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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.

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.

The Herald / July 25, 2018

ARTS NEWS: BBC unveil festival programme

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 August, directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah and adapted by Stephanie Street.

The Skinny / July 24, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe Highlights at Summerhall

We’ve picked the brains of some of Summerhall’s residents and staff for a pick of the events happening in their home building which they're most looking forward to.

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 exploring social lethargy as the world creeps increasingly close to being unable to undo the damage to our planet.

Fest Mag / July 24, 2018

Happy Birthday NHS

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, several theatre-makers are exploring the institution’s history and looking nervously towards its future.

Fest Mag / July 24, 2018

Performing for Adults? That's Child's Play

From a drag retelling of The Ugly Duckling to Kafka for kids, Tim Bano talks to Fringe stalwarts who are taking children's work to Edinburgh for the first time.

The Scotsman / July 24, 2018

BBC reveals TV and radio plans for Edinburgh Fringe coverage

BBC chiefs said their coverage would allow audiences from all corners of the UK to “feel the festival buzz”, showcasing top comedy, arts, writing and music. Broadcasts will come from across the city with a brand new pop-up radio studio in Summerhall, recordings at Usher Hall, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo highlights from Edinburgh Castle and a radio programme from the heart of the Book Festival.

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 23, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Baby Face

In this brave and outlandish performance, Katy Dye questions if innocence is truly as sexy as we’re told. Baby Face – winner of The Autopsy Award 2018 – explores the infantilisation of adult women; it is a daring look into the paradox of living in a society that continues to infantilise women.

The National / July 23, 2018

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

BORN in Bulgaria under a communist dictator, Katherina Radeva now lives in Scotland and is appalled that she appears to be on the “wrong side” again. Although her partner Alister Lownie is a Scot, she is worried about what will happen after Brexit and is not sure she can trust Westminster’s reassurances that all will be fine.

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 21, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Valerie

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 they love. It is a work of inter-generational cabaret theatre created by writer, composer and performer Robin Kelly that is inspired by his own grandmother’s battle to support a troubled family.

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. 

The List / July 19, 2018

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

Sex, of course, was designed as a reproductive strategy and became a way for humans to experience intimacy that words just can't express. Capitalism weaponised it as a commodity, and theatre-makers use it variously to open up discussions of desire and equality, emotion and morality–or attract audiences hoping to get a cheap thrill.

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 in association with Summerhall and will present a wide variety of productions from Scotland, elsewhere in the UK and overseas.

Fest Mag / July 14, 2018

Top Picks: Theatre, Music, Kids and Access

Lead Critic Matt Trueman gives the gen on the festival's top theatrical events: Chase Scenes, Status, Square Go, Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure.

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.

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 hunters, from Su Pollard to Michael Barrymore

What's On Stage / July 9, 2018

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

Find out what our critic is looking forward to at the Edinburgh festival this year.

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 expect to find something to suit all tastes via this exciting collaboration. With so much to choose from all over Fringe, why not let the Southside venues be your guides?

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