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Thursday, August 17, 2017

These Trees The Autumn Leaves Alone review at Underbelly Med Quad – ‘full of charm’ by Fergus Morgan

Australian storyteller Wil Greenway – bright eyes, bare feet, big beard, even bigger heart – trades in spinning whimsical yarns full of charm and coincidence. They

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Snowflake review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘bags of potential’ by Fergus Morgan

Former Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson’s Snowflake is the inaugural production from The Network, a new ensemble for emerging talent created by the

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monster review at Pleasance Courtyard – ‘brimming with earnest, intelligent energy’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a monster inside all of us, itching to be let out. That’s the hypothesis explored in Worklight Theatre’s Monster, a new one-man show written and performed

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Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable) review at The Space @ Niddry Street – ‘commendable’ by Fergus Morgan

As raves go, Clumsy Bodies’ revival of Caridad Svich’s phantasmagorical retelling of Iphigenia in Aulis is pretty tame. And as fables go, it’s not

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Man on the Moor review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘intriguing show about missing persons’ by Fergus Morgan

On December 12, 2015, an unidentified man was found dead on Saddleworth Moor, apparently having committed suicide with strychnine. In this solo show, writer and

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The Dreamer review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘stylish, seamless stuff’ by Fergus Morgan

The Dreamer is Gecko’s first international co-production. Produced in collaboration with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, it mashes together Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s

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Heather review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘thrillingly tricksy’ by Fergus Morgan

There are three parts to Thomas Eccleshare’s two-hander Heather. The first is an email exchange, read aloud by Ashley Gerlach and Charlotte

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Box Clever at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘a ribald, wrenching monologue’ by Fergus Morgan

Blending the compassionate anger of a Ken Loach film with the freewheeling ferocity of Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott, writer-performer Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever presents

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ballistic review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘fever-pitched performance’ by Fergus Morgan

Inspired by the 107,000-word manifesto of 22 year-old mass-murderer Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in a California shooting spree in 2014, Mini-Mall Theatre’s Ballistic takes

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Looking for John review at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh – ‘uninspiring and conservatively staged’ by Fergus Morgan

The John we are looking for is John Curry OBE, the figure skater who became famous as Olympic and World Champion in

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Echoes review at Zoo, Edinburgh – ‘clunky, cliche-ridded, incomprehensible’ by Fergus Morgan

For a bit, it seems a though Echoes is going to be really cool. There’s a long, steel table. A sinister chap

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Bare Skin on Briny Waters review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘as beautiful as it sounds’ by Fergus Morgan

Hull-based Bellow Theatre’s Bare Skin on Briny Waters is as beautiful as it sounds. Tabitha Mortiboy and Maureen Lennon’s understated two-hander slots together a pair of

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Games and After Liverpool review at Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh – ‘gently absurdist gems’ by Fergus Morgan

Games and After Liverpool are two short, slippery plays by the rarely revived James Saunders, here given a simple, bare bones staging by Blind

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Palmyra review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘weird, wonderful and strangely stressful’ by Fergus Morgan

Stop: it’s hammer time. In Palmyra, Fellswoop Theatre’s follow-up to 2016’s successful Eurohouse, an audience member is entrusted with a mean-looking mallet.

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Brexit the Musical review at C Venues, Edinburgh – ‘unimaginative and dull’ by Fergus Morgan

Oh look. It’s the inevitable Brexit musical and, inevitably, it’s about as thought through as our negotiating stance is. Chris Bryant, an EU

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘an eclectic, enjoyable hour’ by Fergus Morgan

Just like Silent Uproar’s A Super Happy Story, Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World tries to have a lot of fun while tackling something that

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Borders review at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh – ‘compelling’ by Fergus Morgan

Henry Naylor’s Borders is about two artists: Sebastian, a jobbing British photojournalist who sells out to shoot celebrities, and a daring Syrian graffiti artist who risks her

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Trashed review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘a bold, boundary-breaking performance’ by Fergus Morgan

You’ve got to feel for David William Bryan’s liver. He’s doing 25 performances of Sascha Moore’s Trashed this August, and he’s getting half-cut on cans

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Strange New Space review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘disappointing, low-fi children’s show’ by Fergus Morgan

Tessa Bide’s A Strange New Space attempts to collide an exciting story of intrepid inter-galactic exploration with the grim realities of the

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Half Breed review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘excoriating but exhausting’ by Fergus Morgan

Natasha Marshall’s first full-length show Half Breed bubbles with hate, bitterness and a visceral, vital defiance. An hour-long monologue, grown from the seed of spoken-word poetry…

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Secret Life of Humans review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘boldly staged and utterly absorbing’ by Fergus Morgan

Why are we afraid of the dark? Why do we get lonely? Why do we wage wars? Inspired by the work of Israeli historian

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘big-hearted musical’ by Fergus Morgan

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is a pretty accurate title. Silent Uproar’s cabaret musical – penned by Rotterdam author

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Last Resort at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘unnerving but shapeless look at torture’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a lot going for 2Magpies Theatre’s surreal satire on state-sanctioned torture and anti-terror tactics: a free Cuba Libre on arrival, a comfy deckchair

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Dust review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘style and substance’ by Fergus Morgan

Alice is dead, but is hanging around for the funeral. That’s the somewhat wonky, somewhat derivative central conceit of writer-performer Milly Thomas’ new one-woman

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Believers Are But Brothers review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘bold and gut-twisting’ by Fergus Morgan

You’ll need WhatsApp to fully appreciate The Believers Are But Brothers. Writer, performer and co-director Javaad Alipoor uses a live group chat, into which the audience has been

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Fix review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘a bit under-developed’ by Fergus Morgan

Part science lecture, part interwoven monologue drama, part cheery, chirpy sing-a-long,  Joe Sellman-Leava and Michael Woodman’s three-handed Fix – one of three Worklight Theatre…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Letters to Morrissey review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘angst-ridden and sentimental’ by Fergus Morgan

Solo Scottish storyteller Gary McNair was made an associate artist at the Traverse back in February, and he returns to the theatre

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Road review at Royal Court, London – ‘an underwhelming revival’ by Fergus Morgan

In his productions of The Glass Menagerie and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Olivier-winning director John Tiffany crafted worlds of delicacy

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Let’s be clear this is not a ”Bob Dylan musical”. Girl from the North Country might feature songs from the Nobel Prize-winning, singer-songwriter’s extensive catalogue,

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

London’s Young Vic has moved into the West End this summer, with Australian director Benedict Andrews’ much-anticipated revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Emma Rice’s valedictory Summer of Love season has so far whisked audiences from Shakespeare’s Globe to a grotesquely clownish Verona in Daniel Kramer’s Romeo and

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