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Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17) Time 16.55 (1 hour 15 minutes) Aug 19-28 Suitability: 14+ (Restriction) by Bernie C Byrnes Some very inventive use of a minimal set, budget costumes and enough energy to run the national grid ensures that Thrones! The Musical is a Fringe show like Fringe shows should […]

Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly Summer Party and EdFest Programme Launch

by Bernie C. Byrnes The Edinburgh Fringe is 70! Which makes me feel old because I first started going when it was a mere slip of a thing and 50. One of the most significant events that I can clearly remember was the new collaboration between the ‘top four’ that happened in 2008 (which is […]

Dying Laughing

Dying Laughing

Directed by Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood Starring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard, John Thomson, Jason Manford, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand, Lee Mack, Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee, Frankie Boyle, Sean Lock, Stephen K Amos, Jim Jeffries and the late Victoria […]

Underbelly Summer Party & Catch Me (Attrape Moi)

Underbelly Launch Party Purple Cow, Southbank 23/05/2017 by Bernie C Byrnes Last year I wrote a pretty lukewarm review of the Underbelly Launch Party – they had just switched to Hilton and I was disappointed by the experience. This year, I am delighted to say, they are back to their old selves: same location, same […]

Underbelly Festival: Udderbelly & London Wonderground merge into one huge South Bank Festival

Underbelly Festival sees the merging of the annual Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground into one festival that runs from April 28th – September 30th, 2017. The festival location will be the same as it always was, on Hungerford Car Park between Royal Festival Hall and Jubilee Gardens along the South Bank. So far, some headline […]

Win tickets to see the hilarious Raising Martha

Animal Rights. Family Secrets. Grave Consequences. Raising Martha is a seriously funny new dark comedy by award-winner David Spicer and we are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show at the Park Theatre, London. Gerry and Roger’s mum has gone missing. Well, most of her has… The unwitting […]

Win Tickets to All Star Improv Charity Weekender

The Free Association presents an all star improv comedy charity weekender, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The acts include the first live outing of Channel 5 show Borderline. The weekender, hosted by London’s leading improv theatre and school The Free Association, will be held November 26th-27th at The Free Association Theatre in Haggerston. […]

All Star Improv Comedy Charity Weekender

The Free Association presents an all star improv comedy charity weekender, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.  The acts include the first live outing of Channel 5 show Borderline. The weekender, hosted by London’s leading improv theatre and school The Free Association, will be held November 26th-27th at The Free Association Theatre in Haggerston. […]

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard discusses gender issues, politics and his new film Rock Dog by Joanna Orland I met with stand-up comedian, actor and soon-to-be politician Eddie Izzard on a yacht parked outside of the Palais des Festivals at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.  Along with director Ash Brannon, Izzard was doing roundtable interviews for their new […]

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Nina Conti: In Your Face Criterion Theatre, London March 3rd – 12th, 2016 by Haresh Patel It’s all in the voices and faces – and it’s brilliant. Nina Conti’s ventriloquist act has been honed over the last few years into a full solo theatrical performance. A potentially hazardous combination of improv, audience participation, puppetry and voice […]