Edinburgh Fringe: Showstoppers’ Kids Show review

Edinburgh Fringe: Showstoppers’ Kids Show review

Whoever said you should never work with children or animals had clearly never been in the audience for a performance of The Showstoppers’ Kids Show. Interactive, fun and completely crazy, the improvised musical gives an audience full of kids the rare opportunity to create the stage musical of their dreams by deciding everything from who the characters are to where the story is set and what happens to them. It’s an interesting concept, and one…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Trash Test Dummies review

Edinburgh Fringe: Trash Test Dummies review

The Trash Test Dummies’ pre-show banter is funnier and more entertaining than a lot of popular kids shows are in their entirety. As the audience enter the venue and struggle to find their seats, the mischievous cast members keep the early birds entertained by energetically climbing up the rows, jokingly telling off cheeky children and rummaging through the backpacks of those unlucky enough to have chosen seats in the front few rows. As funny as…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Tom Allen review

Edinburgh Fringe: Tom Allen review

From a very young age, comedian Tom Allen has always known he was ‘better’ than anyone else. And he is. Better than most other comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe, that is. His latest show, Tom Allen: Indeed, sees the delightfully posh comedian take on the pitfalls of suburban life including competitive neighbours, awkward house parties and the necessity to learn how to drive. Allen is chatty, charming and likeable throughout the show, meaning he has…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Get Your Own Back: Live review

Edinburgh Fringe: Get Your Own Back: Live review

If there’s one Fringe show that’s going leave you with a smile on your face this year, it’s Get Your Own Back: Live. The show is based on the popular TV phenomenon, which aired in the Nineties and gave children the opportunity to seek revenge on their parents by putting them through a series of trying challenges before dunking them in a pool of gunge. Featuring water pistols, silly games, mindless jokes, a gunge chamber…

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Anton Stephans returns to Edinburgh for Fringe show

Anton Stephans returns to Edinburgh for Fringe show

Following its world premiere in Edinburgh five years ago, the acclaimed Guys Sing Dolls show is returning to the Capital later this month with a star-studded cast. Featuring X Factor star Anton Stephans and West End golden boy Tim Newman, the unique show by Beyond Broadway Productions features talented male vocalists performing songs by well-known female powerhouses including Dolly Parton and Jennifer Hudson. It will be performed exclusively at The Ghillie Dhu from August 22-27…

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Mars Patrol Interview

Edinburgh Fringe: The Mars Patrol Interview

Local alt-rockers The Mars Patrol are set to make their Fringe debut with an acoustic show at The Merchant’s Hall this weekend. Ahead of their one-off gig, AAA caught up with frontwoman Davina Divine. You’re playing a gig at The Merchants’ Hall on 20th August. What can people expect from your set? There’s usually six of us that play in The Mars Patrol but our Fringe show is going to be a stripped-down, acoustic performance…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dave Benson Phillips interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Dave Benson Phillips interview

Anyone who grew up in the Nineties will remember rushing home from school to watch in awe as kids were given the opportunity to gunge their parents on CBBC’s Get Your Own Back. Original host, Dave Benson Phillips, is bring a nostalgic live version of the show to the Fringe, during which teams of comedians are pitted against each other in a series of challenges. AAA caught up with the presenter to find out which…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Henry Rollins interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Henry Rollins interview

He may have fronted one of the world’s most influential punk bands, but Henry Rollins still has a lot to get off his chest. The former Black Flag frontman, who now channels his angst into spoken-word performances, is returning to the Fringe with his Charmingly Obstinate tour. AAA caught up with him to find out more about his show and whether he sees himself ever making a return to music. You’ve performed at the Edinburgh…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Craig Hill Interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Craig Hill Interview

Craig Hill is back for yet another year of Fringe fun. His shows have consistently sold out over the past 16 years so, before there’s no tickets left for this year’s run, AAA decided to sit down for a chat with Scotland’s finest kilted comedian… You’re somewhat of a Fringe veteran now. How many years have you been performing at the festival? Long enough to become a baldy – can you believe it’s my 17th…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dorec-a-Belle interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Dorec-a-Belle interview

Since forming in 2011, Inverness-based indie-folk band Dorec-a-Belle have been busy touring with the likes of Squeeze and The Magic Numbers, and performing at some of the country’s biggest music festivals. This month will see the band, who are supported by Creative Scotland, play their first Edinburgh show as part of the Fringe. Ahead of their gigs at The Merchants’ Hall on Hanover Street and on the BBC Castle Stage later this month, AAA caught…

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