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Vocca People – The Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh

Creators: Lior Kalfo &Shai Fishman Reviewer: John Roberts The Voca People have been regulars at the fringe for the past few years and their latest production at The Pleasance Grand is perhaps their best executed production to date. The Voca People are from the planet Vocca, which sits somewhere behind the sun, their only method of communication is through sound ...

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The Addams Family – Assembly at the Mound, Edinburgh

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts Following their critical success withAvenue Qin 2013, the students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present the Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere of Andrew Lippa's musical take onThe Addams Family. WednesdayAddams is in love with Lucas, Lucas's parents are falling out of love with each other, ...

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Rachel Parris: Live in Vegas – The Pleasance Attic, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Rachel Parris transports people from the stupendous heat of The Pleasance Attic to the heady heights of Sin City as she works to pay off her debt to hotel owner and show biz superstar Felice. Well that's the premise of this hour long show of musical comedy, while it may not be destined for a long residence ...

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Dizney Rascal – Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Writer: Rebecca Humphries Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Dizney Rascalis Rebecca Humphries’ ingenious solo comedy cabaret show on both her love of Disney, and how it has cruelly lied to her. Through songs, stand up and sketches, the audience come to realise that they too, have been lied to about love, vile villains, privileged princesses and the questionable moral messages from Walt’s ...

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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Creator: Greg Allen Reviewer: Deborah Klayman After twenty-five years on Chigago stages, Greg Allen’sToo Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blindhas both survived and diversified. Still run by creatives who identify themselves as NeoFuturists, generally using chance-based ticket prices and performing late night shows, a slice of this has finally crossed the Atlantic and landed at the Underbelly. The concept ...

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According to His Need – C Nova, Edinburgh

Writer: Oliver Eagleton Director: Nora Kelly Lester Reviewer: Deborah Klayman “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”. This phrase, made popular by Marx, offers a fitting title for this one-act play about two characters in conflict due to their romantic and political needs. Penned by emerging playwright Oliver Eagleton and directed by Nora Kelly Lester, ...

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Pirate Gran – Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Geraldine Durrant &Rose Forshall Adaptor: Scamp Theatre Director: Pieter Lawman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman When it comes to children’s theatre at the Fringe, taking a gamble can be both expensive and fraught with danger. Will the little ones cry, wander off or (cringe) distract everyone else in the theatre? Fortunately, renowned Scamp Theatre take the uncertainty out of your theatrical ...

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Pete Firman: Trickster – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Middlesborogh’s very own self-deprecating magic man Pete Firman returns to the fringe for the eight consecutive year with Trickster another show blending his razor sharp and slightly eccentric personality with some magic tomfoolery. Firman is a true showman, his cheeky melodic smoggy patter fits perfectly with his mischievous grin and the foreboding glint of a closeted psychopath ...

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