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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Anya Anastasia

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 Anya Anastasia. Contemporary cabaret unpicking the perils of our modern world. Our fearless (and somewhat idiotic) protagonist is an iPhone toting slacktivist/clicktivist keyboard warrior. She will topple any politician, corporate screwups ...

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Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen Director: Paul Brotherston Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sometimes a production comes along that sends you to the street with a smile on your face, The Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young’s Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is one (sort of). Promising to deliver a re-worked version of the Jane ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Samuel Clayton on his play Statements

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 Samuel Clayton on his play Statements. Daniel is obsessed with Jazz. Javeed doesn’t understand a word. Toby makes a lot of noise… An exploration of Asperger’s, Down Syndrome and misunderstood emotions ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: GRACE BY KATIE REDDIN CLANCY

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 Katie Reddin Clancy on Grace. Alfie, the male half of a comedy double act, re-enters the stage as Zora, a woman.  Zora battles stage fright so Alfie plays characters they met on ...

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Love From a Stranger – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Agatha Christie & Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Designer: Mike Britton Lighting: Oliver Fenwick Sound Designer & Composer: Richard Hammarton Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from a 1934 short story Philomel Cottage, Agatha Christie wrote an unperformed stage version of the same name which itself was re-written as Love From a Stranger by actor and playwright Frank Vosper in 1936. ...

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The Band – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin & Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Firstly, a fact needs to be stated that this is not the Take That story. The words Take That are never uttered in the entire two and a half hours of the show. You would also be mistaken for thinking that the boyband recruited from the ...

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