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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Comedy show Best in Class

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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 comedy show Best In Class. Best in Class is a crowd funded, profit sharing show that champions the talent of working class comedians. Working class visibility at the Fringe is not ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: All Killing Aside

man in pale blue suit holding yellow flowers

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 All Killing Aside… The show is about love, philosophy, and not murdering. It's about truth, kindness, and hallucinogenic plant medicines that reveal the underlying spirit we share. It's comedy. Super fun ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Evelyn Mok – Bubble Butt

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 Evelyn Mok on her show Bubble Butt. After an eventful year, Evelyn is feeling the paradigm shift and trying to figure out her place in this brave new world. In this ...

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Wired – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

woman in british army uniform

Writer: Lesley Wilson Director: Jordan Blackwood Reviewer: Tom Ralph Plays about PTSD are hardly a rarity, even if the chances of finding one at an army run venue might seem low. However, it’s not just the choice of venue that makes Wired stand out, it’s the  approach it takes and the compelling central character that lift it above other plays ...

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Out of Love – Summerhall, Edinburgh

two women one man standing

Writer: Elinor Cook Director: James Grieve Reviewer: John Kennedy Elinor Cook's life-affirming, celebratory love-letter to childhood innocence, inseparable friendship, parental break-ups, adolescent angst and amazement, not least, teenage clumsy fag and bike-shed fumbling are the stepping-stones of Lorna and Grace's lives. The play's title has teasing ambiguities. Out of their love, any later nuance of gay affection, seems almost trivial, ...

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Box Clever – Summerhall, Edinburgh

two women one with clown nose on

Writer: Monsay Whitney Director: Stef O'Driscoll Reviewer: John Kennedy Writer/protagonist, Monsay Whitney, is Marnie. In tandem with Avi Simmons as multi-flexible-role, foil punch-bag facilitator, she catalogues her descent in to the, “Chaos that follows us everywhere”. Her catastrophic narrative is a monologue of mayhem punctuated with eviscerating emotional shrapnel. It’s a given that the toxic fallout of her appalling choice ...

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Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

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Writer: The Company Director: Sam Hardie and Lucas Button Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Madness’ Our House plays in the background, while two people create a Happy 70th Birthday banner, and another two decorate the house and anticipate the arrival of birthday boy Alan. It’s a light, entertaining opening to a play that then takes a darker turn and continues down that ...

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Lands – Summerhall, Edinburgh

two women, one spilling glass of water

Reviewer: David Doyle For many years Antler Theatre have been one of the most interesting companies producing work at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their unique style has won them critical praise and is wonderfully exemplified in Lands, which may just be their most engaging work to date. Two friends together in a room, one making jigsaws, the other bouncing on a trampoline, is ...

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