So You Think You’re Punny?

With rapid-fire jokes and deadpan delivery, Darren Walsh and Milton Jones are giants in the pun game. Quite literally, in Walsh’s case. You are, I suggest to Darren Walsh when we meet, huge...

Lucky 7

Ballett Am Rhein choreographer Martin Schläpfer seeks meaning in Mahler with his explosive, dynamic work, Seven – a confrontation 20 years in the making. It's 19955 and Martin Schläpfer has...

Brand on the Run

Jo Brand is returning to the Fringe after 13 years’ absence, paying tribute to old friends and giving her own, acerbic perspective on life. She explains to Jasper Rees why she’s hitting the road again...

The Revolution will not be Terrorized

Named after a famous freedom fighter, New York comedian Michael Che doesn't concern himself with provoking some serious disagreement. Michael Che is not an obviously ‘New York’ comic. Despi...

Take a Bow

It’s the end of an era, but this year will see the legendary Sylvie Guillem dancing at the International Festival and retiring at the top of her game. Each night that Sylvie Guillem...

Love is a Battlefield

Hollywood stars Valorie Curry and Sam Underwood are pouring their off-screen passion into a tale of two wartime lovers in One Day When We Were Young, as Curry explains. Who better to cast i...

An Invitation to the Pity Party

Puddles has welcomed over 100,000 people to share his beautiful voice and silent clowning, and Edinburgh is the latest addition to his guest list. It is not the simplest thing in the world ...

Mid-life Rises

Alan Davies is performing far edgier material now he’s hit his forties –and he’s loving every minute. Alan Davies first played Edinburgh in 1992, at the Assembly Rooms, but it was...

The Defiant One

Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche has always forged her own path. Now, at 50, she is realising a life-long dream – playing Antigone, the tragic Greek heroine who took on a king and called down the wrath o...

Katherine the Great

Whether ripping into celebrity culture or agonizing over her own fading Canadian identity, Katherine Ryan is never afraid to shock – or delight. In September Katherine Ryan is due...