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Fringeschmerz! Many happy returns?

So that’s the Festival over with for another year. Of course, when we say the Festival we actually mean The Fringe – as that’s the part most people are interested in and it’s the reason why the population of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexporcupine

Original and entertaining is always going to be difficult but I think Olaf Falafel and Michael Stranney may just have cracked it in Expect the Unex-porcupine. ‘Absurdist’ and ‘silly’ makes you hope for the Goons or the Mighty Boosh but … Continue reading

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Late With Lance!

It was a rainy grey Edinburgh afternoon and I wasn’t expecting to find my big glittery highlight of the Fringe so far… but I’m so glad I ‘took a chance with Lance’! I was thinking Bonnie Langford meets Alan Partridge … Continue reading

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Comedy Mash

Kicked off the (Free) Fringe 2015 in style with Comedy Mash at Espionage. Our genial host for the run is Jack Gleadow. Now, in a Fringe world full of bland guys going on about junk food and shopping in Ikea … Continue reading

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Gardyloo!

The warning cry of gardyloo* may be ringing through the streets of auld reekie once more due to the latest council cutbacks. In a bid to save a few thousand on the council bill the majority of little black and … Continue reading

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The Casual Shoo-in

When the anonymous launch of The Casual Vacancy happened there was barely a flutter of interest.  Of course the launch wasn’t totally without help from a whole team of publishers, publicists and PR people. Even then, there was probably little … Continue reading

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Happy Bah-humbug-hogmanay!

‘What are you doing tonight – for Hogmanay? Are you celebrating with Cath?’ Fraser smiled. ‘Easy seen you haven’t lived in Edinburgh for very long. When you’ve been here a few years you find it’s a case of just trying … Continue reading

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