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Quietly – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Jimmy Fay Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Two men come face to face in a Belfast pub, the meeting is tense, the men have never met before, but the actions of one, changed both of their lives forever. This critically acclaimed production from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin packs a powerful punch, full of intensity. The performances ...

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Avenue Q – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Music &Lyrics : Robert Lopez &Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director: Andrew Panton Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Avenue Q recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and while its critically acclaimed run in the West End has come to an end, the show still brings in the crowds across the pond in New York. Here the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present the ...

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The Collision Of Things – Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: Devised by company Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4.5] Exuding ebullient emotional energy, The Collision Of Things is a youthful production that abounds with maturity. Jan (Martin Bonger) and Luciana (Merce Ribot) meet, are instantly attracted, and co-habit. Yorkshire Tom ( Richard Kiess) comes to London to his estranged father’s funeral; wishing to connect with his father, he ...

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The Static – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Davey Anderson Director/Choeographer: Neil Bettles Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] The Static by ThickSkin Theatre Company was a resounding success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving a string of 4 and 5 star reviews. The company have now embarked on a nationwide tour and have still managed to maintain the energy and momentum that appealed to audience members and ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Peter Straker’s Brel – Assembly Hall

Writer: Kevin Short Director: Kevin Short Reviewer: Stephanie Walls [Rating:5] Peter Straker has a music and theatre career spanning over five decades and this lifetime of experience in delivering one hell of a performance is evident throughout this one hour long tribute to Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. During the show Straker celebrates a small portion of Brel’s exquisite and well-loved ...

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Translunar Paradise – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: George Mann Music: Kim Heron Reviewer: Clare Boswell [rating: 5] What is fascinating about’ Theatre ad Infinitum’ is their ability to turn their extremely capable hands to a plethora of performance styles and genres. Having originally witnessed their charming mime performance ‘Behind the Mirror’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008, I was struck by their exhilarating talent and ...

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