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Edinburgh Evening News / July 27, 2018

Fringe venue pledges fair conditions for all following ‘landmark’ agreement

One of the biggest venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been praised by campaigners demanding better pay and conditions for reaching a “landmark” agreement. Summerhall has agreed to move all of its workers... [more]

The Guardian / July 27, 2018

Culture Highlights of the Year: What to see this week in the UK

From Apostasy to Orson Welles, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days. Five of the best ... exhibitions Free the Pussy! Summerhall, Edinburgh,... [more]

The Herald / July 25, 2018

ARTS NEWS: BBC unveil festival programme

The Reluctant Fundamentalist ONE of the Fringe's key venues is to stage an adapted version of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Prize short listed novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It will run at Summerhall from 14-26... [more]

The Skinny / July 24, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe Highlights at Summerhall

Once again, the Edinburgh Fringe line-up at Summerhall is overflowing with riches, including visual arts, cutting edge theatre and a wide array of music. We’ve picked the brains of some of Summerhall’s residents and... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 24, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – BACKUP

Climate change takes centre stage at Summerhall as Belgian companies land on the North Pole. The Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company collaborates for the first time on BACKUP, a physical theatre performance hybrid... [more]

Fest Mag / July 24, 2018

Happy Birthday NHS

[caption id="attachment_27037" align="alignleft" width="300"] After the Cuts (Niall Walker)[/caption] There are few things that unite Brits like the National Health Service. Just think back to the London 2012 Olympic... [more]

Fest Mag / July 24, 2018

Performing for Adults? That's Child's Play

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="900"] Le Gateau Chocolat -Duckie[/caption] Two seconds into a performance of Duckie, cabaret superstar Le Gateau Chocolat’s drag twist on The Ugly Duckling and his first... [more]

The Scotsman / July 24, 2018

BBC reveals TV and radio plans for Edinburgh Fringe coverage

Paul Merton, Chelsea Clinton and Nicola Benedetti are among those who will feature in the BBC’s coverage of the Edinburgh festivals this year. BBC chiefs said their coverage would allow audiences from all corners... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 23, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Baby Face

Hey Baby! Welcome to a world of knee socks, bunches, lollypops, bubble-gum and models adopting the childlike expressions of six-year-old girls. In this brave and outlandish performance, Katy Dye questions if... [more]

The National / July 23, 2018

Katherina Radeva: 'I never thought I'd be on the wrong side again' - Fallen Fruit

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"] Katherina Radeva is reviving solo performance Fallen Fruit to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall[/caption]   BORN in Bulgaria under a... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 21, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Valerie

Valerie – To All The Women Who Hold On For The Ones They Love Valerie reaches deep into the guts of families and their mythologies and also honours all the women, down the generations, who have been strong for those... [more]

British Theatre / July 21, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe LGBT Preview

Paul T Davies takes a look at some of the LGBT offerings at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival it’s worth accepting one fact of your visit. You will NEVER see everything you... [more]

The List / July 19, 2018

Let's talk about sex: 9 shows about doing the deed to see at the Fringe

From the truly smutty to the uproariously funny, these Fringe shows aren't afraid to get between the sheets. Sex, of course, was designed as a reproductive strategy and became a way for humans to experience intimacy... [more]

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 16, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Army@TheFringe

Army@TheFringe returns to the world’s largest arts festival with an international line-up of shows that focus on diversity and mental health. The venue, at the historic Hepburn House drill hall, is run by the Army... [more]

Fest Mag / July 14, 2018

Top Picks: Theatre, Music, Kids and Access

THEATRE PICKS Lead Critic Matt Trueman gives the gen on the festival's top theatrical events. Chase Scenes Summerhall, 1-26 August, not 6, 13, 20, 2:25pm A collage of high-speed chases, women running from men:... [more]

Exeunt Magazine / July 9, 2018

Exeunt's Edinburgh Fringe Tips

It's nearly here: the season of mists and millions of shows. Exeunt's writers have chosen a few things they're looking forward to. Shows from far-flung lands “Are you going anywhere nice on holiday?” is the... [more]

The Stage / July 9, 2018

What are our critics' top picks for the Edinburgh Fringe 2018?

