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Live from Edinburgh with Penny Smith and Sarah Millican

Live from Edinburgh, The Radio 2 Arts Show aims to capture all the excitement and buzz from arguably Europe's most significant cultural event, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Presented by Penny Smith and Sarah Millican, we'll be hearing from performers from comedy, theatre, music and dance including:

Award-winning veteran of the Edinburgh Festival and king-of-the-one-liners comedian Tim Vine, who returns to the Fringe to point his machine-pun at the audience in his unpredictable chat show.

Acclaimed actor Julian Sands, who trades in Hollywood for the Pleasance Courtyard to perform in a show celebrating the life of playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Academy Award-nominated actor John Malkovich.

Celebrated performance poet John Hegley, who will perform a specially-written poem about Edinburgh.

Rock the Ballet, who discuss their explosive fusion of classical ballet and contemporary dance all set to a soundtrack that includes Coldplay and Prince.

World Champion beatboxer Shlomo, who using only his voice will attempt to create a series of unique musical collaborations with acts performing at this year's festival.

Tasmanian comedienne Hannah Gadsby, who performs her award-winning trademark deadpan delivery in two observational Fringe shows.

And Edinburgh Fringe Festival critic, Radio 2's Bobbie Pryor has her rough guide to the whole event as she accomplishes the challenge of "sampling the Edinburgh Festival in 24 hours.".

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2 hours

Last on

Fri 12 Aug 2011 22:00