Friday, 31 May 2013

Edfringe 13

 
 
 
Its that time of year again, get your diaries and highlighters out because the Edfringe 2013 programme has launched!
This year is already looking like its going to be one to remember with many amazing acts returning and lots of exciting new ones making their fringe debuts. 
We will be updating you with all things fringe. If you want to know which acts to see, where to stay, the perfect fringe night out and much more, make sure to keep checking back for weekly posts.
Be sure to check the official website to see what's on and find out where you can pick up your very own programme.
We hope you are as excited for the fringe as we are!
 
 
@brewinx @shannlr

Monday, 3 September 2012

Post fringe!

So there we have it, another fringe is over and what a fringe it was!! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
During the fringe we saw some incredible acts from comedy to theatre and late night cabarets, each show as amazing as the next!
So here are some of the shows we managed to see while we were there. We wish we could have seen more but of course we  were working! We met some great people and although we only saw a small amount of shows they were all well worth the watch.

Doug Segal



Catriona Knox



Trevor Noah



Asher Treleaven



Al Pitcher



Danielle ward



Cariad Lloyd


Dylan Moran



Sarah Kendall



Abandoman



Foil arms and hog



Call me



Shirley and Shirley



Othello the remix



Spank (Shirley and Shirley, Sexy time, Diane Spencer, 



Late n Live (Imaan, Terry Alderton, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Tommy little)


Hot Dub Time Machine

So they are the shows that we managed to squeeze in during our stay in Edinburgh. We are going to do review posts on the acts so keep your eyes peeled! We hope you had an amazing time at the festival and please let us know if you want us to do a feature on your show or an interview!



Thursday, 26 July 2012

Nini Conti: Dolly Mixtures

With the fringe fast approaching (7 days to be precise) it is time to snap up tickets to some of the best shows the fringe has to offer. One of the shows we can't wait to see is Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures.


Background


Nina Conti is best known for being a British Actress, Comedian and Ventriloquist. She has worked as an actress since 1996 where she has appeared in many productions, she was also a member of the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) during the 2000/2001 period.

Her first ventriloquist played called Let me Out!!! which she took to the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe was written for her by Ken Campbell. As well as being heavily involved in theatre she has also appeared in several Television programmes and Radio shows, Black Book, Holby City and Clare in the community to name a few.

Conti is also a well known comedian in the stand up comedy circuit. In 2002 she won the BBC New Comedy Award, and was awarded second place in the Hackney Empire, New Act of the Year

She took her first solo full length show to the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 (Complete and Conti) where she introduced some new characters as well as performing some more familiar routines.

In 2012 she appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News with her puppet named ‘Granny’. She has also appeared in a BBC4 one off documentary called Nina Conti- A ventriloquists story: Her masters voice. To find out more about Nina and her story and to watch clips from the documentary please visit the official website here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jv1yr

Information

Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures is on at the Pleasance Dome in the King Dome (venue 23) at 20:30. The show is 1 hour long and is on for the duration of the festival (excl 13th and 20th) including preview shows on the 1st and 2nd of August. It is a 14+.
Taken from the edfringe website "
Groundbreaking ventriloquist Nina Conti introduces her daughter, her handyman, her local laundry proprietor, her oldest friend and a stray dog in a show that refuses to go as rehearsed. Expect a thoughtful mediation on love, life and the edge of existence. And once you've bought your ticket, let that expectation go. 'Uproariously hilarious' (Scotsman). 'I laughed until I couldn't breathe' (Melbourne Age). 'Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius' (Mirror). 'A mighty imagination at work' (Sunday Times)."

With tickets costing £14 (£12.50 C) it is worth buying tickets for what is bound to be a fantastic show.
Visit edfringe.com or click HERE to buy yours now.





(Don't forget to check back for more reviews throughout the festival. And if you want an interview with us for our blog please tweet @brewinx or @shannlr)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Free Fringe..

Firstly apologies for the lack of blogging this week, we have been busy packing and preparing for the fringe! Today we have a pick of the best free fringe shows and the venues you can find them in. The free fringe is a brilliant part of the festival as it allows you to see so many excellent shows free of charge! And they are in some lovely little venues all around the city such as book shops, bars and pubs! We hope you like this small selection we have picked out for you. Don't forget to check out more shows on the free fringe here 

Read more about it at http://www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk/edinburgh/index.asp
Taken from the site:
"The Free Festival is back, for it's 9th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, with a brand new packed programme of shows for 2012... this year with over 6,000 performances of more than 300 shows, performed on 30 different stages in 17 central Edinburgh venues - with some great new ones (including shows on a bus, in a Yurt and up a mountain!)"


Comedy

1. Buff’s Club

 2:30pm  Matthew Kelly The Musical
‘The most exciting new comedian I’ve seen in years- Dan Antopolski

2. Belushi’s
1:20pm Three for Free
Selected stand up comedy hour starring  Alex Kealy, Patrick Morris and their mystery special guest. 

3. Cabaret Voltaire (Downstairs 1 and 2)

12:05pm The Wilmops Good Improv Show
Comedy improv sketch show performed in Downstairs 1, directed by David Shore (Monkey Toast) starring Sara Pascoe, Ben Target and Gareth Morinan.

12:05pm LUNCH: Stand up Comedy Showcase
Stand up comedy performed Downstairs room 2, featuring some of the best comedians of the fringe.


4. Voodoo Rooms

12:05pm Jack and Nikki: Killing Machine
Comedy showcase with Jack Heal and Nikki Blemings

Theatre

5. Fiddlers Elbow- Downstairs

4:00pm Life in a Film
‘An embarrassingly honest tale of one woman’s quest for independence’ told through the use of theatre and comedy.

Children’s shows

6. Princes Mall Space L8

2:15pm Joshua Seigal: We all love Lamas!
Children’s show 


Other venues include The Peat Tree, The White Horse, Arthurs Seat, Bar 50, The Blind Poet, The Free Sisters and more.

We hope you enjoy our suggestions and we are sure you will find some amazing free shows to see!

P.S If you or your act/company would like to do an interview with us to be posted on our blog please get in touch with one of us on twitter @shannlr @brewinx