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Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Circus Incognitus – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Performer: Jamie Adkins Reviewer: John Roberts American clown and comic physical theatre performer Jamie Adkins brings his one man show Circus Incognitus to this year’s Fringe and it’s a delightfully charming and engaging hour of tomfoolery for the young and young at heart. Circus Incognitus uses everyday objects such as a cardboard box, a chair, step-ladder and even fruit to ...

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Preen Back Yer Lugs! – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Director: Aleksis Meaney Writer: Paul F. Matthews Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] The world has been savaged by seven brutal world wars, weapons of vast mass destruction have destroyed most of the planet; but dinnae fash yersel’; Scotland survived intact. In fact, Scotland has done so well in Paul F. Matthews’ new work, which is based on the popular Finnish play ...

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The Pearl – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Michael Bryher Writer: Sam Gayton Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] Adapted from the John Steinbeck novel of the same name, Dumbshow Theatre’s The Pearl is a timeless fable which delves into universal themes of luck, greed, guilt and jealousy. Directed by Michael Bryher, and written by Sam Gayton, the follow-up to their 2012 Edinburgh Fringe success, Clockheart Boy is an ...

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If These Spasms Could Speak – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Creator: Robert Softly Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:4] Disability can be a touchy and uncomfortable subject to talk about for people who have had little experience of it. It can be socially awkward and unnerving for some who don’t know whether ignore or stare.However, Robert Softly, co-creator of the controversial National Theatre of Scotland productionGirl X, puts the audience at ease ...

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Storming the Barricade – The Space @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Directors: Claire Evans &Rosie HIll Musical Director: Ben Everett Riley Reviewer: Eric Fletcher [Rating:2.5] Walk into the Space @ Symposium Hall and you might wonder if this is the right venue for anything other than lectures. With an inadequately basic lighting set up, coupled with a tiny stage which would be better served in Lilliput, you begin to realise that ...

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Ciara – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director:Orla O’Loughlin Playwright: David Harrower Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:3] Glasgow city skyline: a beautiful landscape full with culture, history and an underlying criminal world that is notoriously but never seen.Ciara,nearing the end of its run at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh is a compelling story about one woman’s trap in the criminal gangland that still thrives behind the scenes in the ...

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Late Night Gimp Fight – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] In the five years they started performing at the Fringe, four simple words have come to signify so much to audiences around the UK, and indeed the world. These words are simple and often overlooked when on their own, but when used together, the words Late Night Gimp Fight combine to create an award-winning comedy group ...

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Ballad of the Burning Star – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Director and Writer: Nir Paldi Producer and Associate Director: George Mann Musical Director and Composer: Adam Pleeth Choreographer: Orian Michaeli Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] Ballad of the Burning Star by Theatre Ad Infinitum is a cabaret styletelling of the long standing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Itfocuses on a young boy, Israel, who goes from being the victim to thevillain ...

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