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At the Fringe is The List's podcast from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, as it takes over the city for the month of August. Hosted by theatre editor and critic Gareth K Vile, we welcome guest performers, directors and writers into The List's attic recording studio to talk theatre and share insider tips of what's going on at the Fringe.

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At the Fringe is The List's podcast from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, as it takes over the city for the month of August. Hosted by theatre editor and critic Gareth K Vile, we welcome guest performers, directors and writers into The List's attic recording studio to talk theatre and share insider tips of what's going on at the Fringe.

    At the Fringe # 13 | Fringe finale

    At the Fringe # 13 | Fringe finale

    It's over and done with, it's over and done with. That's it folks, another August, another Fringe wrapped up. The Circus tent is long gone, the purple cow has been sent out to pasture and the menagerie of artists, comedians and clowns from around the world have packed their bags and vacated their AirBnB rentals. Edinburgh, meanwhile, has broken out into a full Indian summer as if in celebration. But here at List HQ we still have one final episode of At the Fringe to share with you. We hope you've enjoyed these interviews from the festival, please email us and tell us you thoughts. In the meantime, enjoy episode 13 with guests including writer Sam Rowe discussing his play Denton and Me, as well as Delia Olam and Joanne Hartstone of the wonderfully titled Just let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair, or Who is Tahirih?. And finally, The List staff share their favourite Fringe moments with host Gareth K Vile. See you in 2017.
    Show notes
    00:00:32 – Sam Rowe (Denton and Me)
    00:12:25 – Music: 'Rough With the Smooth', Mairi Campbell from Pulse
    00:13:25 – Delia Olam and Joanne Hartstone (Just let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair, or Who is Tahirih?)
    00:25:45 – Music: 'Come Back to Me', Mairi Campbell from Pulse
    00:27:00 – Fringe highlights from The List staff
    00:29:24 – Credits and thanks
    Credits:
    At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
    Please send feedback to webeditor[at]list.co.uk

    At the Fringe # 12 | Triple Threat and Diary of a Madman

    At the Fringe # 12 | Triple Threat and Diary of a Madman

    Joining Theatre Editor Gareth K Vile for episode 12 is rising star Lucy McCormick to discuss her latest work, Triple Threat, and show that melds the New Testament with pop culture as it explores fame-chasing. C Venues press officer Jacana Bresson picks out five of her favourite performances at the Fringe, and finally director Bruno Dalrou and actor Antoine Robinet discuss the nuances of performing their adaptation of Diary of a Madman in English rather than French.
    Show notes
    00:00:32 – Lucy McCormick (Triple Threat)
    00:12:00 – Music from The Banjo Lounge 4
    00:13:31 – Fringe picks Jacana Bresson: Two Man Show, Hot Brown Honey, Every Wild Beast, A Good Clean Heart, Counting Sheep
    00:21:57 – Bruno Dalrou and Antoine Robinet (Diary of a Madman)
    00:31:43 – Credits and thanks
    Credits:
    At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
    Please send feedback to webeditor[at]list.co.uk

    At the Fringe # 11 | Go back to where you came from

    At the Fringe # 11 | Go back to where you came from

    As we near the end of the Fringe, host Gareth K Vile welcomes two guests whose plays have melded hot button social and political subjects of the day with humour, playfulness and a dash of punk. Writer Afsaneh Gray's satire, Octopus, tackles what it means to be British. Set in dystopia alt-world where three women prepare for the state to determine how Brit they really are, Octopus challenges false visions of a homogenous native culture. In part three, fellow dramaturg Dr Kasia Lech talks about her solo show Bubble Revolution, which confronts some of the challenges Poland and its' migrants have experienced transitioning from communist bloc to western state. And Gareth confronts his comedy shortcomings again as List comedy reviewer Murray Robertson shares his Fringe picks.
    Show notes
    00:00:32 – Afsaneh Gray (Octopus)
    00:13:47 – Music from Stop the Train
    00:15:31 – Murray Robertson Fringe picks: Zoe Coombs Marr, Pete Firman, John Luke Roberts, Jonny Pelham, Joe DeRosa
    00:20:23 – Kasia Lech (Bubble Revolution)
    00:33:11 – Credits and thanks
    Credits:
    At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
    Please send feedback to webeditor[at]list.co.uk

