Edinburgh Festival: Sam Dunham (Curse of the Mummy), interview

Edinburgh Festival: Sam Dunham (Curse of the Mummy), interview

From creators of smash hits Dracula: Sex, Sucking and Stardom and Frankenstein: Unbolted, comes a tale from the darkest depths of Ancient Egypt. Our unwitting hero, Montana Jones, is on a quest for archaeological eminence. However, a love-cursed Mummy and a Nazi spy threaten to destroy everything! This ancient legend is unwrapped, revitalised and whipped up with mischievous musical mash-ups and outrageous humour. A frenetic hour of riotous theatre comedy. AAA caught up with Sam…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Sarah Thom (Beak Speaks), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Sarah Thom (Beak Speaks), interview

An audience with the self-professed queen of the Fringe. As 28 years of working on, in, under and around the British Fringe theatre circuit draws to an untimely end, Gillian Beak bares all in public to share a lifetime of theatrical windfalls with whoever might care to munch on them. ‘If I was 10 years younger, Gillian Beak would already be my ex-wife’ (Miles Jupp). By kind permission of Sarah Thom, heard frequently as Joan…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Fin Cormack (Fix), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Fin Cormack (Fix), interview

This a story, from us to you. With lights… and music. This is a tale about love and connection. About the bonds within brains. And the bonds between brains. And stretching them to breaking point. About taking one day at a time. And living for tomorrow. Internationally acclaimed Worklight Theatre present a brand-new ensemble show about addiction. Based on research and interviews with addicts and the people who love or work with them, Fix follows…

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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: Lucy Roslyn (Goody), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Lucy Roslyn (Goody), interview

How has your Fringe been so far? As always, it’s been a total roller coaster. Or a waltzer. Or another fairground ride that simulates excitement and elation and fear and joy and vomit all at the same time.  Tell us a bit about the show you’re in? Goody is a glimpse into a relationship between a man and his performing chimpanzee. It is based on research into performing ape’s life in a travelling circus during the 1930s….

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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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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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Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

For die-hard fans who didn’t exactly have the time of their lives watching last week’s televised remake of the hit 1987 film, Dirty Dancing, the stage production (thankfully) doesn’t disappoint. Raunchy, passionate and fun, this all new record breaking, concept show directed by Federico Bellone has already taken a staggering £10 million since hitting the road last August and looks set to get audiences hot under the collar on its current UK tour. Based on…

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