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Loves, Lies and Taxidermy – Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Richard Corgan and Remy Beasley in Loves, Lies and Taxidermy Summerhall Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Lights go down and immediately the audience are thrown into a rapidly paced boy meets girl love story set in Merthyr, Wales. Things are going well for Valentine, son of a Polish taxidermist and Ash, daughter of a failing ice-cream salesman, but family secrets and lies make it difficult for these ...

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World Without Us – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle What would happen if all of a sudden humanity stopped existing? That’s the question posed by Ontroerend Goed in their newest work, World Without Us. As a lone figure on stage narrates the changes to Earth in the wake of the disappearance of man, the piece meditates on mankind’s impact on the world around them, offering a ...

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All the Things I Lied About – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle We all lie. Every day we utter a lie. Those can be big or small but they are ever-present in our lives. In All the Things I Lied About, Katie Bonna examines her own relationship with lying and in the form of a TED talk that nobody asked her to give, she explores the devastating impact lies ...

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Scorch – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Stacey Gregg Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: David Doyle Being a teenager is difficult enough but when that’s combined with the task of having to explore one’s gender identity that journey is infinitely harder. In Stacey Gregg’s Scorch, that’s the task facing Kes. At times deeply moving, Gregg’s monologue manages to capture the difficulties society throws in the way of ...

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The Dwelling Place -Summerhall, Edinburgh

Lewis Wardrop The Dwelling Place at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Sandra Franco

Reviewer: David Doyle “This is Scotland” the speakers boom at one point during Jamie and Lewis Wardrop’s The Dwelling Place. Indeed, this is the story of Scotlandor at least part of its story. While in Leverburgh on the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, the Wardrops stumble upon an abandoned house and that experience forms the basis for this ...

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Counting Sheep – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Mark Marczyk Reviewer: David Doyle Counting Sheep is a show like no other. It’s a guerrilla folk opera exploring the Euromaidan, a series of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine, which led to the deaths of over 780, and set the scene for the annexation of Crimea, as well as the conflict in Lugansk and Donetsk. A powerful, immersive ...

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Eurohouse – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Nasi Voutsas is Greek and Bertrand Lesca is French. They both make theatre and they met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. They decided to make a show about the European Union and its relationship with Greece. They got together the funding and travelled to Greece for research. What they’ve made as a result is a ...

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The Road To Huntsville – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Stephanie Ridings Director: Jonathan V McGrath Reviewer: David Doyle Stephanie Riding’s The Road To Huntsville offers an insightful look into the world of obsession, exploring how a fascination with women who love men on death row can spiral into a transatlantic journey, and witnessing an execution. It’s a modern tale about the internet set against a backdrop of a ...

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