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Edinburgh Fringe: Riot Squat – Whitespace

Writer: Alan Gordon Director: Becky Hope - Palmer Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4.5] The ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster was originally printed in WWII. It doesn’t take a genius to explain why it’s now being mass produced… Of course they want us to keep calm, looking at events globally; people power has proven to be as strong as ever. Closer ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Alleycats – Contemporary a Cappella – C Venue C

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:3] Veterans of Last Choir Standing and finalists in the UK Voice Festival competition The Alleycats, return to the Fringe with a show of varied content and quality. The group's 2012 performance doesn't bring anything new to the a cappella field, comprising as it does the ubiquitous mash-ups and a safe set list of cover versions from ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: 13 – C Venues C

Book: Dan Elish and Robert Horn Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Richard Poynton Musical Director: David Easto Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] 12 year old Evan Goldman is having a difficult time - his parents are in the midst of a divorce and his all-important Bar Mitzvah is looming. To make matters worse his mother announces they are leaving ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dirty Paki Lingerie – Assembly Hall

Writer: Aizzah Fatima Director: Erica Gould Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4] We all judge people within seconds of meeting them; looking another person up and down, we don’t look into their soul, we are disinterested as to their story. We make snap judgments and place people in boxes; such that are in keeping with our pre conceived ideas about certain ethnicities, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Glory Dazed – Underbelly

Writer: Cat Jones Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5] Developed with ex-servicemen prisoners in Doncaster, Glory Dazed is a stark, engaging play about the impact returning from war has on entire communities. With incredibly funny and touching moments underscoring volatile situations, the play presents fully rounded characters and is both devastatingly realistic and sharply observant. Returning to his hometown to find life ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Day The Sky Turned Black – Assembly Roxy

Writer: Ali Kennedy-Scott   Director: Adrian Barnes Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3] A heart-felt piece based on the accounts and interviews with survivors of the Black Saturday bush-fires, thisone-woman play,The Day The Sky Turned Black, is a touching testimonial to the 173 victims that died and the effect on those who lived to tell the tale. In 2009, with a temperature ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Back To The Future The Pantomime – Paradise in Augustine’s

Writer: Ben Parker and Gill Conquest Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:1] On reading the title of this production you are likely to assume it will either be superb or atrocious. Sadly, Two Shades Of Blue’s show is the latter, appearing under-rehearsed, underpowered, and entirely underwhelming. Returning after a run in 2008, tonight’s production of Back To The Future The Pantomime began ...

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