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Red Bastard – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Eric Davis Reviewer: Andrew Latimer [rating:5] Fear at the Fringe is hard to come by. Thousands of shows: mostly mediocre, routine fare with clear narratives or goals. But every now and again, something truly fierce arrives, to dislodge and unhinge the place of the audience and that of individual desire. Plenty of buzz has surrounded Red Bastard, the demonic ...

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The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Director: John Trengove Reviewer: Andrew Latimer [rating:4] Those who have enjoyed the recent 25-year anniversary rerelease ofMy Neighbour TotoroandGrave of the Firefliesmay well findEpicene Butcherto be a perfect cultural accompaniment: a celebration of Japanese art. Others may simply find this old-style gem an enlightening and soothing experience. South African performer Jemma Kahn, with the help of her doe-eyed, animé schoolgirl ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mother to Mother – Assembly George Square

Writer: Dr Sindiwe Magona Director: Janice Honeyman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 4.5] On 25th August 1993, just months before South Africa celebrated democratic elections, American student Amy Biehl was murdered by youths from the Guguletu township. Based on a true story,Mother to Mother- a one woman play adapted from Dr Sindiwe Magona’s book of the same name - shows this ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Half – Assembly George Square

Writer: Richard Dormer Director: David Calvitto Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 3.5] Set backstage 35 minutes before the opening night of an actor’s one-man version of Hamlet, The Half is definitely a play that suits the Edinburgh Fringe. In a city that is teeming with performers a play about their backstage angst is certainly appealing, and the fact that the play ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Educating Rita – Assembly George Square

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 3.5] A brilliantly-written play that makes an unlikely couple of a Scouse hairdresser and a University Lecturer, Educating Rita is a piece that maintains its popularity by being funny, engaging and accessible. In an attempt to improve her life Rita enrols in an English Lit course via Open University, and ...

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