Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

By Tony Inglis Greta Kline is right in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe and she doesn’t even know it. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artistic driving force behind New York band Frankie Cosmos, is fresh out of sound check at La Belle Angele, the night’s tour stop, wedged between shows in Dublin and Manchester. … Continue reading Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

Fringe 2017: Award-winning feminist play, Mouthpiece, comes to Edinburgh (video)

By Tara Fitzpatrick Mouthpiece, by Quote Unquote Collective, is a devised performance from Canadian theatre makers Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava. Having won 'Best New Canadian Play' at the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for 2016/17, the two-woman show is performing at Summerhall's CanadaHub as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. The play follows one woman … Continue reading Fringe 2017: Award-winning feminist play, Mouthpiece, comes to Edinburgh (video)

Fringe 2017: Alan Bissett revisits his ‘hardest woman in Falkirk’ with (More) Moira Monologues

By Tara Fitzpatrick Alan Bissett is off duty. Temporarily. We meet in Glasgow as he prepares for the Fringe premiere of (More) Moira Monologues, the sequel or update to his hit 2009 one-man (or one-woman) show about a loud, chatty, working-class Falkirk woman, getting things off her chest. He is enjoying a post-rehearsal wine and … Continue reading Fringe 2017: Alan Bissett revisits his ‘hardest woman in Falkirk’ with (More) Moira Monologues

Fringe 2017: Spilt Milk debut explores the complexities of adulthood

By Tara Fitzpatrick “There are all these books on "Adulting" now, it’s become such a buzzword.” The cast of Spilt Milk are explaining the title of their Fringe debut. “Adulting” is a verb relating to any action associated with adulthood: paying bills, navigating relationships, renting a flat, cooking. The term alludes to the notion that … Continue reading Fringe 2017: Spilt Milk debut explores the complexities of adulthood

Live Review: Frankie Cosmos

By Tony Inglis La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, 3 August 2017 “Talk amongst yourselves” says Frankie Cosmos frontwoman Greta Kline bashfully when, a few seconds into set opener ‘On the Lips’, her guitar cuts out. Those first few seconds sounded so sweet and joyful, the crowd can’t quite follow her request as instructed, instead waiting with … Continue reading Live Review: Frankie Cosmos

Fringe 2017: Portraying the Refugee Crisis in The Sky is Safe by Dogstar Theatre Company

By Tara Fitzpatrick The Syrian refugee crisis has fallen off our news channels lately. This is despite the number of people fleeing the conflict having risen past five million this year, according to the UN. However, where the news cycle may have moved on – temporarily - to different issues, many performances at this year’s … Continue reading Fringe 2017: Portraying the Refugee Crisis in The Sky is Safe by Dogstar Theatre Company

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Tony Inglis and Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Top of the Lake If you have a prestige TV shaped hole in your life or Ed Sheeran rearing his goblin … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week