Mark Thomas: Grenfell is a national screaming wound

Mark Thomas, Fringe veteran and activist has arranged a unique benefit at New Town Theatre tonight that aids the two legal charities supporting the victims of Grenfell Tower.
The Fountain spoke with Mark about the organisations that will receive every penny that is spent on this stellar-billed event, which includes the likes of Sara Pascoe and Stephen K Amos, and the work that he is doing back in London to support the victims of this atrocity.

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Review: Howlin’ Fling!

Now that the glitter has settled on Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling!, hosted by Pictish Trail on the remote Isle of Eigg, one of the small isles of the Inner Hebrides, I’ve written a personal account of one of Scotland’s best kept secrets.

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Review: Martin Creed’s Words and Music, EIF 2017

Martin Creed’s most recent installation for the Edinburgh International Festival is an insight into his meandering mind, almost like witnessing a visual slicing of the head, a gush of thoughts pouring out onto a performance stage. With his most recent piece, Martin Creed’s Words and Music, the Turner Prize winning artist gives us an insight into his eccentric, surreal, procrastinating habits in a set that evokes his anguish and frustration, yet also demonstrates his talents as he presents us with vocal ramblings involving wordplay and song.

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Review: Nina, Fringe 2017

Nina, a show devised and performed by Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo, weaves together the tales of Nina Simone’s life with the more contemporary experiences of Bushell-Mingo. Receiving a standing ovation at this sold out show, this powerful performance is well-received, and admired by the audience. Showcasing her strength in singing, Bushell-Mingo also surprises us whilst singing Simone classics such as Sinnerman, Feeling Good and Mississippi God Damn. 

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