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Edinburgh Fringe: The Letter of Last Resort and Good With People – Traverse Theatre

Writers: David Greig and David Harrower Directors: Nicolas Kent and George Perrin Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4/5] The Traverse has put on something really exciting here; Letter of Last Resort and Good With People two relatively new plays from two of Scotland's great modern playwrights in a double-bill. Both have performed separately before, but given their coinciding theme of nuclear war, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Marek Larwood – Typecast – Pleasance Courtyard

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:5] You may know Marek Larwood from his work in sketch group We Are Klang, in which he performed with Greg Davies, or his performance on the BBC improvisation show Fast and Loose. He has the kind of look that is once seen, never forgotten. And it is this that inspired his show, Typecast and he found ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: As Ye Sow – Pleasance Dome

Writer: Stewart Pringle Director: Tom Richard Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4/5] There is a lack of original horror at this year's Fringe. Maybe it's something few writers feel they are unable to tackle. However, one of the few scary pieces this year is the brilliant As Ye Sow, which tells the story of Clifford (Jeffrey Mayhew), an elderly man who is ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: A Tapestry of Many Threads – Dovecot

Writer: Alexander McCall Smith Composer: Tom Cunningham Director: Mark Hathaway Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4.5] Founded in 1912 by William Morris, the internationally renowned Dovecot tapestry studios are celebrating the centenary in style. A Tapestry of Many Threads is a musical celebration and collaboration between writer Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham. Inspired by tapestries that reflect a century of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Appointment with The Wicker Man – The Assembly Rooms

Writer: Greg Hemphill &Donald McLeary Director: Vicky Featherstone [Rating:4] West end smash comedy The 39 Steps has carved a path for comedic stage adaptations over the years including Ben Hurr and Casablanca, now The National Theatre Scotland turn their gaze onto cult horror classic The Wicker Man. It has to be said from the outset that this isn't a straight ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Translunar Paradise – Pleasance Dome

Writer and Director: George Mann Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] With the success of the award-winning film The Artist earlier in the year, people are no longer intimidated by the thought of being shown a piece of cinema containing absolutely no dialogue. So hopefully, when people hear that Translunar Paradise is a love story told completely through masks, movement and mime, ...

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