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Lloyd Griffith on the Fringe and comedy taboos

Comedian Lloyd Griffith answers some quickfire Fringe-related questions – from taboos in comedy to his thoughts on the best Batman. Watch the interview: Lloyd Griffith: Great Grimsby’s Big Turn On, Pleasance, until 30 Aug, 8.30pm / listings Music: Budding by Broke For Free Edinburgh Festivals 2015: complete coverage • Get everything on our Festivals homepage – …

Theatre review: Wilting in Reverse

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Wilting in Reverse, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd. ★★ It’s the future, and Stuart Bowden, best known to Fringe-going kids and their accompanying adults as Dr Brown’s singing tiger sidekick, is dead. A man who says he is not Stuart Bowden but actually is takes on the role of …

Theatre review: Wilting in Reverse

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Wilting in Reverse, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd. ★★ It’s the future, and Stuart Bowden, best known to Fringe-going kids and their accompanying adults as Dr Brown’s singing tiger sidekick, is dead. A man who says he is not Stuart Bowden but actually is takes on the role of …

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Theatre reviews: The Wendy House Trilogy

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Wendy House Trilogy: Edmund, Dorothy, Peter reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. The Wendy House Trilogy: Edmund ★★ The Wendy House Trilogy: Dorothy ★★ The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter ★★★ This triptych of interlinked, magical realist stories is staged in Jealous Whale’s purpose-built venue, the Wendy House – a …

Music review: UKIP! The Musical

Edinburgh Festival Fringe music review: UKIP! The Musical, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Not a Fringe can go past without someone bringing a bad- taste comedy musical about a topical news story to Edinburgh. At least this year’s prime contender amidst the genre is genuinely funny, with a well-practiced ensemble and a sense …

Music review: UKIP! The Musical

Edinburgh Festival Fringe music review: UKIP! The Musical, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Not a Fringe can go past without someone bringing a bad- taste comedy musical about a topical news story to Edinburgh. At least this year’s prime contender amidst the genre is genuinely funny, with a well-practiced ensemble and a sense …

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Theatre review: Tumbling After

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Tumbling After, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Early- twentysomething audiences may well love it, but there’s a strong dose of “so what?” to this production from young company RedBellyBlack. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, both couples have their respective drunken one night stands, move in together, experience …

Theatre review: Tumbling After

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Tumbling After, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Early- twentysomething audiences may well love it, but there’s a strong dose of “so what?” to this production from young company RedBellyBlack. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, both couples have their respective drunken one night stands, move in together, experience …

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Comedy review: Thrones! The Musical

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Thrones! The Musical, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw. ★★ The idea of a musical based on gruesome, sordid, wilfully complex fantasy drama Game Of Thrones is a funny idea in theory; the idea of a musical based on anything is funny in theory. But in the coldly-slick hands of …

Comedy review: Thrones! The Musical

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Thrones! The Musical, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw. ★★ The idea of a musical based on gruesome, sordid, wilfully complex fantasy drama Game Of Thrones is a funny idea in theory; the idea of a musical based on anything is funny in theory. But in the coldly-slick hands of …

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Theatre review: SpectreTown

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: SpectreTown, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Joyce McMillan. ★★★ It’s a brave, complex and ambitious show, this latest production from Elspeth Turner’s Edinburgh-based Stoirm Og company, co-produced by Cumbernauld Theatre. Set in and near Aberdeen a century ago and today, Turner’s 80-minute play pursues Stoirm Og’s interest in Scotland’s languages, telling …

Theatre review: SpectreTown

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: SpectreTown, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Joyce McMillan. ★★★ It’s a brave, complex and ambitious show, this latest production from Elspeth Turner’s Edinburgh-based Stoirm Og company, co-produced by Cumbernauld Theatre. Set in and near Aberdeen a century ago and today, Turner’s 80-minute play pursues Stoirm Og’s interest in Scotland’s languages, telling …

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Comedy review: Richard Brown: Art is Easy

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Richard Brown: Art is Easy, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. ★★★ I saw Richard Brown’s first Edinburgh show last year and I loved his intelligence, his anger, his way with words and his deadpan fearlessness when standing on the thinnest of comedy ice. All of that is still here. …

