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Russell Kane: The Fringe superstar who can’t be pigeonholed 12 COMEDY

Don’t know your Old Town from your New? No idea what time the one o’clock gun goes off? We’ve put together a handy selection of top fives and top tens of all things Edinburgh and Fringe-related to keep you on the straight and narrow. Here’s how to navigate it:

17 Sara Pascoe

On teenage love, the excitement of the festival and hard-won success.

20 Class of 2012

Meet the young comics destined to become household names.

26 Mark Watson

The Fringe favourite discusses the pitfalls and dangers of social media.

38 The Blanks

Musical high-jinks from the stars of hit TV show, Scrubs.

44 THEATRE 48 Othello: the Remix

The brothers Q give the Bard a hip hop makeover.

54 City of Vice

88 Ex-Neighbours star Mark Little guides you through Edinburgh’s top cheap eateries.

62 Theatre Uncut

89 Vladimir McTavish presents a run-down of the best pubs in the city.

From big-ticket productions like The Intervention to indy theatre, addiction is a hot topic this August. Up-to-the-minute political theatre mirroring real-world events.

68 Clown School

90 Wanna see more of the city? Dog Eared Collective are here to help.

Matt Truman discovers the method behind the madness of festival clowns.

91 Sarah Kendall is back after a six-year hiatus. She remembers some of her favourite cafes.

70 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 70 NVA’s Speed of Light

92 Looking for a place to drink? Liam Mullone takes a stroll around his favourite bars.

72 Camille O’Sullivan

94 Jo Caulfield recommends her top Edinburgh restaurants.

Inspired by the Olympics, this visual extravaganza lights up Edinburgh The sultry singer branches out into Shakespeare.

95 Seeking out live music? Rob Deering knows just the place.

74 MUSIC AND CABARET

96 Visiting Edinburgh with the kids in tow? Here’s what you need to know...

76 Barbershopera

Silly flights of fantasy from the UK’s leading comedy a capella group.

78 Creative Martyrs

It’s musical cabaret, Jim, but not as we know it.

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80 KIDS 82 The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

In advance of one of the most anticipated kids shows of 2012, Caroline Black talks to playwright Shona Reppe.

84 Doctor Brown

The bizarre clown branches out into kids’ territory

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