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Gym Party – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Devised by: Tim Cowbury, Jessica Latowicki, Christopher Brett Bailey and Ira Brand Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:4] It’s a party unlike any other. Three competitors battle to the death in party games and competitions to see which one is victor and should survive.Gym Partyis an exciting and new devised play created by Made In China. Their aim is to create theatre ...

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The List – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director:Muriel Romanes Playwright: Jennifer Tremblay Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:3] The audience is led away from the buzz of Festival excitement in Summerhall’s courtyard to an eerie atmosphere in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre. This venue is intimate and exudes the iconic Lecture Theatres that Edinburgh University used to play host to, now, a perfect space to showcase a Stellar Quines production. ...

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Biding Time (Remix) – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Ben Harrison Writer: Louise Quinn/Bal Cooke/Ben Harrison/Pippa Bailey Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:3.5] Now that music as a product has been made redundant, live performance has reclaimed its rightful place as music’s home. Which makes the concept behind Biding Time (remix) seem necessary; a hybrid between a gig and theatre, devised by a Band called Quinn, fronted by the ridiculously ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: HeLa – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Adura Onashile in association with Iron-Oxide Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating: 4] HeLaat the Edinburgh Fringe is located in Summerhall's Anatomy Lecture Theatre, a venue which is ideally suited to the subject of this daring physical theatre piece. Any keen geneticists out there will instantly recognise HeLa as the name of a cell line. The use of HeLa has led ...

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Breaking News – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Sarah Marti Music and Soundscape: Soley Stefansdottir Co-director and dramaturg: Raul Fuertes Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:2.5] Iceland has a reputation for producing art that is a little whimsical in nature, not to everyone’s tastes, but this reviewer is a big fan of Icelandic design, music, people and the accent. Not that there were any accents in Breaking News, created ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Script in Hand – Summerhall

Writer: Sean Gregory Director: Sean Gregory Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 5] Insightful and incisive, Script In Hand is largely a play comparing the treatment of typographer Paul Renner under the Nazi regime with that of the piece’s leading man in the present day. Carefully crafted and intelligently written, Sean Gregory’s superb script jumps up from the page and challenges the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The List – Summerhall

Writer: Jennifer Tremblay Translator: Shelley Tepperman Director: Muriel Romanes Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5] Alone in her kitchen, a woman begins to recount her story. She speaks of her solitude and isolation having moved from the city to the country, and of the great importance of her one real friend, Caroline. The woman likes making lists, in fact she lives by ...

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