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WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO CIRCA’S CLOSE UP WHICH WILL BE SHOWING AT THIS YEAR’S EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL!

Circa from Brisbane Australia are a circus company with a difference using acrobatics and movement to create amazing shows. Since 2006 Circa has toured to 32 countries including the astounding productions of Beyond and Wunderkammer. This year, Circa have been commissioned by Underbelly to create yet another exciting performance! 

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Comedian Brendon Burns Speaks to Theatrefullstop about his new tour, Outside the Box!

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Brendon Burns has credits on The 11 O’ Clock Show, performed across the world, and in 2007 won the prestigious if.comedy award for his show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Now, the Australian comic is touring all across the UK, performing anywhere but comedy clubs in an attempt to live ‘Outside the Box‘. Louise Jones talks to him about podcasts, angering Scousers, and fake edge.

What exactly led you to doing the Outside the Box tour?

I did the Free Fringe this year, and my venue wasn’t quite where it was listed in the Fringe guide, so people had to work to find me. It was just die-hard fans, and in that environment I didn’t have to deal with anyone with folded arms, and anyone going “I f**king hate this guy, and it isn’t for me.”

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Chef @ Underbelly Cowgate Review (Edinburgh Festival)

Despite the range of talent at the Fringe, it’s not often that a production is comparable to, or better than, a professional London run. However, Chef excels all other pieces of theatre I’ve seen at the Fringe in the last three years. The script is compelling, Jade Anouka’s performance completely perfect, and the entire experience will be with you for weeks afterwards.

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Working Title: The Orpheus Project @ C Venues Review (Edinburgh Festival)

For a play which takes on Orpheus and The Trial as its inspiration, The Orpheus Project is a confused play which really doesn’t know what it wants to be. The dystopian tone of the piece is thrown off constantly by some misplaced ironic comedy and never quite reaches its potential. Despite the multi-media nature of the performance, incorporating physical theatre and dance, it still falls flat.

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Bottle Mail From Okinawa @ Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall Review (Edinburgh Festival)

The Edinburgh Fringe attracts shows from across the globe, but rarely do international displays make the audience feel really transported. Japanese group Ship of the Ryukyu however provide an excellent window to traditional dance and song with Bottle Mail from Okinawa. The premise, a letter in a bottle from a ten year old boy in Okinawa, easily includes the audience within the spectacle.

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Wingman @ The Pleasance Dome Review (Edinburgh Festival)

This delightful two man show is a heart warming story filled with wonderful poetry, jokes and stories. The play opens with Richard, played by Richard Marsh, talking about his mother who is dying of cancer. At her death bed he is reunited with his father Len, played by Jerome Wright, who he has not seen for nearly 20 years and whom he hates with a passion. What follows is many unlikely and awkward situations whilst Len tries to make amends with his son by being his Wingman in life. At the same time, Richard tries desperately to not make his fathers mistakes and to be better then he was. Even though some of the situations do seem rather unlikely the play is so well-written that it is all very believable.

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Party In the USA! @ Topside, Underbelly Review (Edinburgh Fringe)

Are you looking for something eccentric, energetic and entertaining? (If you are visiting the Fringe this year then most likely you are!) Then look no further then Party in the USA! The American theatre company JV Squad have created an incredible, high octane and physical telling of corruption, drugs, economy, politics, love and strudel. Set to a great soundtrack.

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NewsRevue @ Pleasance Courtyard Review (Edinburgh Festival)

It’s 6:30pm and it’s time to switch over for your daily round up of the latest news bulletins… however, if it’s Hugh Edwards you’re expecting then I’m afraid you’ll have to tune in some other time. Back for their 35th year with a new roster of comical talents, NewsRevue once again present a satirical hour of scandalous headlines, toe tapping show tunes and laugh out loud impersonations to rival any mainstream news programme.

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Spine @ The Underbelly Cowgate Review (Edinburgh Festival)

When was the last time you went to your local library? To think that once upon a time, whether it was for homework purposes or to loan out the latest instalment of the Harry Potter series, the library was the go to place for information and stories. A place now resigned to a thing of myth; the idea of a place devoted to the safe keeping of literature appears to have been swiftly replaced by the dawn of technology.

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Half A Can Of Worms @ Pleasance Dome Review (Edinburgh Festival)

Heart warming and laugh out loud funny, Deborah Frances-White’s Half a Can of Worms showing at the Pleasance Dome is a charming tale of discovering who your family is whether biological or otherwise.

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