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Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Horizontal Collaboration – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer/Director: David Leddy Reviewer: John Roberts Formed as part of a double bill alongside the online and rather compelling thriller City of the Blind, David Leddy’s live offering as part of this year’s line up at the Traverse seems to be a massive case of the emperor’s news clothes. The idea on paper suggests something far more enticing and engaging ...

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Men in the Cities – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Wendy Hubbard Reviewer: John Roberts Chris Goode has carved himself in a position of undeniable envy as one of the countries strongest and thought-provoking storytellers. He returns to the Fringe with his latest work Men in the Cities – a stark and brutal look into our lives within the confines of our modern world. Framed between ...

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Broke – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Devised by: Jemma McDonnell, Kylie Walsh, Shane Durrant Director: Jemma McDonnell Reviewer: Gareth Davies William III established Britain’s national debt in 1642, and today only 3% of Britain’s economy is the cash in our hands. With a financial system that is based on 97% debt, no wonder many of those living under it are ‘broke’. Unfortunately for the Paper Birds, ...

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Years to the Day – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Allen Barton Director: Joel Polis Reviewer: Gareth Davies “Pick a life. Lead it. Move on.” That’s the advice Dan (Michael Yavnieli) gives Jeff (Jeff LeBeau) during a conversation that changes both their lives. Now middle-aged, they’ve been friends since day one of college, but haven’t met face-to-face for four years. Perhaps the history they share is all that connects ...

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The Tommy Cooper Show – Spotlites at Merchant’s Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Ian Carroll &Daniel Taylor Director: Bernie C. Byrnes 10:50pm may not be the best time slot for this little gem of a show and the audience may not have been large, but the laughs generated from the enthusiastic performances from this West End trio of Daniel Taylor, Sharon Byatt and Warwick Evans (who have all performed together in Blood ...

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Snakes! The Musical – Just The Tonic, Edinburgh

Devisers: Will Guppy, Thom Sellwood and Marina Waters Music: Mark Andrewes and Julian Ng Lyricists: The cast and creative team Reviewer: John Roberts The surprise smash hit of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 is making a return to Just The Tonic this year and what a welcome return it is. The insufferable yet strangely endearing director Thom, played by Thom Sellwood, ...

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The Greatest Liar in All the World – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Creative Director: Conrad Sharp Reviewer: Danielle Shields After a long trail of new Disney animations from Tangled to Frozen, the love for the forever dishonest wooden Pinocchio has momentarily been left in shreds. Fortunately, Familia de la Noche have revived this childhood classic through a unique retelling of the puppets past and the man he is to become. The moment ...

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The Hemline Index – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Directors: Melissa Booth &Rose Wardle Writer: Eva Hibbs Reviewer: Danielle Shields An ambitious Bonnie Tyler-loving woman from 1984 faced against a modern-aged hashtag obsessed Boohoo.com customer service representative. How much have females changed in the past thirty years? Despite the efforts of women throughout the last century to fight for equality, sexism unfortunately still remains in existence to this day. ...

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