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You Remind me of You – Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Capodicasa Director: Hannah Bradley Reviewer: Tom Ralphs A boy meets girl story with a difference, or a problem, depending which was you look at it. The boy, in this case a man named Vincent, has Prosopagnosia, a condition where you can’t remember people’s faces. He meets Adele in a bar when he is playing guitar on an open ...

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Osric Omand and the Story of Hope – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Joseph Emms Reviewer: Tom Ralphs If you’re going to go over the top, do it in style. That appears to be the thinking behind 21st Century Cox’s Edinburgh show. Billed as a blood-filled cocktail of stage combat, live music and impractical effects, with dancing Nazis, transsexual robots and vampires on scooters, all thrown in for good measure, it’s a ...

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Working Class Hero – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Ben Standish Director: Felicity Chilver Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Working Class Hero takes its title from a John Lennon song. The song is about working class people processed into a middle class machine, hated for being clever and despised for being fools. Lennon himself was seen as a working class hero, and that’s the starting point for this play. The ...

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Dep – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Dep is the Vietnamese word for beautiful. In this new dance piece from the Van Huynh Company, choreographer Dam Van Huynh explores influences from his Southeast Asian heritage, in particular Vietnamese culture around death in which death is also a form of rebirth. It’s a show that has immense promise and which began as a 10 minute ...

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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Gary McNair and Kieran Hurley’s Square Go offers an entertaining glimpse inside the lives of two schoolboys as one prepares for their first square go, that’s playground fight for those not up to date on their lingo. McNair and Hurley are a tantalising pairing and one which works a treat in offering a thoughtful exploration of masculinity ...

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Feed – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Emma Plotkin Listen - digital marimba ringtones in endless arpeggios are overlaid with the seemingly found sounds of pedestrians, muffled as if below a bridge. ​Feed overwhelms the senses with information. A funhouse mirror reflection of privilege, social media culture and egoism, the play instructs  - scream into the void and if anyone responds, scream louder. It says, if ...

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Stoel (Chair) – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Chairs are one of the most commonly seen elements of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, often being the only set piece in smaller shows. In Stoel (Chair), an award-winning show from Belgium, two dancers revisit these familiar objects and create playful new worlds for young and old audiences alike in a delightful and well crafted physical performance. ...

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How to Swim in Hollywood – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Alice Sylvester Reviewer: Tom Ralphs In a bedroom in the Hollywood Hills, Daisy lies back imagining she is floating, imagining she is somewhere else, imagining she is happy. The reality is that she is not quite in the iconic location she grew up in, she is overlooking it from a different side and her life is not all she ...

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