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‘Brilliant challenges to misconception that comedy doesn’t translate’: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE – Touring ★★★★★

In Comedy, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster, yet Mark Thomas’ latest production proves to be one of the wittiest and most heartfelt shows to tour to the Traverse.

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#EdFringe Diary: Beach views, body positive & more solo shows

In Edinburgh Festival, Features, Festivals, Inspiring people, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

After five days away, we are back for another week of theatregoing, along with 20 panels, workshops, surgeries and meets. May I recommend living in Portobello during the Festival? Swimming pool, walks along the beach, 20 minutes from town and quiet. Restorative and a creative community.