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Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: Angela Clarke, James McLindon, Adam Hadley, Bill Knoweldon, Mark Harvey Levine, Grant MacDermott Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show is fast becoming something of an Edinburgh Fringe institution. Offering up three different menus of short plays at 10.20 in the morning, with different selections performed on different days, Bite-Size Plays' have clearly hit upon a winning formula ...

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Best of The Jest – Aces & Eights, London

Performers: Bryony Twydle, Ella Ainsworth, Luke Theobald, Jack Stanley, Tristan Rogers Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Comedy troupe The Jest have been making a name for themselves in the tricky world of sketch comedy, with guest spots on Radio 4’s Sketchorama and winning the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off. As part of the Camden Fringe, they present an hour of sketches and ...

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9 to 5 The Musical – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

9 to 5

Book: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Equality for women is sadly still an issue in today’s society but thankfully times have changed considerably since 1980 when Patricia Resnick wrote the film9 to 5. Having now become regulars at the Fringe, entertaining audiences for over a decade, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are ...

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Crapappella – theSpace@Venue 45, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Crapappella is most certainly not your standard a cappella show. Do not be fooled by the name, however - this show is certainly not crap. This latest production by the Queen Mary Theatre Company is comical, creative and chaotic. Bringing four shows to the Fringe this year, the Company are ready to entertain and Crapappella does not ...

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Les Misérables School Edition – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Book: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Trevor Nunn Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer Adaptation: John Caird Director: Sally Lyall Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Captivate Theatre is back yet again with its largest production of the Fringe - Les Misérables. Returning with arguably the best-loved and longest-running musical in the world, there is no place for error and this ...

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All the Things I Lied About – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle We all lie. Every day we utter a lie. Those can be big or small but they are ever-present in our lives. In All the Things I Lied About, Katie Bonna examines her own relationship with lying and in the form of a TED talk that nobody asked her to give, she explores the devastating impact lies ...

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Scorch – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Stacey Gregg Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: David Doyle Being a teenager is difficult enough but when that’s combined with the task of having to explore one’s gender identity that journey is infinitely harder. In Stacey Gregg’s Scorch, that’s the task facing Kes. At times deeply moving, Gregg’s monologue manages to capture the difficulties society throws in the way of ...

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