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Am-dram, thank you ma'am: the rise of good-bad theatre

Current shows The Importance of Being Earnest and The Play That Goes Wrong use the conceit of provincial players biting off more than they can chew.

Am-dram, thank you ma'am: the rise of good-bad theatre

Current shows The Importance of Being Earnest and The Play That Goes Wrong use the conceit of provincial players biting off more than they can chew.

Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Will Adamsdale  subtle, self-deprecating and smart

Underbelly, EdinburghCarefully concealing his masterful control of the show, the former Perrier winner explores the interzone between comedy, theatre and spoken wordThe title Borders is a knowing one: former Perrier winner Will Adamsdales new show opera

Edinburgh 2014 review: Luke McQueen takes standup to desperate new levels

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghMcQueen recasts his show as an aggressive confessional, railing against his disapproving dad and even smoking out the Guardian critic, to leave the room crackling with lifeThe comedy of rage and anti-audience hostility has a

Tim Key - Single White Slut, Arcola Tent E8, review

Don't be fooled by Tim Key's bumbling delivery, says Mark Monahan.

Edinburgh 2014 review: Alex Edelman accomplished and poised

Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman's comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y.

Ticket Offer: The Importance Of Being Earnest

There’s a flash sale live right now on our ticket site, offering you discounts on top and second price tickets to The Importance of Being Earnest at the Harold Pinter Theatre if you book by Friday.

Dylan Moran and Igor Meerson; Jung Chang; Todd Miller; Referendum theatre

Front Row comes from Edinburgh with Dylan Moran who, along with fellow comedian Eddie Izzard, is producing a showcase of stand ups from around Europe as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Dylan Moran and Igor Meerson; Jung Chang; Todd Miller; Referendum theatre

Front Row comes from Edinburgh with Dylan Moran who, along with fellow comedian Eddie Izzard, is producing a showcase of stand ups from around Europe as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Guy Pearce; Joseph O'Neill; Edinburgh Comedy

Damian Barr talks to actor Guy Pearce, whose new film The Rover is set in the Australian Outback just after a great economic collapse.