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Edinburgh Tonight With Joe Simmons And Lorraine Chase

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Any newcomer to the Festival should start their Edinburgh experience with ‘Edinburgh Tonight’, a TV-format talk-show that previews acts every evening from across the Festival. Finnish a capella group Fork kick off the proceedings tonight with an impressively original version of ‘Toxic’, while poet Eric Davidson performs a moving piece about how Edinburgh locals should embrace the Festival. The show finished with Tom Stade cracking hilarious ‘married jokes’ to a laughing unmarried audience. It feels a bit like being in a television studio, and hosts Joe Simmons and Lorraine Chase (the latter presumably more used to being the interviewee) handle unexpected technical blunders like pros. You will be delighted not only with the free tickets every act hands out, but also with the celebrity interviews, and snippets of music, dance and comedy.

SpaceCabaret, 5 – 27 Aug (not 22), 4.50pm (5.45pm), £7.00 – £10.00, fpp70.
tw rating 4/5