Edinburgh Festivals daily guide: 14 August

The cast of No Guts, No Heart, No Glory act out positive images. Picture: Joel Chester Fildes
The cast of No Guts, No Heart, No Glory act out positive images. Picture: Joel Chester Fildes
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Today’s reviews include Tomás Ford, Mat Ricardo and Meursault, while Luk Perceval talks about his war play Front and Evie Manning explains the thinking behind one of the most unique shows of the Fringe.

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REVIEWS

Cabaret: Tomás Ford: Stop Killing People

The Australian performer brought intense, euphoric electro-cabaret sets to the Fringe in 2012 and 2013, but Stop Killing People marks a new direction.

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Comedy: Mat Ricardo: Showman

This set has just one trick that Ricardo didn’t bring to Edinburgh last year. But that’s not a problem when you know how to put on a show this good.

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Dance: Maria Addolorata

A multi-pack of beer sits in one corner. Two coated figures stand and sit in another; one tall, one small and weeping. What happens next, I won’t reveal, but suffice to say it’s unexpected.

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Music: Meursault

What was always billed as a triumphant hometown festival show by Meursault was given an added sense of occasion with the knowledge that it would be their last.

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INTERVIEWS

Fight of their lives: No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

They’re young female Muslims and they box. Evie Manning tells Mark Fisher why a city estate is ideal for their work

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Luk Perceval on his First World War play Front

Luk Perceval’s theatrical exploration of our collective war experience seeks to find a way to overcome the horror of the past and imagine a better future, he tells Mark Fisher

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GUIDES

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Need to cool down between Fringe shows? Here are six of the best ice cream parlours in the city.

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BLOG

8 Edinburgh reference points for visitors to learn

Should you ask for salt’n’sauce? Will you bump into The Proclaimers? To get you up to speed with the Edinburgh chat, here are eight typical questions answered for you.

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Vikki Stone: ‘The comedy industry feels like a school playground’

Musical comedian Vikki Stone has gone from a backing singer at an Elton John arena tour to a ‘non sex’ role in gay porn to finally turning her hand to comedy in 2008. She opens up on the fears and insecurities faced by new comics..

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