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Best of the Edinburgh Fest for a Weekend Visit

Heather Irish | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Irish

Today the world's biggest art festival hits Edinburgh's gardens and closes for three weeks! The city's population doubles in size as people from all over the world flock to the streets and the various festival venues. The streets are filled with performances and exhibitions, actors arrive at bars in their outfits post performance and bars and clubs are open late - 3 am and 5 am.

Being Maggie

Matt Tedford | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Matt Tedford

As a young gay man I challenged no clichés by being obsessed with Barbra, Liza and all the other divas and it always struck me how much Thatcher had in common with these great gay icons. But I started school in the early 90s when Section 28 was still very much in place.

Justin Vivian Bond: Storming the Gender Barricades at Dublin's Fringe Festival

Peter McGuire | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Peter McGuire

The borders of gender are being smashed down, and Justin Vivian Bond is leading the charge. In the 1990's, Bond achieved fame portraying Kiki DuRane, a lush, ageing lounge singer. DuRane has long since been retired, allowing the emergence of Justin Vivian Bond, a witty, incisive cabaret performer, artist and activist.

The Meningitis

Miss Behave | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miss Behave

In the long run meningitis and what I thought were my dreams disappearing was exactly what needed to happen for me to find out what I wanted to do. I'm not saying I'd recommend a debilitating virus and bad health...but it worked for me.

Fifteen Juggling Facts for World Juggling Day

Douglas McPherson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

Grab your balls, because this Saturday, June 20, is the 20th World Juggling Day. To celebrate here are 15 facts about juggling.

Ian Duncan Smith's Back-to-Cabaret Scheme

Chris Sav | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

After it was confirmed that Ian Duncan Smith would remain in cabinet as the work and pensions secretary, he wasted no time and pressed ahead with his welfare reforms, one of note being the back-to-cabaret scheme.

Brighton Fringe 2015 sees 50% sales increase in opening weekend

Julian Caddy | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

[Camille O'Sullivan - Credit: Peter Williams] There were already high hopes, but the scale of the first weekend's ticket sales took us all by surpris...

Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

Shia Arrested During Broadway Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf’s erratic behaviour got him into trouble once again on Wednesday night, when the actor was reportedly arrested for causing a disturbanc...

WATCH: This Towel Dance Is Our New Favourite Cabaret Act

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

In a routine reminiscent of The Greatest Show on Legs' Balloon Dance, an act called Les Beaux Frères recently wowed the crowd on a French TV show cal...

Arts Review: In Vogue, St James Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I'll admit it - I'm a Madonna fangirl so the thought of spending an evening at a cocktail bar listening to her hits was a dream come true. Yet more than that, In Vogue, a one-man show from one of Australia's biggest music theatre stars, is entertaining, funny and surprisingly touching.

The Name's Beige... Lenny Beige

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Jason Holmes

It is time to reacquaint ourselves with Steve Furst, a man who made his comedy bones back in the 1990s, doing his first stand-up at 23 and subsequently working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer in Catterick and alongside Matt Lucas and David Walliams in Little Britain.

Lilly Zazou and Other French Cabaret à Londres

Will Noble | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Noble

A couple of weeks back I was in the bowels of Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead for an evening of French jazz, courtesy of Lilly Zazou. Lilly, aka Elise Lefay is an extraordinarily accomplished mademoiselle, able to turn her vocal cords to anything from Piaf to Poulenc.

How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

Sophie Walsh-Harrington | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Walsh-Harrington

After packing up my disco ball and heading back to London with nothing more than a crumpled flyer in my pocket, a hangover and a mixed sense of contentment and foreboding dread, I thought it would be helpful to offer five pieces of advice for coping with life post Edinburgh Fringe.

Things You Shouldn't Do in Week One of the Edinburgh Fringe

Sophie Walsh-Harrington | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Walsh-Harrington

Get blotted on night two. I was supposed to stay sober. I'm a professional. I have to pace myself. There's 23 more shows to go. My voice is my instrument. And then I got drunk, stayed up till four and spent the next day hungover, flyering with sunglasses and vodka breath.

A Fresh Take on Magic at the Edinburgh Fringe

Ben Hart | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Hart

I spend a lot of time writing material for my shows - scratching my head, deleting, re-typing, drinking coffee...

Review: Miss Nightingale, A Burlesque Musical

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Burlesque and cabaret has been getting a lot of flak recently so it's a brave decision to produce a burlesque musical and send it on a national tour. However the risk largely pays off in this surprisingly engaging production.

By Way of an Introduction...

Mat Ricardo | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Mat Ricardo

I've been a professional juggler for almost 30 years. I've worked hard to redefine peoples preconceptions of my artform, and show that it can be as fun, dramatic, beautiful, silly, elegant or thrilling as any other art. And this year, somehow, I've ended up hosting my own West End show.

Lady Rizo at the Soho Theatre

Neil Simpson | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Describing Lady Rizo is a bit like trying to explain 'Django Unchained' or 'Pulp Fiction' to someone who has never seen a Tarantino movie. Both deliberately push against categorisation. She's funny, yes, but not at the expense of being dark and thoughtful.

Sam Parker

Kelly Brook Strips For Forever Crazy (REVIEW + PICTURES) | Sam Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home

For the past 16 years, through the death of a Princess, the rise and fall of four Prime Ministers, a war on terror, a global financial meltdown, expen...

Review: Apocastrip Wow!

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

Any show starting past 10pm comes with an unwritten warning: may contain scenes of an adult nature. Theatre's post-watershed playground of the moment is the London Wonderground- a riverside funfair of sequins and feathers showcasing the capital's best wonders and curiosities; a throwback to a world where the ringmaster ruled and showgirls shimmied round red and gold lusciously adorned tents.

Psychedelic Groundhog Day

La JohnJoseph | Posted 17.10.2012 | Home
La JohnJoseph

There comes a time in any artistic process when the rules of time no longer apply, when everything seems to be taking twice as long as it should, or wraps up in half the time expected.

Pre-Apocalypse, Post-Coalition Britain - With Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

There are plenty of political comedians out there. And there are plenty of cabaret ones, too. But the fiendishly talented duo Bourgeois & Maurice comb...

Edinburgh Fringe - A Masochist's Guide

Brydie Lee-Kennedy | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK
Brydie Lee-Kennedy

Between the debauched home life, the two-shows-a-day and the new experience of touring with people who miss press events to watch football matches, this Fringe may be my messiest month yet. I've performed 4 shows so far out of a total 43 and honestly? I'm exhausted already. I'll be keeping you posted here on my descent into ill health and madness. Wish me luck.

'Glasgow's Only An Hour Away - And It's Got Better Shops'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Riverdance alumni Suzanne and Peter - aka Up & Over It - bring their own brand of dance and physical theatre for the post-pop generation to the Edinbu...