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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH… Harriet Braine

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…Harriet Braine Your pitch:     In Les Admirables, I bring five admirable women from the history of science to the comedy stage. In the interest of balance, I also tell the ...

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Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: William Finn Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The epitome of dysfunctional, the Hoover family travel 800 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico in grandpa’s beaten up VW camper van to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, so the youngest member of the clan, the unlikely Olive, can compete. So goes William ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH… Definitely Louise by Bethany Heath

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… Bethany Heath on her show Definitely Louise. Your pitch:     Definitely Louise is an (almost) one woman show following a ranty woman as she eviscerates all the things in the ...

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The Lady Vanishes – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder Adaptation: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Relatively obscure British crime writer Ethel Lina White’s greatest legacy is her 1936 novel, The Wheel Spins, two years after publication Alfred Hitchcock directed the film The Lady Vanishes, widely regarded as one of British cinema’s greatest works, based on her book. Through the decades ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH… Jack Gleadow

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… Jack Gleadow Your pitch: Come join me for my debut hour of fun, silly stand up through the use of videos, sounds and even a scooter! Telling the story of why ...

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Amélie The Musical – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Craig Lucas Music: Danie Messé Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé Reviewer: Dominic Corr The awkward daughter of a neurotic and a germophobe (we’ve all been there), Amélie is as socially fragile as she is dedicated to helping others. In the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death, Amélie has a revelation – to help flicker the light of the world ...

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Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Jeff Whitts Music: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Reviewer: Caitlin Scollin Both outrageous and uplifting, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton (Lawrence Smith), a puppet straight out of college without money or a job. He finds himself in New York in search of a purpose. In doing so he meets a cast of vibrant characters, such as the ...

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Little Boxes and Stolen Futures: Double Bill – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: James Beagon and Catherine Expósito. Directors: Ruth Hollyman and Catherine Expósito Reviewer: Dominic Corr Championing youth theatre in Edinburgh for over a decade, Strange Town return to the Traverse Theatre with two modern pieces; Little Boxes and Stolen Futures. Fitting for their anniversary, both productions take a leaping point of ‘future’ but differ vastly in content, narrative and structure. ...

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