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Reduced Shakespeare Company: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

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Writers: Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor after William Shakespeare Reviewer: R. G. Balgray All the world’s a stage, of course. And Shakespeare – well, he’s the majority stockholder, isn’t he. So the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged), presently showing at the Gilded Balloon, is clearly on to a winner. In fact, it’s a win-win proposition. It takes ...

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All Hell Toupée – The Rose Street Theatre, Edinburgh

woman holding donal trump mask with wig on

Writers: Kate Bowes Renna & Jeremy Stockwell Director:  Jeremy Stockwell Reviewer:  R. G. Balgray Who would have thought it? A Fringe one woman show about hairpieces – hence the punning title. In Kate Bowes Renna’s solo turn at the Gilded Balloon Rose Street Theatre, the audience is promised “an ingenious one woman show …satirical comedy”. So, how ingenious is it? ...

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Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Alistair McGowan Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Alistair McGowan – arguably one of Britain’s most celebrated impressionists performs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the twelfth year, and does not disappoint, with an hour of unfeasibly accurate impersonations in his stand-up show for 2016, 12th Impressions. Warming up the audience with light-hearted chatter, he swiftly and effortlessly slips in and out ...

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Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl,the follow-up show to 2015’s Diary of a Dating Addict,brings us back to Anholt’s arrival in the bright lights of London at the tender age of 17. From the moment she enters the stage she brings the brash confidence of the typical London party girl replete with dazzling gold shoes. Anholt then sets about ...

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All Aboard the Marriage Hearse – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Matt Morillo Reviewer: Stephen Bates "Marriage is just porn for women" declares Sean to his long-time partner Amy as they return home together, half drunk, after a friend's wedding reception. He has caught the garter, she the bouquet and, as Elvis croons It's Now or Never in the background, Amy decides that now is the time to ...

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Amy Howerska: Smashcat – Gilded Balloon @ the Counting House, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham In her return to the Edinburgh Fringe, Amy Howerska brings her usual brand of sassy, bawdy and direct comedy. In Smashcat the follow-up to last year's Sasspot Howerska talks about the loss of her greatest idols and her realisation of the need to settle down, dressing up and relationships. Gone are the days of hedonistic partying replaced ...

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