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The stars of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage

Ukip! The Musical makes a hero of Farage, while Boris: World King will be lucky to make the West End with the talented David Benson still on board

15 August 2015

9:00 AM

15 August 2015

9:00 AM

Ukip! The Musical

Surgeons’ Hall, until 29 August

Boris: World King

Pleasance, until 31 August

Secret Honour

Surgeons’ Hall, until 15 August

Propaganda is said to work best when based upon a grain of truth. Ukip! The Musical assumes that most electors are suspicious of the movement and its leaders. And in Edinburgh that may well be the case. The show portrays Nigel Farage as a bewildered twerp with no charisma and little talent for oratory.

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