The Edinburgh Reporter chats with Liza Pulman

Telling you that we have been chatting with Liza Pulman may not immediately ring bells, but if we told you that we had been speaking with one third of Fascinating Aida then you will immediately know who we mean. She is charming and lovely and we had a lovely chat over a cup of tea at The Pleasance where she is doing her solo show at 2.30pm before trotting More...

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By Keni O'Neill On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – The Red Shed

Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club.  Three decades later he returns to celebrate More...

By Mark Brown On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lili La Scala: Another F***ing Variety Show ****

Ahead of introducing Saturday night’s crème de la crème of Edinburgh Fringe goodness, AFVS Mistress of ceremonies Lili la Scala really does indeed prove all that glitters truly is gold as her glitz and glamour More...

By Keni O'Neill On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – Taiwan Season: Solo Date

Solo Date is Tsai Pao-Chang’s first solo performance, utilising new media which centres on Ho-Nien and his quest to be reunited with the love of his life.  After a failed attempt to visit Hell through an More...

By Keira Brown On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – Malorie Blackman Goes Intergalactic****

Malorie Blackman introduced a whole new retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello, one which involved space but it’s also a tale of migrants, humans seeking refuge.  Packed to the rafters with teenagers and adults, More...

By John Preece On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 22nd August p.m.

After a brief hiatus, we’re back for more writers portraits and, at least, one gallery of images.O  More...

By Keira Brown On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – Bridget Christie Mortal ****

If there is one thing to take away from Bridget Christie’s show at The Stand’s basement, it’s that Penguin should have their next Ladybird book publishing deal all lined up : Christie’s Ladybird Book of More...

By Mark Brown On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Nick Cody – Come Get Some ****

Nick Cody arrives on stage after the sell-out crowd are treated to an uncensored gangster rap playlist.  Looking at the Aussie, complete with a rather impressively groomed beard, one wondered if they’d got the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Charles Fernyhough: Voices in Our Heads

‘Our experience is full of words; we are talking, we are listening’ When Andy Murray was losing against Novak Djokovic, he went into the locker room, looked at himself in the mirror and said: ‘You More...

By Mark Brown On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW : Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People ****

“I’m not a psychic who gives bad news” proclaims the Tom Binns’ inspired alter-ego Ian D. Montfort, ahead of his ‘Ted Talk’ spoof where he begins to explain how he communicates with the spirits using More...