Dangerous Giant Animals £5,000 wins inaugural SIT-UP Award

Dangerous Giant Animals £5,000 wins inaugural SIT-UP Award

The inaugural SIT-UP Award has gone to Christina Murdock for her production Dangerous Giant Animals currently wowing audiences at Underbelly. It is based on her experience of growing up with her disabled sister. The £5,000 Award will help the production to further promote its message and improve its engagement with audiences and relevant charities. A panel of judges, made up of arts and charity professionals, decided that Dangerous Giant Animals poignantly shone a spotlight on events that are rarely discussed as…

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Fringe Q&A, Tori Scott

Fringe Q&A, Tori Scott

Celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, direct from New York City. This Garland for the Grindr era is ‘a force to be reckoned with’ (BroadwayWorld.com), desperate to escape Trumpland and be let loose on Scotland! Join Tori Scott and her band The Shame Spirals on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. Set to the music of Lady Gaga, Queen, Edith Piaf, Pink…

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Fringe review: Belly of a Drunken Piano

Fringe review: Belly of a Drunken Piano

Belly of a Drunken Piano **** It’s a decade since the great Tom Waits made a triumphant rare visit to Edinburgh on his impromptu Glitter and Doom tour. Cue heavy sighs from anyone lucky enough to have been in attendance at those Playhouse gigs. And yes, while we can only hope the booze-soaked bard of the barstool will grace us with his presence again one day, fans could do worse than a night in the…

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Fringe interview: Barry Ferns

Fringe interview: Barry Ferns

Barry Loves You is an hour of entertainment on what it is like to be the human being Barry Ferns living life in the 21st century. AAA caught up with Barry for a chat in between his Edinburgh Fringes shows. How has your Fringe been so far? It has been mostly dry. But a challenge (when is anything worthwhile not a challenge?). One of the biggest challenges of the Fringe is that you never really know the performance space…

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Fringe Q&A: Scott Bennett

Fringe Q&A: Scott Bennett

Rob Brydon tour support, BBC News Quiz writer, The Chris Ramsey Show writer and Amused Moose Edinburgh Award nominee Scott Bennett is performing at the Fringe with an honest and hilarious new show. AAA caught up with Scott for a chat in between shows. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been great fun so far, audiences have been great and the room has been busy. I’m not sick of the show either, which…

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Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Leith Theatre

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Leith Theatre

In a city where live music has for decades been seen as a poor cousin to its noisy neighbour in the west, Edinburgh has done a fine job this summer in disabusing us of the notion that if you want to see big-name acts you have to hop along the M8. The slew of open-air gigs in Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle have been devoured by music lovers, and Hidden Door’s contribution to Edinburgh…

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Fringe interview: Leo Kearse

Fringe interview: Leo Kearse

Scottish Comedian of the Year, Leo Kearse returns with the follow up to I Can Make You Tory. Poking fun at liberal sanctimony and hypocrisy, Leo takes on millennials, #metoo, environmentalists and Jeremy Corbyn, showing why socialists are selfish and Trump is great. AAA caught up with Leo for a chat in between Fringe shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Brilliant, the show has been packing them in and I’ve been doing lots…

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Fringe Q&A: Rory O’Keeffe

Fringe Q&A: Rory O’Keeffe

Stuart and Zoe meet for their first date and do ‘The 36 Questions’, a psychological experiment designed to make strangers fall in love. It works. Now, after four years as a couple, is it time for the next question? Thirty Six Questions. One couple. One interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style story. How has your Fringe been so far? Good, thanks. Tell us about the show you’re in… It’s a comic storytelling show about a fictional…

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Fringe interview: Anthony Jeannot

Fringe interview: Anthony Jeannot

A letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the start of your dream career. What would you do if you could find out what your teenage self thought of your current life? Life Coach (Age 14), by Anthony Jeannot, is a show about accepting who we are and what we’ve done, even the time we accidentally slapped a girl in the face with our man boob. AAA caught up with Anthony for a chat….

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Fringe interview: Imran Yusuf

Fringe interview: Imran Yusuf

Imran Yusuf’s Saint, Sinner, Sufi is a show for bleeding heart liberals and angry disenfranchised victims. AAA caught up with Imran ahead of his visit to Edinburgh. This isn’t your first time at the Fringe… No, been up plenty of times but this is my fourth solo show. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? It’s a kind of coming of middle age show, where I have learned why life does indeed…

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