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Edinburgh Fringe: Leather – C Nova

Writer: Dean Graham Director: Dean Graham Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3/5] Written and directed by Dean Graham, Leather is a cleverly-staged piece of new writing with some very strong performances and novel ideas. One of the finalists in the International Student Drama Festival, the play is set in a nondescript space comprising an office desk in one corner and a red ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Love Letters to the Public Transport System – Assembly Rooms

Writer: Molly Taylor Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3/5] Having decided she had reason to thank the people responsible for transporting her via public transport on a daily basis, Molly Taylor began writing to transport companies in an attempt to track down and thank drivers who had taken her on important journeys in her life. Doing so became somewhat of an obsession, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures – Pleasance Dome

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] Nina Conti is an established actress, but is perhaps best known as a ventriloquist and stand up, and this is what the sell-out crowd at the Pleasance Dome had come to see in Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures. Her repertoire includes some well known characters, with Monk the depressed monkey opening the show with banter with those ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Boo Lingerie – Gilded Balloon Teviot

Writer/Performer: Kev F. Sutherland Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4/5] Formed in 2005 as part of The Sitcom Trials in London, Aberdeen-born Kev F. Sutherland’s Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre has been touring and entertaining ever since, winning the Edinburgh Festival Insider Comedy Award in 2009. This year’s offering, Boo Lingerie, is ostensibly a recreation of horror stories, although very little horror ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Towards The Moon – C Venue C

Book, Music and Lyrics: Andrew McGregor Director: Michael Howell Musical Director: Lindsey Miller Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4/5] Who would have thought that the less than glamorous Scottish port town of Greenock would be the setting for a musical? But hey, this is the Edinburgh Fringe and as we know, anything's possible here. Bobby (Ryan Paterson) is a 24 year old ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: A Tapestry of Many Threads – Dovecot

Writer: Alexander McCall Smith Composer: Tom Cunningham Director: Mark Hathaway Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4.5] Founded in 1912 by William Morris, the internationally renowned Dovecot tapestry studios are celebrating the centenary in style. A Tapestry of Many Threads is a musical celebration and collaboration between writer Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham. Inspired by tapestries that reflect a century of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: 25: 13 Red, 12 Blue – C Aquila

Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5/5] A new play comprised of monologues and vignettes, 25: 13 Red, 12 Blue follows a variety of characters who are all twenty-five and British. After 13 years under a Labour government and twelve years of the Tories these “yoofs” have inherited a broken system riddled with debt and in the grip of the most severe cuts ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Panga – Hill Street Theatre

Writer: Tim Primrose &Sam Siggs Director: Tim Primrose Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:2] When her mum sends some of her childhood belongings through the post, Lucy’s (Beth Godfrey) life is turned upside down. Used to a fairly mundane but functional relationship with boyfriend Gordon (Ben Clifford) – Thursday night is DVD and dip night! – Lucy misses the fun times of ...

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