Edinburgh Fringe

EdFringe Day 1a – Harry Hill’s Hobby

EdFringe Day 1a – Harry Hill’s Hobby

Harry Hill brings his folk art to White Stuff on George Street – where you can find a fascinating conversation between him and David Shrigley and, sepately, a child-centred “child’s-eye guide to Edinburgh and its festivals”.

August 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Musical review – Once on this Island

Musical review – Once on this Island

There is a gentle sensitively to the performances of the Forth Children’s Theatre company in Once On This Island, enhanced by a tingle of magical realism to the production itself.

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EdFringe day 0 – Ready for the off….

EdFringe day 0 – Ready for the off….

Day zero at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 – with the King’s Theatre, Pleasance Brookes Bar, the lovingly named Poop Project and the utterly lovely Patch of Blue Theatre’s spelling bee. Oh, and the first #Fail for the Laughing Horse Free Fringe

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iFringe go Android

iFringe go Android

EdFringe review site adds Android app and solicits for pics By Thom Dibdin iFringe, the Edinburgh fringe review aggregation and listings site run by Fringe Guru, has added an Android app to its existing iPhone app. It is also offering all fringe companies free space for a picture to accompany their basic listings on both […]

July 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
EdFringe 2012 smartphone apps go live

EdFringe 2012 smartphone apps go live

Android and iPhone versions available to download free By Thom Dibdin Tickets for the Edinburgh fringe have gone on sale through the Fringe Society’s newly-updated smartphone apps for Android and iPhone. It is the first time that tickets have been available to buy ahead of the fringe itself. The launch of the updated apps comes […]

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Irvine Welsh praises Edinburgh Festival

Irvine Welsh praises Edinburgh Festival

Strange Town  documentary catches “bad boy” in reflective mood. By Thom Dibdin Irvine Welsh is seen praising the Edinburgh festivals, in a documentary made by the Strange Town Youth Theatre at Leith’s Out of the Blue Drill Hall, to be broadcast on Wednesday evening on BBC2 Scotland. Edinburgh Stories is a half hour documentary made […]

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Laughing around the Edinburgh Fringe: Day Three…

Laughing around the Edinburgh Fringe: Day Three…

Futureproof, Comedy lunch, Sans Hotel and the World According to Bertie By Thom Dibdin Edinburgh was laughing on Sunday. It laughed in the rain, still streaming down, it laughed with the comedy mob, it laughed with the locals and with the visitors and it reserved its biggest laugh for the theatre. It was the day […]

August 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Splashing about on the Edinburgh Fringe: Day two…

Splashing about on the Edinburgh Fringe: Day two…

Imprints, Turandot, Snails, Ketchup, Bawbees, Ducats and rain. By Thom Dibdin So much rain can’t be good for you! And just to prove the point, day two of the Edinburgh Fringe saw me jumping about all over the shop, from dance to subverted opera, choreographed rope-work to Commedia Dell’Arte. The foray into the world of […]

August 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Oot-Aboot the Fringe: Day One…

Oot-Aboot the Fringe: Day One…

Apps, Happiness, Casablanca and The Chess Game By Thom Dibdin Start it up and lets go! Day One of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe dawned bright and clear. No monsoon, no rain, just a crisp morning with light wind and sunny skies. A perfect day for a play called Happiness, it would seem, at a sparkling […]

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Oot and aboot on the Fringe. Day (-1)

Oot and aboot on the Fringe. Day (-1)

The Ducks, Brotherly Love, Maroon Hearts and Emerald Blue… By Thom Dibdin On a wet and muggy day in Edinburgh it hardly seemed fair that the fringe was just one day away from opening officially. But hey-ho, it rained on St Swithin’s Day, so folklore suggests Edinburgh is due 40 days rain. Weather only for […]

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