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Sunday in the Park with George – C Venues, Edinburgh

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: James Lapine Director: Gareth Mattey Reviewer: John Roberts “White, a blank page or canvas. The challenge bring order to the whole, through design, composition, balance, light, and harmony.” The opening lines to Sondheim’s musical inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, gives any future productions a ...

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Pondling – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman Director: Paul Meade Reviewer: Danielle Shields The moment bright white lights shine down on the petite frame of Genevieve Hulme-Beaman it comes as quite a shock when her small mouth lets out a barking voice pronouncing every syllable as she describes her adoration for her new black shiny shoes.It’s fair to say your ears are a little ...

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Jo Caulfield: Cancel My Subscription – The Stand, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Jo Caulfield, nominated as one of the ‘Funniest Women’ in 2010 by LAFTA brings her sell-out, standing room only show Cancel My Subscription to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Caulfield, of Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks fametakesher audience on an hour long journey of jokes that have little ...

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Thief – Hill Street Solo Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Liam Rudden Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Thief, isthe fictional tale of Sailor, a man who has entered the ‘oldest profession’, living a life of dark debauchery: drugs, alcohol, sex, self-harm and pain. We explore the journey of his life and how he came to be, in this one man, award winning drama inspired by the life and works of Jean ...

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Into the Woods Jr – Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Danielle Shields After 2013’s gritty adaptation of Jim Cartwright’s poverty stricken playRoad,centered on Thatcher’s regime, it comes as a surprise that accidentallyon Purpose Productions have returned to Greenside @ Nicolson Square with a fun fairytale musical. As much as Into the Woods Jnr is a pleasing experience for youngsters; itis the ...

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Janice Joplin: Full Tilt – Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Writer: Peter Arnott Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: John Roberts Jukebox musicals have almost become enshrined in musical theatre tradition now, most shows in the west end and touring feature the back catalogue of several artists and are usually also coupled with anodyne and poorly written plots however with Full Tilt, we are safe from the bohemians of We Will Rock ...

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Rob Deering: Musicface – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The loop pedals are back and the man behind them is wearing his cheesiest grin ever. Rob Deering is looking in fine form, in fact it appears he has taken an elixir of youth and with it his new show Musicface seems to be taking on a much more lighthearted approach than previous shows and it works ...

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