Review: YUCK Circus, at Underbelly’s Circus Hub

YUCK Circus is a crude, hilarious, larger-than-life theatrical experience which high-kicks expectations and conformity in the nuts. The show is full of surprises, and highly entertaining all round.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The creatives behind this year’s Fringe: part six (the gothic and the gory)

We’re well and truly into the Fringe now, and I’m realising more and more how many fantastic shows are out there this year. In my last group of interviews, I spoke with writers, producers and artistic directors about five shows which delve into the gothic and the gory.

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The creatives behind this year’s Fringe: part five (the world today)

I think it’s fair to say that we are living in interesting times. Whatever your political persuasions, it does feel like a lot of national and international issues are heating right up, and it makes sense that this year’s Fringe shows reflect that. In this series of interviews, I spoke with four creators and performers about their shows, which all explore the world today.

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The creatives behind this year’s Fringe: part four (parents and parenting)

So we’ve hit mid-July, and the Fringe looms ever closer. For me, that means that, in 20 days, my parents will be coming up from ‘down south’ to stay with me for a week. They say that they want to see me, I know that they just want to see the Fringe. And who wouldn’t? Especially when there’s a room that they can stay in for free (… my bedroom).

So it felt quite fitting to talk to some of the fascinating people bringing shows to this year’s Fringe, on the topic of parents and parenting.

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The creatives behind this year’s Fringe: part three (join the circus)

The sheer range of productions on offer at the Edinburgh Fringe is mind-blowing, and in this blog I’ve been talking to some people about a particularly exciting type of performance art: circus. It’s difficult not to enjoy the thrill of seeing spectacular acrobatics performed right in front of you, but what’s behind those stunts? I found it fascinating talking to some of the people behind circus shows at this year’s Fringe. Shall we jump in?

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The creatives behind this year’s Fringe: part two (sex and sexuality)

FORTY-EIGHT SLEEPS TO GO!

Since my last bunch of interviews with the creatives of this year’s Fringe, the full Fringe programme has been launched, with over four thousand productions available to book.

Four thousand.

So, it’s about time for a new bunch of interviews! This time, I’ve talked to six interesting souls on six fascinating productions which explore sex and sexuality. Ready to get close and personal?

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The creatives behind this year’s Fringe: part one (we’re all human)

It’s nearly June. The Edinburgh Fringe is creeping closer by the minute, and I CANNOT WAIT.

Actually, I’m not waiting. I’ve been diving into the action a bit early this year, by talking to some of the fantastic creatives who will be bringing their pieces of theatre to Edinburgh this August. I’m starting today with five shows that explore what’s it means to be human.

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