• Published: Aug 11th, 2014
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Edinburgh Fringe Show #10 – Monday 11th August

Now it feels like a scottish summer. Is there any part of Edinburgh not drenched in torrential rain? Welcome to week 2 of the Fringe.

Edinburgh Fringe Show #10 – Monday 11th August

Cast and Crew
Mock Tudor
Pleasance

Gina Moxley
Lippy
Traverse

Glenn Cosby
Food Junkie
Assembly Roxy

Mark Farrelly
Quentin Crisp – Naked Hope
Gilded Balloon

The Poozies
The Famous Spiegeltent

Broadway Baby’s most read reviews today are Referendum and Dumber and The Generation Of Z: Edinburgh. Read their reviews of countless Fringe shows at BroadwayBaby.com.

Our critics choices for today are Odd Shaped Balls and Spine. Let the iFringe smartphone application guide you round the Fringe no matter where you are in Edinburgh, download from iFringe.com.

With music from Pam Lawson and The Brian Molloy Quartet.

There’s lots of ways to get in touch with me if you’ve been at the Fringe performing or watching. Email me on ewan@thepodcastcorner.com, or on Twitter (@ewan). To make sure you never miss the latest podcasts from the Edinburgh Fringe, why not subscribe to the Fringe Podcast in iTunes, or copy the RSS File into your favourite RSS application.

  • Published: Aug 10th, 2014
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[Review] Phone Whore: A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions

* * * * (4 Stars)

Opening up the fourth wall before the curtain rises is Cameryn Moore’s one-woman show exploring desire, thoughts, actions, and society. Phone Whore charts a working evening of Larissa, a phone-sex operator working from home for a ‘no-taboo’ operator.
Drawing on years of experience, Moore immediately pulls in the audience, inviting everyone through the fourth wall and into her bedsit as she introduces her line of work.

What spins out over the next hour is far more than an opportunity to talk dirty on stage. Bringing her open nature to Larissa, Moore creates an emotional bond with the audience, as Larissa creates her temporary bonds with the callers looking for… well, that’s one point the play actually brings up. What are the callers looking for, and what does it say that they have to turn to a phone line?

Of course any talk about the darker side of humanity and sexuality will tread in many taboos. It is to Moore’s credit both that she doesn’t shy away from these areas, nor does she sensationalise or demonise those practices. Instead they are held up as a reflection of society as a whole… A reflection that society does itself a disservice by attempting to hide.

While the material is not easy, and you are going to leave with more questions than when you went in, Moore makes it incredibly easy to watch. From a personalised welcome as you enter the theatre space on the Grassmarket, through to the question and answer session (held in the bar after the show), Moore opens up herself to the audience at every stage. Of course anyone who has been around certain blocks long enough will notice this is negotiation and discussion before the event, the event, and then the aftercare, in action. Yes, this is a ‘message’ show, but it is a subtle message that seeks to educate through example.

The mark of a good show is that you continue to think over the show and find new layers in the hours (and days) after the show, then you must consider making an appointment with the Phone Whore.

* * * * (4 Stars)

Phone Whore
A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions
Sweet Grassmarket

  • Published: Aug 10th, 2014
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Edinburgh Fringe Show #9 – Sunday 10th August (Children of the Fringe)

It’s the weekend, Dad needs a lie-in, so the children are taking over the podcast!

Edinburgh Fringe Show #9 – Sunday 10th August (Children of the Fringe)

Candida Alderson
Pleasance Kids Zone

Cast and Crew
Dinosaur Zoo

Dan & Jeff… and Lizzie
Potted Sherlock

Our critics choices for today are Duck, Death, and the Tulip, and The Big Bite-Sized Plays Factory Goes Down The Toilet. Let the iFringe smartphone application guide you round the Fringe no matter where you are in Edinburgh, download from iFringe.com.

There’s lots of ways to get in touch with me if you’ve been at the Fringe performing or watching. Email me on ewan@thepodcastcorner.com, or on Twitter (@ewan). To make sure you never miss the latest podcasts from the Edinburgh Fringe, why not subscribe to the Fringe Podcast in iTunes, or copy the RSS File into your favourite RSS application.

 

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