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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Micky Overman on Role Model

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Micky Overman on her show Role Model. This show chronicles my relationships with my ex-boyfriends, my family, and the teenage girl I nanny for. It's basically a bunch of pretty dumb ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Catherine Bohart

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Catherine Bohart. This is my debut show and it’s about being the bisexual daughter of a Catholic deacon and having OCD. My show is about figuring out all those identities and ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Evelyn Mok – Bubble Butt

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Evelyn Mok on her show Bubble Butt. After an eventful year, Evelyn is feeling the paradigm shift and trying to figure out her place in this brave new world. In this ...

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Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

three men one woman hands in air

Writer: The Company Director: Sam Hardie and Lucas Button Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Madness’ Our House plays in the background, while two people create a Happy 70th Birthday banner, and another two decorate the house and anticipate the arrival of birthday boy Alan. It’s a light, entertaining opening to a play that then takes a darker turn and continues down that ...

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Whalebone – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

one woman two men leaning on each other

Writer: Devised by the company Reviewer: Chloe St George Though this might be your first mute-man-in-a-corset-with-a-compact-umbrella of the Fringe so far, his awkward fumblings, trying to please and wondering how to hold himself, are instantly familiar. This is where Whalebone excels: presenting recognisable situations in an original format. As far as originality goes, the words 'narrated by a talking vagina' ...

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John Robins: The Darkness of John Robins – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: John Robins Reviewer: Faye Hadley Break ups are never easy. They are however fertile ground for creativity, which John Robins mines with aplomb. His latest show deals with the aftermath of his ‘flatmate’ leaving him and is consistently laugh out loud funny. Given their fame, most of the audience are aware that the break-up in question is Robins and ...

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The Curse of Cranholme Abbey – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

woman with book man with lantern

Writer: Tim Norton with Jo Billington Director: Tim Norton and Jo Billington with Ed Sayer and Kathryn Norton-Smith Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Curse of Cranholme Abbey is a very well-written ghost story that spans several generations and mixes youthful optimism and naivety with dark history and unending curses. It evokes period dramas and the Woman in Black, as well as ...

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