Fringe interview: Felicity Ward

Fringe interview: Felicity Ward

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus. She’s back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes. You are something of a Fringe veteran now, right? Yes. This is number 8. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? To be…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Naomi Sheldon (Good Girl), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Naomi Sheldon (Good Girl), interview

Frank, funny debut storytelling from Naomi Sheldon, in association with Old Red Lion Theatre and Bruised Sky Productions. A bold, provocative look at the darker side of being a good girl. ‘One of these days, am I going to evaporate? Right here?’ GG’s girlhood is unfolding as an inquisitive game, but a mysterious tingling sensation heralds her sexual awakening. Welcome to the 90s, where the only sex education is Madonna. AAA caught up with Naomi…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dante’s History of the Banished, review

Edinburgh Fringe: Dante’s History of the Banished, review

Fun characters, life advice and a wee dram – Dante’s History of the Banished has everything you could hope for in Fringe show debut. Written and performed by 27-year-old Charlie V. Martin, this brand new show brings to life history and literature’s most famous exiles. Taking you on a journey through time, Charlie seamlessly slips into the persona of the titular Dante as well as Napoleon, Shakespeare’s King Lear and the Biblical Eve. One highlight is the audience interaction in which Napoleon – in a dead-pan French…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Lydia Larson and Alan Mahon (Brutal Cessation), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Lydia Larson and Alan Mahon (Brutal Cessation), interview

‘I have fantasies… I lead you to a table… and I hurt you.’ A relationship. A relationship rotting. Purgatory. Is having no reason to stay a reason to leave? At what point does the abuser become the abused? And why aren’t we more afraid of women? Two actors, one couple, swapping roles. A savage new play by Milly Thomas (Clique BBC3, Clickbait and A First World Problem, Theatre503) exploring violence in relationships, our expectations of gender and…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Tim Watts (Bruce), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Tim Watts (Bruce), interview

The yellow block of foam with a heart of pure gold returns to the Fringe! Following 2015’s sell-out run, this low-fi puppetry spectacular, from the creators of award-winning international smash hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside, is back with a non-stop rollercoaster of action, adventure and nostalgia that bends time and melts your heart. Bruce will sweep you away on an epic adventure of love and revenge. AAA…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ian Smith (Snowflake), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ian Smith (Snowflake), interview

Ian Smith (BBC3’s Sweat The Small Stuff) is an award-winning comedian, fuelled by 35p energy drinks. This is his fourth solo show. It’s about uniqueness… like everybody else’s. Amused Moose Best Fringe Show Nominee 2015 and part of the award-winning Richard Gadd: Waiting for Gaddot. He’s also one third of top-charting podcast The Magic Sponge. AAA caught up with Ian for a chat in between shows. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been…

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Naked Magicians, review

Edinburgh Fringe: The Naked Magicians, review

The Naked Magicians have been dubbed “one of the world’s naughtiest magic shows” and indisputably you’d be struggling to find a magic show where you can also spot the magician’s penis. After all, magicians haven’t exactly been selling their shows based on sex. It might not be something that The Magic Circle aims to consider any time soon but regardless Aussie duo Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler have managed to tap into a market the…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Eleanor Conway, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Eleanor Conway, interview

Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes: she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances, she’s failing to find moderation and meaning. Fresh from a slew of sell-out tour dates, Walk Of Shame, Eleanor’s critically-acclaimed debut about sex, sobriety and sambuca returns to the Fringe. AAA caught…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Jeffrey Jay Fowler (Fag/Stag) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Jeffrey Jay Fowler (Fag/Stag) interview

One story, two unreliable narrators. Heartfelt, funny and direct from multi award-winning seasons at Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe, Fag/Stag asks what it means to have your best mate when you’re stuck being your worst self. Written and performed by two of Australia’s sharpest young writers Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs, Fag/Stag is a truthful and comic insight into the mind of the modern man. AAA caught up with Jeffrey for a chat in…

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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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