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Oh Jeremy Corbyn – Labour fringe event is like being in a time warp

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I suppose it couldn’t last. Having spent much of the first two days of the party conference squabbling, rather than enjoying the ongoing Tory crises of fuel shortages and energy price rises, it had seemed that things ...

Edinburgh fringe launches £7.5m emergency appeal

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The Edinburgh festival fringe has launched a £7.5m emergency appeal after it lost millions of pounds during the Covid pandemic. The festival’s directors said the crisis had had a devastating impact on the event, which...

Edinburgh fringe dance and circus roundup – naked trampolining and alt-twerking

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Watching recorded dance on your laptop at home couldn’t be further from the Edinburgh fringe experience: the buzz on the streets, the overload of shows, the odd venues and out-there experiences. But there’s still plen...

Hot shame, dry heaving and dream audiences: a standup’s return to Edinburgh fringe

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I normally find Edinburgh fringe an extremely trying time. Now it’s an extremely trying time with fewer people. Before setting off this year, several people in my life told me to “have fun at the fringe” which is so a...

Still game: Edinburgh’s 2021 fringe is a return to the festival’s roots

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On the wall in my kitchen is a calendar made by Edinburgh theatre critic Thom Dibdin. This time last year, he and his photographer brother Peter took a set of pictures of Edinburgh festival venues that were shut becau...

Edinburgh Fringe returns with mix of in-person and online shows

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The Edinburgh festival Fringe returns this weekend with a hybrid programme of nearly 800 in-person and online shows after its cancellation last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Fringe makes up part of the...

Purging fringe groups will not help Labour unite its factions

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What on earth will be achieved by a purge of four insignificant far-left groups barely known to most members of the Labour party (Keir Starmer expected to back purge of far-left Labour factions, 18 July)? It can only ...

Camels, clowns and sex education: what to see at Edinburgh fringe 2021

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Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)What did they miss out in your sex ed at school? Mamoru Iriguchi fills in the blanks by taking you on a time-travelling, comic odyssey through gender and sexuality. The zoologist turned ...

Edinburgh fringe: plans unveiled for far smaller ‘joyous’ festival

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The producers of the Edinburgh festival fringe are hoping for a “joyous, beautiful experience” after unveiling the schedule for a far smaller season of theatre, dance, comedy and music. Tickets for this year’s fringe ...

Edinburgh fringe performers feel ‘jilted’ as Covid closes venues again

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Audiences and performers from around the world will once again have no anarchic festival home in the Scottish capital to head for this August. The vast Edinburgh festival fringe – the largest annual concentration of l...

Edinburgh festival fringe threatened by Covid rules, says organiser

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The survival of the Edinburgh festival fringe is at stake unless social distancing rules for venues are relaxed within a fortnight, its organiser has said. Shona McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival...

The fringe players hoping to make England’s 26-man squad for the Euros

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Earlier this week Uefa confirmed that squads for the European Championship this summer will be expanded from 23 to 26 players. It is good news for players who were on the edge of squads and for international managers ...

Nanni Moretti’s I Am Self Sufficient: a joke-filled fringe lampoon

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“Life is not a rehearsal” goes the motivational quote. In other words: seize the day. Try telling that to the ragtag band of young actors putting together an experimental stage production in Nanni Moretti’s I Am Self ...

Cult classics: the faded glory of California’s fringe sects – in pictures

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Half a century ago, you could barely walk down the street in California without tripping over some kind of fringe spiritual sect or cult-like group. Pretty much every famous organization, guru, and spiritual trend of ...

Yvonne Brewster: ‘I wasn’t going to faff around the edges of the fringe’

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“Fantastic! Because all of us lickkle, and all of us tallawah, and all of us are women,” said Jamaican actor Mona Hammond when Yvonne Brewster suggested a name for her theatre company. Hammond, who had helped found th...