Edinburgh Fringe: Aatif Nawaz interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Aatif Nawaz interview

Award-winning comedian Aatif Nawaz follows up his acclaimed Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day show with a loud and hilarious assault on irresponsible journalism. AAA caught up with Aatif for a chat. Is this your first time at the Fringe? This will be my second year. I only want to come to the Fringe with a brand new show, something new to say. I do love the Fringe show. So that’s ample motivation to write…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Abi Roberts interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Abi Roberts interview

Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating new comedy show about Abi Roberts living in the former Soviet Union in the 90s and her return after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. Including diary extracts, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, we see how Russia has changed and what we need to know about Putin and the country…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Laura Lexx interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Laura Lexx interview

Evolution is tricky – just ask the dinosaurs. Last year Laura Lexx (Chortle Awards 2016 nominee) evolved into a full-time wife and comedian. It didn’t quite go as planned. Following her smash debut Lovely, Laura aims her trademark comedy kaleidoscope at marriage, feminism, identity and the grinning idiots that built Stonehenge. Indulge in a whirlwind celebration of everything that’s right about slowly turning into your mother and everything that’s wrong with town criers. AAA caught up…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Geoff Norcott interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Geoff Norcott interview

A trade unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott, who’ll be in Underbelly’s Med Quad until 28 August (not 15), is wondering how he ended up leaning to the right. A motley South London upbringing may be the root of his more provocative views in this brand new ‘satirically incisive’ hour of stand-up. Writing credits include Channel 4’s Alternative Election, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Now…

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Slaves’ Laurie Vincent bringing solo art show to Fringe

Slaves’ Laurie Vincent bringing solo art show to Fringe

Laurie Vincent, guitarist and one half of primal rock duo Slaves, has announced the first official solo gallery showing of his artwork at Flaubert Gallery during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, opening on 4 August. “This exhibition will be a collection of work since I started painting,” says Vincent. “Including brand new unseen pieces and some collaborative paintings I did with my studio partner Daisy Paris. “It’s my first gallery show in Edinburgh, one of my favourite…

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AAA to run with Bay City Rollers’ legend Alan Longmuir at Fringe

AAA to run with Bay City Rollers’ legend Alan Longmuir at Fringe

Here at AAA Towers, we’re all set for a Seventies-tinged summer as official online media sponsors of I Ran With The Gang – a play capturing the nostalgia of a period in musical history that will forever be known as the time of  ‘Rollermania’. That’s right, AAA Edinburgh will be rockin’ to the shang-a-lang sound of the music when the smash-hit production returns to Le Monde for its third Edinburgh Fringe season – and we invite you to  dig out your tartan flares and join…

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Mercury Prize-nominee Eska announces Edinburgh Fringe gig

Mercury Prize-nominee Eska announces Edinburgh Fringe gig

Soon-to-be-massive neo-soul singer Eska Mtungwazi has announced a special live show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, in partnership with Nothing Ever Happens Here, Summerhall’s ever-excellent live music initiative. Dubbed the “finest female vocalist in the UK” by none other than Laura Mvula, Eska will take to the stage in venue’s Dissection Room on 26 August. With a breathtaking live performance, an astonishing album and one of the most memorable voices in the UK right now, it is easy to see why…

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Edinburgh Fringe 2016 programme unveiled

Edinburgh Fringe 2016 programme unveiled

The programme for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has been officially unveiled, boasting 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues across the Capital. Despite a small drop in the number of shows – down 1.3% from 3,314 last year – the Fringe remains the largest arts festival in the world. Shona McCarthy, the festival’s new chief executive, said: “The breadth and diversity of talent that comes to the Fringe is unparalleled, and this year is…

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Christina Bianco to tour UK after Edinburgh Fringe dates

Christina Bianco to tour UK after Edinburgh Fringe dates

American actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco is set to wow audiences with her one-woman show – Me, Myself & Everyone Else – which kicks off at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. After a five-night stint at the Capital’s impressive Ghillie Dhu venue, where she’s sure to go down a storm with Fringe-goers, the popular New Yorker will then tour her new show up and down the county, taking in cities including Glasgow, London and Blackpool. Broadway and…

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Exclusive interview: The Cat Empire

Exclusive interview: The Cat Empire

With their unique blend of ska, salsa and jazz, Australia’s The Cat Empire are a hard lot to pigeonhole – and that’s just the way they like it. Formed in Melbourne over a decade ago, they took the local club scene by storm back home – but it was right here in Edinburgh, in 2002, where things really took off for them. Having set out on their first overseas tours, the band ended up at the Edinburgh…

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