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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky. Your pitch:     Sex. Scandal. Secrets. This world premiere drama unfolds through conversations and encounters between a woman called (for the sake of ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…The John Rowe Show

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…The John Rowe Show. Your pitch:     Aussie singer, producer, talent coach and TV star John Rowe hosts this fabulously fun musical chat show. Not so carefully treading that fine line ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Mandy Muden

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Mandy Muden. Your pitch:     Multi-award-winning comedian and magician Mandy Muden brings a brand-new show packed with mind blowing magic and camp comedy. Widely known for her sensational appearances on Britain's ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Ane City

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Ane City. Your pitch:     A quirky, coming of age story, combining Scots language, poetry, song and comedy. Tay returns to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, ...

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The Girl on the Train – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adaptors: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Alice Fowler No one travels by train without gazing into the backs of houses, wondering about the lives of those who live there. From this universal voyeuristic instinct, Paula Hawkins created her 2015 publishing sensation, The Girl on the Train; swiftly adapted as a successful film, starring ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Gareth Armstrong Reviewer: Lu Greer The Mousetrap is, of course, known as being famously the longest running show on London’s West End. Indeed, it has run for the entirety of Queen Elizabeth’s reign beginning in 1952 as she took the throne. Coming from the mind of Agatha Christie it is recognised as the quintessential period whodunit, ...

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Educating Rita – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Max Roberts Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Frank is a bitter failed poet and university lecturer. His life is spiralling downwards as his drinking threatens to get out of control. Indeed, in order to finance his drinking, he says, he signs up as a tutor with the Open University and is allocated Susan – or Rita as she ...

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