Nuggets – Edinburgh Festival & Fringe Round-Up 2023

August 18th, 2023 by

Curated programmes, trusted venues, familiar artists and producers – Dorothy Max Prior plays it safe at the Edinburgh Festivals 2023 Edinburgh, August 2023. I’m standing in a queue (inevitably) waiting to go into the Main Hall at Summerhall to see a sold-out show – Laura Murphy’s Making a Spectacle of Herself.  ‘It feels like we’re […]

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Our Bodies, Our Selves – Ed Fringe 2023

August 15th, 2023 by

Three body positive shows seen at Summerhall – High Steaks, A Spectacle of Herself, and Weathervanes Sitting on a table in, appropriately enough, the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Eloina Haines slowly removes the mirror placed in front of her vulva and opens her legs wide to reveal her labia. We are well into her show High Steaks, […]

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From the Sublime to the Ridiculous – Circus at Ed Fringe 2023

August 13th, 2023 by

Sacred spaces, peepshows, spooky ghost hunts and duels – all circus life is here at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 There is circus, and there is circus…  And the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 brings us the full spectrum, from circus-cabaret shows presented at all hours of the day and night, to full-blown extravaganzas from the world’s top […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life – Ed Fringe 2023

August 10th, 2023 by

‘Once upon a time there were people between birth and death. We are those people. We are here, and we have come together to remember and forget.’ Thus starts Funeral, the latest work by Flemish masters Ontroerend Goed to arrive at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The multi-award-winning company have shocked, surprised and enchanted audiences for […]

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Rebel, Rebel

May 9th, 2023 by

Send In the Clowns! Don’t worry, they’re here… A fire ritual, a walking bus and an arresting image are, for Robyn Hambrook, the unlikely stepping stones to a career journey that has spanned community fire festivals, ritual theatre, street arts, circus, clowning and protest.  I am watching the absurd spectacle of a group of clowns, […]

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