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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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Rituals for Change – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Performer: Emma Frankland Writer: Emma Frankland Reviewer: Richard Maguire ‘The radical act is to exist’ Emma Frankland proclaims at the start of Rituals for Change, and although this announcement may sound like a tenet of existentialism, Frankland’s life as a trans woman is, indeed, a radical act. This intentionally messy but life-affirming show demonstrates how we can exist on our ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Brawn – The Warren Studio 3

Writer: Christopher Wollaton Director: Richard Weston Reviewer: Richard Maguire This play, Brawn, has the perfect body; it’s lean, clean and cut, ripped and shredded. It also has muscles, plenty of muscles. In fact, sometimes gym-addict Ryan’s muscles are a distraction to the story he’s narrating. Even as the audience files into the space, tight and warm like a makeshift gym in ...

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The Preston Bill – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter 

Writer &Performer: Andy Smith  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts    Spanning eight decades, several wars and countless political movements, The Preston Bill follows a place called Preston and a man called Bill.     Andy Smith takes us on a journey through the life of Bill and the town he calls home. Born before the beginning of the Second World War Bill grows up in Preston as Preston ...

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As Funny As Cancer – Bike Shed, Exeter

Writer and performer: Beth Vyse Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts What do breast cancer and Deal or No Deal have in common? Beth Vyse is here to explain all in her solo show, As Funny As Cancer. On the way in the audience is greeted by a loud American woman in a large blond wig, each person welcomed and given a ping ...

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Cancel the Sunshine – Hope Theatre, London

Cancel The Sunshine At The Hope Theatre

Writer: Chantelle Dusette Director: Scott Le Crass Reviewer: Scott Matthewman “I survived the weekend.” In Chantelle Dusette’s one-act play, Maya Thomas plays a young London woman who has a typical life: a weekday 9-to-5 job, Friday nights which extend into Saturday morning, and which require a Netflix binge-watch to recover in time for the whole cycle to begin again. Signs ...

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Racheal Ofori: Portrait – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Racheal Ofori Director: Kate Hewitt Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It can be hard for a middle-aged white male reviewer to appreciate fully what Britain’s young black Britons go through on a daily basis, of the assumptions made about their lives and aspirations, and how condescending any attempts to offer assistance can seem. In Racheal Ofori’s one-woman show Portrait, such condescension ...

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Late With Lance! – The Counting House, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor Lance is a performer, a visionary, a jack of all trades behind the stage on his two gay dads’ cruise ship, who longs to have this moment in the limelight. For one night only, he’s in town with his chat show, Late With Lance! and he’s invited Hugh Jackman, Liza Minelli and Miami Sound Machine to be ...

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