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Edinburgh Fringe: Chapel Street– Underbelly

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Cheryl Gallacher Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3.5] With a simple set and strong performances, Chapel Street is a touching yet funny piece examining the reality of life for young people in the UK. Wanting a fulfilling career but unwilling to take the jobs on offer, Joe (Cary Crankson) feels he has nothing better to do on a ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: An Evening with David Hasselhoff – Pleasance Grand

Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:5] A star of two globally acclaimed television series, minor rôles in a handful of movies, and an accomplished star of several big musical theatre productions (to say nothing of his German pop star fame). So when David Hasselhoff shows up for a week’s residency at the Pleasance Grand, to quote Arthur Miller, “attention must be paid.” ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Executive Stress/Corporate Retreat – C venues – C eca

Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:3.5] Ever feel like a dog chasing after a million dollar stick? We all seem to do it, yet for generations we have questioned and challenged our feeding of capitalism. Society’s behaviour seems upon deeper reflection to perplex 99 per cent of its members, yet like clockwork as dawn approaches soulless corporations open their doors and welcome ...

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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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