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Daphne’s Second Show – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Writer: Phil Wang, Jason Forbes, George Fouracres Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres, alias Daphne, Britain's most ethnically diverse sketch group, turned heads at last year's festival with their debut show, a subversive, intelligent and thoroughly fresh hour of eclectic, scripted silliness. Their second show, imaginatively titled Daphne's Second Show, is a convincing follow-up, capturing the ...

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Rhys James: Forgives – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe for the third consecutive year, Rhys James is back with his wittiest, quirkiest and most topical show to date. Now that he has reached his mid-twenties, James is starting to panic about the future and is becoming increasingly worried about his age. Having appeared on television (five times to be precise) including guest ...

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We Live by the Sea– Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Katy loves to tell stories, often about knights, princesses, and bravery, but this time, she’s telling her own story, and it’s an enchanting one. Katy is on the autism spectrum and often finds it difficult to connect with people including her sister Hannah who she lives with. Her only real friend is her imaginary dog, Paul Williams, ...

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Yeti’s – Demon Dive Bar – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Yeti runs a dive bar and the audience has come along for a night of entertainment, which proves to be delightfully surreal if not always a resounding comedic success. Yeti is the MC for the night and the combination of the wonderful aesthetics of the character as well as a charming nature make her the most endearing ...

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A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: JonathanHolloway Reviewer: Stephen Bates Plain wooden chairs fill the width of the stage in rows six deep. We await the arrival of an audience to face an audience, but the chairs remain vacant as if in a deserted church hall, leaving an eerie emptiness to be filled by justseven actors. Theywill bring to life Charles Dickens' vision ...

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The Snail and the Whale – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Toby Mitchell Reviewer: David Doyle Famed for their adaptations of well-known children’s books, Tall Stories have tackled Julia Donaldson’s The Snail And the Whale in their latest venture. Telling the story of one little girl, her seafaring father, and the bedtime stories they tell, the show is an entertaining and slick adaptation but one that at times lacks warmth. ...

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Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham In her return to the Fringe, Katy Brandmeanders through recent moments of reflection, via her surprising teenage years as a crusading Christian, frequent embarrassing life moments, her time as a semi-regular correspondent on Sky news and how even Christians wouldn't invite her to drinks. Katy's approachable and sweet demeanour allows her to talk with passion about how ...

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Happy Dave – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Writer: Oli Forsyth Director: Sam Carrack Reviewer: Stephen Bates Dave is contemptuous of today's youngsters. He complains that earlier generations invented rock, punk and rave, but all we have now is the X-Factor Christmas single. Oli Forsyth's new play begins in the 1990s when Dave was DJ at massive rave parties in open fields, until the Home Secretary, Michael Howard, ...

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