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Hunt & Darton: Discover what’s on the menu
Hunt & Darton: Discover what’s on the menu

21 August 2012

If you go down to St Mary’s Street today - and that’s basically the road that the Pleasance turns into before hitting the...

Linn Lorkin: Meet the Fringe’s Piano Bar Lady
Linn Lorkin: Meet the Fringe’s Piano Bar Lady

21 August 2012

When Linn Lorkin brought her show about her time playing piano bars in the 1980s to last year’s Fringe, it won the wholehearted...

Juliana Carneiro: All aboard with the magnificent Théâtre du Soleil
Juliana Carneiro: All aboard with the magnificent Théâtre du Soleil

21 August 2012

Théâtre du Soleil’s ‘Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir’ is a production on a massive scale, perfect for the Lowland Hall at the Royal...

Molly Naylor: In the middle with a robot heart
Molly Naylor: In the middle with a robot heart

21 August 2012

Well, we thought ‘My Robot Heart’ – a collaboration between poet and writer Molly Naylor and indie-folk duo The Middle Ones – sounded...

Peter Michael Marino: Desperately seeking Peter
Peter Michael Marino: Desperately seeking Peter

21 August 2012

Peter Michael Marino is in Edinburgh to tell the painfully true tale of his musical ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’, which combined the plot of...

Luke Toulson: Not getting argumentative
Luke Toulson: Not getting argumentative

21 August 2012

We’ve been fans of Luke Toulson ever since he first came to our attention as one half of comedy sketch duo Toulson &...

Chris McCausland: Shattering expectations
Chris McCausland: Shattering expectations

21 August 2012

Chris McCausland has a pretty good record of pleasing ThreeWeeks reviewers, so it seemed like it was time to throw some questions in...

John Robins: Into the real comedy zone
John Robins: Into the real comedy zone

21 August 2012

A ‘TOWIE’ star may have stopped him from getting his big TV break, but that’s not stopped ThreeWeeks reviewers falling in love with...

Vikki Stone: Hot and messy
Vikki Stone: Hot and messy

21 August 2012

After a very successful Fringe debut in 2011, Vikki Stone is back wowing ticket-buyers and ThreeWeeks reviewers alike with her show ‘Hot Mess’....

DeAnne Smith: The sweet life
DeAnne Smith: The sweet life

21 August 2012

Canadian-American comedian DeAnne Smith is back in Edinburgh promising her audience the “sweet life” treatment. And some songs. And some candy. What more...

Hartley Kemp, C Venues: The Venue Directors
Hartley Kemp, C Venues: The Venue Directors

18 August 2012

C is one of the biggest venue operations at the Fringe, having run venues in various parts of the city over the last...

Kekoa Kaluhiokalani, Gryphon Venues: The Venue Directors
Kekoa Kaluhiokalani, Gryphon Venues: The Venue Directors

18 August 2012

Gryphon Venues first emerged at the Fringe last year, setting up home in the Point Hotel on the West side of the Grassmarket....

Lucia & Scot: On that flamenco bug
Lucia & Scot: On that flamenco bug

15 August 2012

Last year one of our reviewers saw Lucia and Scot (sitting at the front of the picture there) do their thing at Alba...

The Flanagan Collective: Somewhere between this world and the next
The Flanagan Collective: Somewhere between this world and the next

15 August 2012

‘Beulah’ – one of a number of shows The Flanagan Collective is presenting under the #littlefest banner at C nova this year –...

Jonathan Prag: The secrets of classical guitar
Jonathan Prag: The secrets of classical guitar

15 August 2012

Jonathan Prag has been delighting Fringe crowds with his classical guitar recitals for many years now, as well as earning wholehearted approval from...

Tricity Vogue: Ukulele chat
Tricity Vogue: Ukulele chat

15 August 2012

Tricity Vogue, especially with her ukulele hat on, cuts a striking figure, and has, in a very short time, made herself an essential...

