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Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Like many single guys in their late twenties, Patrick Turpin is starting to panic. He has been single for over 90% of his life and he is concerned about what the future holds. Turpin’s latest Fringe show dramatises many of his own experiences and what might happen in the near future. From the beginning, Turpin outlines the ...

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Elf the Musical – Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Director: Debbie King Musical Director: Jack Bennett Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Christmas seems to be getting earlier and earlier each year and with just 119 sleeps to go, The Talentz (in the form of Santa and his elves) have landed in Nicolson Square and are checking the Naughty and Nice lists. Returning to the Fringe following a sold-out run of Into ...

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Growth – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Luke Norris Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Hilarious, heartwarming and relevant, Growthis a comedy about growing up and manning-up from rising star Luke Norris [So Here We Are, Royal Exchange; Goodbye To All That, Royal Court]. When Tobes finally plucks up the courage to see a doctor about the lump he’s ignored for two years, the audience learns there’s more he ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

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Writer: Maria Ferguson Director: Lucy Bairstow Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Blending theatre, storytelling, and movement, Fat Girls Don’t Dance is Maria Ferguson’s debut, one-woman, autobiographical show, exploring her relationship with food and her desire to be on stage, through the help of her first love - dance. Speaking, singing and dancing her way through difficult scenarios of her own life, Ferguson ...

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Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience – Be’st Restaurant, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Erin Elston Eating at Faulty Towers is most people’s idea of a nightmare. Huddled in the alleyway next to the Be’st Restaurant, trying to escape the flight path of disgruntled pigeons, the assembled audience, ranging from die-hard fans to youngsters who weren't born at the height of the show's success, begin to wonder whether a grave mistake has been ...

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Danielle Ward: Seventeen – Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Seventeen is a show where comedienne Danielle Ward takes the opportunity to reflect back on her own life at 17, but more importantly impart some important life lessons on today’s teenagers. Danielle sets the tone for the show by transporting the audience back to 1996 when the Spice Girls were installing girl power and all tomatoes were ...

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