Edinburgh Television Festival

16.09.2013
This was it. The result of three months of hard work was about to be broadcast to a roomful of big-hitters. Three of Britain's top talent...

In Defence of the Critic

13.09.2013
Conversely, whether in print or online, critics with experience, expertise and a sense of responsibility should be championed. Those guiding...

Why Larger Theatres Should Be Investing in the Fringe

9.09.2013
This huge financial burden on young artists worries me. As costs become ever more prohibitive many of the emerging companies that I speak...

You Can't Choose Your Audience

2.09.2013
There is a common law amongst comedians (and all performers to an extent) that you should never blame your audience, but, there should...
Steamy Skype Affairs And Galactic Mass Migration: Edinburgh Redefines The Stage

Steamy Skype Affairs And Galactic Mass Migration: Edinburgh Redefines The Stage

Matthew Tucker  1.09.2013
A stage, an audience and a performance – the simplicity of traditional theatre is changing, according to Christopher Baugh, Professor...
Spoken Word Steps Out of the Shadows

Spoken Word Steps Out of the Shadows

1.09.2013
Another year and another Edinburgh fringe passes. Arty types have all patted each other on the back, Edinburgh businesses have all patted...
Edinburgh Post-Mortem

Edinburgh Post-Mortem

31.08.2013
Well, it's all over. All those places that were venues for the month have returned to their original usage as damp hovels. The people of...

My Edinburgh in Facebook Status Updates

29.08.2013
Wrong Way, my debut Edinburgh show, took place every day at 18:00 in a blow up igloo in the kids' zone of the Pleasance Courtyard. Here...

A Bubble of Chaos

28.08.2013
27 days have passed but in the alcoholic bubble of the Edinburgh festival, it feels like I've been here for over a year. People from London...
My Favourites of the Fringe

My Favourites of the Fringe

26.08.2013
So what were my finds of the Fringe this year? Reviewing for The List and sitting on the panel of the Amused Moose Laughter Award has highlighted...
Proof That Women Are Most Definitely Funny

Proof That Women Are Most Definitely Funny

25.08.2013
Feminist comic Bridget Christie has won the £10,000 award for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh festival. Her show, called A Bic for...
Shakespeare Meets Heavy Metal

Shakespeare Meets Heavy Metal

Matthew Tucker  23.08.2013
We know Shakespeare was an enlightened man of the world, but did he like to rock? Beijing People’s Art Theatre certainly think so...
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award

23.08.2013
The 33rd Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award short list has been announced. For those not familiar with the comedy world, it's the big award...
Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

23.08.2013
In my 10 days at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, which closes this weekend, I've tried to see as much as possible in between my presenting...