What is it that makes a clown sexy, anyway? Is it the content of her show, the tone and intent, or the square inches of skin that are bared during the course of it? When a male critic for a left-wing newspaper refers to the debut show of LA-based comedian Courtney Pauroso, developed along with the male artist Dr Brown, as “another strikingly in-yer-face show from Dr Brown’s sexy-clown stable,” what exactly is he trying to say?
Ask not how you can survive this manic month of almost infinite possibilities, but how you can make the most of the incredible opportunity it presents.
“Revolting women”, game-changers and activists from around the world are coming to the capital for this year’s festival. Here are some programme highlights for the feminist festival-goer.
In our final “pick of the Fringe” blog, here are the rest of the shows that caught our eye but didn’t fit them theme of any of the other hit lists.
From femininity to fertility, menstruation to infantilisation, no topic is off-limits in this eclectic selection of shows about bodies.
From established hits to brand-new shows, there’s sure to be something here to get your toes tapping.
Masculinity is a hot topic at this year’s Fringe, so here’s our round-up of shows exploring it from all different angles.
Up the women! Specifically, the women bringing stand-up shows to the Fringe (and even more specifically the ones tackling gender stereotypes in the process). Here are a few to get you started…
Fancy a fix of feminist-friendly theatre and comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe, but on a tight budget? No problem!
Want to catch some inspiring tales from herstory at the Edinburgh Fringe, but don’t fancy wading through thousands of show listings to find the hidden gems? Help is at hand!