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safeword – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Writer: Dave Fargnoli Director: Amy Gilmartin Reviewer: Danielle Shields It is a common occurrence in the modern online world for individuals to be deceitful: it couldn't be easier to take on another identity when the screen in front acts like a shield. It’s unsurprising that many media projects have chosenthis intriguing subject matter. Dave Fargnoli’s original playsafewordpresents similar ideas of ...

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Games of Love and Chance – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Pierre de Marivaux Adaptation: David K. Barnes Director: Roxy Cook Reviewer: Danielle Shields Pierre de Marivaux’s flamboyant farceGames of Love and Chanceis a story that stands the test of time despite being three centuries old. It is exceptional that this adaptation of the play is Zut Alors Theatre’s première production. Playwright David K. Barnes has set it during the ...

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The Really Big Diamond – theSpace @ Venue 45, Edinburgh

Writer: F Scott Fitzgerald Directors: Harriet Braine and Noah Tomson Reviewer: Danielle Shields Theatre Paradok is their name and paradox is exactly what you should expect from this company as, proving from their past performances at the Fringe including last year’sA Note of Dischord, they enjoy adapting everything that is remotely bizarre. This year is no exception where they have ...

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Theatre On A Long Thin Wire – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Jack McNamara Reviewer: Marina Spark Summerhall is hosting the intriguing showTheatre On A Long Thin Wireby Future Ruins.It uses no actors, no set and no tech. It is simply the audience and a telephone placed on a chair in a room. The room chosen by Future Ruins is a relatively soulless, small loft space. Inevitably the phone on the ...

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Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee – theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Director: Julia Carstairs Reviewer: Danielle Shields Some plays have the power to really capture our imagination. David Greig’s beautiful story of a rare friendship is one of them. IfNick and Nora’s Infinite Playlisthad been set in Scotland and they chased stags instead of bunnies then it would beYellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee. Narrated to ...

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Flat Pack – theSpace @ The Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh

Writers and Directors: Charlotte McGuinness &Emily-Jane McNeill Reviewer: Danielle Shields There are many recent plays that attempt to realistically portray issues at the forefront of modern homosexual life.Flat Pack, an original script by students Charlotte McGuinness and Emily-Jane McNeill, focuses on the people who are affected by an individual coming out as gay as well as how some don’t feel ...

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Sister – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writers: Amy and Rosanna Cade Reviewer: Katie Mitchell Entering into a underground world with neon lights a booming music, two women take center stage wearing black, skimpy latex and killer diamante heels, where both create a sensual pole dance performance to greet the audience as they arrive. Controversial opening (some might think) but the controversy does not end here. Sisterin ...

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The Hive- Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writers: Florence O’Mahony and Nick Gilbert Directed by: Florence O’Mahony Reviewer: Michelle Haynes “Safety in segregation. Peace in solidarity. Pleasure in logic.” When the world erupts, all nature is lost and technology is all you know should you accept the protocol or dig for something deper? Florence O’Mahony and Nick Gilbert’s The Hive plummets the audience deep underground into a ...

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