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For a long and illustrious 75 years, Edinburgh’s Fringe festival has maintained a solid reputation as a proving ground for a broad array of legendary talent that I could not even begin to list in these column inches alone. As any past attendees can attest, the glorious Scottish capital transforms into a broad hotbed of talent, with all disciplines of performance and art being represented in every space that can fit the minimum criteria for being transformed into a ‘venue’. This naturally comes with some challenges for the average punter, with there being 3,199 official events being hosted in the upcoming festival alone, which is almost as eye-watering as the prices of both trains and hotel beds.

Luckily, Newcastle’s Live Theatre have you covered with their series of Edinburgh Previews, offering you some of the Fringe’s finest talent without having to part with any small fortunes in the process, beginning with poet John Hegley’s Biscuit of Destiny, a curious blend of “Keats, biscuits, potatoes and Napoleonic prisoners-of-war failures at the school disco” (Wednesday 20th); Scottish comedian Rachel Jackson’s new show Almost Famous (Thursday 21st); ‘Boro lass Rachel Stockdale’s funny and celebratory live show, Fat Chance (Friday 22ndSaturday 23rd), much loved local collective Your Aunt Fanny’s brand new comedy sketch show, Muff Said (Friday 22nd); the uplifting and intimate new show from Sarah-Louise Young, The Silent Treatment (Saturday 23rd) and Lila Clements’ inspirational story, Look No Hands (Tuesday 26th July).

Edinburgh Fringe Previews run at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 20th-Tuesday 26th July.

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