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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Fisherman’s Tail

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…Fisherman's Tail. Your pitch:     A fresh new take on the story of Jesus featuring a host of foot-stomping, catchy original tunes. Fisherman’s Tail is a hearty all-age musical about four ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Francesca Bartellini on Father

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…Francesca Bartellini on Father. Your pitch:     An intimate work but with a mythical scope – three lives interconnected by abuse on different levels in from internationally-acclaimed Italian artist Francesca Bartellini, ...

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The Empathy Experiment – The King’s Arms, Salford

Writer/Director: Rose Condo Reviewer: Sam Lowe The Empathy Experimentis structured creatively and solidly, with titles borrowing from the scientific semantic field. It is that good, it has become the inspiration for the structure of this review. Observation Rose Condo is an award-winning poet from Canada. The objective of this spoken word, experimental performance about an experiment is whether or not ...

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MIF: The Fountainhead – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ayn Rand adapted by Koen Tachelet Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The 2019 Manchester International Festival (MIF) has not been without controversy. There has been a dispute about authorship of one of the plays and an absent presenter literally phoned-in her address at the opening event.  Staging an adaptation of The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand’s epic tribute to ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH…Cherie: My Struggle

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…Cherie: My Struggle. Your pitch:     An intimate, gossipy memoir recounting Cherie Blair’s inspirational journey from an obscure Liverpool convent to the epicentre of power in Downing St. Cherie reveals her ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH…Greg Byron: Stand-Up Poet

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…Greg Byron: Stand-Up Poet. Your pitch:     The world is going to hell – so this is your opportunity to find some relief with some sardonic, light-hearted, heart-felt, sometimes silly verses ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Kevin Christopher Fox on Drinking and Unemployment

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…Kevin Christopher Fox. Your pitch:   “Nice elevator, huh? Hey, I’m Chicago theatre veteran, Kevin Christopher Fox. I’m in the world premiere of my new play. I’m on a mission to reach ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Matt Hoss

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…Matt Hoss. Your pitch:     My narrative is about romance and failing in love. I talk about why male comedians are exclusively talking about Break-up shows onstage. I discuss male mental ...

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