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All The Things I Lied About – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Katie Bonna Dramaturg: Sarah Dickenson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys If lying was a paying job, then Katie Bonna and her family would be billionaires. At the heart of All The Things I Lied About, is the monumental web of lies that tore Bonna's own family apart. In this post-truth, fake news world, and working from the principle ...

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Twelfth Night – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Scott Ellis      Reviewer: Emily Hall Director Scott Ellis brings Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to King’s Theatre Edinburgh, an elegant venue for an inelegant play which thrives on the humour of mayhem and nonsense. Somehow, this especially bawdy interpretation of the literary classic fits beautifully anyways; key characters delivering moving renditions of stunning monologues faithfully to the text, ...

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Faithful Ruslan – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer and director: Helena Kaut-Howson Reviewer: Harriet Brace In a world in which narrowing freedom is a sad and biting reality, the staging of a play about the legacy of an autocratic regime is both timely and terrifying. Faithful Ruslan is based on real-life events in recent history – the period following Josef Stalin’s death in 1953 when the ‘gulag’ ...

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Team Viking – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: James Rowland Music: James Rowland Lyrics: James Rowland Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Emily Hall James Rowland’s debut solo show from Fringe 2016 is now on tour after his successful run of his new show, 100 Different Words for Love, this summer. Team Viking is the heartrending story of his friend’s death and spectacular goodbye. After watching The Vikings at ...

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Grease – The Playhouse,  Edinburgh

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Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs Director: David Gilmor Reviewer: Tom Ralphs For an audience wanting to hear the Grease soundtrack performed live, Grease offers all you could want. For an audience wanting a musical that stands in its own right, Grease will leave you disappointed. While it was a stage show before it was a movie, the version of ...

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The Kite Runner – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Matthew Spangler From the novel by: Khaled Hosseini Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner is a literary juggernaut, spending over two years in the New York Times best-seller list, spawning a 2007 film and this adaptation for the stage in the same year by playwright Matthew Spangler (inspired by a meeting with Hosseini a ...

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Letters Live – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: S.E. Webster Against a silhouette backdrop of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks, Letters Live, the final instalment in the 70th anniversary programme of the Edinburgh International Festival, makes its Festival debut. A combination of surprise performances from famous stage and screen actors and written correspondence by often famous, eminent or simply downright funny people,  makes for a compelling evening of spoken ...

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Wired – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Lesley Wilson Director: Jordan Blackwood Reviewer: Tom Ralph Plays about PTSD are hardly a rarity, even if the chances of finding one at an army run venue might seem low. However, it’s not just the choice of venue that makes Wired stand out, it’s the  approach it takes and the compelling central character that lift it above other plays ...

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