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ED FRINGE BLOG: To She Or Not To She – The End Approaches

What the..!? It’s the 31st? Yes I’m not sure how on earth that happened but Fringe 2015 is almost over with ONLY 1 show left. I find myself faced with a number of dilemmas. I haven’t seen everything that I planned to see. Oh the shaaame. “Yeah I’ll definitely come and see it!” I said. But I’m afraid that has ...

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The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Jo Clifford Director: Susan Worsfold Reviewer: David Doyle The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven, written and performed by Jo Clifford, is a queer reimagining of Jesus Christ and his story and legacy. Taking the form of a sort of church service, the piece comprises of sermons, retellings of parables, as well as some communal rituals. It’s a ...

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Iain Stirling: Touchy Feely – Pleasance Courtyard, Glasgow

Returning to the Fringe for the seventh consecutive year, Iain Stirling is more unshaven yet more on-point than ever. Much like many of the acts at this year’s Fringe, Stirling discusses the expected topics of religion and politics, including a rather clichéd discussion about the Scottish Independence referendum. Despite a rather early eveningslot, it doesn’t take long before Stirling turns ...

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Donald Does Dusty – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Lizzie Olesker Reviewer: David Doyle There is no doubting that Donald Torr had a fascinating life. From growing up gay in Aberdeen in the 1960s and loving Dusty Springfield, to becoming a somewhat well-known young man gracing the cover of both Jackie and The Sun, as well as making millions selling antiques to his death from AIDS-related causes, it’s ...

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Trainspotting – Assembly Underground, Edinburgh

Director:Adam Spreadbury-Maher/Greg Esplin Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Harry Gibson’s 1994 adaptationof Irvine Welsh’s cult novel and equally acclaimed film from Danny Boyle, has been given the rightful respect by In Your Face and King’s Head Theatre, who have been continuously supported by author Welsh who says: “I was shocked, and I wrote the f*cking thing”. Returning to the Fringe after sold ...

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Hotel Paradiso – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Michael Vogel Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Berlin-based company, Familie Flöz are true masters of the mask. With almost 20 years experience in redefining this theatre form, they create universally understandable pieces that tour the world. Perfectly describing their show Hotel Paradiso, which premiered in 2008, as Fawlty Towers meets Bates Motel, it’s also evocative of the quirky and farcical Grand ...

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Dorian Gray – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer:David Doyle The plot of Oscar Wilde’sThe Picture of Dorian Grayis known to many through the novel itself and numerous adaptations of varying quality, and that creates a major challenge in adapting it for the stage. Just how do you keep audiences engaged in a story that they already know? It’s a challenge but one that Incognito Theatre manage to ...

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