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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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JOAN – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Lucy J Skilbeck Reviewer: David Doyle You might know St. Catherine from the Catherine Wheel, and you almost certainly know at least something of Joan of Arc. JOAN is their story, or at least it will be once Catherine shows up, until then this is about Joan. Lucy J Skilbeck’s exploration of the life of Joan of ...

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Boris: World King – Pleasance Queen Dome, Edinburgh

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Writer: Tom Crawshaw Director: Yaz Al-Shaater Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Oh, what a fertile field of material there is to plough for a show about the man we've come to know as BoJo. From his juvenile declaration that he intended to become 'world king' through the quite frankly unbelievable rise to become Foreign Secretary, we are presented with the Herculean twelve ...

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Besieged – theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle The 2014 siege at a Lindt café in Sydney had a major and lasting impact on the city. With the inquest into the events surrounding the siege currently underway, Besieged, from the Sydney Theatre School, is a timely look at the events of 2014 and the impact they had. It’s a show packed full of exciting ideas ...

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An Evening with CS Lewis – Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Charlie Senate Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a mixed bag: large-scale extravaganzas with bulging production budgets and posted warnings about strobe lights; minimalist-by-necessity acts performing in storage rooms with a single spotlight and a carrier bag full of props. Everything, from the gargantuan to the garish, the electrifying to the enervating, the breathtaking to the breathtakingly bad—is on display here. ...

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The Wedding Reception – George Hotel, Edinburgh

Writer&Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh Reviewer: Erin Elston What better way to celebrate a day of nuptial bliss than a wedding reception hosted right in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe? Will and Kate think their big day is over, but Kate’s parents have other plans. Interactive Theatre International cleverly bring those moments which are so ‘normal’ in family weddings, and make ...

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