Comedy review: Richard Brown: Art is Easy

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Richard Brown: Art is Easy, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. ★★★ I saw Richard Brown’s first Edinburgh show last year and I loved his intelligence, his anger, his way with words and his deadpan fearlessness when standing on the thinnest of comedy ice. All of that is still here. …

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Theatre review: Pan

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Pan, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Pan, as attendees of this show should now know, means “festival” in Korean, and that’s certainly the sense which is given by this music and dance spectacular from the KTDI (Korean Tourism Development Institute). Dressed in beautiful traditional costumes, a dozen dancers …

Theatre review: Pan

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Pan, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Pan, as attendees of this show should now know, means “festival” in Korean, and that’s certainly the sense which is given by this music and dance spectacular from the KTDI (Korean Tourism Development Institute). Dressed in beautiful traditional costumes, a dozen dancers …

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Theatre review: Magdalen

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Magdalen, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Susan Mansfield. ★★★★ Erin Layton’s one-woman show begins in Ireland in the 1990s, at a building formerly used as a Magdalen Laundry. In these commercial laundries run by the Magdalen Sisters, “fallen women” were forced to labour in harsh conditions in the belief that they …

Theatre review: Magdalen

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Magdalen, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Susan Mansfield. ★★★★ Erin Layton’s one-woman show begins in Ireland in the 1990s, at a building formerly used as a Magdalen Laundry. In these commercial laundries run by the Magdalen Sisters, “fallen women” were forced to labour in harsh conditions in the belief that they …

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Theatre review: Macaroni On a Hotdog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Macaroni On a Hotdog, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Midwestern Americans may feel they’re given somewhat short shrift by this character comedy show of interlinked short sketch monologues from Sandra Thomas, but there’s no doubt that she’s a gifted comedic performer and that there’s a lot to snigger …

Theatre review: Macaroni On a Hotdog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Macaroni On a Hotdog, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★★ Midwestern Americans may feel they’re given somewhat short shrift by this character comedy show of interlinked short sketch monologues from Sandra Thomas, but there’s no doubt that she’s a gifted comedic performer and that there’s a lot to snigger …

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Theatre review: The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ This snapshot of “the perfect model of Australian domesticity” from Sydney’s Café Debris Company just might be the most fantastically foul thing at the Fringe. Crammed into the tiny Attic space at the Counting House, it’s an …

Theatre review: The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ This snapshot of “the perfect model of Australian domesticity” from Sydney’s Café Debris Company just might be the most fantastically foul thing at the Fringe. Crammed into the tiny Attic space at the Counting House, it’s an …

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Comedy review: Abnormally Funny People

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Abnormally Funny People, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. ★★★★ There is an ever-changing bill of funny here in the Yurt, with four variously disabled comics and a token non-disabled performer. Steve Day opened the first night I was there with a storming set, absolutely ripping into his flatmates (and …

Comedy review: Abnormally Funny People

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Abnormally Funny People, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. ★★★★ There is an ever-changing bill of funny here in the Yurt, with four variously disabled comics and a token non-disabled performer. Steve Day opened the first night I was there with a storming set, absolutely ripping into his flatmates (and …

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Comedy review: In Cahoots: Two White Guys

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: In Cahoots: Two White Guys, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson. ★★★ Paul G Raymond and Luke Manning elicit plenty of ­humorous mileage from their mixed-race partnership. Their signature sketch, which opens the show, features Raymond as a hack Asian comic, trading in the broadest racial stereotypes, pandering, at his …

Comedy review: In Cahoots: Two White Guys

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: In Cahoots: Two White Guys, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson. ★★★ Paul G Raymond and Luke Manning elicit plenty of ­humorous mileage from their mixed-race partnership. Their signature sketch, which opens the show, features Raymond as a hack Asian comic, trading in the broadest racial stereotypes, pandering, at his …

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Theatre review: Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Wojtek: The Happy Warrior, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. ★★★ Remarkably, Quarter Too’s devised-theatre piece is one of two productions at this year’s festival telling the – even more remarkable – true story of a bear taken in by a Polish army platoon during the Second World War. Syrian …

Theatre review: Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Wojtek: The Happy Warrior, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. ★★★ Remarkably, Quarter Too’s devised-theatre piece is one of two productions at this year’s festival telling the – even more remarkable – true story of a bear taken in by a Polish army platoon during the Second World War. Syrian …

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