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Deer Woman – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Writer: Tara Beagan Director: Andy Moro Reviewer: Gareth Davies A few short words stand out from Tara Beagan's muscular text: when the estimated figure of Indigenous woman and girls that are missing or murdered in Canada suddenly increases by more than 50% - because someone, somewhere, counted them wrongly for so long – the detail speaks to not just the ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Lewys Holt, writer and performer of Phrases

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 Lewys Holt, writer and performer of Phrases. Your pitch:   Phrases is kind of like a stand up show for contemporary dance…there’s all these white t-shirt comedians… I’m a teal t-shirt ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Ffion Jones

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…Ffion Jones Your pitch:     A comedy theatre show about the future of national identity. Will Wales become a theme park if it has nothing else to offer? Ffion Jones is ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Izzy Mant: Polite Club

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…Izzy Mant: Polite Club Your pitch:     Do you say sorry when someone bumps into you? Join Polite Club. I’ve been recklessly tolerant all my life, and it’s got me into ...

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Madagascar: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Music and Lyrics: George Noriega & Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Choreographer: Fabian Aloise Designer: Tom Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Madagascar, the much-loved, 2005 Dreamworks' movie returns to Glasgow in its musical form, just in time to catch the school holiday crowd. Our familiar friends from New York's Central Park Zoo: Alex, 'the king of the ...

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Trevor Horn – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: C L Delft Before he became the defining producer of the 80s, Trevor Horn had served an apprenticeship as a performer, topping the charts in 1979 as part of The Buggles with Video Killed The Radio Star and going on from there to front a later incarnation of the progressive rock band Yes, before settling for a life mostly ...

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Latitude 2019 – On reflection

As the wet weather sets in and it seems summer may be over all too soon, reflections on the last day of Latitude, when we were slightly too tired to think straight, let alone produce any material that would make sense, and the festival weekend in general come to the forefront of our minds. As everything reached its conclusion on ...

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