Fringe Review: Dyer & Whitney – You and I

Fringe Review: Dyer & Whitney – You and I

Dyer & Whitney – You and I Mata Hari, Espionage August 6-16 and 18-30 at 16.15 A man who has trouble keeping his new wife inflated, a disgruntled Edinburgh trinket shop owner and a brother and sister dance duo who are way too close for comfort are just some of the characters brought to life by Dyer & Whitney. Sometimes cheeky and often hilarious, local lad Andrew Dyer and his comedy partner Michelle Whitney return…

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Liam Rudden’s Edinburgh Fringe

Liam Rudden’s Edinburgh Fringe

He’s a busy man, Liam Rudden. A Leither born and bred and entertainment editor at the Edinburgh Evening News for almost 15 years now, he is also an award-winning writer, director and producer. At this year’s Fringe, Liam has a hand in no fewer than a half-dozen productions – all of which are worthy of inspection. Here, we take a look at those six shows… Thief by Liam Rudden Sailor thrives in the bars, dives and doss-houses of…

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Fringe: Alo again, Will Merrick

Fringe: Alo again, Will Merrick

Will Merrick is no stranger to Edinburgh in August. The versatile young actor, who shot to fame playing farmer boy/party boy Alo Creevey in E4’s Skins, performed at the Fringe in 2010 in a highly-acclaimed production of The History Boys, and returned the following year to take on the role of Charley in the Arthur Miller classic, Death of a Salesman. In 2012, with No Prophet, the theatre company he formed with friends from school, he…

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Edinburgh Festival round-up – Part 2

Edinburgh Festival round-up – Part 2

EACH Edinburgh Festival, Evening News Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden chooses 15 productions to put on his #MustSee list. In part two of a two part feature, here he highlights the final eight on this year’s list. Follow Liam on Twitter @LiamRudden Tonight With Donny Stixx Donny has committed an act that shocked everyone. Tabloids called him The Most Hated Boy Alive. But Donny doesn’t want forgiveness. All Donny wants is… his own television show. This…

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Elvis musical will leave you all shook up

Elvis musical will leave you all shook up

From the producers of Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys and West Side Story comes the hilarious, feel-good musical featuring Elvis Presley’s greatest hits – Love me tender. In a small town in 1950’s USA, a guitar-playing, hip-swivelling stranger rides his motorbike into town. Is he The Devil In Disguise or a Hound Dog in his Blue Suede Shoes? The townsfolk are about to be All Shook Up and could be headed for Heartbreak Hotel, but…

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Edinburgh Festival round-up

Edinburgh Festival round-up

EACH Edinburgh Festival, Evening News Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden chooses 15 productions to put on his #MustSee list. In part one of a two part feature, here he highlights the first seven on this year’s list. The Titanic Orchestra, starring John Hannah The original TV Rebus John Hannah makes his first Fringe appearance for 25 years in the UK premiere of Hristo Boytchev’s madcap comedy of illusion, The Titanic Orchestra. Four tramps huddle together at…

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