Fake News

Theatre (storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

This show has performances in multiple locations

Description

'Indubitably good news... A perfect prospect for Edinburgh 2019' **** (Mark Lawson, Guardian). 'Hilarious... A cutting media satire which addresses relevant themes with aplomb' **** (Daily Express). A budding journalist lands a dream internship at the country's biggest online news organisation. He there stumbles on an earth-shattering story and decides to click publish. There's just one problem: it's completely untrue. Fake News previewed at Theatre 503 and the King's Head Theatre to huge acclaim, written and performed by actor and TV journalist Osman Baig. ***** (LondonTheatre.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Sean Davis 95 days ago

Fake News (***)
An earnest speaker tells us media interns how he accidentally produced fake news. The actor speaks quickly and clearly as he lays out his instructive fable. The problem for me was that he was too sincere, and I kept waiting for some black humor to creep into the story.

This was the 74th most enjoyable of the 113 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Thea 96 days ago

Superb! Totally gripped by this fabulously relevant story. Found myself laughing out loud on multiple occasions too. Hope there's a follow up next year!

Wendy Wastnidge 103 days ago

Engaging one man show. Thoroughly enjoyed it


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The List (3/5 stars) 94 days ago

A solid solo performance that is a little behind the times...

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FringeReview 100 days ago

Osman Baig is the solo performer in this effective and affecting piece of theatre-based storytelling. With just a few lighting changes and economic and effective use of a few sound effects, this is the story of a budding journalist’s journey through the ethics and consequences of finding the Big Story...

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Daily Business Magazine (3/5 stars) 104 days ago

This show has already received some glowing reviews from high places, so there was no surprise that it drew a sold-out audience.

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