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Penthouse – The Space on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

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Writer: Ed Brody Director: Kate Williams and Chris White Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs In the penthouse of a hotel a young banker plans to end his life after losing £1.8 billion in illegal trades. Before he does, he is going to have the ultimate blowout. It’s a good premise, but, sadly, his definition of ultimate blowout shows a lack of imagination that ...

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Decolonizing My Vagina – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Cristina Pitter Director: Jordana De La Cruz Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Part of the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, Fridays On ICE is a late night salon series featuring work “more typically... perform[ed] in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments” than in more traditional theatrical venues. Each night of the series features a different artist. The August 4 salon, ...

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Yellow Card Red Card – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Melisa Tien Director: Tamilla Woodard Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The classic sports narrative features athletes who overcome adversity by losing themselves in the game, often forging friendships and finding opportunities along the way. Yellow Card Red Card, playing at New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, stays true to this narrative without feeling like a rehash of the familiar. Yellow ...

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Penetrator – C Cubed, Edinburgh

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Writer: Anthony Neilson Director: Julia Midtgard Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Fear No Colours production of Anthony Neilson’s 1993 play opens with a voiceover of a porn magazine story as Max reads it and masturbates. When he finishes and his flat mate Alan returns, he has to, quickly and awkwardly, hide the magazine. It sounds like a bleak reconstruction of Men Behaving Badly, ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS from Kate Cox of This Really Is Too Much

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Kate Cox of This really Is Too Much answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. This show is for anyone interested in dance, theatre, laughing, crying, feminism, gender, identity, smashing the system, ticking the boxes, beauty pageants, political speeches, salad, moisturiser, water, turtle necks, disco or Barry White. What made you decide to ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather

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Thomas Eccleshare, writer of Heather answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Heather is a short, sharp shock of a play that asks fascinating questions about storytelling, prejudice and authorship in bold and surprising ways. What made you decide to bring a show this year? Basically, we want lots of people to see ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Louise Orwin on A Girl and a Gun

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Louise Orwin answers our Five Fast Fringe Questions on A Girl and a Gun In one sentence tell us about your show. A Girl and A Gun examines how cinema views violence and women, and asks us how far we are complicit when we watch… plus it features girls, guns and an unprepared male performer every night… what more could you ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Sleeping Trees

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Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's it's the turn of Sleeping Trees In one sentence tell us about your show. It's three fast paced live action films based on different genres presented with just the three of us and our one man band Ben. What made you decide to bring a show this year? ...

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