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Monday, September 3, 2018

Blog: Audience and performer: Where’s our safe space? by Joseph Winer

In the Globe’s 2016 production of The Taming of the Shrew, there’s a moment when Biondello (performed by the brilliant The post Blog: Audience and performer: Where’s our safe space…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Half Moon Shania, Zoo Southside by Joseph Winer

★★★★ It’s 1999. The millennium is on its way. And up and coming punk band The G-Stringz are playing at The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Half Moon Shania, Zoo Southsi…

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Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Meek, Traverse Theatre by Joseph Winer

★★★ Penelope Skinner’s Meek explores the negative impacts that the right to freedom of expression has on both individual and The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Meek, Travers…

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Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sticks and Stones, Summerhall by Joseph Winer

★★★★ B is doing a great job at work. She’s supported other people throughout their careers and balances a fast-paced, The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sticks and Stones,…

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Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, User Not Found, Jeelie Piece Café by Joseph Winer

★★★★ We meet at the Jeelie Piece Café on Leven Street. The barista comes around with a menu and we The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, User Not Found, Jeelie Piece Café app…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, One Life Stand, Summerhall by Joseph Winer

★★★★ “It’s easier to speak to a stranger than define the parameters of your relationship with a partner.”  Middle Child theatre The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, On…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Class, Traverse Theatre by Joseph Winer

★★ A play set in a school classroom in attempt to explore class struggles sums up what Iseult Golden and The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Class, Traverse Theatre appeared firs…

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Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Island Town, Summerhall by Joseph Winer

★★★ This is a place where the buses aren’t running anymore. There’s no fire station. And there’s no jobs. Three The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Island Town, Summerhal…

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Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Baby Face, Summerhall by Joseph Winer

★★★★★ Performed by Katy Dye, Baby Face probably genres as a sort of in-yer-face performance art where the spectators are blamed, The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Baby F…

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Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Eat Your Heart Out, Paradise in Augustine’s by Joseph Winer

★★★ Tightrope Theatre’s Eat Your Heart Out focuses on seventeen year old Bel Jones (played by Ella McCallum), a bright The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Eat Your Heart Out,…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lights Over Tesco Car Park, Pleasance Dome by Joseph Winer

★★★★★ Sometimes a show does something a little bit special. Poltergeist Theatre’s Lights Over Tesco Car Park is a disco-infused, The post Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Light…

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Review: The Basement Tapes, Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Joseph Winer

Four stars A girl is clearing out her grandmother’s basement following her death. The basement is a messy, unkept space, The post Review: The Basement Tapes, Edinburgh Fringe Festival appe…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: Siren, Pleasance Dome by Joseph Winer

A woman in a swimming costume sits on a platform built within the sandy rocks on an island. A man in a red safety-guard beach top wheels around her on rollerblades. After a little bit of con…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: The Soft Subject (A Love Story), Assembly Hall by Joseph Winer

Written and performed by Chris Woodley, this one man show tells Woodley’s own story about being a drama teacher, growing up gay and falling in love. He performs it with the structure o…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: Jess and Joe Forever, Traverse Theatre by Joseph Winer

I have been trying to see this show for a while. This meant I was hyped. I had high expectations. And oh how well they were met with this absolute joy of a show. Jess and Joe (Nicola Coughla…

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Review: Space Rocket Oddity Man, Zoo Southside by Joseph Winer

A spaceman (Lewis Garvey) is in a spaceship on a mission. We later find out that he actually started off as the scullery cook, but became commander on the spaceship via a series of unfortuna…

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Review: You’ve Changed, Northern Stage at Summerhall by Joseph Winer

You’ve Changed, an auto-biographical story produced by Trans Creative and Contact, written and performed by Kate O’Donnell, is a personal account of one woman’s journey from ha…

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Review: Thünderbards: 4nd, Gilded Balloon Teviot by Joseph Winer

This is a comedy sketch show, performed by double act Matt Stevens and Glenn Moore. The duo are asked in front of us what exactly their sketch show is about. Perhaps, it is about nothing. Or…

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review: Buried: A New Musical, C Too by Joseph Winer

Tom Williams (Writer/Director) and Cordelia O’Driscoll (Composer) collaborate to create this new musical, a sort of cross between The Last Five Years and Sweeney Todd. The tale tells t…

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Review: Mr Danger’s Really Safe Show, Laughing Horse at The Free Sisters by Joseph Winer

Mr Danger’s Really Safe Show, a one man comedy family show for all ages performed by Sam Quinn, is a clowning dare devil performance show, using puppetry, wacky tricks and plenty of so…

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Review: Secret Life of Humans, Pleasance Courtyard by Joseph Winer

David Byrne’s Secret Life of Humans combines the overlapping histories of the present, the past and the beginning of time to ask the essential human questions of what is real and what …

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Review: Jane Doe, Assembly George Square Studios by Joseph Winer

Jane Doe goes to a party and gets raped. She could be anyone, anywhere at anytime. This is an interactive show which uses verbatim court scripts and text messages, in addition to audience pa…

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Review: Trumpus Interruptus: The Impeachment of Donald J Trump, Greenside at Infirmary Street by Joseph Winer

Donald Trump (Zach Tomasovic) sits in the Oval Office. His desk is smaller than usual. But it’s also better, because this desk has two big buttons: the first brings diet coke, the second n…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, Roundabout @ Summerhall by Joseph Winer

The government imposes a new law: Brits can only speak 140 words per day. Oliver (Euan Kitson) and Bernadette (Beth Holmes) meet before the law is passed – at a funeral for a cat. Lemons L…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Electric Eden, Pleasance Pop-Up: The Club by Joseph Winer

The term immersive is often found on marketing for shows that don’t warrant the description. It is so loosely applied nowadays, that it is a joy to be able to genuinely sit within a piece …

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Milk, Traverse Theatre by Joseph Winer

Milk is universal. From our first breastfeed to our last cup of tea, we’re completely surrounded by it. Milk explores the need for three of our most basic needs: Food, love and survival. S…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Travesty, Assembly George Square Studios by Joseph Winer

Anna and Ben are like any normal couple, with Travesty showing us snippets of their relationship by letting us peer into the intimacy of Anna’s bedroom. Nothing particularly interesting ha…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Mine, The Space at Jury’s Inn by Joseph Winer

“You’re not good. You’re stained. But you’re mine”. One night, the police show up at a mother’s door. She knows it. He’s dead…. Until the police tell her he’s not. Her …

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: A Boy Named Sue, C Nova by Joseph Winer

“Soldiers die. Women give birth.” A Boy Named Sue is a story about gender perceptions, sexuality and understanding the risks that come from not fitting in with the norm. Through a series…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: CUT, Underbelly Med Quad by Joseph Winer

As we enter the installation, we are warned to keep our feet behind the lines which act as runway down the centre of the space and are told that, in a moment, we will be plunged into complet…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Spring Awakening, Paradise in Augustines by Joseph Winer

In an oppressed nineteenth century Germany, a group of children become teenagers, but with no real knowledge of the adult world or where babies come from, how can they possible protect thems…

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