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Edinburgh Fringe: Company – C Venue C

Book: George Furth Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] Bobby is 35 and in the opinion of his friends and multiple girlfriends it’s high time he settled down. As he watches the couples around him disintegrate, the single guy wonders: Is this worth giving up my life for? One Academy, the production arm of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mother to Mother – Assembly George Square

Writer: Dr Sindiwe Magona Director: Janice Honeyman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 4.5] On 25th August 1993, just months before South Africa celebrated democratic elections, American student Amy Biehl was murdered by youths from the Guguletu township. Based on a true story,Mother to Mother- a one woman play adapted from Dr Sindiwe Magona’s book of the same name - shows this ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Half – Assembly George Square

Writer: Richard Dormer Director: David Calvitto Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 3.5] Set backstage 35 minutes before the opening night of an actor’s one-man version of Hamlet, The Half is definitely a play that suits the Edinburgh Fringe. In a city that is teeming with performers a play about their backstage angst is certainly appealing, and the fact that the play ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Educating Rita – Assembly George Square

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 3.5] A brilliantly-written play that makes an unlikely couple of a Scouse hairdresser and a University Lecturer, Educating Rita is a piece that maintains its popularity by being funny, engaging and accessible. In an attempt to improve her life Rita enrols in an English Lit course via Open University, and ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Morning – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Simon Stephens Designer: Hyemi Shin Music: Michael Czepiel Director: Sean Holmes Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 4]   What do we think when a crime appears to have no reason behind it? As a society we find it necessary to get to the root of the matter, as believing that people just do terrible things randomly is too frightening to ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Jigsy – Assembly Rooms

Writer: Tony Staveacre Director: Hanah Chissick Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] It is 1997 and Cilla Black is playing through the speakers while pictures of Frank Carson, Cannon &Ball and Ken Dodd hang on the wall of this fading Livapudlian working man’s club, a strongly designed set by Hannah DeWinton’s that evokes the era, location and atmosphere perfectly almost stealing the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe – Edward Reid : Living The Dream One Song At A Time

Writer/Director: Vik Sivalingam Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Edward Reid is best known for his much loved reworking of nursery rhymes on Britain's Got Talent, in which he shot to fame in 2011. Now making his Edinburgh Fringe debut, he entertains an excitable yet loyal crowd of fans as he weaves over 20 songs into a fast paced, whistle stop tour ...

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