Broadway Baby

July 2015


Life Upon The Wicked Stage: Showstoppers "Oh What A Fringe"

It's a wrap! The Showstoppers bring us their final summary of the festival. See you all next year guys!

​‘My first foray into the world of drama’ - Spoken-Word Legend Luke Wright

Luke Wright is a British poet, performer and broadcaster. He has written eight poetry shows, three books of verse and his poems can often be heard on BBC Radios 3 & 4. This year, he has two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe: What I Learned From Johnny Bevan and Stay-at-Home Dandy. Carly Brown sat down with him to discuss poetry, creating characters and what his two Fringe shows have in common.

​‘You can get away with anything dressed as Thatcher’ - Matt Tedford on inhabiting the Iron Lady for Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Matt Tedford’s drag incarnation as Margaret Thatcher started life as a simple Halloween joke but has since taken on a bit of a life of her own, winning him Best Male Performer at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. James T Harding quizzes Matt about his Fringe show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, the not-so-true story of how Margaret Thatcher got lost in Soho one dark, rainy night, became a cabaret sensation, and single-handedly defeated Section 28 before it is passed by parliament.

​The Paula Varjack Three Minute Interview

Paula Varjack is a writer, filmmaker and performance maker. She has performed at numerous arts festivals including Glastonbury Festival and Berlin International Literature Festival, and is the creator of the Anti-Slam, a satirical take on poetry slams where the lowest score wins. Her solo theatre show, How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else), is at the Edinburgh Fringe. Carly Brown chatted with her about building a multi-media show, creating a persona and her favorite aspect of the Fringe.

PieOfTheDay: Pork Pie

Every now and again you may fancy a little decadence. A little indulgence. A little extravagance. Where better to take a moment away from it all than the National Gallery of Scotland? In the light and airy Contini Restaurant there is not only a pie, but a platter to be celebrated. Named for restaurant owner Robert Corrigan this sumptuous pork pie is served with homemade cannonball chutney, Scottish garden salad and a hearty mug of the daily soup. At the end of the Fringe you may like to treat yourself, and there's no better place than this.