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FRINGE REVIEW – The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – In Space


Although they have always had their knitted feet firmly planted on the ground, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre have long had their little googly eyes set firmly on the stars. Previous Sock Puppets shows have been knee-deep with pop culture references. By focusing on sci-fi this time around, they are almost at risk of […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Michael Workman – Humans Are Beautiful


In recent years, the Fringe has become increasingly dominated by comedy. And the Fringe’s Comedy strand is dominated by established names and Fringe regulars. Once an only imagine how difficult it must be to enter this melee as a young comedian without a string of awards and a constellation of stars under your belt. After all, who is going to […]

INFO – Ice Skating Ocean Terminal 3rd-27th December 2010

      The Gilded Balloon brings you ice-skating at Ocean Terminal The Gilded Balloon is putting on ‘Ocean Ice’ at Ocean Terminal in December, which is ice-skating for those aged under 12.      This fabulous new Ocean Ice Rink will be within the warm and festive setting of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. Especially designed for young children, Ocean Ice offers […]


“It was just a throwaway line! I used it because there was a close mate in the audience who was vegan – it got a good reaction, so I kept it in the show.” The young Australian comedienne’s referring to one tiny gag (“Some of my best friends are vegan. They were going to come […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Hit Me! The Life & Times of Ian Dury (Gilded Balloon)


16 – 30 Aug (not 17 or 24) 1500-1630, Gilded Balloon Hit Me! explores the sex, drugs and rock & roll lifestyle of Ian Dury, in a 90-minute two hander at the Gilded Balloon’s Debating Hall. The piece is split into three scenes: the first, in 1980, sees Dury riding the post-punk wave of success […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Axis of Awesome


Until 30 August (not 18, 25)  1945 (2045) @ Gilded Balloon The Australian trio of  Jordan, Lee and Benny return to the Edinburgh Fringe and bring you their Songs in the Key of Awesome.  Having sold out all over the world, these romedy gods (rock comedy) played to the enthusiastic crowd with a brand new hour of […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Ali Cook, Pieces of Strange


Until 30 Aug (not 18)  2145 (2245)  @ Gilded Balloon The first magic trick that Ali Cook learnt as a child was from a Paul Daniel’s set, but he’s certainly come a long way since then.   His hour-long Edinburgh Fringe show provides an astounding range of magic tricks and demonstrations of  jaw-dropping  mind-reading. Ali’s comedy patter between […]