Jackinabox Productions: Playing with memories
Jackinabox Productions: Playing with memories

15 August 2012

Jackinabox Productions are staging two shows at this year’s Fringe, though the one that first caught our eye was ‘99.9 Degrees’, described by...

Dan Nightingale: Well conceived notions?
Dan Nightingale: Well conceived notions?

15 August 2012

We were impressed with the concept: take nearly-twelve ill conceived ideas and turn them into one winning show. Then our reviewer was impressed...

Tony Law: Nonsense to the max
Tony Law: Nonsense to the max

15 August 2012

Comedian Tony Law is a Fringe veteran, not to mention a Fringe favourite, and not just with us lot here at ThreeWeeks. If...

The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek: Standing out from the crowd
The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek: Standing out from the crowd

15 August 2012

Fringe success story The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek have been appearing around Edinburgh in their underpants (on posters, obviously) for a...

Molly Taylor: Transported to the Fringe
Molly Taylor: Transported to the Fringe

14 August 2012

As a long term users and lovers of public transport, the ThreeWeeks editors were immediately drawn to Molly Taylor’s new play, ‘Love Letters...

The Alchemist Theatre: An isolated territory
The Alchemist Theatre: An isolated territory

14 August 2012

‘Sealand’ intrigued us from the start. A ‘broken Britain’ themed piece, inspired by the rather bizarre story of the real life sea fort...

Winston Ruddle: The Fringe's
Winston Ruddle: The Fringe's "big African party", you’re all invited

8 August 2012

Mother Africa promises dance, music, acrobatics; the modern, the traditional, colour, noise and humour. This well-established troupe are bringing their show to the...

Rhys Darby: He should definitely be here
Rhys Darby: He should definitely be here

8 August 2012

New Zealander Rhys Darby, award winning comedian and sometime star of that ‘Flight Of The Conchords’ show off the telly, returns to the...

Drennon Davis: Pajamas on for imaginary radio chat
Drennon Davis: Pajamas on for imaginary radio chat

8 August 2012

Award-winning American character comedy duo The Pajama Men are doing a shorter run than normal at the Fringe this year. But to make up,...

Sarah Kendall: Stands up
Sarah Kendall: Stands up

8 August 2012

Comedian Sarah Kendall is a long term ThreeWeeks favourite. In fact, we like her so much that back in 2007 we gave her...

Carol Tambor: A Fringe love affair
Carol Tambor: A Fringe love affair

7 August 2012

Carol Tambor has been coming to the Festival for a very long time. She is also the originator, as you might likely expect,...

Jane Bom-Bane: High hats and harmoniums
Jane Bom-Bane: High hats and harmoniums

7 August 2012

We love Jane Bom-Bane for a whole number of reasons, but not least because, for us, she’s one of those people who truly...

Gael Le Cornec: Understanding Claudel
Gael Le Cornec: Understanding Claudel

7 August 2012

French-Brazilian actress Gael Le Cornec returns to the Fringe this year to portray the talented yet under valued artist Camille Claudel, most famed...

Hannah Gadsby: Art, history, marriage and Mary
Hannah Gadsby: Art, history, marriage and Mary

7 August 2012

Hannah Gadsby came to the Fringe with two shows last year, and our reviewers were mightily impressed by both of them. This year...

Casual Violence: Doing comedy casually and violently
Casual Violence: Doing comedy casually and violently

7 August 2012

Casual Violence burst (or, beeped loudly, maybe?) onto our radar last year with a distinctive sketch show that won the enthusiastic approval of our...

Tara Kilbourne and Darren Neale, Greenside: The Venue Directors
Tara Kilbourne and Darren Neale, Greenside: The Venue Directors

2 August 2012

Tara Kilbourne and Darren Neale thought they would be working at someone else’s venue when they first arrived at Edinburgh’s Greenside church in...

Mark Grist: The rogue rap battler reveals all
Mark Grist: The rogue rap battler reveals all

27 July 2012

In the midst of the recession, Mark Grist gave up a job in teaching to become a full-time poet, and somehow became a...

