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Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare – Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Director: Rev. Lewis Ironside Reviewer: Katie Mitchell It’s the last night of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; actors, techies, directors and thespians alike are preparing for one last booze-up to celebrate what has been a fantastic 2014 Fringe. Most of these people get themselves along toSh*t-Faced Shakespeare; a traditional Shakespearean play with a twist; one of the actors is completely ‘shakespeared’ ...

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Bob Downe: Bob, Sweat & Tears – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Writer: Mark Trevorrow Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Bob, Sweat &Tears includes everything you’d expect from an evening with Bob Downe during The Fringe. We are treated to plenty of polyester, campy pop songs, cheesy grins and naughty jokes – but there’s something waiting for us that we never saw coming. Bob has a revelation – he’s actually been living a lie ...

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Bromance – Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Katie Mitchell The Oxford dictionary cites that the word‘Bromance’ is a 21stCentury combination of brother and romance; a close but non-sexual relationship between men. This is exactly what Barely Methodical troupe explores through their live physical theatre/circus spectacular. Three cheeky chaps grace the stage with more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Recent graduates of National Centre for ...

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safeword – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Writer: Dave Fargnoli Director: Amy Gilmartin Reviewer: Danielle Shields It is a common occurrence in the modern online world for individuals to be deceitful: it couldn't be easier to take on another identity when the screen in front acts like a shield. It’s unsurprising that many media projects have chosenthis intriguing subject matter. Dave Fargnoli’s original playsafewordpresents similar ideas of ...

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Games of Love and Chance – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Pierre de Marivaux Adaptation: David K. Barnes Director: Roxy Cook Reviewer: Danielle Shields Pierre de Marivaux’s flamboyant farceGames of Love and Chanceis a story that stands the test of time despite being three centuries old. It is exceptional that this adaptation of the play is Zut Alors Theatre’s première production. Playwright David K. Barnes has set it during the ...

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The Really Big Diamond – theSpace @ Venue 45, Edinburgh

Writer: F Scott Fitzgerald Directors: Harriet Braine and Noah Tomson Reviewer: Danielle Shields Theatre Paradok is their name and paradox is exactly what you should expect from this company as, proving from their past performances at the Fringe including last year’sA Note of Dischord, they enjoy adapting everything that is remotely bizarre. This year is no exception where they have ...

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Theatre On A Long Thin Wire – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Jack McNamara Reviewer: Marina Spark Summerhall is hosting the intriguing showTheatre On A Long Thin Wireby Future Ruins.It uses no actors, no set and no tech. It is simply the audience and a telephone placed on a chair in a room. The room chosen by Future Ruins is a relatively soulless, small loft space. Inevitably the phone on the ...

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Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee – theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Director: Julia Carstairs Reviewer: Danielle Shields Some plays have the power to really capture our imagination. David Greig’s beautiful story of a rare friendship is one of them. IfNick and Nora’s Infinite Playlisthad been set in Scotland and they chased stags instead of bunnies then it would beYellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee. Narrated to ...

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