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Edinburgh Fringe – Bridget Christie : War Donkey – Assembly Rooms

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4] Bridget Christie is a bit of a staple at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her surreal, bonkers shows may not have the masses clamouring to see her, but she draws consistent, appreciative audiences. And more importantly, she seems to be having a whale of a time performing. This year’s show is based around attitudes towards women in comedy, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Max and Ivan Are… Con Artists – Pleasance Courtyard

Director: Jessica Ransom Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] Last year, Max and Ivan arranged one of the most talked about shows at the Fringe; The Wrestling. This one-off event pitted comedians against real-life wrestlers, and the duo picked up a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for their innovative idea. This year they have come up with an equally brilliant concept, a sketch ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro! – Traverse Theatre

Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4/5] Bravo Figaro!or,How to Put on an Opera in a Bungalow in Bournemouth, Mark Thomas’ new one-man show, is an odyssey around his relationship with his father but it is not self–indulgent or maudlin. Aficionados of the left wing activist’s stand -up acerbic political humour won’t be disappointed as he tells the story of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: A Clockwork Orange – Pleasance Courtyard

Writer: Anthony Burgess   Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5/5] Returning to Edinburgh after its 2011 season, Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ all-male production of A Clockwork Orange is a definite must see. Always a popular production, perhaps due to the notoriety of both the original novel and the controversial film, the stage version of the piece has had many incarnations. In ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory – Assembly Rooms

Book/Music/Lyrics/Director: Paul Boyd Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2.5] Nothing is really happening in Little Happening, Margaret (Leanne Jones) has just received her CLIT, Jake and Jemma's relationship is staid, and Robbie's Horology is just ticking along, things just never happen in this quiet provincial town, well that is until the mysterious Ithanku (Russell Morton) appears and decides to change things for ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Thom Tuck Flips Out – Pleasance Dome

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] Before last year, The Penny Dreadfuls, comprising of Thom Tuck, David Reed and Humphrey Ker, were the reigning kings of sketch comedy at the Fringe. In 2011, they each tried their hand at solo shows, resulting in Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer nods for Ker and Tuck, and the brilliant show Shamblehouse from Reed. Tuck is ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Letter of Last Resort and Good With People – Traverse Theatre

Writers: David Greig and David Harrower Directors: Nicolas Kent and George Perrin Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4/5] The Traverse has put on something really exciting here; Letter of Last Resort and Good With People two relatively new plays from two of Scotland's great modern playwrights in a double-bill. Both have performed separately before, but given their coinciding theme of nuclear war, ...

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