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Ahir Shah: Control – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Ahir Shah is a comedian on an upward trajectory. This show, Control , was nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly known as The Perrier Award) at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. He has been described as ‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comedy voices’. He refers to himself as a philosophical stand-up comedian and is ...

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Cabaret at the end of the Universe – 81 Renshaw, Liverpool

Writer: Lee Hithersay Reviewer: Daryl Holden How could a piece that involves cabaret, a time machine and a strip-teasing squirrel be anything but an extraordinary night out? Cabaret at the end of the Universe aims to answer just that in agonising detail. Cabaret at the end of the Universe offers its debut performance in Liverpool, fresh from its sell-out run ...

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Misterman – C Primo, Edinburgh

man in jacket with angel wings

Writer: Enda Walsh Director: Kate Gaul Reviewer: Chloe St George  By the time Laura Marling's Devils Spoke rang out at the end of the performance, some audience members' tears were in freefall. "All of this can be broken, hold your devil by his spoke and spin him to the ground." So goes Marling's verse, rather prophetic of Enda Walsh's Misterman ...

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Fag/Stag – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

two men sitting on stools

Writers: Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs Reviewer: Stephen Bates Coming of age stories are fairly common, but they usually feature characters at least a decade younger than the pair in this hour-long duologue from Australia. Fag/Stag, written and performed by Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs, is a touching bromance, recounting the misadventures of two lads still struggling to ...

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Speaking in Tongues: The Lies and The Truths – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

multiple swivel chairs in a black room

Writer: Andrew Bovell Director: Kathleen Douglas Reviewer: Stephen Bates Sometimes known as “glossolalia”, the term “speaking in tongues” relates to the use of words that have no meaning to the speaker. In Andrew Bovell’s two new plays, such words could form lies or they could be part of mindless ritual behaviour, but the proposition is made that ill-considered verbal communications ...

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The Giant Killers – Rose Street Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Eve & Andrew Pearson-Wright Director: Natalie-Anne Downs Long Lane Theatre Company's The Giant Killers is a David and Goliath tale from the birth of 'the beautiful game'. A true story of how football was taken from a rich man's pastime to the game of the people. The mill workers that make up Darwen F.C. are as talented as they ...

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NEWS: The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Fringe with new venue

artists impression of venue 33 The Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe

By FRASER MACDONALD Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the world’s largest arts festival. In celebration of 33 years at Venue 33, The Pleasance Theatre Trust has commissioned a brand new type of mobile venue. From an initial innovative concept created ...

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Two Kittens and a Kid – theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh

Writer: Christopher Wilson Director: Ryan Kelly Reviewer: Stephen Bates Christopher Wilson tells us that he has always dreamed of releasing his inner diva, but the Canadian writer/performer does not follow up with a Whitney or aMadonna. Instead, we get a story about a mini diva, a10-year-old black girl, always referred to as "Kidlet", who lands on his doorstep and becomes ...

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