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EdFest Launch – Fringe Countdown begins

Stealing a march on the launch of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, the EdFest.com programme was launched on May 22 with launch parties held in Edinburgh and London a day apart. The early launch and the headline acts at each of the big four venues – Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly – will do little to stem the tide ...

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INTERVIEW: Jay Osmond – The Osmonds

With a career spanning six decades and including 200 albums released either as a group or individually, no one could begrudge The Osmonds if they wanted to take it a little easier these days, but that’s definitely not the case as Jay and Merrill Osmond are in the UK for a Christmas tour and have just released a new album ...

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INTERVIEW: Joshua McTaggart – Devil With The Blue Dress

In 2016 Kevin Armento was working on a play about the women involved in the 1995 Monica Lewinsky scandal, in the confident expectation that one of them, Hilary Clinton, was about to become the USA’s first female President. Then, Donald Trump got the job and everything changed. Or did it? The story at the heart of the play did not ...

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INTERVIEW: Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie on Army@TheFringe

colonel gordon mackenzie in combat fatigues

By ANDY MOSELEY Most people’s associate the words Army and Edinburgh with the Military Tattoo, but this year the Army will also have its own Festival Fringe venue following a link up with Summerhall that will see six shows performed at The Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre in the city. Andy Moseley spoke to Lieutenant Colonel Gordon MacKenzie to find ...

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Driving Miss Daisy – Canal Cafe Theatre, London

Writer: Alfred Uhry Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer:Andy Moseley Spanning 25 years from 1948 to 1973 Driving Miss Daisy is the story of Jewish widow Daisy Werthan and her relationship with African-American driver Hoke Colburn. Daisy reluctantly hires Hoke at the bequest of her son, after she has had one too many road accidents. Not only does she not want a ...

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Broken Strings – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer andDirector:Joe Wenborne Reviewer: Andy Moseley Broken Stringsis inspired by a four-year period where writer and director Joe Wenborne’s mother lived with him and his wife. The play adapts this so that the mother becomes the mother-in-law, and the wife has died, leaving a death bed wish to ‘take care of Mum, promise me you won’t put her in a ...

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The One – Lion & Unicorn, London

Writer: Vicky Jones Director: Hannah Boland Moore Reviewer:Andy Moseley The One was the winner of the 2013 Verity Bargate Award and premiered the following year at Soho Theatre. Now brought to Lion &Unicorn for its first production since then, it seems a surprise that it’s had to wait this long for another outing. Vicky Jones’ script is a subtly nuanced ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna

Venue: The Lake Stage Reviewer: Andy Moseley   ‘First time we were here, we were on a tiny stage somewhere over there, and now here we are headlining on a Saturday evening’, Coldplay, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, the number of bands who have come out with this quote is almost as long as the list of festival headliners. Add in the ...

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