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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Forget Me Nots

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 Forget Me Nots. A touching love story between an Icelandic man and a British soldier during WWII, Forget Me Nots is a new side to our collective history told through a ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Shell Shock

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 Shell Shock. Back on Civvy Street, there’s nothing wrong with ‘Tommy’, he’s fine… it’s just rest of the world that is absolutely, absurdly insane! Adapted from Kosovo and Iraq veteran Neil ...

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Stand By – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

man in police riot uniform

Writer: Adam McNamara Director:  Joe Douglas Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Four police officers sit in a riot van as a domestic dispute turns into a hostage situation that a negotiator is failing to resolve. The officers, and audience, have single-earpiece headphones, through which they’re kept informed about developments. It has all the ingredients for a tense, ticking clock, drama, but in trying ...

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Between the Crosses – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Will Huggins Director: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Will Huggins recounts his great uncle’s experiences as a World War One soldier using extracts of an interview recorded with the Imperial War Museum before his death. It’s a story that Huggins himself knew little about while his relative was alive and it’s also a story that omits some of the known ...

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INTERVIEW: Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie on Army@TheFringe

colonel gordon mackenzie in combat fatigues

By ANDY MOSELEY Most people’s associate the words Army and Edinburgh with the Military Tattoo, but this year the Army will also have its own Festival Fringe venue following a link up with Summerhall that will see six shows performed at The Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre in the city. Andy Moseley spoke to Lieutenant Colonel Gordon MacKenzie to find ...

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