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Whalebone – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

one woman two men leaning on each other

Writer: Devised by the company Reviewer: Chloe St George Though this might be your first mute-man-in-a-corset-with-a-compact-umbrella of the Fringe so far, his awkward fumblings, trying to please and wondering how to hold himself, are instantly familiar. This is where Whalebone excels: presenting recognisable situations in an original format. As far as originality goes, the words 'narrated by a talking vagina' ...

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Cosmic Scallies – Summerhall, Edinburgh

man and woman with close captions in background

Writer: Jackie Hagan Director: Amit Sharma Reviewer: Chloe St George Could we really be less tolerant, in cities, than people are out in the sticks? One would assume the opposite; cities tend to be more multicultural, more progressive. Shaun, one character in Jackie Hagan's two-hander Cosmic Scallies, criticises posh old Manchester, where one can't be oneself, compared to at home ...

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Sigma – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

kaleidoscope of woman in headdress

Choreographer: Seeta Patel Reviewer: Chloe St George If you take a form like dance, or circus, that, to the untrained eye at least, is all about the visuals and the spectacle, it doesn't always have to justify its meaning. All we ask is that it be pleasing on the eye. But if you take such a form and try to ...

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Paul Dabek: Look at Me! – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Reviewer:Mel Duncan Paul Dabek is a seasoned Fringe favourite, and a quick audience poll taken by him during the course of the performance flags up the first timers, stumbling in to chance their arm at a PBH free fringe event; audience returning for consecutive nights, bringing friends to witness the magic man and a whole host of locals returning to ...

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501 Things I Do in My Bedroom – Just the Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Writer: Nicola Wren Director: Arthur McBain Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin You’re the sperm that won in an accidental, unwanted pregnancy, so you better be prepared to prove you’re here for a reason. In her bedroom, a young woman recounts to us her struggles with feeling like she matters. She’s a teaching assistant with dreams of being a writer, but somehow those ...

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safeword – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Writer: Dave Fargnoli Director: Amy Gilmartin Reviewer: Danielle Shields It is a common occurrence in the modern online world for individuals to be deceitful: it couldn't be easier to take on another identity when the screen in front acts like a shield. It’s unsurprising that many media projects have chosenthis intriguing subject matter. Dave Fargnoli’s original playsafewordpresents similar ideas of ...

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Games of Love and Chance – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Pierre de Marivaux Adaptation: David K. Barnes Director: Roxy Cook Reviewer: Danielle Shields Pierre de Marivaux’s flamboyant farceGames of Love and Chanceis a story that stands the test of time despite being three centuries old. It is exceptional that this adaptation of the play is Zut Alors Theatre’s première production. Playwright David K. Barnes has set it during the ...

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