Teatro Delusio (Pleasance, Grand)

Teatro Delusio (Pleasance, Grand)
​Having attended only comedy and cabaret thus far, it was finally the turn of theatre for me at the Edinburgh festival. This act intrigued because of their use of masks; three men playing several roles, without speech. The scenario also has a lot of potential: we are 'behind stage' with a father and his two sons looking after the technical side of ...
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Wiener-Dog; Tickled; Wiener

Wiener-Dog; Tickled; Wiener
Some of those of an older generation have, I've observed, noted how modern cinema is rubbish. It's all crashes and bangs, perhaps best epitomized by the success of superhero movies. And while yes, I thought Captain America: Civil War was stunningly overrated and ultimately a kind of brain torture, I also think it's a belief that doesn't bear scruti...
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David Brent: Life on the Road

David Brent: Life on the Road
I loved The Office, and the humour of Ricky Gervais can be sharp and funny. I also enjoyed watching those animated podcast sessions with Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. There's something cruelly British about the humour, in a male, piss-taking, bantering, high-school way. So what to make of the movie? No, it doesn't deliver for me. B...
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Guest — Simon Logan
That's a shame - I wonder if the influence of Steve Merchant was greater than people give him credit for?
Monday, 05 September 2016 16:00
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Gina's Trans Diary, 22.08.16 Stopped in the Street

Gina's Trans Diary, 22.08.16 Stopped in the Street
​Speaking of which, something did happen to me yesterday, out on the street near Nicolson. I was walking home, it wasn't pissing down this time, grey skies and a cool breeze, one of my favourite types of weather.  A guy was waving me over as I crossed the road, smiling like he knew me. He didn't, but began to chat confidently to me. Questions ...
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Allyson Stack’s Under the Heartless Blue and Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings

Allyson Stack’s Under the Heartless Blue and Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings
Who has time to read fiction? A quick Internet search will tell you that in 2013, 184,000 books were published in the UK, and in the US, 304,912. Where do you start? It's difficult to find the time, especially if it's a novel that stretches beyond the 400-page boundary. I'll start in this first posting on literature with a disclosure that one of th...
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