Edinburgh Festival Previews: Riverside Studios

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Edinburgh Festival Previews: Riverside Studios

Stephen K Amos
Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios are jumping on the Edinburgh Preview bandwagon from 13th July, showcasing an all-singing, all-dancing crop of comedy, cabaret and whatever else musically or theatrically inclined that falls between.

Riverside's big draw, beyond a well-priced bar stocked with Hoegaarden, is its star power - big hitters (read: people who have been on Mock The Week, ever) like Jimmy Carr, Stephen K. Amos, Mark Watson and Russell Howard are slumming it amongst the up-and-comers like Andi Osho, professional posh-kid Jack Whitehall and Little Britain-in-waiting Lee Nelson. Local Richard Herring puts the finishing touches to 'Christ on a Bike' mark II on 22 July and Pappy's take it right down to the wire with 'All Business' on 30 and 31st July.

It wouldn't be Riverside Studios without a touch of the theatrical - Colours is a "haunting and raunchy" play, which we only hope errs on the side of "funny" rather than "terrifying."

Tickets range from £7.50 for someone you've barely heard of to £12 for someone you have, which leaves plenty left over from a twenty for a pint or two at the picturesque Riverside bar.

By Joel Golby

Find Riverside Studios at the bottom of Queen Caroline Street on Crisp Road, Hammersmith W6.

Last Updated 06 July 2010