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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

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Writer: Maria Ferguson Director: Lucy Bairstow Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Blending theatre, storytelling, and movement, Fat Girls Don’t Dance is Maria Ferguson’s debut, one-woman, autobiographical show, exploring her relationship with food and her desire to be on stage, through the help of her first love - dance. Speaking, singing and dancing her way through difficult scenarios of her own life, Ferguson ...

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Wonderman – Underbelly Potterrow, Edinburgh

Director:Amy Leach Reviewer: David Doyle Wonderman, a musical rendering of some of Roald Dahl’s stories for adults, from Gaggle Babble is a polished exploration of a darker side of Dahl’s writing that ooze mystery and murder. If you’re willing to go with the slightly disjointed nature of the piece, there’s much on offer here including some interesting musical arrangements, well-crafted ...

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Elixir – Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle In a lab, three test subjects are given different concoctions to try and find a cure for a virus causing a zombie outbreak in Edinburgh. As they ingest each one, their dexterity and strength measured to see the impact. It’s a clever ruse for a circus show and one that works incredibly well in Head First Acrobats’ ...

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Perhaps Hope – Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing society today and it’s therefore not surprising to see companies tackling the issue on stage. What’s unique about Company Here And Now’s Perhaps Hope is that it does so through the medium of circus. With beautiful and lyric acrobatics on show,the piece is a challenging one but ...

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Zoe Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning Underbelly Cowgate,Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Trigger Warning is a show that catches up with stand-up comic “Dave” who has been beaten down by feminists and forced to pursue a career in clowning. When Zoe Coombs Marr, creation Dave enters the stage, his laddish exuberance is only topped by his blatant disregard for political correctness. The character of Dave subtly flicks between over-confident ...

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Colin Cloud: Exposé – Underbelly Cow Barn, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Colin Cloud is fascinated by human behaviour and there is no doubt that you will leave the theatre fascinated by his craft and his skill. Cloud is no fortune teller. In fact, he admits that he is cynical about psychics himself. Instead, he is a forensic mind reader, a mentalist and an extremely clever comedian. Returning to ...

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No Horizon – Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Director: Louise Denison Writer: Andy Platt Reviewer: David Doyle Billed as the Yorkshire Les Miserables, No Horizon is a new musical from PCA about the extraordinary story of Yorkshireman Nicholas Saunderson. Having contracted smallpox as an infant, Nicholas grows up blind in Thurlstone in the 1680s. Before the invention of Braille, Saunderson’s prospects of education are next to none, something ...

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