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Edinburgh Fringe: Marek Larwood – Typecast – Pleasance Courtyard

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:5] You may know Marek Larwood from his work in sketch group We Are Klang, in which he performed with Greg Davies, or his performance on the BBC improvisation show Fast and Loose. He has the kind of look that is once seen, never forgotten. And it is this that inspired his show, Typecast and he found ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: As You Like It – C Venue C

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Charlie Parham Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:3.5] This might not be Shakespeare as you know it, but you're definitely going to like it. The tale of Rosalind and her love Orlando and their gender-swapping love games are played out in a wholly original way by Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club. Rosalind and Celia are in Paris, the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures – Pleasance Dome

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] Nina Conti is an established actress, but is perhaps best known as a ventriloquist and stand up, and this is what the sell-out crowd at the Pleasance Dome had come to see in Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures. Her repertoire includes some well known characters, with Monk the depressed monkey opening the show with banter with those ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Boo Lingerie – Gilded Balloon Teviot

Writer/Performer: Kev F. Sutherland Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4/5] Formed in 2005 as part of The Sitcom Trials in London, Aberdeen-born Kev F. Sutherland’s Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre has been touring and entertaining ever since, winning the Edinburgh Festival Insider Comedy Award in 2009. This year’s offering, Boo Lingerie, is ostensibly a recreation of horror stories, although very little horror ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Appointment with The Wicker Man – The Assembly Rooms

Writer: Greg Hemphill &Donald McLeary Director: Vicky Featherstone [Rating:4] West end smash comedy The 39 Steps has carved a path for comedic stage adaptations over the years including Ben Hurr and Casablanca, now The National Theatre Scotland turn their gaze onto cult horror classic The Wicker Man. It has to be said from the outset that this isn't a straight ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Doctor Brown – Befrdfgth – Underbelly Cowgate

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4/5] Fewer words strike fear into Fringe comedy regulars than Doctor Brown. Renowned for his extremely physical performances, with a lot of close audience interaction, his shows are not for shy, passive audience members. And this is not the standard comedian question of what your occupation is; there is every chance you may end up with a ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Where Once Was Wonder – The Stand

Writer: Daniel Kitson Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:5] If there's one thing Daniel Kitson appears to enjoy, it's challenging his audiences. At the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, he performed a show at ten in the morning, when most festival goers should still be recovering from their hangovers. This time, as in previous years, he has gone for a midnight start, only performing ...

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