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Agent of Influence – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

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Writer: Sarah Sigal Director: Jessica Beck Reviewer: Stephen Bates There seems no end to stories of heroism in World War II, but, despite initial appearances to the contrary, this is not an addition to the list. Sarah Sigal's one hour monologue is an account given by Lady Pamela More, a socialite and fashion correspondent for The Times, of her recruitment ...

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All Aboard the Marriage Hearse – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Matt Morillo Reviewer: Stephen Bates "Marriage is just porn for women" declares Sean to his long-time partner Amy as they return home together, half drunk, after a friend's wedding reception. He has caught the garter, she the bouquet and, as Elvis croons It's Now or Never in the background, Amy decides that now is the time to ...

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The D-List – Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

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Writer: David Hendon Director: Phil Croft Reviewer: Mark O’Neill The cult of celebrity is all too familiar. Each year thousands upon thousands of pop star wannabes try their hand at becoming the next big hit. If they are lucky they will still be recognised on the streets a year later. Some, however, are remembered for the wrong reasons. Shrapnel Theatre’s ...

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Sunshine on Leith – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe for the third consecutive year, Captivate Theatre's Sunshine on Leithhas everything you would expect (and more) from this well-drilled company. Opening with a punchy rendition of Sky Takes the Soul, the story tells of two Scottish soldiers back from serving in Afghanistan. Their return sparks a plot filled with emotion and humour entwined ...

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Epic Love and Pop Songs – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: Phoebe Eclair-Powell Reviewer: David Doyle Songs can define our lives. Key moments are often soundtracked by a song that is forever tinged with the memory of the moment that it played out over. In Epic Love and Pop Songs, those songs soundtrack the relationship between two teenagers, Doll and Ted, as they make their way through life, in this ...

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Blush – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Charlotte Josephine Director: Ed Stamollouian Reviewer: David Doyle Charlotte Josephine’s Blush doesn’t pull any punches. It’s fast-paced, razor-sharp, and proves to be a vital examination of revenge porn. Weaving together the stories of five people affected by revenge porn, the two-hander, starring Daniel Foxsmith and Josephine herself, takes on a subject that makes for at times uncomfortable but always ...

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Into the Woods – Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe from across the Atlantic, the American High School Theatre Festival take us on a journey Into the Woods. One of Sondheim’s most popular works brings all of our favourite fairytale characters together into one amusing yet confusing adventure. Accompanied by a Tony Award-winning score, the story tells of the Baker and his wife, ...

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Last Call – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Belgium is famed for its comic books so it’s little surprise that a show about graphic novels finds itself as part of the Big In Belgium programme at Summerhall this year. Last Call finds itself at the midpoint between a theatrical production and a graphic novel. A collaboration between Belgium’s foremost graphic novelist, Philip Parquet, and playwright, ...

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