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The Edinburgh Festival is the world’s greatest theatre fest. You will find grand theatrical productions in the Edinburgh International Festival, though it is the Fringe that really overflows with theatre. From student and amateur groups to the world’s leading independent theatre companies, there is something for everyone, with a particularly good selection of new plays.
Editors' Awards incoming, plenty more awards already in
Editors' Awards incoming, plenty more awards already in

22 August 2014

The ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards take place once again tomorrow morning at 11am at the Surgeons Hall Library, within theSpace @ Surgeons Hall. We...

Total Theatre Awards return
Total Theatre Awards return

21 August 2014

The Total Theatre Awards are back for another Fringe, celebrating, in the programme’s own words, “artists and companies presenting innovative work within devised...

Vladimir Shcherban: Belarus Free Theatre
Vladimir Shcherban: Belarus Free Theatre

20 August 2014

Belarus Free Theatre is a bold arts organisation, established to present ideas and issues usually denied public debate by the Belarusian dictatorial regime....

Philip Whitchurch: Re-imagining the Bard
Philip Whitchurch: Re-imagining the Bard

18 August 2014

If you’ve so much as walked past your television set in the last couple of decades, you will surely recognise Philip Whitchurch from...

More winners in the theatre Fringe
More winners in the theatre Fringe

17 August 2014

Here we go again with another batch of award winners from the theatre Fringe. First up we have The Scotsman presenting its second batch...

Erin Kamler: Fuelling debate on the theatre Fringe
Erin Kamler: Fuelling debate on the theatre Fringe

15 August 2014

Erin Kamler’s musical ‘Land Of Smiles’ tackles the complex issue of human trafficking, interestingly casting a critical eye over the anti-trafficking movement. We spoke...

Photo Shoot: Claustrophobia
Photo Shoot: Claustrophobia

15 August 2014

We spoke to Jason Hewitt, the writer behind the play 'Claustrophobia', in the Week Two edition of ThreeWeeks. And at the same time...

Rebecca Hill & Bradley Leech: Women’s stories, men’s voices
Rebecca Hill & Bradley Leech: Women’s stories, men’s voices

14 August 2014

Women’s stories, men’s voices. It’s a simple concept, but it creates a powerful piece, challenging society’s perceived gender norms. ‘Travesti’ began with the...

Jason Hewitt: Cleverly crafting claustrophobia
Jason Hewitt: Cleverly crafting claustrophobia

11 August 2014

2014 has been a big year for Jason Hewitt, with his debut novel just published, and now his first full-length play on the...

Trav shows dominate in first Fringe First batch
Trav shows dominate in first Fringe First batch

10 August 2014

And so we’re off with the Festival awards train. The Scotsman presented its first batch of Fringe First gongs on Friday, the awards...

Incubator Theatre plans silent protest over cancelled show
Incubator Theatre plans silent protest over cancelled show

9 August 2014

The cast of the cancelled Fringe show ‘The City’ hope to stage a one-off protest performance in Bristo Square later today, but with...

Tamsin Clarke: Remembering a revolutionary
Tamsin Clarke: Remembering a revolutionary

9 August 2014

You may not be familiar with the story of Manuela Saenz but you possibly should be. A revolutionary in the Latin American wars...

Underbelly confirms 'The City' will not go ahead
Underbelly confirms 'The City' will not go ahead

7 August 2014

Underbelly yesterday confirmed that it had been unable to find a new home for Incubator Theatre’s ‘The City’, which had been due to...

Paines Plough pop-up in a Roundabout for their Fringe programme
Paines Plough pop-up in a Roundabout for their Fringe programme

7 August 2014

Paines Plough will be familiar to anyone with even a passing interest in the Fringe’s theatre strand, the acclaimed new writing theatre company...

Photo Shoot: Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies
Photo Shoot: Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies

7 August 2014

Jessica Sheer plays Bette Davis in her one-woman show at the Fringe, and spoke to ThreeWeeks about the production in our Week One...

