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Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst Of Crackers – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Reginald D Hunter Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4] Reginald D Hunter returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his latest stand-up In The Midst Of Crackers, an hour of what appears to be some of his most personal stand-up to date. From the moment he casually strolls onto the stage he wastes little time getting tucked into a segment lambasting the ...

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In Vogue: Songs By Madonna – The Boards, Edinburgh

Writer: Dean Bryant Reviewer: James Holley [Rating:5] Michael GriffithsisMadonna. Sitting at the piano, immaculately turned out with a pot of tea by his side, Griffiths guides us through the Material Girl's life and career. Every pop milestone has been transformed into a torch song which will have even the most hard-hearted clutching their imaginary pearls during the chorus. Each number ...

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Credible Likeable Superstar rôle Model – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Written and Directed by Bryony Kimmings Reviewed by Bobby MacPherson [Rating:4.5] Looking for an antidote to the dumbed-down, hyper-sexualised mass culture that young children are subjected to in our more cynical, digital age, performance artist Bryony Kimmings has enlisted her nine year old niece, Taylor, to create her own superstar rôle model; the pasta-eating palaeontologist by day (pop star by ...

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4.48 Psychosis – C Nova, Edinburgh

Directed by Esme Hicks Reviewed by Bobby MacPherson [rating:2] DEM’s production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis attempts to construct something approaching a linear narrative from the playwright’s enigmatic and famously non-linear swansong. What results is a heroic effort but one that falls quite far short. In an attempt to create a more standard narrative, the passages relating to depression are ...

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Three Little Pigs – Assembly, Edinburgh

Director: Tara Notcutt Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Meat hooks glisten in the moody atmosphere, tension is rife and is balanced on a knife edge, Little Pig has been hauled in for questioning by Goat and Chicken over the slaughter of his two older brothers, but is the blame to be put on the Big Bad Wolf, or is someone else ...

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Solomon and Marion – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

Writer: Lara Foot Director:Lara Foot Reviewer:Lucy Danser [rating:4.0] Lara Foot's Solomon and Marionis captivating from the start. As the lights go up on a kitchen in post-apartheid South Africa, we meet Marion, an ailing white woman living a solitary existence, as she writes a letter to her daughter in Australia. Her suspicious reaction to an unexpected Xhosa male visitor telling ...

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Pendulums Bargain Emporium, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Devised and performed by: Bethany Sheldon, Kathryn Lowe, Matt Marks and Morgan Brind Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating:4] Maison Foo's hugely successful 2010 show Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin combined puppetry, music and a great deal of physicality to produce a touching, memorable performance. Pendulums Bargain Emporium, their newest show is similarly thought-provoking and affecting. Through the use of objects, puppetry, ...

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Bad Bread: Glove Contractually – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Writer: Tom Goble, Anthony Craven, Bips Mawson Reviewer: Stephanie Walls [Rating:3] Comedy sketch group Bad Bread have returned to The Edinburgh Fringe for their fifth consecutive year, this time with their brand new show Glove Contractually. Tom Goble, Anthony Craven and Bips Mawson make up the comedy trio and they present an hour of sketches very loosely linked to the ...

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