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Your Love Is Fire – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Mudar Alhaggi Director: Rafat Alzakout Reviewer: Chloe St George It is the world premiere of Your Love Is Fire, and the image of a cat teasing and finally devouring a mouse sets the subsequent tone: slow torture. In a dim Damascus apartment, Hala and Rand are forced to act out daily struggles, against a backdrop of chaos in the ...

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Between the Crosses – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Will Huggins Director: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Will Huggins recounts his great uncle’s experiences as a World War One soldier using extracts of an interview recorded with the Imperial War Museum before his death. It’s a story that Huggins himself knew little about while his relative was alive and it’s also a story that omits some of the known ...

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The Believers Are But Brothers – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Javaad Alipoor set out to make a piece about ISIS brides but that’s not the show he ultimately made. Instead, following his failure to engage with them on social media, he made a broader piece about the internet and extremism in its many forms. From the origins of Islamic extremism to the emergence of the alt-right, Alipoor ...

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Hero – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Rokkur Friggjar’s Hero seeks to answer the question, what drives young people to join violent organisations? In today’s society, this question feels like a pertinent one and the choice to explore it through the lives of eight youths over a decade is one that has merit. With overtones of Frank Dedekind's Spring Awakening, the piece’s multi-character storyline ...

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Foreign Radical – King’s Hall at Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Writer: Tim Carlson Director: Jeremy Walker with Tim Carlson Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs A game show with a difference. Your choices can determine whether you or someone else are included on the US National Terrorist Watchlist. Theatre Conspiracy have turned the 2013 Watchlisting Guidance document into an imaginative and entertaining piece of interactive theatre that raises serious questions without lecturing the audience. ...

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salt. – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle In February 2016, two artists board a cargo ship in an attempt to retrace one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica and back. One of those artists is Selina Thompson and salt. is the outcome of that journey. A deeply personal exploration of race set against a ...

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Jihan’s Smile – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Al Harah Theatre, based in the West Bank, is one of the longest running theatre companies in the region, making work for adults and children alike. Their presentation at the Fringe is a charming story for children about Jihan, a girl who has lost her smile. Performed in a mix of Arabic and English it’s a pleasant ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather

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Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Heather is a short, sharp shock of a play that asks fascinating questions about storytelling, prejudice and authorship in bold and surprising ways. What made you decide to bring a show this year? Basically, we want lots of people to see ...

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