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Scott Brown and Colin Farrell launch Homeless World Cup 17

CELTIC captain Scott Brown and Hollywood star Colin Farrell to launch Homeless World Cup 17

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Theatre review: The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

Theatre review: The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Our genial host Chris Woodley taught drama – “the soft subject” they say – before going back into acting, so this autobiographical play is structured like a drama lesson; intro, starter, main task, evaluation, etc, with signposted dramatic techniques throughout.

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Theatre review: Woman on Fire

Theatre review: Woman on Fire

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Should we break the law to make the law better? This is the question at the centre of this inspirational one-woman show in which Claire Moore plays Lancashire suffragette Edith Rigby, a woman with deep convictions and impressive levels of determination to see them through.

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Theatre review: Shame

Theatre review: Shame

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: A bright, articulate teenager vlogs from her bedroom. Keira is carefree and opinionated but an alcohol-fuelled error of judgment leads to Twitter bullying and she ­disappears from class.

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MacBlair. Picture: Contributed.

Theatre review: Macblair

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Everyone loves Tony Blair – or at least they love plays about him, if this packed house is anything to go by.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Perhaps, Perhaps, Quizás

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Perhaps, Perhaps, Quizás

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Gabriela Muñoz is a delightful clown, able to express a myriad of emotions without saying a word.

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Frank Carson - A Rebel Without a Pause.

Theatre review: Frank Carson – A Rebel Without a Pause

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Spike Milligan once quipped: “What’s the difference between Frank Carson and the M1? You can turn off the M1.”

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Theatre review: Hear All About It

Theatre review: Hear All About It

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Two earnest young men, clear-voiced and fresh-faced tell us the facts: a suicidal teenager known only as X is in danger of taking her own life if a hospital bed can’t be found for her.

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Theatre review: Cannonball

Theatre review: Cannonball

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Three good performances and effectively naturalistic dialogue can’t save Ned ­Caderni’s new play from being unedifyingly grim.

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Theatre review: My Name Is Irrelevant

Theatre review: My Name Is Irrelevant

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Showing the workings of someone’s mind on stage is no easy task and, going on the strength of this curious show, doing it with performance poetry doesn’t make it any easier.

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Theatre review: Blank Tiles

Theatre review: Blank Tiles

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: The commentator gives Austin Michaels a chance to say a few words. “I don’t really know any,” comes his reply. It’s a joke because Austin has just won the World Scrabble Championship and he knows more words than anyone.

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Pauline Mayers delivers a powerful show that deserves to be seen on many different levels.

Theatre review: What If I Told You

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: It’s hard to imagine a Fringe hour more warm and supportive than the one we spend with Pauline Mayers.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Two Little Boxes

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Two Little Boxes

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Things may have changed in recent years, but the expectations heaped upon men by society and their peers remain depressingly constant in some circles.

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Theatre review: Pixel Dust

Theatre review: Pixel Dust

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: “I’m an explorer,” she says, trapped inside her box-like room, where it quickly becomes apparent she means an internet one.

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Sing the Positions

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus review: Sing the Positions

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: You’d be forgiven for thinking this chaotic, unfocused mix of sound, movement and spoken word ramblings was a comic parody.

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Theatre review: Last Resort

Theatre review: Last Resort

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Fifteen years ago, when Guantanamo Bay was in the news, you can imagine making a blackly comic joke about turning the US detention camp into a holiday resort.

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Theatre review: Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Theatre review: Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Spoken-word artist Jemima Foxtrot uses the seaside as a jumping off point for a episodic stream of consciousness interweaving of songs, childhood memories and a joke that never quite gets to the punchline.

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Dalibor Jenis delivers a powerful performance in the title role. Picture: Neil Hanna

Opera review: Macbeth

Edinburgh International Festival: It was the centrepiece opera in the first ever Edinburgh Festival of 1947.

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Music review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Music review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Edinburgh International Festival: Definition, drive and determination: Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste’s evening with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra was an electrifying and constantly surprising experience.

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