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Edinburgh Festival 2014 hosts performers from 47 different countries

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Mental health takes centre stage

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Edinburgh International Festival plays host to Russian symphony - with Ukrainian conductor

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Edinburgh Festival 2014: John Cleese's daughter makes her UK debut

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Backstage In Biscuit Land at Edinburgh Festival

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The humour is black but it's also daft, and in places, impossibly moving

The increasing use of a BSL interpreter has helped boost deaf audiences at stand-up

Edinburgh Festival 2014: It’s the way she signs it - art of telling comedy to the deaf

All aspiring comedians know timing is the key to delivering a joke, but for one act at the Edinburgh Festival this is a particular challenge – as she delivers punchlines using sign language.

Chris Goode performs in Men in the Cities

Men in the Cities, Traverse Theatre, review: A splintered snapshot of modern masculinity

Edinburgh Festival 2014: An important, zeitgist-pricking piece from Chris Goode, one of the UK's most interesting theatre-makers

Jim Davidson performs his comedy show at Edinburgh Festival 2014

Jim Davidson, Assembly Halls - review: Crude jokes about genitalia and camel toe hail from forgotten era

Edinburgh Festival 2014: TV presenter makes his Fringe debut 

Spoiling at the Traverse Theatre

Spoiling, Traverse Theatre, review: Diverting but ultimately unpersuasive

Edinburgh Festival 2014: The premise - that Scotland is leaving the union but the UK is refusing to let it go - is punchy but the play is slight

Much of it is about her ex-partner, who cheated on the London-based Canadian with a glamour model

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Feminism and filth make for a model show

It's a brave comic who delivers the kind of personal material that could alienate half her audience

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Rhys James at Pleasance Courtyard and 'Confirmation' at King's Hall

Rhys James is a cut above his humdrum peers. 'Confirmation' takes steps in the far-right direction

Edinburgh Fringe acts on the Royal Mile yesterday

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Independence takes centre-stage for city’s comics and playwrights

With the Yes/No vote just weeks away, fringe-festival players tackle the debate with gusto

Katherine Ryan performs at Edinburgh

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model, Stand V, comedy review

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Comedienne riffs to great effect on serious subjects of the day

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