    At the Fringe # 10 | Gutter trash rap in queer performance and how to get a unicorn on stage

    At the Fringe # 10 | Gutter trash rap in queer performance and how to get a unicorn on stage

    Once again Gareth K Vile struggles to keep up with the artists in our latest At the Fringe podcast: the performer behind Christeene, Paul Soileau, talks about the theatricality of queer performance and manages to make Vile stomp off when he mentions 'boring questions'. List CEO, Simon Dessain, picks five shows from across the festivals and writer / performer Gaël Le Cornec and director Ben Samuels talk directing writers and a unicorn role in stories of migration.
    Show notes
    00:00:34 – Paul Soileau talks about persona Christeene (Christeene: Trigger)
    00:03:35 – Paul Soileau upsets critic and host Gareth K Vile's professional sensibilities
    00:03:39 – Music from Christeene
    00:06:45 – Producer Annie Coleman steps in to ask a question
    00:09:56 – Music from Christeene
    00:13:00 – Paul Soileau discusses reactions to queer performance
    00:17:31 – Music from Christeene
    00:18:49 – 'Big boss' Simon Dessain Fringe picks: Ahir Shah: Machines, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Counting Sheep, Jan Carson and Roderick Buchanan: Understanding versus Sympathy.
    00:25:40 – Writer / performer Gaël Le Cornec and director Ben Samuels (The Other)
    00:38:31 – Credits and thanks
    Credits:
    At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
    Please send feedback to webeditor[at]list.co.uk

    At the Fringe # 9 | Dive: the weirdest, queerest, best party in town

    At the Fringe # 9 | Dive: the weirdest, queerest, best party in town

    Having recently had difficulty choosing which queer cabaret night to go to in Glasgow, Gareth K Vile moves out of his comfort zone for episode nine of At the Fringe to talk clubbing with Dive's two Annabels, arch dissectors of gender norms who like to throw a party. Ruxy Cantir, one of clowndom's rising Scottish stars, visits to share some cool tips from physical theatre and beyond. And in part three Olivier Ducas, artistic co-director of La Pire Espèce, discusses his anarchic puppetry adaptation of Ubu On the Table.
    Show notes
    00:00:32 – Miss Annabel Sings and Annabel (Dive: C U Next Tuesday Cabaret)
    00:11:34 – Music from Christeene
    00:12:53 – Ruxy Cantir Fringe picks: Only Bones, Pianist, Bird, La Poule Plombée, Teatro Delusio
    00:20:10 – Oliver Ducas (Ubu on the Table)
    00:31:31 – Credits and thanks
    Credits:
    At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
    Please send feedback to webeditor[at]list.co.uk

    At the Fringe # 8 | Absurdist theatre from Turkey and Northern England

    At the Fringe # 8 | Absurdist theatre from Turkey and Northern England

    Gareth K Vile takes a trip to the French side At the Fringe, via a Turkish production of an absurdist classic The Empire Builders showing at Institut Français d'Écosse. He is then visited by The List's Research Manager Rowena McIntosh for a selection of top tips on our Fringe tour, before slipping into a late night mode for a chat about the final resting place of flying rats, with Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?, which may, or may not, be on the far side of the moon with a certain Middlesbrough football legend.
    Show notes
    00:00:32 – The Empire Builders
    00:12:26 – Music from Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair
    00:15:19 – Rowena Fringe picks: Swansong, Blush, Zero Down, Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?, Elf Lyons
    00:19:02 – Music from Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair
    00:20:27 – Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?
    00:31:27 – Credits and thanks
    Credits:
    At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
    Please send feedback to webeditor[at]list.co.uk

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

RoMcIntosh ,

Essential Fringe Listening

Great way to navigate the agony of choice that is the Edinburgh festival, featuring interviews with performers, directors, writers, editors and industry folk. Loving the original music between the acts.

ScottyMcKinnon ,

Great behind the scenes addition

So good to see the List expand its coverage of the festival like this. Really wonderful interviews and tips for things to see. A must listen for fans of the stage and Fringe followers.

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