Photo Shoot: Figs In Wigs
Photo Shoot: Figs In Wigs

6 August 2014

Interviewed in the Week One edition of ThreeWeeks, we managed to tear the Figs In Wigs away from their social media existence to...

Jessica Sherr: Playing with Bette Davis
Jessica Sherr: Playing with Bette Davis

5 August 2014

Jessica Sherr was once told she had Bette Davis eyes. A simple remark that led to her researching the entire life story of...

3 To See 2014: Theatre of death
3 To See 2014: Theatre of death

4 August 2014

In her final set of show recommendations before the reviews start to flow in the ThreeWeeks Daily from tomorrow, Co-Editor Caro Moses celebrates...

Figs In Wigs: Fringe show offs
Figs In Wigs: Fringe show offs

3 August 2014

“You're so vain you probably think this show is about you” say Figs In Wigs, the self-declared “lowbrow answer to avant-garde”. The popular...

3 To See ED2014: New plays
3 To See ED2014: New plays

2 August 2014

At its heart, the Fringe is really all about new theatre. And we'll have none of that "but it's a comedy festival" from...

David O'Doherty to perform extra gig tonight to support fellow Fringe show
David O'Doherty to perform extra gig tonight to support fellow Fringe show

2 August 2014

The always marvellous David O'Doherty will perform an extra one-off show at SpaceCabaret @ 54 tonight at 10.30pm to help out another Fringe...

Chavkin and Thorpe for Fringe Central Welcome Address
Chavkin and Thorpe for Fringe Central Welcome Address

31 July 2014

The Fringe Society yesterday announced that multiple award winning director Rachel Chavkin and four time Fringe First writer Chris Thorpe will deliver tomorrow's...

Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue

31 July 2014

Bosses at Underbelly have been forced to put on hold hip hop theatre show 'The City' after protests over the production receiving state...

3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks

31 July 2014

The centenary of the beginning of World War One is marked by a number of shows in the wider Edinburgh Festival this year,...

Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard

31 July 2014

“A writer reading ‘Hamlet’ for the first time is gradually losing his eyesight” says the show’s blurb. “As he realises he will never...

3 To See ED2014: Storytelling theatre shows
3 To See ED2014: Storytelling theatre shows

28 July 2014

It's ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses with three more theatre shows to tip. This lot feature great performers with interesting stories to tell. Sophie Wu...

Lucy Benson-Brown: Cutting Off Kate Bush
Lucy Benson-Brown: Cutting Off Kate Bush

24 July 2014

“Cathy is having a crisis”, says the blurb. “And she's venting on YouTube through the medium of Kate Bush”. Well you gotta check...

3 To See ED2014: Shakespearean Twists
3 To See ED2014: Shakespearean Twists

22 July 2014

Every year the Fringe boasts a large number of Shakespeare-related plays. Some are your standard stagings, others are adaptations, others still are inspired by...

Northern Stage moves southwards to a new home at the Fringe
Northern Stage moves southwards to a new home at the Fringe

21 July 2014

After two years with a Fringe base at St Stephen's church in the New Town, Northern Stage are this year setting up home...

Apphia Campbell: Voicing the inspiration of Simone
Apphia Campbell: Voicing the inspiration of Simone

21 July 2014

Inspired by the music and work of Nina Simone, and one particular event in the legendary singer’s life, Apphia Campbell conceived, wrote and...

3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks endorsed Theatre
3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks endorsed Theatre

21 July 2014

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro turns her beady eyes to the theatre section next, and chooses three shows from companies and people that have received...

Allen Barton: Years To The Day
Allen Barton: Years To The Day

20 July 2014

Sitting in the Pleasance's theatre programme, 'Years To The Day' is an examination of the nature of friendship in an online age. Two...

HiBROW and Odeon take the Fringe to the UK's cinema screens
HiBROW and Odeon take the Fringe to the UK's cinema screens

19 July 2014

HiBROW, a digital venture that documents the arts online, has announced an alliance with the Odeon group which will see highlights from this...

 

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