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Edinburgh Fringe: Pornography – Space Venues

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Dana Segal Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2] With the Olympics just gone and the seventh anniversary of the July 7th bombings in London not long past, there doesn’t seem to be a more perfect time to revive one of Simon Stephens' most powerful and blisteringly truthful plays, full of vivid imagery, powerful dialogue and layered characters, Stephens' ...

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Re-Animator The Musical – Assembly George Square Theatre

Music and lyrics: Mark Nutter Book: Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon &William J. Norris Director: Stuart Gordon Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [Rating:5] Re-Animator The Musical demands that your already suspended disbelief be further strung up as high as you can muster. This is a musical that is as deliciously ( or should that be disgustingly ) ridiculous, as it is professionally delivered. ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Teach Me – Hill Street Theatre

Writer: Alan Gordon Director: Steve Small Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4] Technology plays an integral rôle in the development of the younger generation; it's there day to day. It’s how relationships are formed and/or are cemented and statuses affirmed. It’s the biggest high school playground the world has ever seen. Will the long term effects of this cyber reality result in ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : The last Five Years – Sweet Grassmarket

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director : Michael Richardson Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] The Space at Niddry Street was almost full for the last night of Green Room’s debut production of Jason Robert Brown’s unconventional tale of a doomed love. Detailing a five year relationship from two perspectives and points in time, Cathy (Sarah Haddath) opens the show looking back at ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dracula Sex Sucking and Stardom-Paradise in the Vault

Writer: Sam Dunham, Jack Faires Director: Simon Egerton Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:5] There is so much waste at the Edinburgh Fringe, wasted talent, wasted time and wasted paper. To not see Dracula Sex Sucking and Stardom would be the waste of a golden opportunity. The show is laugh out loud funny, with the proud boast that if you don’t laugh ...

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Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra – Usher Hall

Conducted by Valery Gergiev Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Symphony No 2 in D Szymanowski’s Symphony No 2 Reviewer: Orson Ernest [rating:5] Taking the podium for his first Festival as Honorary President, Valery Gergiev brings the London Symphony Orchestra on a four night residency performing the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Karol Szynanowski. Tonight, the second in the stint, brings ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Don Juan – C eca

Writer: Beth Eustace Director: Beth Eustace Choreographer: Hayley Thompson Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4] Jackinabox Productions bring flair and vitality to their version of Moliere’s take on Don Juan, the notorious seducer and destroyer of women. The Devil (Luke de Belder) judges Don Juan (John Askew) to be a fool and so pricks the arrogant, self-assured Don into a contest that ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Morelight – C Venues

Writer: Bryony Lavery Director: Laura Vorwerg Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] Bryony Lavery’s Morelight has become a firm fringe favourite over the past decade, not only thanks to Lavery’s lyrical prose and beautifully constructed characters but also because it boasts a large mainly female cast. However director Laura Vorwerg has stripped the play back and reduced the cast size presumably to ...

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