In amongst a particularly strong spoken word selection in the Free Fringe this year, David Lee Morgan's show stands out, as he follows on last year's excellent 'Science, Love And Revolution' with 'Pornography And Heartbreak'.

We caught up with the Slam Poetry champion and acclaimed spoken word performer to find out more about his new show, its subject matter, and how he goes about creating his Fringe productions. Click here to read the interview.
We may only be a few days into the Festival, but we have a Fringe winner for you already. The finals of Amused Moose's annual new talent competition took place at theSpace @ Symposium Hall yesterday, with Tim Renkow declared the overall winner.

Holly Walsh hosted the show, which went ahead despite two of the finalists being temporarily trapped in a lift just before it was due to start. Those two aspiring comics, Archie Maddocks and Don Tran, nevertheless performed well before a packed audience and industry panel, coming second and third in the final.

All three will now appear at an Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase later this year at London's Soho Theatre, alongside the winner of the other Amused Moose comedy competition that reaches its climax during the Festival, for slightly more established new talent.

The winner of that one will be announced on 17 Aug, meanwhile Renkow, who follows the likes of Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall in winning the Amused Moose newbies prize, takes away a nice £1500 and his shiny moose trophy.

The other finalists this year were Kiri Pritchard McLean, Penella Mellor, Rob Auton and Brennan Reece.

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In her final set of show recommendations before the reviews start to flow in the ThreeWeeks Daily from tomorrow, Co-Editor Caro Moses celebrates the Fringe's theatre of death.

Dead Letters
George discovers a 'Dead Letter office', a room full of lonely and abandoned letters that have been, and embarks on a mission to deliver them all to their intended recipients; on the way he is forced to delve into people's pasts; PropUp use physical and visual storytelling to explore the idea that the ensuing revelations won't always be easy to accept, and that some things are better left unsaid.
C cubed, from 31 Jul until 25 Aug. Tickets here

Dead To Me
This is an apparently "disturbingly funny" story about a man who – presumably because of his belief in reason, logic and humanity – has a troubled relationship with a psychic and her spirit guide. The brains behind this peice is Gary Kitching, who was also responsible for a play called 'Me And Mr C', that was on at the Fringe back in 2012, and got a very nice review from us. If that was a "unique piece of theatre and well worth watching" then I feel there's a fairly high chance that this one will be too.
Summerhall, from 6 Aug until 23 Aug. Tickets here

Lippy (pictured)
"Fourteen years ago four women made an extraordinary decision. They decided to die. We weren't there. This is not their story. We don't know what they said. We are only putting words in their mouths". 'Lippy' is based on a real life incident of 2000, when an elderly woman and her three nieces all starved themselves to death. This is a UK premiere, but it's already been performed in Dublin, and to broad critical acclaim.
Traverse Theatre, from 6 Aug until 24 Aug. Tickets here.
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