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Edinburgh Fringe: Bob Downe: Smokin’ – Gilded Balloon

Writer: Mark Trevorrow Reviewer: Stephanie Walls [Rating:4] Bob Downe’s latest show ‘Smokin’’ is a fabulous, funny piece of frothy light entertainment. A show such as this is so welcomed because the audience are under no obligation to over-think or over-analyse the show they are watching. We are quite simply able to sit and enjoy an hour of Bob’s charm and ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Pornography – Space Venues

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Dana Segal Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2] With the Olympics just gone and the seventh anniversary of the July 7th bombings in London not long past, there doesn’t seem to be a more perfect time to revive one of Simon Stephens' most powerful and blisteringly truthful plays, full of vivid imagery, powerful dialogue and layered characters, Stephens' ...

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Re-Animator The Musical – Assembly George Square Theatre

Music and lyrics: Mark Nutter Book: Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon &William J. Norris Director: Stuart Gordon Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [Rating:5] Re-Animator The Musical demands that your already suspended disbelief be further strung up as high as you can muster. This is a musical that is as deliciously ( or should that be disgustingly ) ridiculous, as it is professionally delivered. ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Teach Me – Hill Street Theatre

Writer: Alan Gordon Director: Steve Small Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4] Technology plays an integral rôle in the development of the younger generation; it's there day to day. It’s how relationships are formed and/or are cemented and statuses affirmed. It’s the biggest high school playground the world has ever seen. Will the long term effects of this cyber reality result in ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : The last Five Years – Sweet Grassmarket

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director : Michael Richardson Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] The Space at Niddry Street was almost full for the last night of Green Room’s debut production of Jason Robert Brown’s unconventional tale of a doomed love. Detailing a five year relationship from two perspectives and points in time, Cathy (Sarah Haddath) opens the show looking back at ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: George Ryegold’s God-In-A-Bag – Underbelly

Writer: Toby Williams Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:3.5] Toby Williams' dark creation, the highly distasteful George Ryegold, returns to the Fringe in God in a Bag, this time with an expanded cast including: Red Dwarf's Hattie Hayridge, Fresh Meat's Dan Mersh and fellow comedians Lindsay Sharman and Milo McCabe. The self-obsessed, penny-pinching, fabulously under-achieving doctor has been suspended yet again and ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Be Fruitful and Multiply – C Venues

Writer: Adam Farrell, Martin McDowell and Rose Wardlaw Music and Lyrics: Harry Zundel, Ollie Feather and Ronan Shiels Director: Owen Petty Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:3] Be Fruitful and Multiply is billed as a light-hearted take on the story of creation and suggests that God and the Devil might not be the universe's opposing forces but merely highly incompatible business partners. ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dracula Sex Sucking and Stardom-Paradise in the Vault

Writer: Sam Dunham, Jack Faires Director: Simon Egerton Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:5] There is so much waste at the Edinburgh Fringe, wasted talent, wasted time and wasted paper. To not see Dracula Sex Sucking and Stardom would be the waste of a golden opportunity. The show is laugh out loud funny, with the proud boast that if you don’t laugh ...

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