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Barry Brennan’s Bi-Monthly Dungeons and Dragons Sessions: A Geek Tragedy – Spotlites@ The Merchant’s Hall, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Alan Bayley Reviewer: Bobby MacPherson [rating:3] With geek culture very much the hot topic in Hollywood at the moment it’s no real surprise that it has begun to infiltrate other forms of media as well. To this end, Barry Brennan’s Bi-Monthly Dungeons and Dragons Sessions is an attempt to bring the long-standing table top game to the ...

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Making News – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writers: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating:3] Making News is the second play from Coalition writers Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky and sets itself in a BBC news room. On her first day as newly appointed acting Head of Department, Rachel Clarke, played by Suki Webster, finds herself facing the potentially career destroying decision whether or not ...

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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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