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Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

woman with croissant and strawberries on her head

Reviewer: Emily Hall Travellers from out of town hoping to get the most out Fringe will all appreciate Pleasance’s Bite-Sized Breakfast Shows. Human and relatable, each one of these short plays is worth seeing, squeezing a plethora of genres into just one morning. The show wastes no time. You are handed tea, strawberries and a croissant on the door and ...

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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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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Pals – Sweet Venues Waterfront 1

Two soldiers

Writer & Director: Jason Gerdes Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Cornwall-based theatre company North South Theatre bring their touching World War 2 piece Pals to the Brighton Fringe. A tale of comradeship, Pals sees three young friends sign up as new recruits after Kitchener’s push in the first years of the Second World War. We follow the three young soldiers from signing ...

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The Snow Queen – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Ian Toner Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Laura Marriott Gerda and Kay live in a watery town in a watery world. All ice and snow have been lost in the warming. Now people travel by gondolas and school children are told tales by their teachers about how in the past awful thing happened such as cold, gloves, scarves, carols and ...

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Where Do Little Birds Go? – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Camilla Whitehall Director: Sarah Meadows Reviewer: Heather Deacon There’s something charming about London in the 60s, until you remember those Kray twins ruled half of it. There’s something just as charming, and a little moreish, about Lucy Fuller, the solo storyteller prancing about singing and reminiscing in Where Do Little Birds Go by Camilla Whitehall, until you remember the ...

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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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The D-List – Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

samuel curry in d list ed fringe

Writer: David Hendon Director: Phil Croft Reviewer: Mark O’Neill The cult of celebrity is all too familiar. Each year thousands upon thousands of pop star wannabes try their hand at becoming the next big hit. If they are lucky they will still be recognised on the streets a year later. Some, however, are remembered for the wrong reasons. Shrapnel Theatre’s ...

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NEWS: From Page to Stage season 4 open for applications

It was announced today that producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has opened submissions for the fourth season of From Page To Stage – a festival showcasing the best in new musical theatre. The 2016 season will see the showcase festival return to the Tristan Bates Theatre from 31 October - 3 December 2016 and for the first time see ...

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