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The Revlon Girl – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Neil Anthony Docking Director: Maxine Evans Reviewer: Tom Ralphs In 1966 in Aberfan in Wales, 150,000 tonnes of waste from a coal mine gave way causing the deaths of 116 schoolchildren and 28 others at the local school. Several months later a Revlon saleswoman arrives to sell make up at the weekly meeting of bereaved mothers. Based on a ...

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Ongals: Babbling Comedy – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

four koren men dressed as toddlers in babygrows

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Following on the heels of the K-Pop phenomenon, Korean comedy troupe Ongals, bring their old-school with a new twist slapstick to the Fringe after successful runs in South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Clad in eye-popping toddler outfits, the rosy-cheeked, Three Stooges-haircut foursome combine magic, circus, mime, physical comedy, juggling, bell-ringing, breaking wind and beatboxing. Intending ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Hot Brown Honey is feisty, feminist mayhem ...

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Balladynas and Romances – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer:Ignacy Karpowicz Director:Konrad Dworakowski Reviewer: Gareth Davies The gods are coming back to live among us. And this time, it's personal. It's an intriguing concept from writer Ignacy Karpowicz and the Pinocchio Theatre of Lodz, a little like Look Who's Back, the recent German film which saw Hitler return to the modern world. The brashly contemporary style in which the ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with… Daniel Tobias of The Orchid and the Crow

In one sentence tell us about your show. Well, I guess it’s just your average Jewish-atheist circumcision testicular cancer Lance Armstrong cabaret. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I spent the whole Australian summer making it. I’ve toured it to five Canadian festivals. It’s ready. I want people to see it. I have a lot of ...

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The Pianist – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Marina Spark Head down to Assembly Roxy this Edinburgh Festival Fringe if you fancy seeing some top notch clowning and physical comedy.The Pianist, created by Thomas Monckton in collaboration with Circo Aereo, follows a hilariously hapless, accident prone pianist as he tries to begin his concert. In true clowning style nothing is ever achieved and Monckton delivers comic genius ...

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Red Tap/Blue Tiger – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Richard Vincent Director: Elliot Brown Reviewer: Deborah Klayman When Norton finds out the man that raised him is not his biological father, it starts a chain reaction of escalating violence that leaves him desperate, damaged, and on the run. With pregnant girlfriend Mina and over-protective best mate Dean in tow, maybe his real dad will have the answers he ...

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Black Faggot – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Victor Rodger Director: Roy Ward Reviewer: Deborah Klayman It is clear to see whyBlack Faggothas been described as the “runaway hit” of the Auckland and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. Kiwi/Samoan playwright Victor Rodgers has tapped into the humour, hurt and humanity of a range of beautifully drawn characters all struggling to reconcile being gay, black, Samoan, and part of mainstream ...

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