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Frankenstein Unbolted – Just the Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Writer: Sam Dunham, Jack Faires, Jack Gogarty Director: Simon Egerton Reviewer: John Roberts The dashing, reckless and really rather cheeky boys from Last Chance Saloon return to the Fringe with their take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In a bid to outdo his friend Henry, Victor Frankenstein tries to create the perfect man. However, due to a few mishaps along the ...

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Plastic Rose – Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh

Writer: Shogo Ohta Director: Peter Lichtenfels Reviewer: Danielle Shields A women wearing a plain white unfitted dress slowly creeps up the stairs while slapping the heels of a pair of black shoes together. She turns to us, revealing a white painted face and smudged red lips - a toned down version of the Joker. It’s enough to give anyone the ...

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The Cat in the Hat – Pleasance One, Edinburgh

Writer: Dr Seuss Adaptor: Katie Mitchell Director: Lille Collier Reviewer: John Roberts The Cat in the Hat is arguably Dr Seuss' best known book, and here in Katie Mitchell's honourable adaptation which received its world premiere at The National Theatre a few years ago has been revived by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd to enchant and excite children young and old. On ...

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Out of the Blue – Assembly at George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts This year Out Of The Blue celebrate their 11th year at the fringe, gaining in popularity each year, and becoming a household name after their appearance on Britain's Got Talent,their success has seen them tour the world the past year and have a viral hit on YouTube with their Shakira Melody. The student acapella group from Oxford ...

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Connected the Musical – The Pleasance Upstairs, Edinburgh

Book/Music/Lyrics: Craig Christie Director: Suzy Graham-Adriani Reviewer: John Roberts Ahhhh the 21st Century, more advances in technology than any other era and the century that spawned the internet, mobile phones and social networking... To some people that may seem like a good thing to others like Emma played with assured confidence by Rose Shallo would probably say otherwise. Set in ...

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Last Call – C Venues Cubed, Edinburgh

Writer: Mikko Räty Director: Juha Hippi Reviewer: Robin Winters Having won the award for Monologue of the Year in Finland in 2011, Mikko Räty's energetic and scarily observant look at the modern drinking culture comes to a head, in this witty and surprisingly poignant monologue, which fuses performer Juha Hippi's own experience of drinking and his subsequent sobriety with the ...

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Miss Saigon School Edition – Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh

Writers: Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. Director: Adrian Connell Reviewer: Callum Stott So, what did the 80s give us? The Rubik’s Cube, Madonna, Wham and also a bucket load of the best musicals to ever grace the stage and Miss Saigon, is no exception. Based on Puccini’s, Madame Butterfly and ...

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The Curing Room – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: David Ian Lee Director: Joao de Sousa Reviewer: Gareth Davies “We're each of us capable of our little monstrosities.” Big monstrosities abound when seven Russian soldiers are imprisoned in a Polish monastery in 1944. We observe the dismantling of these men as they weigh up the meanings and possibilities of their lives. On a barren stage, the stark horror ...

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