Review: Fránçois and the Atlas Mountains – NEHH, Summerhall

Fránçois and the Atlas Mountains prove time and time again that they are an adaptable, versatile, yet always energetic band of talent, and this time round it was in Edinburgh’s Summerhall that they did so, playing as part of the Nothing Ever Happens Here programme of events. Supported by their friends, the duo known as RAZA, Fránçois Marry, Amaury Ranger, Gerard Black and the guys played to a crowd psyched to catch them in the Dissection Room of Edinburgh’s old veterinary college.

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Review: Limmy, EIBF 2017

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is fabulous for throwing some curveballs into their programme, and this event was precisely that, bringing in a different audience than usual and keeping things live, fresh and damn right funny.

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Review: Last Clown on Earth, Fringe 2017

Walking out of the Last Clown on Earth, there is little in the way of words to describe what we had just seen; an assault to the senses, which began with what looked like a beggar scrambling over our heads to make his way to the stage. Celebrating twenty years since their Fringe debut, award-winning Russian physical theatre company Derevo return with their solo masterpiece, which immortalises the notion of the clown, a mimed cycle of self-sacrifice and rebirth.

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Review: Chris Dugdale – Up Close!, Fringe 2017

After a bold entrance, Chris Dugdale uses his magic to stun and mesmerise the crowd, proving he is that one step quicker and more in tune than the rest of us with this show that incorporates audience participation, a subtle introduction to how the tricks are performed and a full list of information on how to get kicked out of any casino in Las Vegas. A dab hand at card and observational tricks, Dugdale continuously shocks the audience in this sold out show, converting even the most cynical punter. 

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