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Fringe review | Laura Lexx: Trying | ★★★★

  Laura Lexx’s Trying is a show packed with nostalgia - memories of growing up in the 80s, and holidays in the 90s: making friends in French campsites, Pez dispensers, snap-on bracelets. There’s real admiration and love for her family, particularly her sisters and...

Fringe review | Duke Pop | ★★★★

  Duke Pop - aka Sophie Duker and Lulu Popplewell - are taking turns in the spotlight. Tonight, Duker goes first, immediately charismatic as she chats about making resolutions to stay mentally sane and physically well. She discusses not being a white man, being...

Fringe preview | Edinburgh Book Fringe

  Edinburgh Book Fringe is a collaboration between two of Edinburgh’s leading lights in indie bookshops, Lighthouse and Golden Hare Books. Here are our top picks from their wonderful and diverse programme.   Capital, Sacrifice and Two Centuries of Marx Terry Eagleton...

Fringe review | A Generous Lover | ★★★★

  One person is tailspinning into mental illness, another is hopeless and confused, and the legend of Orpheus in the underworld bubbles along underneath. A Generous Lover is part recitation, part hellscape recounting the helplessness of navigating mental health...

Fringe review | Prom Kween | ★★★★

  Being in love when you’re 17 is the fucking worst. Prom Kween is a high school movie musical pastiche about getting out the other side as mentally unscathed as possible.   The rivalry about who will be crowned Prom Queen is in full swing: will it be mean girl Lexi...

Fringe review | Huff | ★★★★

  There’s a stark beginning to Huff - a suicide attempt. It’s graphic and uncomfortable, but a perfect start to a play that holds nothing back. Why should it?   The lives of three Indigenous brothers from a Canadian reserve are blighted by grief, neglect and the...