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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Sat Aug 14, 2010 16:36

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Paquito » Sat Aug 14, 2010 20:54

The Daniel Kitson show is magnificent and there was something pretty great about coming into the auditorium and hearing the Withered Hand LP playing before it started.

In other news, don't go and see Lewis Schaffer for he is shit. Even tho it is free...
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Mon Aug 16, 2010 17:53

And if you have an iDevice, you can get free tickets for some shows using the Theatre Ninjas app. Yesterday, for instance, there were 20 free tickets for nought-star "Dark Side of the Poon". I did not partake.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by northernlight » Mon Aug 16, 2010 20:29

I did download the theatre ninja gizmo - but haven't used it yet..

Just wondering what things that Anorak folk might have seen at this year's Festival, and might recommend??

So far, I seem to be going to things that folk have seen already and liked (i.e. MJ Hibbet, Daniel Kitson, Josie Long) - which is a good thing in itself - and therefore wondered whether there might be others that get the thumbs up, as it were..?

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by thewronggirl » Tue Aug 17, 2010 00:12

I always enjoy The Penny Dreadfuls and am off to see them this coming weekend. Also going to see the mighty Daniel Kitson this weekend too- can't wait! Always a treat.

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by softlikeme » Wed Aug 18, 2010 09:45

I saw the Penny Dreadfuls last week - they were ok but I think I needed a few drinks before I saw them to really enjoy it. They were also in another show, Revenge, which is err not recommended. Have some tissues at the ready for Daniel Kitson, that's my top tip!

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:26

Delete the Banjax!
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by darvé » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:40

Paquito wrote: In other news, don't go and see Lewis Schaffer for he is shit. Even tho it is free...
Is he still going? We saw him in London about 8-9 years ago (also for free) at a night compered by Arthur Smith, he was AWFUL, it was all 'my name is Lewis Schaffer, Lewis Schaffer is wearing a blue blazer, Lewis Schaffer is a jew wearing a blue blazer' There was a pretty uncomfortable silence in the room.

The biggest cheer he got all night was when Arthur Smith announced later on that he'd left, you know you've not gone down well when even the compere for the evening slags you off.

Edinburgh, i fully endorse NOT going to see him.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by northernlight » Wed Aug 18, 2010 19:39

Gordon wrote:Delete the Banjax!
I saw them last year - they were very good, a lot of fun! Would definitely second your recommendation.

I recall thinking that one of the group in particular was super-talented - performed with such energy. Maybe his name was Daniel? I remember that he did this amazing impression of a very neurotic horse!

I think that I will try to catch them again, as apparently they have lots of new material this year.

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by northernlight » Fri Aug 27, 2010 22:21

softlikeme wrote:Have some tissues at the ready for Daniel Kitson, that's my top tip!
Saw "it's always right now, until it's later" today.

Excellent one-man show - Mr Kitson is fabulous!

I would imagine that he will tour this show - so if he does, then definitely try to see it if you can.

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Fri Jun 10, 2011 15:22

Just doing my planning, and noticed this...

A bowlie:
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy ... -nan-child

Ooh.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by islandhopper » Fri Jun 10, 2011 16:02

Gordon wrote:Just doing my planning, and noticed this...

A bowlie:
http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy ... -nan-child

Ooh.
What's Gordon's top tips for this year then?

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Fri Jun 10, 2011 16:07

I'm half way through the 94 pages of listings (the web site is done in a very stupid way... If you're just browsing shouldn't you be able to have a 'titles only' view with 50 listings a page...?)

The one I'm most nervous about is getting tickets for one of David Sedaris' 5 nights.

I'd like to see The Unbelievable Truth because I am a middle-class radio 4 fan.

I'd like to finally see Barry and Stuart.

I'd like Richard Herring to come out with it, and tell me I can have a season ticket to his podcast (I think I deserve it).

I really want to see Music Video fest 'BUG' with Adam Buxton. Not sure if it's the same show all 5 nights.

David O'Doherty, Robin Ince, Delete the Banjax (and you'll remember Colin Hoult). I'm sure I'll do a proper link post this weekend.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Tue Jul 12, 2011 13:56

Allo allo?

Me and 'JonnyDobby' will also be doing 4 live fringe podcasts so I have to promise not to accuse anyone of being prostitutes.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by MJHibbett » Tue Jul 12, 2011 15:18

Might I interest sir in the following also?

Moon Horse vs The Mars Men Of Jupiter

Totally Acoustic

Guaranteed to be free! May contain tap dancing!

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Tue Jul 12, 2011 15:46

We should do a pre-show recorded interview-plug thing.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by MJHibbett » Tue Jul 12, 2011 16:10

That would be deeelighful, yes please! I'll DM you my email address!

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by northernlight » Thu Aug 18, 2011 09:13

Starting to think about going to a thing or two at some of the Edinburgh festivals.

Does anyone have any recommendations that they might be kind enough to share?

I will try to see MJH's festival offering for starters..

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Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Gordon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:09

northernlight wrote:Starting to think about going to a thing or two at some of the Edinburgh festivals.

Does anyone have any recommendations that they might be kind enough to share?

I will try to see MJH's festival offering for starters..
Tony Law was very funny.

Delete the Banjax were excellent as ever doing sketch comedy.

Alex Horne was doing clever PowerPoint and props comedy.

Also looking forward to Josie Long and Claudia O'Docherty.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:35

i went to see glenn wool (really pretty good) and josie long (fucking incredible) this week. i've loved every single show i've seen of josie long, but this one is even better than the last. i think she is bloody brilliant.

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