Angelin Preljocaj: Hidden talents help create a thousand years of peace
Angelin Preljocaj: Hidden talents help create a thousand years of peace

25 July 2012

When Angelin Preljocaj first began work with the Bolshoi Ballet the plan was for them to adapt one of his earlier works. But the...

Doug Segal: Reading minds and influencing people at the Fringe
Doug Segal: Reading minds and influencing people at the Fringe

25 July 2012

Given the increasing number of popular magic and mind reading shows at the Fringe in recent years, when a new name from that...

Chilly Gonzales: Talk of the town
Chilly Gonzales: Talk of the town

25 July 2012

Since his first album in 2000, Chilly Gonzales has been busy taking the rap genre to places it never previously thought to travel....

Rhod Gilbert: Liberating stand-up
Rhod Gilbert: Liberating stand-up

25 July 2012

After taking a year off from the Edinburgh festivities, Fringe favourite Rhod GIlbert returns with a brand new show. ThreeWeeks spoke to him...

Phill Jupitus & Thom Tuck: Fringe comedians form a theatrical Coalition
Phill Jupitus & Thom Tuck: Fringe comedians form a theatrical Coalition

25 July 2012

Phill Jupitus and Thom Tuck on their Fringe 2012 theatre project 'Coalition'. To be fair, the unusual and uneasy alliance of Tories and Lib...

William Burdett-Coutts, Assembly: The Venue Directors
William Burdett-Coutts, Assembly: The Venue Directors

10 July 2012

One of the longest established venue names at the Edinburgh Fringe is surely Assembly (thirty years and counting), which originally took its name...

Adam Alton Bedlam: The Venue Directors
Adam Alton Bedlam: The Venue Directors

4 July 2012

At the South end of George IV Bridge, just round the corner from the Fringe's Bristo Square hub, you will find the Bedlam...

Jonathan Mills: The EIF Director
Jonathan Mills: The EIF Director

29 June 2012

If it’s five weeks now until the start of the Edinburgh Fringe, that means it's just six weeks until the latest edition of...

Charles Pamment, Space Venues: The Venue Directors
Charles Pamment, Space Venues: The Venue Directors

18 June 2012

In the first of a series of interviews with the people running venues at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, ThreeWeeks catches up Charles...

 
Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Action To The Word: Quick Quiz
Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Action To The Word: Quick Quiz

24 July 2012

Action To The Word return with their acclaimed production of 'A Clockwork Orange' ("breathtaking - 5/5" said ThreeWeeks). But first Artistic Director Alexandra...

Jack Lowe, Curious Directive: Quick Quiz
Jack Lowe, Curious Directive: Quick Quiz

23 July 2012

Fringe First winners Curious Directive return with a devised piece about the aftermath of empire, 'After The Rainfall'. Artistic Director Jack Lowe answers the...

The Super Serious Show: Quick Quiz
The Super Serious Show: Quick Quiz

20 July 2012

It's a 'mash-up' comedy show from LA no less, with stand-up, sketch, character bits and comedic shorts all on the bill. The team...

Benny Boot: Quick Quiz
Benny Boot: Quick Quiz

19 July 2012

"Charming, disarming and proper fucking funny", or so says a certain Mr Tim Minchin, jokesmith Benny Boot takes us to 'Def-Con 4' at...

Richard Herring: Quick Quiz
Richard Herring: Quick Quiz

18 July 2012

Fresh from his much acclaimed stint as a Guest Editor at ThreeWeeks last August (OK, there was much acclaim for his 2011 show...

Felicity Ward: Quick Quiz
Felicity Ward: Quick Quiz

17 July 2012

A regular on the Aussie comedy network, and originally part of the Australian sketch comedy group The 3rd Degree, Felicity Ward's show 'The...

Frimston And Rowett: Quick Quiz
Frimston And Rowett: Quick Quiz

16 July 2012

"A whirl of tight sketches that never overstay their welcome" said ThreeWeeks of this duo's 2011 show, and now they're back with their...

