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Kirin Saeed

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Street perfomers lying on a cobbled street

What can Devoted and Disgruntled do for the Edinburgh Fringe and performing arts in general?

Devoted & Disgruntled is a nationwide conversation about theatre and the performing arts, run by theatre company Improbable. The year the Edinburgh Fringe brought Improbable to the festival to discuss what can be done to build a more sustainable fringe for everyone. Kirin Saeed sent DAO the following reflection to ...

Photo of two visually impaired people smiling at the camera with performer Lee Ridley

Lost Voice Guy’s ‘Inspiration Porn’ and Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ go to The Fringe

This year's Edinburgh Fringe saw two disabled comedians Lost Voice Guy and Robert White performing sell-out shows. Review by Kirin Saeed. Commissioned by Dolly Sen as part of her guest editorship on Disability Arts Online. I was delighted to discover, through a visually impaired friend that two 'famous' disabled comedians were ...

Actor grabs another by the arm in My Left/Right Foot

Socially engaged theatre at Edinburgh Fringe

This year's Edinburgh Fringe has a preponderance of issue-based shows covering topics such as gender, race, disability, sexuality and equality. As the festival draws to a close, Kirin Saeed reflects on this trend of 'socially engaged' theatre at the Fringe. When I was asked to write an opinion piece on socially ...