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Conflict in Court – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Liam Rudden Director: Paul Murray Reviewer: Danielle Shields There is one important letter that we may receive in our life which causes us to think up a thousand excuses why we cannot follow through with what it asks us to do;jury service. It is obvious by the packed out crowd for this original interactive production,Conflict in Court, that when ...

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Noughts and Crosses – Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh

Writer: Malorie Blackman Reviewer: Danielle Shields A society conflicted by race: Crosses (blacks) are dominant over noughts (whites). King Edward VI School have brought to the Fringe a tense adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s captivating novelNoughts and Crossesand it feels like they have taken the whole school with them judging by the size of the cast. Unfortunately the colour of one’s ...

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Haka – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Marina Spark New Zealandand its rich cultural heritage is being explored and promoted this Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Hakais a fantastic addition to the line up. The Haka as we know it, which is traditionally called Kapa Haka in New Zealand and among Maori tribes, combines music (Waiata) and movement (Haka) and has many forms ranging from the better known fierce ...

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Grimm – C too, Edinburgh

Writer: Lamorna Ash Director: Sam Ward Movement Director: Anja Meinhardt Reviewer: Michelle Haynes The tales of the Brothers Grimm are a familiar part of many people’s childhoods, yet here Hypnotist Theatre Company shows them in a completely different light. Grimm features a hilarious yet disturbing rendition of Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Cap and The Girl Without Hands through a ...

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Camille O’Sullivan: 10 – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Camille O’Sullivan returns to the Fringe celebrating her 10th year at the biggest arts festival in the world. Her latest show 10 is a best of her previous performances. Elements from past shows litter the stage like ghosts of the past from her sparkly red glitter shoes, light up rabbits, rope swing and hanging dresses. Like the ...

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Miranda Sings: Haters Back Off – Venue 150, Edinburgh

Creator: Colleen Ballinger Reviewer: John Roberts In one of the smaller rooms in the converted Edinburgh Conference Centre, you would be forgiven if you felt you had entered the a pop-concert, hoards of screaming, loud and excitable children and teen’s await the arrival of YouTube sensation Miranda Sings - the out of tune comic creation of musical theatre performer Collen ...

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The Horne Section: Milk The Tenderness – Udderbelly, Edinburgh

Creator: Alex Horne Reviewer: John Roberts The Horne Section is a curious yet totally entertaining hour of music and surreal comedy courtesy of stand-up comic Alex Horne and his 5 piece musical section. Alex Horne hosts the evening of spontaneous stand-up with cameo musical numbers from some of the UK’s finest musicians and mixes them alongside guest performances from some ...

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