Edinburgh Fringe: Laura London interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Laura London interview

Laura London is a magician who travels the world with just a deck of playing cards. Her passion for the secretive world of sleight of hand artists and crooked gamblers led her to make some extraordinary discoveries. CHEAT reveals the story of Geraldine Hartmann, a card cheat from the 1920s. Geraldine’s love affair with poker, and the cheating techniques she used to part the suckers from their money, are told through the entries in her…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Isabelle Georges (Oh La La!) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Isabelle Georges (Oh La La!) interview

Parisian cabaret star Isabelle Georges is delighted audiences at The Fringe once again with her trademark soaring vocals, theatrical delivery and a stunning all-star band in Oh La La!, which can be seen nightly at the The Famous Spiegeltent until Monday, 29 August. Isabelle leads us through a repertoire of French, English and German songs featuring the music of Brel, Bécaud, Piaf, Aznavour and more. Along with musical director and vocalist Frederik Steenbrink, Isabelle’s sultry resonating voice…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ruby Thomas interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ruby Thomas interview

What do a filthy aristocrat, a gynaecologist, a vlogger, a dominatrix and you have in common? Limescale. And Chick, the hit Fringe show from 25-year-old comedian Ruby Thomas. AAA caught up with Ruby for chat earlier this week. How has your Fringe been so far? If I just said ‘fine’, you would look at me weirdly. So exhausting, tumultuous and rainy, yes, but mainly fine. Tell us about the show you’re in… It’s a character…

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Les McKeown to attend hit Bay City Rollers Fringe show

Les McKeown to attend hit Bay City Rollers Fringe show

Bay City Rollers fans attending hit Fringe play I Ran With The Gang are in for a rare treat tonight with the news that Les McKeown, legendary frontman of the 70s sensations, is jetting in to Edinburgh to support bandmate Alan Longmuir. McKeown will be promoting his just-released new solo album, The Lost Songs. The 60-year-old last appeared at the show back in 2014 when he surprised the audience by getting up on stage with the…

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Fringe comedy reviews: Des Clarke and Spencer Jones

Fringe comedy reviews: Des Clarke and Spencer Jones

Des Clarke 3D Stand Comedy Club **** Des Clarke needs little introduction to audiences in Edinburgh. The affable Glaswegian is a regular at the Stand Comedy Club, and it’s there he cut his comedy teeth, at the venue’s popular Red Raw weekly showcase, all those years ago.  He’s on familiar ground, then, as he returns to the Fringe with new show 3D, which sees him performing three different sets – each running for eight days – about…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ryan Cull interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ryan Cull interview

When a childhood illness forced Ryan Cull to spend two of his formative years in leg braces, he did what any kid would do: blamed his parents, milked the situation for all it was worth and developed a skewed sense of humour. See him put all that trauma to good use in a sharp and poignant debut hour about overcoming insecurity and adversity and resenting the hell out of Forrest Gump. AAA caught up with…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Myra Dubois interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Myra Dubois interview

Fresh from her appearance on BBC One’s The John Bishop Show, Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter – that’s Myra Dubois to you and I – is tearing up the Fringe in the ever-so-cleverly titled Self AdMyra. Expect acid-tongued conversation, razor sharp observation, songs and maybe even dance (if her hip’s up to it) in this unapologetic hour of self-adoration. AAA caught up with Myra for a chat last week. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been wonderful,…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Camille O’Sullivan review

Edinburgh Fringe: Camille O’Sullivan review

Camille O’Sullivan: The Carny Dream Underbelly’s Circus Hub (Venue 360) ***** If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… just give it a tweak. It is a maxim that has served Camille O’Sullivan extremely well throughout her 12 years as a mainstay of the Edinburgh Fringe. And who can blame the half-French, half Irish chanteuse for refusing to change things up too much? After all, each show she plays is a sell-out, and rarely does she receive…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dean Owens interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Dean Owens interview

Rightly hailed as one of Scotland’s finest troubadours, Dean Owens was formerly lead singer of the much-loved Americana outfit The Felsons before going on to forge a successful solo career. The Leith singer, who counts Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand among his fans, can be seen in live action at the Queen’s Hall on Wednesday, 24 August alongside The Celtabilly Allstars, singing some of his favourite songs by country music legend Hank Williams. Something of a local…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, in his new Fringe show The Vanity Project Angus Dunican examines the evolution of our public selves and how our circle of friends can choose to thwart or support our attempts to try on different versions of ourselves. Charismatic and assured, Angus’s playful take on the myths we build throughout our adulthood will make you see your relationships in a new light. AAA caught up with Angus for a chat…

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