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Huff -Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Creators: Shona Reppe &Andy Manley Reviewer: John Roberts Shona Reppe and Andy Manley have between themselves created some of the strongest, touching and most visceral children's productions in recent years, and despite Huff being more of an interactive art installation than theatrical performance you can't help but be 'blown away' by the attention to detail in putting you into the ...

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Tangomotion – The Lowry, Manchester

Reviewer: Paul Jones Shows featuring the Argentine Tango have become a staple of the theatre year thanks to the success of Midnight Tango featuring the stars of Strictly Come Dancing. Tangomotion offers something entirely different. An incredible quartet of musicians guides us through the nuances of all tango styles aided by four of the world’s greatest tango dancers. Where shows ...

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Riptide: The Slasher Musical – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Music: Simon Nathan Lyrics: Mark Nathan Book: Chazz Redhead Reviewer: Danielle Shields You either love them or you hate them: horror movies. This genre, which actually managed to scare audiences in the past, has resorted to barely creepy slasher spoofs. As expected by its title,Riptide: The Slasher Musical, pokes fun repetitively at this gimmick. Brothers Simon and Mark Nathan have ...

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The Bastard Children of Remington Steele – Underbelly Belly Dancer, Edinburgh

Writer: Sadie Hasler Director: Sarah Mayhew Reviewer: Linford Butler Boasting dark comedy, a well-formed story and an admirably direct style, Old Trunk's The Bastard Children of Remington Steele is a nice idea reasonably well delivered. Following the story of three orphaned children living at a nunnery, and their eerie, slightly disturbed friend Beatrice, Old Trunk have managed to craft a ...

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Cuckooed – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Emma Callander Reviewer: John Roberts Once again Mark Thomas delivers a blisteringly funny yet searingly powerful look into one of the many chapters in his life. Where Bravo Figero looked into the relationship between Thomas and his opera loving father, Cuckooed delves into the relationship of Thomas and long term best friend Martin.Martin was a long ...

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Summer Shorts Series B – 59E59 Theatres, New York

Writers: Daniel Reitz, Neil LaBute, Albert Innaurato Directors: Paul Schnee, Maria Mileaf, Jack Hofsiss Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos   If just one out of the three plays in Summer Shorts Series A was a home run, Series B ups the festival’s batting average. The opener, Daniel Reitz’s “Napoleon in Exile,” is the evening’s best. The play, which ingeniously incorporates the computer ...

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Belfast Boy – Spotlites at The Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh

Director and Writer: Kat Woods Reviewer: Danielle Shields A simple chair is placed at the front of the 5 by 3 meter venue. There are no other props but that one chair. It is soon to be filled by creative actor Declan Perring who will tell to us the painful true events that happen in the life of Martin Hall. ...

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