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Mikey and Addie – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Mikey and Addie is a delightful piece of storytelling, which explores the depths of space while also looking a little closer to home in its exploration of the family life of Scottish child Mickey and his schoolmate Addie. It’s a charming story that also packs an emotional punch and showcases a wonderful performance from Andy Manley. A ...

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I Got Superpowers For My Birthday– Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Katie Douglas Director: George Perrin Reviewer: David Doyle It’s not easy being a teenager. Parents, school, and friends all make things more difficult, particularly when you’re throwing the best birthday party ever. So then just what would happen if on your thirteenth birthday you woke up and suddenly had superpowers? That’s what Fiona, William, and Ethan have to contend ...

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Three – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Three performers tell three tales, in which the number three is a constant factor. That’s the premise of Wrongsemble's Three, an adept alternative look at traditional fairy tales. The piece from Rose Bruford College has enough to entertain children while also having enough jokes to amuse their parents. It's a cleverly staged, well-told hour of theatre that ...

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Last Call – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Belgium is famed for its comic books so it’s little surprise that a show about graphic novels finds itself as part of the Big In Belgium programme at Summerhall this year. Last Call finds itself at the midpoint between a theatrical production and a graphic novel. A collaboration between Belgium’s foremost graphic novelist, Philip Parquet, and playwright, ...

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Snakes and Giants – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle The Flanagan Collective has become something of an institution at the Edinburgh Fringe, offering a selection of work each year. This year sees them bring three shows, all of which are vastly different to one another. One of their shows, Snakes and Giants, showcases their effortless blend of storytelling, spoken word, and music, which has marked the ...

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Tell Me Anything – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: David Ralfe Director: Christopher Harrisson Reviewer: Stephen Bates David Ralfe makes his first appearance on stage wearing a large inflatable dolphin on his back. He explains that the creatures are known for helping people in trouble at sea to safety and have become a symbol for carers. He goes on to tell a story about Kate, a teenage girl ...

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MacBain – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writers: Gerardjan Rijnders, William Shakespeare, Kurt Cobain &Courtney Love Reviewer: David Doyle MacBain, part of the Big in Belgium strand of Summerhall’s programme for Edinburgh Fringe 2016, explores the stories of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love through the prism of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Combining an interview with the pop stars, a condensed version of Macbeth, and original text, the piece looks ...

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