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L’enfant Qui… – Institut francais d’Ecosse, Edinburgh

Director: Patrick Masset Reviewer: Marina Spark Belgian company T1J are nestled in a domed tent outside the Institut francais d'Ecosse. Entering the tent through hanging ribbons sets the scene well forL'enfant Qui…a show which asks the audience to enter the dream like state that the protagonist is in. Inspired by the early life of sculptor Jephan Villiers, which was plagued ...

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Winter of Our Discotheque – Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Tess Humphrey Reviewer: Danielle Shields It’s impossible to pretend that we are not all slightly interested in the blissful world of public school children. They are permitted to squander daddy’s cash at will while having the best education possible to secure a respectable job so that the rich cycle can continue. Tess Humphrey’s original playWinter of Our ...

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Jonny Lennard: Tale Blazer – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Reviewer:Lucy Danser It has to be said that there’s a lot of potential in Jonny Lennard’s show. There’s a solid narrative structure; that of babysitting his hipster niece interspersed with extracts from existing children’s literature and his own creations as he desperately tries to get her off to sleep. The latter provide the strongest parts of the show by way ...

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Pierre Novellie is Mighty Peter – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer:Lucy Danser Pierre Novellie is a blooming delight! He’s the kind of comedian who immediately puts a smile on your face and ensures it stays there for the entirety of his show. His persona is so enthusiastic and affable you can’t help but like him and his audience interaction, though not a hefty part of his show, is consistently quick ...

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Paul McCaffrey – Assembly Box, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Star of BBC Three's Impractical Jokers, the cheeky chap of comedy Paul McCaffrey lays down the ultimate bombshell... He's not as young as he appears, having recently turned 40, his hour long set in the glammed up portacabin outside George Square Theatre focuses on his escapades since becoming married. McCaffrey's set doesn't feel as fully formed or ...

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Bottleneck – Underbelly Topside, Edinburgh

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: John Roberts You hardly have to go a day when the mention of one of footballs most prolific incidents doesn't appear in the news, The Hillsborough disaster is still very strong in people's minds and thoughts and the atrocities faced by those in the stadium will never be forgotten. Bottleneck by Luke Barnes ...

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Conflict in Court – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Liam Rudden Director: Paul Murray Reviewer: Danielle Shields There is one important letter that we may receive in our life which causes us to think up a thousand excuses why we cannot follow through with what it asks us to do;jury service. It is obvious by the packed out crowd for this original interactive production,Conflict in Court, that when ...

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