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Monday, August 28, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WEREWOLVES, Summerhall by Amy Hanson

Who can you trust Make the wrong choices and you will end up dead While Werewolves is in the theatre section of the Fringe brochure, it is better described as an interactive role-playing e…

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ASSASSINS, theSpace @ Venue45 by Amy Hanson

Nearly 30 years old, Assassins manages to remain fiercely relevant in 2017. Stephen Sondheim's interpretation of disillusionment with the American dream is explored through those who have tr…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: #JOLLYBOAT: WHY DO NERDS SUDDENLY APPEAR?, Subway by Amy Hanson

Musical comedy duo of brothers Ed the thoughtful, if slightly filthy-minded, guitarist and Tommy the shirtless rocker brandishing a balloon cutlass make up Jollyboat, a vaguely pirate themed…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters by Amy Hanson

Stemming from a childhood wish to emulate Hulk Hogan, comedian Darius Davies takes us on a journey into pursuing his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and how it all went wrong.

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: PIXEL DUST, Assembly Roxy by Amy Hanson

A monologue on the themes of technology and identity, Pixel Dust features teenager Daniella, always online in some fashion, vlogging her hopes and dreams into cyberspace. An outcast at her n…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall by Amy Hanson

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a rocking rollercoaster ride through the last thirty years in Britain, from the Thatcherite late 80s, through Cool Britannia, to Brexit Britain. Focusing…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Northern Stage at Summerhall by Amy Hanson

Things really are rotten right now, aren't they We've got resurgent racism, the Welfare State's continual erosion, a terrible economy and climate change. But will any of this get better in t…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE NORTH! THE NORTH!, Summerhall by Amy Hanson

In the 1980s, the era of Thatcher, managed decline and the enemy within, a crack formed between the northern and southern parts of England, splitting them apart physically as well as sociall…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: NOTHING, Summerhall by Amy Hanson

Adapted by Pelle Koppel from the controversial young adult novel by Janne Teller, Nothing tells the story of a class of young people searching for the meaning of life. On the first day of sc…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: FOREIGN RADICAL, CanadaHub @ King's Hall by Amy Hanson

Foreign Radical is a piece of interactive theatre focusing on surveillance and suspicion in an age of prominent terrorist threat. At its heart, it is about our complicity in a system that co…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES: THE TRUTHS, Pleasance Courtyard by Amy Hanson

Two for one is more commonly applied to tickets at the Fringe rather than the plays themselves. Evidently keen to push against such boundaries, Doughnut Productions have taken a play by Andr…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE PATCHWORK ODYSSEY, Assembly Roxy by Amy Hanson

The Odyssey is one of the most iconic stories of all time, telling the tale of Odysseus' long and epic journey home from the Trojan War. This engaging take on it from Dutch company Patchwork…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall by Amy Hanson

Few years in recent memory have included such a host of dramatic events, so it is perhaps no surprise that the turbulent time that was 2016 has been chosen as the subject of this new musical…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry Street by Amy Hanson

Starring Richard Oliver, Robert Picardo and Sylvester McCoy, A Joke depicts three men meeting in a void and attempting to figure out who they are and what has brought them together. They swi…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall by Amy Hanson

American theatre company Squeaky Wheelz Productions have brought a new play to Edinburgh set after a nuclear apocalypse has wiped out the United States. The topic is certainly relevant consi…

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOE'S NYC BAR, Assembly George Square Studios by Amy Hanson

Joe's NYC Bar is a show that really understands the Celtic concept of craic - the great pleasure of good company and good conversation. Bringing a touch of Brooklyn to Edinburgh this August,…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: EDGES, C by Amy Hanson

Edges is the first musical from Pasek and Paul, now better known for La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen. More of a song cycle, it is a collection of numbers on the theme of coming of age, from …

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS, Roundabout @ Summerhall by Amy Hanson

How would you get through your day without being able to sing a full song, read a poem aloud or even debate at length which Fringe show to see That's the premise behind Sam Steiner's award-…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

BWW Review: THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Royal Lyceum Theatre, 5 October by Amy Hanson

The ability of plays from over two millennia ago to seem relevant to the contemporary world. speaking across the centuries of never-ending truisms of the human experience, never ceases to am…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Reviews: ALEX LOVE - HOW TO WIN A PUB QUIZ, The Stand 5, 9 August by Amy Hanson

Pub quizzes, that delightful hallmark of British drinking culture and the ruin of many a friendship, perhaps so popular because they appeal to our desperate need to be celebrated for being a…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE MMORPG SHOW, Gilded Balloon At The Counting House, 7 August by Amy Hanson

If you've ever thought that what the fringe needs is a room full of people cheering numbers on a rolling dice, then your search is over. Paul Flannery, known to nerdy Fringe-goers as Treguar…

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AXIS OF AWESOME: WON'T EVER NOT STOP GIVING UP, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 6 August by Amy Hanson

Axis of Awesome, the Australian comedy rockers behind such viral hit songs as '4 Chords', return to the Fringe after a two year break with their latest showWon't Ever Not Stop Giving Up.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI, C, 5 August by Amy Hanson

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Hector Hugh Munro, better known as Saki, a writer of delightfully improper short stories with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. His life and …

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