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The Wedding Reception – B’est, Edinburgh

Creator/Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh Reviewer: John Roberts As if things in the main room of B'est restaurant on Drummond Street wasn't manic enough, it now appears that a last minute wedding party is happening in the back room too.. And if you thought the chaos caused by Basil and Manuel were madcap, wait till you meet Kate and William and their ...

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The Man Called Monkhouse – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Alex Lowe Director: Bob Golding Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys A comedian equally revered and reviled, Bob Monkhouse is a difficult subject to tackle: the unique cadence to the voice, the perma-tan, the very individual delivery. Alex Lowe's play The Man Called Monkhouseattempts to address some of the misunderstandings and un-truths that dogged the much-maligned man throughout his life. The show ...

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Craig Hill: Playing With My Selfie! – Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Appearing on stage with perhaps the campest entrance ever, Craig Hill pirouettes through an extremely receptive audience at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre to roars of laughter and the sound of applause.The level of confidence which Hill displays throughout his performance is quite remarkable. Having the ability to bounce into a packed theatre wearing a kilt and ...

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Mrs Shakespeare – Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Writer: Ian Wild Director: Ian Wild Reviewer: Jon Wainwright It's a daft premise that shouldn't work, and wouldn't were it not for Irene Kelleher's charisma and conviction in performing Ian Wild's tragicomic script, which supplies the deliciously delusional logic. Obviously, William Shakespeare is bound to prefer reincarnation as a beautiful young woman with long golden hair rather than as a ...

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If I Were Me – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Director: Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart Reviewer: David Doyle If I Were Me is the latest offering from Antler Theatre who are no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This latest piece centres on marketing man, Phillip, who is so totally unremarkable that nobody else in the office really notices him. What follows is a surreal look at Phillip’s life, as he moves ...

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Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle There’s something captivating about Trygve Wakenshaw. From the moment he walks on stage it’s impossible to take your eyes off him. Over the course of his latest show Wakenshaw bends his body and the audience’s mind through a series of weird and wonderful scenes. It’s a show with litter or no words, perhaps a few dozen, but ...

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Clown Macbeth – C, Edinburgh

Director: Makato Inoue Reviewer: David Doyle Ryukyu Cirque’s Clown Macbeth is a silent clown performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Two performers clad in black enact the play silently over the course of 50 minutes. The physical piece has a lot of elements worth admiring including a soundscape and lighting that perfectly capture the world unfolding on the stage. However it ...

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The Piper – Underbelly Potterrow, Edinburgh

Director: Halcyon Macleod Reviewer: David Doyle Australian company, My Darling Patricia’s, immersive retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin won the Best Children’s Theatre Award at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2014 and it’s easy to see why. The production utilises pairs of children and parents from the audience as well as actors to tell the story of the Pied ...

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