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Gazing at a Distant Star – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Siân Rowland Director: James Haddrell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman When someone you care about goes missing, how do you move on? How do you grieve, find closure, or make sense of things when you are constantly in limbo? In Siân Rowland’s Gazing at a Distant Star, Karen, Arun and Anna each exist in their own space, tangentially connected, all trying ...

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Brutal Cessation – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

man and woman sit on floor in a white space

Writer: Milly Thomas Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: Stephen Bates When relationships go wrong, the result can be amicable (or unamicable) separation; in celebrity circles it can be “conscious uncoupling”, but, in her 50-minute play, Milly Thomas asks us to consider another option - that of brutal cessation. An unnamed couple face each other inside an unfurnished white square; they are ...

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Half Breed – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Natasha Marshall      Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman The only non-white resident of a parochial West Country village, Jazmin finds herself struggling to fit in despite the support of her grandmother and her best friend, Brogan. Finding she stands out for all the wrong reasons in a place permeated by gossip, ignorance and racism, will Jaz ever learn to ...

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Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Shappi Khorsandi Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Are too many comedians talking about childhood, relationships or other obvious topics such as Brexit and Trump? If you answered yes to this, Shappi Khorsandi may restore your faith in comedy. Mistress and Misfit rises effortlessly above the comedy sludge and is funny and original in equal measure. Her inspiration is Emma, Lady Hamilton, who, ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Milly Thomas on Brutal Cessation

milly wilson a woman with red hair stares into the camera

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Milly Thomas talks about her show Brutal Cessation. In one sentence tell us about your show. A man and a woman in a stale relationship that’s about to blow… What made you decide to bring a show this year? This show is a conversation I ...

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The Oxford Revue: Hello You – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: The Oxford Revue Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Oxford Revue’s 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show was among the funniest hours you could spend at the festival. It was surprising, intelligent, cohesive, polished and hilarious. Their 2016 effort,Hello You, starring Georgia Bruce and Jack Chisnall, is almost as good. But not quite. “We’re not really comedians”, the pair confess at one point, ...

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