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Hughie – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Reviewer: Dominic Corr Al Pacino, Jason Robards, Forest Whitaker, and now, Phil Nichol, one hell of a listing to have one common trait, what is it you may wonder? They've all performed the role of loveable rogue Erie Smith in Eugene O'Neill’s short, one-act production of Hughie. Set in midtown New York, as a gambler laments the ...

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Community Circle – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Trevor Lock Reviewer: Tom Ralphs When the writer and performer of a show tells you that he too would rather be watching something else, you know you’re watching something likely to divide opinion. Community Circle is a show that some people will love, some people will hate and others will just be completely bemused by. With seats around the ...

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Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Cardboard Citizens Reviewer: Tom Ralphs This is a play that leaves you with many different emotions. It’s a play that you’re glad to have seen, because it’s an excellent piece of theatre, but that you also wish had never had to be written. Based around the true stories of the lives and deaths of homeless people, it’s a play ...

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The Grandmother’s Grimm – Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Dominic Corr You might, perhaps, recognise a tale or two this evening. Not precisely the way you imagine, maybe less animation, more blood-spilling or suffering. The Grandmothers Grimm re-opens the storybook, a humorous look at birth of well-known tales and the women who rightfully deserve credit. The Brothers Grimm, capitalising on the darker tavern stories, were in part early ...

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Crocodile Fever – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Meghan Tyler Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Molly Knox Meghan Tyler's Crocodile Fever is a remarkable black comedy that explores a sisterly relationship that’s bound to end in tears. As it debuts at the Fringe, at the Traverse Theatre, this astonishing play uncovers the secrets of their extremely dysfunctional family, whilst stepping over the boundaries and tests how darkly unhinged ...

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Trying It On – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Edgar Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Molly Knox Trying It On at the Traverse Theatre comes as David Edgar’s witty “follow up” to his play Maydays, written 35 years ago,and explores themes of revolution and youth, delivered through a dynamic autobiographical monologue by Edgar himself. The piece is self-admittedly imperfect, which adds beautifully to the honesty and self-reflection that ...

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The Struggling Life of an Artist – C Aquila, Edinburgh

Writer: Xiomara Meyer Director: Tamalynne Grant Reviewer: Tom Ralphs In a set up that probably applies to most of the performers on the Fringe this year, two struggling artists live together in a flat, confronted by mounting bills and the feeling that they can’t rely on their parent’s generosity forever. The twist is that both of them are given the ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Lewys Holt, writer and performer of Phrases

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 Lewys Holt, writer and performer of Phrases. Your pitch:   Phrases is kind of like a stand up show for contemporary dance…there’s all these white t-shirt comedians… I’m a teal t-shirt ...

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