Edinburgh Fringe Review – Billy Boy

Our first show at the return of the Edinburgh Fringe was Billy Boy at Gilded Balloon Teviot.

Billy Boy is a show by playwright Rosemary Jenkinson and stars John Travers. It’s about young bonfire builders in East Belfast and their thoughts, actions and life around the 12th as they seek to protect their “bonney”

John gives a superb performace slipping easily between characters and accents, from Belfast mum to King William whilst taking us on a journey through the pride, history and community behind this yearly event.

Performing at Gilded Balloon Teviot until 28th August.

Ticket information here.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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