With August fast approaching, we asked our top team of Edinburgh Fringe critics to each choose the three shows they are most looking forward to seeing at this year’s festival: from juggling Bob Dylan to Scottish witch... [more]

What's On Stage / July 9, 2018

Edinburgh Festival 2018: Matt Trueman's picks of what to see

Island town Simon Longman's a special writer. Gundog, his slip-sliding, time-shifting portrait of rural hardship for the Royal Court was one of the best plays of this year: so bleak it burned. His new one follows three... [more]

The List / July 4, 2018

Best of the Southside: Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO in August

The Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO join forces once again to highlight the best theatre, dance, music and more taking place across all three venues. From jaw-dropping circus to performances for the little ones, you can... [more]

The Guardian / June 29, 2018

50 shows to see at the Edinburgh fringe 2018

Superstar standups, daring dance, Brexit cabaret and a Bon Jovi musical … Dive into our guide to some of the shows at the world’s biggest arts festival. Featuring the following shows coming to Summerhall this... [more]

Standard / June 25, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018: 10 of this year's quirkiest shows

With over 3,500 shows at Edinburgh Fringe this year, picking what to see is always something of a gamble. If you’re feeling bamboozled by the size of the brochure, you might fancying trying the classic ‘pick the... [more]

What's On Stage / June 19, 2018

Ten shows to catch before they get to the Edinburgh Fringe

There are over 3000 shows up in Edinburgh this year, with the International and Fringe Festival bringing together a huge swathe of exciting talent from across the world in one big arts-based bonanza. But sometimes you... [more]

The Independent / June 6, 2018

Edinburgh festival 2018: Lyn Gardner's guide for what to see

There's no shortage of theatre shows at this year’s Edinburgh International and Fringe festivals – 3,548, to be precise – but with so many to choose from it can be hard to make a selection. Below are some... [more]

The Guardian / June 6, 2018

Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter

An array of provocative debuts will mix with a heavy dose of nostalgia at the 71st Edinburgh fringe festival this August, as creative takes on the #MeToo movement are performed alongside a theatrical tribute to Blue... [more]

The Scotsman / June 6, 2018

Highlights of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 programme

Shows inspired by the “Me Too” movement against sexual harassment and assault, the looming prospect of Brexit, spiralling gun ­violence and race relations tensions in America during the Trump era, and digital... [more]

The Scotsman / February 7, 2018

Art Review: Burns Unbroke, Summerhall, Edinburgh

The more closely you look at Robert Burns, the more he seems to shift and fragment before your eyes. Ploughman dreamer or highly literate wordsmith? Tax man or socialist? A philanderer who penned some of the most... [more]

The Times / January 30, 2018

Burns Unbroke Review: Summerhall, Edinburgh

Here’s a question. Is there anything new to be said about Robert Burns? On the evidence of this show, the answer is a definitive yes. Rather like his earlier English counterpart, Shakespeare, the Bard is a man (or... [more]

January 23, 2018

Burns Unbroke - Print Round-up

Metro - 26th January 2018 Observer Arts - 21st January 2018   Scotland on Sunday - 21st January 2018   Scotland on Sunday - 21st January 2018   Sunday Times - 21st January... [more]

Sunday Post / January 23, 2018

Burns Night 2018: Events happening across Scotland

THIS multi-arts festival celebrates the wide spectrum of artistic and creative practises on offer in Scotland. The visual art will be on display in 11 galleries over 6 weeks.The majority of performance events will... [more]

Edinburgh Evening News / January 23, 2018

Burning With Unbroken Enthusiasm

So, I’m on haggis countdown. Next Thursday is, of course, Burns Night and while we are not attending any formal celebrations, we will sit down to the full enchilada. Although that sounds more Mexican than Scottish,... [more]