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Review: Phoenix @ The Pleasance Dome

Ash Phoenix unexpectantly becomes a single father when his lover leaves him to make it big in the movies. Left to care for his infant son in their tiny trailer home with only his musical talent, he keeps s...

Healing the Wounds

Words Lyn Gardner    After walking away from Hollywood and a traumatic past, #Me Too’s ‘defining face’ Rose McGowan has found a safe space in her own art. When Rose McGowan was ten, she made up a planet tha...

PRUE LEITH: “OYSTERS FOR STARTERS AND MAIN”

The Bake Off presenter, novelist and businesswoman also makes an excellent guide to Edinburgh’s best restaurants Words Claire Smith           “People often ask me what is my favo...

David O’Doherty

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick 20 years since you won So You Think You’re Funny. Do you feel old? Or just ‘mature’ like a fine Stilton? I’m definitely bigger but I’m not sure I’m maturing. I...

This Land is Their Land

The stage version of The Secret River makes the guilt of Australia’s first colonists shockingly clear, as author Kate Grenville explains        Words Mark Fisher    In 2013 it looked as though Sydney Theatre ...

Paul Merton

Festival Favourites Words Claire Smith    How does it feel to be bringing your Improv Chums back to the Fringe? It’s great and it doesn’t really feel like work. It’s a different show every night so it never ...

Fern Brady

Festival Favourite Words Kate Copstick    As a Scottish comic, do you feel ‘invaded’ in August? I’m a former Edinburgh resident, so on the one hand yes, but I live in London so I’m now one of the...

Andrew Maxwell

Festival Favourites Words Claire Smith So what’s your show about? I always get to the point, usually about two months before the Fringe of thinking:  ‘What am I going to talk about?’ and then I go:  ‘It’s O...

Susie McCabe

Festival Favourite Words Kate Copstick Are you buzzing about winning the Scottish Comedy Awards? Totally delighted, I was up against some hugely talented people so to scoop those two awards was massive. The...
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