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HUMAN rights organisations have hit out at the Edinburgh International Festival's decision to accept help from the Chinese government to bankroll this year's event.
James Acaster: Amongst Other Things, Pleasance, Courtyard *****
Liberace Live From Heaven, Assembly,
George Square ***
THE medical world's loss is the comedy world's gain when it comes to former GP Paul Sinha.
VIR DAS, India's largest selling comedian, brings his authentic, edgy, abrasive and uniquely Indian comedy to the Fringe for the first time this year. His parents wanted to know why?
STEVE-O, he of Jackass fame, doesn't strike you as the sort of fella who scares easily. Here's a man who has jumped from London Bridge, pierced his cheek with a fish hook and stapled his own body parts together.
The Prodigals, Gilded Balloon, Teviot ***
Godspell, C, Chambers Street,
Remember This, ***
Bedlam Theatre, Forrest Road
New Town Theatre, George Street
FROM pounding the beat to treading the boards. Former Edinburgh copper Ronnie Mackintosh might not actually be on the stage himself, but his new Fringe play, Multiple Choice, finds him drawing on his real life experiences as Detective Chief Inspector with Lothian and Borders Police.
IF brevity were the soul of wit, there would be no need for the Fringe – every fool would just be laughing at Twitter.
Childhood inspiration: Errol Flynn (I never saw another magician until I was 18).
AFTER signing a contract with Gryphon Fringe venue people said to me, "The venue isn't on the famous Royal Mile, you will have no audience."
HELEN LEDERER debuted on the Fringe in 1982. Almost 30 years later the actress best known for her role as Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous is back on the Fringe for one night only in An Evening With Helen Lederer, which she describes as: "An informal salon where I will start the evening with a joke.
Alun Cochrane: Moment of Alun, The Stand, York Place ***
Jeff Mirza had a big decision to make when Bollywood came knocking just as he signed to bring his show Jihad; Heresy or Hearsay to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The actor/comedian had already filmed scenes for the movie Desi Boyz when the call came requesting that he return to the set to shoot additional footage.
WE'VE all been there. That sickening moment when you put your hand in your pocket or handbag, feel for your keys, and discover they've gone. That's what happened to Christine and Neil Hamilton the other night.