Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Bible John at The Pleasance Above

The past and present collide with grim foreboding in this complex and layered four-woman play as part of The Pleasance's 2019 Edinburgh Fringe offering. Caitlin McEwan, Ella McLeod, Laurie Ogden and Lauren Santana comprise a diverse but complimentary cast, half-investigators-half-audience, posing questions but unafraid to offer answers and theories, right up until the last, impossible [...]

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Algorithms at The Pleasance

There's a certain randomness to deciding what to see at Edinburgh Fringe. No matter how assiduously you scour the website, the reviews, the trailers and social media, sifting through nearly 4,250 shows is a monumental task and ultimately, at some point, you just close your eyes and pick one, sometimes aided by a little hunch [...]

Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Exhibitions

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]

A 500 Word History of: Charles Bukowski

"I pulled out the paper and unrolled it. It was a tiny stiff piece of paper. I unrolled and read it: 'GOD HAS FORSAKEN YOU.' I rolled the paper back up and stuck it into its cubicle in the brown box."

Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 – Comedy

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]

Interview: Kwaku Mills on Dark Sublime, sharing a stage with Marina Sirtis and the revival of sci-fi

Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis will make her West End debut in sci-fi play Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studios from June 25-August 3, having found fame as Counsellor Deanna Troi in 1990's cult show Next Generation for all seven years of its TV run plus four feature films. The Hackney-born actress portrays fading actress Marianna, [...]