Edinburgh Fringe: Alex Walton (From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Alex Walton (From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads) interview

The hugely acclaimed hit show tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths. What follows will change his life forever. Powerful and emotional, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving production featuring Alex Walton. The life of the pop fan is brilliantly dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife. AAA caught with…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Thief, review

Edinburgh Fringe: Thief, review

Homosexuality, rape, robbery, murder, prostitution, prison – Thief certainly doesn’t hang about. Inspired by the works of French vagabond novelist and playwright Jean Genet, this is the confessional of one destitute man. Starring Lee Fanning as the damaged anti-hero, Sailor, the bitterly dark tale – an award-winner at the Brighton Festival and a hit on Broadway – explores the theme of survival and what one will do to live. For the loveless Sailor, his only…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Liz Richardson (Gutted) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Liz Richardson (Gutted) interview

Liz has got an embarrassing problem and these yogurts aren’t helping; her body’s acting up. After sell-out performances at HOME Manchester and a national tour of hospitals, Liz Richardson shares her real life experiences living as a twenty-something with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease) in this shameless tale of love, laughter and lavatories. Co-created by Tara Robinson and described by audience members as tight, witty and compelling, Gutted is a frank and funny exploration…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Nilaja Sun (Pike St.) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Nilaja Sun (Pike St.) interview

Award-winning Nilaja Sun (No Child…) breathes life into a vibrant mix of Lower East Side residents in her latest solo show. At the heart of Pike St. is Evelyn. She’s balancing welcoming her Navy SEAL brother home, keeping her eccentric father out of trouble and providing electricity for her daughter on life-support. All this before a hurricane hits NYC. Pike St. is one of 2017’s unmissable shows and AAA caught up with Nilija for a…

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MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

All this week, we’ve been counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh tonight, kicking off over a week of spellbinding performances from some of the world’s most fascinating magicians. Earlier this week, we caught up with Juan Esteban Varela to find out more about his show, From the Dark, which takes place at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday and is the only magic show in the world to…

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MagicFest Interview: Renz

MagicFest Interview: Renz

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with Renz, one of the talented magicians set to perform at a show inspired by the work and lives of local authors in The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum next week. Your act is very unusual in that you often combine poetry and magic. Can you tell us a little…

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MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with professional magician and MagicFest founder Kevin Quantum to find out everything you need to know about the UK’s largest magic event. You founded MagicFest back 2010 and it’s now the UK’s largest magic-based event. Why did you decide that Edinburgh was the best place to launch it? Edinburgh was perfect….

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MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

All this week, we’ll be counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The festival, which is the UK’s biggest magic event, returns to Edinburgh this Friday. Ahead of the opening night, we’ll be chatting to some of the fascinating magicians and illusionists on this year’s line-up to find out what it’s actually like to work in one of the world’s most mysterious industries. First up is Billy Reid, one of the country’s best close-up…

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Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

They’re as synonymous with Las Vegas as scantily-clad showgirls and blinding neon lights so it was no surprise to see a full house of excited fans turn out in force to see Penn and Teller perform in Scotland for the very first time last night. The iconic duo brought countless illusions and jokes with them but their most impressive trick was the way in which they were able to play their audience –revealing their ‘secrets’…

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Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir has ruled out a Bay City Rollers reunion, but says he’s looking forward to turning the Fringe tartan this summer in I Ran With The Gang. The hit show, which captures the nostalgia of a period in musical history forever known as the time of ‘Rollermania’, returns to Le Monde Hotel on George Street this August – and original Roller Longmuir told AAA Edinburgh that he can’t wait to run with the gang again….

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