Author: Marissa Burgess
Due to Sooty’s lack of opposable thumbs and his penchant for communicating via the medium of whispering into someone’s ear, when I called him it was Richard Cadell – Sooty’s right hand man – who answered the phone.Read the full story..
Back in 2010 the nearly 20-year-old Bo Burnham performed a brief teaser set during the Pleasance press showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe. Seasoned critics in the audience – myself included – had already heard great things about the Massachusetts-born comedian, but he blew us away regardless.Read the full story..
There’s a video on Mark Thomas‘ website featuring the rather jolly sight of people singing in an Apple store. It seems remarkable that – considering this was a protest against Apple’s tax arrangements – it took staff around six or seven minutes to chuck them out.Read the full story..
Back in the summer of 1981 when the more patriotic section of the country were digging out the bunting in readiness for Charles and Di’s marital knees up, the eight-year-old me bore witness to a far more interesting spectacle.Read the full story..
This Autumn it seems us northern English are supremely lucky to be in receipt of a series of talks from professional Frenchman, Marcel Lucont.Read the full story..
It’s a long August spent at the Edinburgh Fringe. I keep looking wistfully back at the first show I saw, the memory fuzzy like one from my distant past. What, it was only the beginning of the month?Read the full story..
There’s nothing quite like having an international festival on your doorstep to make you feel a bit of national importance.There’s even people up from London for Christ’s sake, people who’ve got on a train to get here and everything!Read the full story..
If I was going to dress up as any character in The Rocky Horror Show, I always thought it would be Magenta. For many years we shared the same style: a back-combed mop, too much eye make-up, fish nets. All I really had to do was find a French maid’s outfit.Read the full story..
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