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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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The Islanders – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Amy Mason Music: Eddie Argos Additional Music: Jim Moray Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:4.5] If you were a teenager in the nineties, the world of The Islanders will be familiar to you. A time when digital watches were cutting edge, making mixtapes was the meaning of true love and you shopped at second hand shops, not vintage stores. It’s this ...

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Squally Showers – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Director: Alex Scott Company: Little Bulb Theatre Reviewer: Hannah Rowlands [Rating:3.5] ‘Isn’t it rich? Isn’t is queer?’, Sondheim once pondered, his lyrics ringing out from the soundtrack of kitsch classics and dynamic synthesizers accompanying Little Bulb’s new dance show Squally Showers. He could certainly have been talking about Little Bulb, for what they lack in traditional dance skills they make ...

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Tim Vine Chat Show- Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Written: Tim Vine Producer: Bound and Gagged Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:5.0] The king of the one liner, Tim Vine, returns to Edinburgh with his comical offering The Tim Vine Chat Show; an hour of ridiculous jokes, songs, visual gags and interviews with willing volunteers in the audience. For our show we had interviews with a lifeguard who knew someone needed ...

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Peacock & Gamble: Heart-throbs – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Written: Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:5.0] Peacock and Gamble return again to the Edinburgh Fringe with their new show Heart-throbs, the story of how they were discovered at the fringe last year by a Japanese conglomerate and then became very big in Japan. While waiting for the show to start, the audience were treated to a ...

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Sincerely, Mr Toad – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Composer &Lyricist: David Andrew Wilson Writer &Lyricist: David Hutchinson Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:3] Sell A Door’s new musical, Sincerely, Mr Toad is an ambitious portrayal of the life of The Wind in the Willows creator Kenneth Grahame. Spanning the course of his son’s life the musical delves into the private lives of the man who created arguably one of the ...

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