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Hear Me Raw – Underbelly Wee Coo, Edinburgh

naked woman surrounded by raw fruit

Writer: Daniella Isaacs   Director: Rosy Banham Reviewer: R. G. Balgray There’s a delicious moment at the start of Hear Me Raw, Daniella Isaac’s one-woman show at The Wee Coo, where a spillage moment stops her Green Girl persona (bright eyed, bushy-tailed wholesomeness and all) dead in her tracks. It is, of course, all part of Isaac’s subversive plan: but it ...

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Dust – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

woman with red hair smiling into camera

Writer: Milly Thomas Reviewer: James Napleton A profane and wickedly morose show, explicit and often gruesome in sexual detail, Dust is a supernatural adventure of life after death. The story follows a girl called Alice, a university graduate, who has recently taken her own life. Performed and written by Milly Thomas, the play has an incredibly vivid and forensic quality ...

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Richard Carpenter is Close to You – Underbelly Wee Coo, Edinburgh

Writer:  Matthew Floyd Jones Reviewer:  R. G. Balgray What must it be like to be “the other one”; to have your own genius, exceptional in its own right, but be outstarred, outshone, outeverythinged by your closest other? This is the territory marked out by Matthew Floyd Jones, so far best-known as one half of Frisky and Mannish, in his star ...

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Quarter Life Crisis – Underbelly Delhi Belly, Edinburgh

woman yoland mercy in a party hat

Writer: Yolanda Mercy Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The last few years have seen an upsurge in shows from Millennials pondering the meaning of life, and this year’s Fringe is positively awash with 20-somethings decrying their lack of a future and the problems of ‘adulting’. Yolanda Mercy, through her semi-autobiographical character Alicia in Quarter Life Crisis, brings, in her own words; “some ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS from Kate Cox of This Really Is Too Much

four women in their underwear

Kate Cox of This really Is Too Much answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. This show is for anyone interested in dance, theatre, laughing, crying, feminism, gender, identity, smashing the system, ticking the boxes, beauty pageants, political speeches, salad, moisturiser, water, turtle necks, disco or Barry White. What made you decide to ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Matt Abbott

man in denim shirt and black shaggy hair

Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's it's the turn of Matt Abbott In one sentence tell us about your show. It challenges two negative preconceptions; firstly, about the traditionally working-class communities which voted Brexit, and secondly about conditions in the Calais Jungle. What made you decide to bring a show this year? The show ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Wolf Meat

two men two women in wigs and hats

It's that time of year when we feature our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's, next up it's Wolf Meat In one sentence tell us about your show: A South London family runs a successful drug organisation with at its head the delightfully evil Grandma but detective Dawn Taylor has infiltrated the family and plans to take Grandma down. ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis

purple furry puppet woman with gold earrings

Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's we hear about The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis. In one sentence tell us about your show. An ordinary puppet-woman becomes a world-renowned psychic, making her a threat to the corrupt puppet-government. What made you decide to bring a show this year? If the performing arts are your ...

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