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Crime and Punishment – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Crime and Punishment – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Director: Dominic Hill Writer: Chris Hannan Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] Poverty, pride and sanity form the basis of Dominic Hill’s Crime and Punishment, a new adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s acclaimed novel of the same name. A co-production between the Citizens Theatre, the Royal Lyceum Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse, this piece resurrects Dostoyevsky’s ...

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Preen Back Yer Lugs! – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Director: Aleksis Meaney Writer: Paul F. Matthews Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] The world has been savaged by seven brutal world wars, weapons of vast mass destruction have destroyed most of the planet; but dinnae fash yersel’; Scotland survived intact. In fact, Scotland has done so well in Paul F. Matthews’ new work, which is based on the popular Finnish play ...

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The Pearl – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Michael Bryher Writer: Sam Gayton Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] Adapted from the John Steinbeck novel of the same name, Dumbshow Theatre’s The Pearl is a timeless fable which delves into universal themes of luck, greed, guilt and jealousy. Directed by Michael Bryher, and written by Sam Gayton, the follow-up to their 2012 Edinburgh Fringe success, Clockheart Boy is an ...

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Late Night Gimp Fight – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] In the five years they started performing at the Fringe, four simple words have come to signify so much to audiences around the UK, and indeed the world. These words are simple and often overlooked when on their own, but when used together, the words Late Night Gimp Fight combine to create an award-winning comedy group ...

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Sad Faces Threw a Party – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] The Sad Faces have returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and this year, they’re having a party. Well, ok, there may be a much better party happening downstairs from their soiree, and they may have run out of food and booze, but it’s still a party, right? With these three talented men around, truly anything is ...

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A Night to Dismember – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Written and Performed by: Wil Greenway Director: Kellie Tori Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] At first glance, Wil Greenway’s A Night to Dismembermay be best described as a stand up comedy. But upon closer look, this new piece by one of the co-creators of The Lounge Room Confabulators, is in fact a (really very funny) hour-long storytelling experience. However, the tale ...

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La Poème – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Created and performed by: Jeanne Mordoj Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] There are many words that could describe Jeanne Mordoj’s solo show, La Poème; odd, bizarre, strange, unusual, weird and unique. But these words simply can’t do justice to the visual spectacle that makes up Mordoj’s latest work; an unforgettable piece without words that relies on music, dance, contortion, juggling and ...

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The Ghost Hunter, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Jeffrey Mayhew Writer: Stewart Pringle Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] The power of suggestion and a few secrets of the ghost tour trade await in Stewart Pringle’s The Ghost Hunter. Directed by Jeffrey Mayhew, this one-man show presents the evolution of a simple ghost story, which became too big for the author to handle. Richard (Tom Richards) is a guide ...

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