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The Comedy of Errors – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Plautian farce about twins and mistaken identity, has been neatly twinned by all-male theatre company Propeller in a matched pair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this, their current tour. But these twin shows, unlike the Dromios and Antipholuses who confuse the action of the play, ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier All-male Shakespeare company Propeller has come to Edinburgh with a brace of the Bard’s earliest comedies: the less-performed Comedy of Errors, and the well-known and well-loved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story of love, fairies and chaos. You may know the Dream, but you probably won’t have seen it quite like ...

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Theology – The Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Writer &Director: Martin O’Connor Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Theology is a theatrical performance in two parts which explores the place of religion in Glasgow today. The piece is inspired by the dialect, faith and people of Glasgow. Part one is a reinterpretation of the Catholic Mass performed in the Glaswegian dialect. Part two; entitled A Govan of the Mind is based ...

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Job Seekers Anonymous- The Arches, Glasgow

Writers: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Job Seekers Anonymous is a unique and humorous piece exploring the unemployment situation in the UK through song, story, satire and silliness. More cabaret piece with sketch show elements rather than all-out theatrical work, the duo of Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit examine their own and other’s experiences of unemployment, being ...

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Under the Mulberry Tree – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Timothy Jones Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Edinburgh is labouring under a glut of plays, written by men, about how infertility turns women into psychopathic harridans.At the Lyceum, Tim Barrow’s Union is busy portraying Queen Anne, on the back of her miscarriages, as an unhinged despot who goes about breast-feeding a swaddled doll, leaving off occasionally to oppress ...

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Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites – The Arches, Glasgow

Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Somewhere between a theatre show and a would-be pop concert, Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites brings songs that will move and inspire, a lightning fast journey that takes the audience from the depths of failure to a collective euphoria in the space of a few songs: as long as you’re willing to join along. An early 90’s ...

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Wendy Hoose – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Johnny McKnight Directors: Johnny McKnight &Robert Softley Gale Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Studio at the Festival Theatre is gaining a reputation for hosting gems. And Wendy Hoose the new one-act play from Random Accomplice and Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, is another diamond to add to their swag stock-take. Running at just over an hour, this exploration of what ...

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Admission One Shilling – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Deviser: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Val Baskott One shilling equalled six Woodbines or three pints of beer when war broke out in 1939. Myra Hess, already an internationally acclaimed concert pianist for three decades, felt keenly the need to keep classical music alive and accessible during wartime restrictions. Foregoing her USA tour, she lobbied and used her influence ...

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