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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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August 7th – 31st, 2015 Edinburgh, Various venues Foreword by Joanna Orland Merely skimming the surface of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it was easy to see a bit of a different scene burgeoning.  In recent years, the Fringe has become a playground for comedians to run rampant.  But in 2015, something old has become […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Love Birds

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Love Birds: A new musical by Robert J. Sherman Reviewed on August 24th, 2015 Pleasance Courtyard by Bernie C. Byrnes Love Birds of 1923 is an avian vaudeville run by plesiosaur Armitage Shanks, determined to keep his show clean in a cutthroat competitive market. When the star, Baalthazar (the Feathered Caruso) walks out due to […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Joe Wenborne

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Joe Wenborne: Fight Back at 50 Reviewed on August 25th, 2015 Gilded Balloon, Wee Room by Bernie C. Byrnes Joe Wenborne is a Radio Broadcaster, Raconteur, After Dinner Speaker and Author of new book Fight Back At 50. In this live version of his self-help book, Joe promises to take his audience on a journey […]

Win Retro While We’re Young Merchandise

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Now available on Blu-Ray, DVD & VOD To celebrate the release of clever new comedy WHILE WE’RE YOUNG on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD, we’re giving you the chance to win a great collection of merchandise, including a retro phone handset, cassette notepad and a ‘some crappy band’ t-shirt! Josh and Cornelia Srebnick (Ben Stiller and […]

First Look at Victor Frankenstein

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James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying […]

In a Dark Dark Wood

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In a Dark Dark Wood Written by Ruth Ware Published by Harville Secker (The Random House Group) by Bernie C. Byrnes That somebody gets murdered in In a Dark Dark Wood is not a spoiler, it tells you so on the cover. What is gripping about this novel is who. It’s clear from page one […]

BoomTown Fair

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August 13th-16th, 2015 Hampshire, UK www.boomtownfair.co.uk by Ella Jean BoomTown Festival took place last weekend in Winchester.  It’s hailed as being one of the most unique and entertaining festivals in the UK.  Being a festival for kind-hearted weirdos, Loose Lips sent me to cover it. When I watched the trailer for BoomTown’s 2015 Festival, it […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Trygve Wakenshaw KRAKEN

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Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN Reviewed on August 11th, 2015 Underbelly, Cowgate by Joanna Orland Trygve Wakenshaw has crafted one of the most fascinatingly silly shows in existence with Kraken. Wakenshaw first came onto the physical comedy scene with his cult hit Squidboy. Kraken is his sophomore project which he has generously brought back to this year’s […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad

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Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad Reviewed on August 10th, 2015 Pleasance Dome by Michael Drew Before I begin, I should make a disclosure: I spent the first 10 minutes of the show trying to subdue my inner hulk as my neighbour let out loud pizzicato bursts of laughter at seemingly random intervals. […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Bruce

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Bruce Reviewed on August 8th, 2015 Underbelly, Cowgate by Michael Drew Two men. One sponge. It doesn’t sound like the most promising start to an adventure through time and space, but with a skilful blend of mime, acting and puppetry, Tim Watts and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd somehow pull it off. Over the next hour, the tale […]