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Testosterone – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

four men one dressed as spaceman, one in gym gear, one in a stetson, one in a glitter outfit

Reviewer: David Doyle Drawing on the autobiographical experiences of Kit Redstone’s first entrance into a male gym changing room at the age of 33, Rhum and Clay’s Testosterone is an insightful, deeply entertaining, and powerful exploration of modern concepts of masculinity. In the midst of a wonderfully designed locker room, the story that unfolds before us is deeply personal while ...

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Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

man in donkey jacket and black woollen hat

Reviewer: Matthew Farnham Dave Johns spent 30 years as a stand-up comic and just found fame, as a film star. John’s tell us the story of how a circuit comedian ended up in one of the worlds most revered and socially active films of 2016. With his Geordie accent and skilled story telling, Johns weaves through the unlikely tale of how ...

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Phill Jupitus: Achtung/Acting – The Stand 5, Edinburgh

phill jupitus dressed as sea captain and tweed suited

Reviewer: Matthew Farnham Phill Jupitus has spent the last 20 years wowing us with his quick witted banter on TV quiz shows, and this improv-styled question and answer session truly tests his limits. Jupitus demonstrates how quickly and deep his rabbit hole of a mind can turn an innocuous question into a discussion about the obscure. In his return to the Edinburgh ...

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Losing Days – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

man sitting on floor sam underwood with guitar beside him

  Writer: Sam Underwood Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Losing Days is part gig, part road-trip, part confessional and part look at mental health issues from an insider’s perspective. That it currently fails to fully deliver as any of these, may be because it attempts to do too much. Framed around recreating his father’s Beatles covers band, the Box Larrys' gig that never ...

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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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Between the Crosses – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Will Huggins Director: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Will Huggins recounts his great uncle’s experiences as a World War One soldier using extracts of an interview recorded with the Imperial War Museum before his death. It’s a story that Huggins himself knew little about while his relative was alive and it’s also a story that omits some of the known ...

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Action at a Distance – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

purple tetris like blocks on a black background

Writer: Rory Horne Director: Nina Cavaliero Reviewer: David Doyle Over the last number of years Zoo has built up something of a reputation for showcasing some of the most promising new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe and Rory Horne’s Action At A Distance firmly cements that standing this year. A thought provoking piece exploring American drone strikes, the show is ...

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Dust – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

woman with red hair smiling into camera

Writer: Milly Thomas Reviewer: James Napleton A profane and wickedly morose show, explicit and often gruesome in sexual detail, Dust is a supernatural adventure of life after death. The story follows a girl called Alice, a university graduate, who has recently taken her own life. Performed and written by Milly Thomas, the play has an incredibly vivid and forensic quality ...

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