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Quick Quiz
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Quick Quiz

13 July 2012

Ah, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. You've checked their YouTube channel right? Well, if not, there's nothing I can write here that...

Anne Chmelewsky, Through The Looking Screen: Quick Quiz
Anne Chmelewsky, Through The Looking Screen: Quick Quiz

12 July 2012

When a Fringe comedy show has 'light opera' listed as its secondary genre, well, that's gonna grab our attention. Clare Presland performs, Anne...

Mark Thomas: Quick Quiz
Mark Thomas: Quick Quiz

11 July 2012

I haven't actually flicked through the entire archive to check, but I'm pretty sure Mark Thomas is the only person to have ever appeared...

Chris Ramsey: Quick Quiz
Chris Ramsey: Quick Quiz

9 July 2012

Fresh from his nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award last August, Chris Ramsey returns with his third Edinburgh show, asking "How did we...

Todd En Bratt: Quick Quiz
Todd En Bratt: Quick Quiz

6 July 2012

Often seen on stage improvising in a musical fashion as part of The Showstoppers, Lucy Trodd and Ruth Bratt debut their own character...

Jim Jeffries: Quick Quiz
Jim Jeffries: Quick Quiz

5 July 2012

Former ThreeWeeks cover star and Fringe favourite Jim Jeffries may be about to embark on a new 13-part sitcom for American TV, but...

Arabella Weir, Comedians Theatre Company: Quick Quiz
Arabella Weir, Comedians Theatre Company: Quick Quiz

3 July 2012

Perhaps best known for her 'Fast Show' appearances, though, of course, having also appeared in a plethora of other TV shows over the...

Andrew Bird, Global Village Fete: Quick Quiz
Andrew Bird, Global Village Fete: Quick Quiz

2 July 2012

When Andrew Bird dealt with the topic of country life in his show 'Village Fete' last year, he claimed to have prepared by...

Tim FitzHigham: Quick Quiz
Tim FitzHigham: Quick Quiz

28 June 2012

ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winning Fringe marvel Tim FitzHigham returns to the Festival with a brand new show 'Stop The Pigeon' featuring "his most...

Paul F Taylor, The Pauly Show: Quick Quiz
Paul F Taylor, The Pauly Show: Quick Quiz

27 June 2012

"Gleeful and insistent silliness" said a ThreeWeeks reviewer of offbeat stand-up Paul F Taylor. And that silliness will presumably be on the menu...

Tom Deacon: Quick Quiz
Tom Deacon: Quick Quiz

26 June 2012

Having first arrived at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 via Avalon's Comedy Zone new talent show, stand-up, TV presenter and Radio 1 DJ...

Pete Johansson: Quick Quiz
Pete Johansson: Quick Quiz

25 June 2012

Long-established Canadian stand-up Pete Johansson has become something of a Fringe favourite since his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated debut at the Festival in 2009,...

Sammy J and Randy: Quick Quiz
Sammy J and Randy: Quick Quiz

22 June 2012

Neither Sammy J nor Randy (he's the one of the left) will need any introduction to Fringe regulars. But for the uninitiated, you...

Rich Peppiatt, One Rogue Reporter: Quick Quiz
Rich Peppiatt, One Rogue Reporter: Quick Quiz

21 June 2012

"Career suicide at its most shocking" says the blurb, though Rich Peppiatt has already burned most of the bridges that connect him to...

Waen Shepherd, Comedians Theatre Company: Quick Quiz
Waen Shepherd, Comedians Theatre Company: Quick Quiz

20 June 2012

The latest production from the Comedians Theatre Company, "a series of explosive revelations unravel the brutal truth behind a cycle of abuse" in...

Craig Campbell: Quick Quiz
Craig Campbell: Quick Quiz

19 June 2012

Fifteen years ago Craig Campbell and two other Canadian stand-ups - Glenn Wool and Stewart Francis - made their Edinburgh debuts at The...

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