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The Love Project – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Director: Ellie Browning Writer: Ellie Browning and Amy Michaels Designer: Carla Goodman Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:4] If your favourite bits of the film When Harry met Sally are those gorgeous idiosyncratic scenes when the old couples reminisce about how they met, then you will thoroughly enjoy The Love Project, a charming verbatim play about love. Acollaboration between new company Every ...

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Biding Time (Remix) – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Ben Harrison Writer: Louise Quinn/Bal Cooke/Ben Harrison/Pippa Bailey Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:3.5] Now that music as a product has been made redundant, live performance has reclaimed its rightful place as music’s home. Which makes the concept behind Biding Time (remix) seem necessary; a hybrid between a gig and theatre, devised by a Band called Quinn, fronted by the ridiculously ...

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Northanger Abbey – Gryphon Venues, Edinburgh

Writer: Jane Austin Adaptor: Antonia Christophers/Noel Bryne Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Box Tale Soup, bring Jane Austin’s classic novel about gothic literature loving Catherine Morland vividly to life, thanks to a set of wonderfully crafted puppets and a tight adaptation that makes the dialogue sparkle and the wit and humour of the text to shine through. Adaptors and performers Antonia ...

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Operation Love Story – PBH Free Fringe at La Tasca, Edinburgh

Writer: Jennifer Williams Director: Marie Rabe Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] Operation Love Story is true, we get told that from the start, it's important that we know that, as we're told some shows are fake, some true, some a mixture of both, this is the story of Jennifer Williams, and her mission to help two people come together, this is ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: HeLa – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Adura Onashile in association with Iron-Oxide Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating: 4] HeLaat the Edinburgh Fringe is located in Summerhall's Anatomy Lecture Theatre, a venue which is ideally suited to the subject of this daring physical theatre piece. Any keen geneticists out there will instantly recognise HeLa as the name of a cell line. The use of HeLa has led ...

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Smashed – Assembly Festival, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Not since Eve was in the Garden of Eden has an apple been so hypnotic and enticing. Gandini Juggling bring their critically acclaimed production Smashed to the Rainy Hall at Assembly Festival in a fusion of highly skilled juggling, superb comic timing, and contemporary dance. Smashed takes the art form of juggling to a whole new ...

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The Secret Agent – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Theatre O with Matthew Hurt Director: Joseph Alford Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:1.5] Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s classic novel, Theatre O have adapted The Secret Agent as part of the Traverse’s 2013 season before embarking on a national tour. Set in London during a time of social unrest, a sister attempts to save her young brother from the ongoing threat ...

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Love Story – Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: Stephen Clark Music and additional lyrics: Howard Goodall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:5] Inspired by Erich Segal's best-selling tearjerker of a novel, Love Story by Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall, charts the story of rich Harvard boy Oliver, and poor but clever Radcliffe student, Jenny. They bicker and bitch, fall in love and marry much to the dismay ...

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