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David Elms: Goody Boy – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Kate Harvey Elms is delightfully bashful, and yet it becomes clear that his ‘Goody Boy’ persona is the perfect combination of bold improvisation and an undeniable knowledge of the comedy circuit. In tandem with his previous ‘Boy’ shows, David Elms wins the hearts of many as he adopts this act for the evening, treating the audience to a series ...

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Partial Nudity – Zoo, Edinburgh

Writer: Emily Layton Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Emily Layton follows up last year's Fringe debut Two Thirds with another sure-footed slice of contemporary life, Partial Nudity. Under a bare bulb in the grotty backroom of a Bolton pub, Darren and Nina, two strippers with very different reasons to be there, are forced to share a make-shift dressing room.Jack-the-lad Darren (Joe Layton), ...

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Dusty Horne’s Sound and Fury, Pleasance Queen Dome, Edinburgh

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Writer: Frank Tamburin Director: Kath Rogers Designer: Tom Burgess Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Roger Corman you undoubtedly know, but Dusty Horne? It's 1963 and Dusty Horne is the behind-the-scenes Hollywood diva you've never heard of. A queen in her own mind, a queen in her world, the queen of the cinematic art of "augmented sound technique" or ...

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Tape – Zoo, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Tape is a new piece of performance art from the University of Central Oklahoma that incorporates visual art, music, dance, and theatre. The show aims to present the birth of a pop-culture Frankenstein and explore the creative process from inception to cessation. The show itself consists of one performer, with tape on his face, lip-syncing and dancing ...

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Fabric – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Abi Zakarian Director: Tom O’Brien Reviewer: David Doyle Abi Zakarian’s Fabric offers a searing look at the life of one woman, Leah, and how her life unravels. In the process, the show explores wider issues of the shifting roles and expectations of women in society today, in a show that showcases wonderful new writing, direction, and performance. The exploration ...

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Spring Awakening – Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh

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Book &Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Reviewer: David Doyle The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening has had a resurgence in interest following the Deaf West revival in New York, which offered a radical reinterpretation of the text. While not a radical reinterpretation, EUSOG’s production is an accomplished version of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s exploration of sexual repression in 19th ...

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Amy Howerska: Smashcat – Gilded Balloon @ the Counting House, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham In her return to the Edinburgh Fringe, Amy Howerska brings her usual brand of sassy, bawdy and direct comedy. In Smashcat the follow-up to last year's Sasspot Howerska talks about the loss of her greatest idols and her realisation of the need to settle down, dressing up and relationships. Gone are the days of hedonistic partying replaced ...

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