to vegans. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No. I have been doing solo shows since…

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Fringe Q&A: Esther Manito, Crusade

Fringe Q&A: Esther Manito, Crusade

Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don’t work! Esther Manito, So You Think You’re Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don’t Panic I’m Islamic, brings you her debut hour. Esther takes you on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you can’t meet the expectations of your identity. From battling comments online to facing head-on confrontations in person, she’s not sure she wants to battle the crusade! Is this your first time at…

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Fringe Q&A: Milo McCabes, Troy Hawke in Tiles of the Unexpected

Fringe Q&A: Milo McCabes, Troy Hawke in Tiles of the Unexpected

Following a sell-out run in 2018 in which he exposed bingo as the deadliest sport in the country, the empty Marxist promise of Poundland’s false advertising and Aldi being responsible for Princess Diana, 1930s throwback comedic investigator Troy Hawke returns, applying his scrabble mentalism to Kanye West, xenophobia and the ugly truth of IKEA’s link to the CIA. Perth Fringe World 2019 Best Comedy nominee, Perth Fringe World 2019 Weekly Comedy Award winner. Is this…

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Fringe Q&A: Sadie Clark, Algorithms

Fringe Q&A: Sadie Clark, Algorithms

Brooke has it all: the job, the flat, the girlfriend… but what happens when things go tits up just before your 30th birthday? A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation, this tragicomic one-woman play and its lovably hapless heroine is for anyone who’s wondered why they feel so lonely when connecting with others is meant to be easier than ever. Developed on the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award…

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Fringe Q&A: Bethany Heath, Definitely Louise

Fringe Q&A: Bethany Heath, Definitely Louise

From the comfort of her flat, an excitable, precocious, irrepressible woman with a dirty mouth and a lot to say discusses life, her many opinions and her best friend, all the while avoiding the advances of her over-eager neighbour. At times both funny and moving, this one-woman show explores themes of confidence and insecurities, friendship and loss, and finding your way in the modern world. Is this your first time at the Fringe? My first…

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Fringe Q&A: Tom Houghton

Fringe Q&A: Tom Houghton

Tom was sent to all-boys boarding school at age six. A world where ‘day kids’ are shunned and girls? None existent. But when, in his second last year the school decided to go co-ed, everything was to change. The total Fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and ultra-privileged Tower of London resident, Tom Houghton lifts the controversial lid on the incubators responsible for producing many of our country’s leaders. With a little help…

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Fringe Q&A: Lucie Pohl

Fringe Q&A: Lucie Pohl

NYC comedian Lucie Pohl brings you a show about being a video game celebrity with a bathtub in her kitchen. As seen on Red Dwarf XI, Homeland, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Times Critic’s Pick. AAA caught up with Lucie ahead of the Fringe. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No. I have done three shows at the Fringe. In 2014 I did Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler, in 2015 Lucie Pohl:…

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My Edinburgh: Magpie Blue (aka Millie Hanlon-Cole)

My Edinburgh: Magpie Blue (aka Millie Hanlon-Cole)

Millie Hanlon-Cole, the artist known as Magpie Blue, is very much one to watch. The 19-year-old, whose music has drawn comparisons to Anna Calvi and PJ Harvey, released stunning debut single Just In Time on June 14, and she went down a storm a day later when supporting The Proclaimers in Melrose. Just In Time was produced in Edinburgh by Rod Jones of Idlewild and features drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist…

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High 5, with Louise Connell

High 5, with Louise Connell

Scottish singer Louise Connell has announced the release of new album Squall Echo Rale – and you can hear it live when she visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tonight (28 May) Featuring some of her most powerful songs, this bumper 19-track offering is sure to resonate with fans old and new, as well as cementing her status as a gifted, emotive songwriter and a truly unique performer. Recording and performing previously as Reverieme, Louise…

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Martin Metcalfe’s AAA Edinburgh

Martin Metcalfe’s AAA Edinburgh

Iconic Edinburgh band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie celebrate the 30th anniversary of debut album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags with a double-header of gigs at Liquid Room on Saturday and Sunday. (25-26 May). Goodbye Mr MacKenzie released their first album, Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, in 1989. It entered the UK charts at No.16 and the band quickly attracted a large, loyal support north of the border. Incredible live shows and singles like the Rattler further…

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