Day 7: “It was Greek to me”

I’ve been noticing a bit of a trend this year for all things Ancient Greek – whether it’s TV programme Troy: Fall of a City on the BBC, stage productions of ancient plays, or shows inspired by myth & legend. Aside from the Tudors, Ancient Greece was my absolute favourite topic. It was great to […]

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Pickle Jar

Maddie Rice (star of the recent tour of Fleabag) brings her debut play Pickle Jar to Soho Theatre, following on from an acclaimed engagement at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Kate Pesskin directs this 70-minute one woman show, which touches on victim-blaming, grief and being a responsible adult – it is currently in the middle […]

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Missed The Boat: Fleabag

You may know this one from the BBC Three TV series that was produced in 2016, but in actual fact Fleabag’s story began with a one-woman play from the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which subsequently transferred to Soho Theatre. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won the Fringe First Award for the show in 2013, as well as The […]

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EFF 2018: final thoughts

So now I’m back in London (filled with my own special brand of Fringe ‘Flu – huzzah for not looking after yourself!), and all my reviews are done (though I’m still not quite sure how I did it), I thought I should really make sure I rounded up my time at the Fringe and worked […]

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EFF 2018: diary

As you could see from my preview, I had a lot planned for my week in Edinburgh. And as it was my very first time heading up there in festival season, I thought it might be a good idea to keep a bit of a diary so you can see what a crazy mess I […]

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Thor and Loki

From the mind of Harry Blake (and created with House of Blakewell) comes the superhero musical you’ve been waiting for. Step aside, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, as the story of the legendary feuding gods is reimagined for the stage – where the coming of Ragnarok also means a time for ballads, tap dancing and […]

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Flies

Les Enfants Terribles (in association with Pins & Needles) return with a new show that will take you to the depths of one man’s insanity, in an hour of surreal and quirky theatre. Flies is at Pleasance 2 in Pleasance Courtyard for the remainder of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dennis has been suffering from pteronarcophobia (a […]

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Harry and Chris Save the World

The nation’s favourite comedy-jazz-rap duo (their words) are back in Edinburgh with more of their trademark musical comedy, playing at Just the Tonic at The Mash House all this month. They’ve known each other since school and have been gigging together for over 10 years, but their recent appearances on The Russell Howard Hour shot […]

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