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Squally Showers – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Director: Alex Scott Company: Little Bulb Theatre Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:3.5] ‘Isn’t it rich? Isn’t is queer?’, Sondheim once pondered, his lyrics ringing out from the soundtrack of kitsch classics and dynamic synthesizers accompanying Little Bulb’s new dance show Squally Showers. He could certainly have been talking about Little Bulb, for what they lack in traditional dance skills they make ...

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Tim Vine Chat Show- Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Written: Tim Vine Producer: Bound and Gagged Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:5.0] The king of the one liner, Tim Vine, returns to Edinburgh with his comical offering The Tim Vine Chat Show; an hour of ridiculous jokes, songs, visual gags and interviews with willing volunteers in the audience. For our show we had interviews with a lifeguard who knew someone needed ...

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Peacock & Gamble: Heart-throbs – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Written: Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:5.0] Peacock and Gamble return again to the Edinburgh Fringe with their new show Heart-throbs, the story of how they were discovered at the fringe last year by a Japanese conglomerate and then became very big in Japan. While waiting for the show to start, the audience were treated to a ...

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Sincerely, Mr Toad – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Composer &Lyricist: David Andrew Wilson Writer &Lyricist: David Hutchinson Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:3] Sell A Door’s new musical, Sincerely, Mr Toad is an ambitious portrayal of the life of The Wind in the Willows creator Kenneth Grahame. Spanning the course of his son’s life the musical delves into the private lives of the man who created arguably one of the ...

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[title of show] – Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Bowen Book: Hunter Bell Director: Alex Howarth Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] It’s been a long time coming but finally the UK gets its first professional production of [title of show] courtesy of Patch of Blue Theatre who wowed audiences last year with their sharp production of The 25th Annual County Putnam Spelling Bee – which is now due ...

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Leo – George Sq Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] It's hard not to appreciate the skill and dexterity being delivered by Leo, which makes a return for the third year running, this time the show has leaped to an even bigger venue and is still packing in the crowds. This gravity defying physical theatre piece provides a mind bending treat, one half of the stage ...

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Julien Cottereau: Imagine Toi – Assembly Central, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Former Cirque du Soleil star Julien Cotterau returns to the fringe for another outing into your imagination in his latest one hour spectacular Imagine Toi. Cottereau's down on his luck janitor-esque clown is beautifully realised, instantly likeable, and his cheekiness endearing. He has the audience eating our of the palm of his hands, whether he is ...

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That is All You Need to Know – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Director: Paul Slater Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:3.5] The shameful treatment of the recently pardoned Alan Turing is well known; mathematical genius and breaker of the enigma code, he committed suicide after being convicted for his homosexuality. Turing's story is tragic, but That Is All You Need To Know is keen to tell the story of all of the people who ...

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