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Showstopper, Philippa Gregory, Adura Onashile, Liz Lochhead at the Edinburgh Festival

August 15th, 2016

Episode 1250 of 1305 episodes

John Wilson at the Edinburgh Festival, with novelist Philippa Gregory on her latest Tudor novel, Three Sisters, Three Queens. Adura Onashile discusses her play Expensive Sh*t, the story of a woman who works in the toilets of a nightclub, based on Glasgow's Shimmy Club. Sabina Cameron performs an extract of the play. Scottish poet Liz Lochhead talks about the ancient role of the Makar, the Scottish Poet Laureate. The troupe behind the award-winning improv musical Showstopper perform an impromptu song and Pippa Evans and Adam Meggido discuss the value of improvisation to theatre and the growing appetite for it at the Edinburgh Fringe. Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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