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Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice – The Pleasance Ace Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Robin Winters Star of TV show Dead Ringers and the recent UK tour of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, impressionist Jess Robinson invites us to spin the wheels, and watch as she sings a selection of songs in the style of an ever changing array of female artists. Mighty Voice certainly allows Robinson to showcase ...

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Vikki Stone: Instrumental – Underbelly Big Belly, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The first lesson to be had when it comes to Vikki Stone is never make a bet with her, otherwise she will have you dressed like a dog and pushing her and Elton John around on a makeshift helicopter around the venue... Yes it did happen and yes there is a lot of photographic evidence floating around ...

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Biding Time (Remix) – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writers: Louise Quinn, Bal Cooke, Ben Harrison, Pippa Bailey Director: Ben Harrison Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Devised in response to Pippa Bailey’s global shared story project Biding Time,Biding Time (Remix)is a theatrical concept album that examines the realities of the cutthroat music industry and the expectations on women within it. Certainly stylish, and saturated with surreal sensibility, Louise Quinn portrays a ...

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Lippy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bush Moukarzel with Mark O’Halloran Director: Ben Kidd Reviewer: John Roberts Bush Moukarzel has been challenging perceptions on theatre and it’s delivery for many years and it wasn’t until the arrival of Lippy at the Dublin Fringe last year that he truly found a piece that would not only push what audiences are watching but also ask some pivotal ...

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Endgame – Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Blind Elephant Reviewer: Joanna Trainor Blind Elephant's production of Endgame is nightmare-ish, claustrophobic and draining; Beckett how if should be. After an apocalypse, blind Hamm, his lame man-servant Clov and bin inhabiting parents are trapped in a repetitive cycle of nothingness. Each day so much the same, that everyone is begging for an ending rather than ...

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Red Tap/Blue Tiger – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Richard Vincent Director: Elliot Brown Reviewer: Deborah Klayman When Norton finds out the man that raised him is not his biological father, it starts a chain reaction of escalating violence that leaves him desperate, damaged, and on the run. With pregnant girlfriend Mina and over-protective best mate Dean in tow, maybe his real dad will have the answers he ...

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Alice – theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Writer: Toby Clarke Director: Ailin Conant Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Alice is based on Lewis Carroll’s 1865 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll strove to entertain as well as educate, known for his word play, logic and fantasy, so fine ingredients for a production. Outside, the parameters are set by the ‘Dean’ (Adam Trussell) of the college, stressing how one must be ...

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