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NEWS: The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Fringe with new venue

artists impression of venue 33 The Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe

By FRASER MACDONALD Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the world’s largest arts festival. In celebration of 33 years at Venue 33, The Pleasance Theatre Trust has commissioned a brand new type of mobile venue. From an initial innovative concept created ...

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Rubber Ring – The Pleasance, London

Writer: James McDermott Director: Siobhan James-Elliott Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The rest of the country can often feel a very long way from London especially if your idol has escaped the confines of whatever place they grew up in and is now living the dream in the capital – a magical place full of freedom, endless excitement and people who live ...

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Lucy Porter: Consequences – The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: R G Balgray Grounded. That’s what Lucy Porter is. Within the first ten minutes of her show Consequences, at the Pleasance Courtyard, she’s effortlessly established her audience participation (with a hostess trolley – a nice touch) and marked out her personal territory: London suburban – Pinner – and “middle middle” class. From thereon in, she leads her packed and ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: To She Or Not To She – The End Approaches

What the..!? It’s the 31st? Yes I’m not sure how on earth that happened but Fringe 2015 is almost over with ONLY 1 show left. I find myself faced with a number of dilemmas. I haven’t seen everything that I planned to see. Oh the shaaame. “Yeah I’ll definitely come and see it!” I said. But I’m afraid that has ...

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Rhys James: Remains – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill The sun shines down on Pleasance Courtyard as the audience is ushered into their seats in the extremely cramped and overly warm container unit also known as ‘Beside’. A very clever and well thought-out video opens the show, which allows the audience to preview many of the topics and conversations that are about to be discussed by ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: To She or Not to She – “One half of me is yours”

So… Pleasance’s half way party was last night. It was banging. Apparently. I didn’t go. Was in bed by midnight with a Lemsip after having seen Balletronic. The dreaded Fringe Flu hit me hard. I’m starting to think I’m not rock and roll enough for the Fringe. But there’s always the next day to worry about. What if I wake ...

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Institute – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Creator: Amit Lahav Reviewer: John Roberts Gecko have once again brought another visually stunning and emotionally captivating piece of physical theatre to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Institute aims to look at care and what it means in a modern world... However one could argue that it goes far deeper than that and looks our impending fate straight in the eye ...

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You Look Tasty – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Writer: Stewart Pringle Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: John Roberts In an unusual departure for writer Stewart Pringle who is more used to scaring people with plays of a psychological horror bent, he turns his hand to children's theatre. Yet in-keeping with his twisted tastes, this isn't your usual bubblegum infused production. Instead we get a rather dark and terrible tale ...

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