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Edinburgh Fringe: HeLa – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Adura Onashile in association with Iron-Oxide Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating: 4] HeLaat the Edinburgh Fringe is located in Summerhall's Anatomy Lecture Theatre, a venue which is ideally suited to the subject of this daring physical theatre piece. Any keen geneticists out there will instantly recognise HeLa as the name of a cell line. The use of HeLa has led ...

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Smashed – Assembly Festival, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Not since Eve was in the Garden of Eden has an apple been so hypnotic and enticing. Gandini Juggling bring their critically acclaimed production Smashed to the Rainy Hall at Assembly Festival in a fusion of highly skilled juggling, superb comic timing, and contemporary dance. Smashed takes the art form of juggling to a whole new ...

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The Secret Agent – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Theatre O with Matthew Hurt Director: Joseph Alford Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:1.5] Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s classic novel, Theatre O have adapted The Secret Agent as part of the Traverse’s 2013 season before embarking on a national tour. Set in London during a time of social unrest, a sister attempts to save her young brother from the ongoing threat ...

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Love Story – Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: Stephen Clark Music and additional lyrics: Howard Goodall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:5] Inspired by Erich Segal's best-selling tearjerker of a novel, Love Story by Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall, charts the story of rich Harvard boy Oliver, and poor but clever Radcliffe student, Jenny. They bicker and bitch, fall in love and marry much to the dismay ...

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The Trench, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Oliver Lansley Directors: Oliver Lansley and James Seager Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] After a hugely successful run with The Trench at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a subsequent UK tour, Les Enfants Terribles return triumphantly to the Fringe with the same show, wowing audiences once again with their innovative and creative take on storytelling.The Trench follows the journey ...

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Hag – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Director: Hannah Mulder Designer/ Puppet Director: Rachael Canning Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:3.5] We all know the rules of fairytales. You can’t have light without dark, you can’t have a hero without a villain. Baba Yaga, the narrator of The Wrong Crowd’s new show, Hagis certainly a villain. She likes to eat children, in fact she likes nothing better than tucking ...

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Tamar Broadbent: Almost Epic – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] Musical Theatre composer Tamar Broadbent has started to make a name for herself in London, but among the 1000s of comedy performances on offer each year at the Fringe, Almost Epic seems to fade to the background a little which is unfortunately represented by the amount of audience in her cavernous space, perhaps this is a ...

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Paul Zerdin: No Strings – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin makes a welcome return to fringe, with some of his favourite characters in tow, in No Strings, we meet a baby who is fascinated by ducks, Albert the amnesiac horny grandad and of course sarcastic sidekick Sam. What impresses most about Zerdin is his consummate skill, even from the front row, its ...

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