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14
Aug 2011
Sometimes the Edinburgh festival gets a bit suffocating. Whether it’s artistic differences, Fringe fatigue, illness or something worse, there’s no point suffering in silence. So here are some possible escape routes from the festival...

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12
Aug 2011
As the international festival opens, I’ve been pondering cultural differences. Edinburgh International Festival caused a little controversy by accepting money from the Chinese government this year. ‘Festival under fire for China’s key cash role’...

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11
Aug 2011
So where was I? Ah yes, Stockton! Well, I left there Saturday, heading for the station with a friendly taxi driver who called me ‘pet’, caught a train to Darlington and learnt all about...

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10
Aug 2011
I’ve been told to keep it general and a bit mysterious when it comes to describing the work behind the Total Theatre Awards. Discussions at the assessing meetings, at which we share our thoughts...

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8
Aug 2011
One of the stalwarts of the Edinburgh reviewing ritual is the ‘wish list’. Here, the eager reviewer is invited to name shows that they would especially like to see.  (Of course, this doesn’t mean...

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