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Jonny Lennard: Tale Blazer – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Reviewer:Lucy Danser It has to be said that there’s a lot of potential in Jonny Lennard’s show. There’s a solid narrative structure; that of babysitting his hipster niece interspersed with extracts from existing children’s literature and his own creations as he desperately tries to get her off to sleep. The latter provide the strongest parts of the show by way ...

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Silk Road: Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Alex Oates Director: Dominic Shaw Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Drugs and the internet, both big businesses today, put the two together, dynamic. Young Bruce Blackmore (James Baxter) lives with his ageing Nan. At a party, he is introduced to drugs and bowled over by a girl, two things that change his life. Being a small time DJ at the local ...

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Race – Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh

Director: Clare Mortimer Reviewer: Gareth Davies The set-up seems simple – a wealthy white man is accused of raping a black woman in a hotel room. But for Pulitzer prize-winning writer David Mamet inRace, this scenario is the launchpad for a coruscating exploration of notions of shame, guilt, reparation and trust. The white accused (Michael Gritten) consults his prospective defence ...

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EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW: Alfie Moore – The Naked Stun

Creator of Radio 4’s It’s a Fair Cop, Alfie Moore talks to TPR about his new show, The Naked Stun. If you are a Fringe veteran what has been your experience of the Fringe in the past? I’m a veteran alright but not at the Fringe. I absolutely love the place and keep saying I’m not going next year and ...

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Red Bastard – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Eric Davis Reviewer: Andrew Latimer [rating:5] Fear at the Fringe is hard to come by. Thousands of shows: mostly mediocre, routine fare with clear narratives or goals. But every now and again, something truly fierce arrives, to dislodge and unhinge the place of the audience and that of individual desire. Plenty of buzz has surrounded Red Bastard, the demonic ...

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The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Director: John Trengove Reviewer: Andrew Latimer [rating:4] Those who have enjoyed the recent 25-year anniversary rerelease ofMy Neighbour TotoroandGrave of the Firefliesmay well findEpicene Butcherto be a perfect cultural accompaniment: a celebration of Japanese art. Others may simply find this old-style gem an enlightening and soothing experience. South African performer Jemma Kahn, with the help of her doe-eyed, animé schoolgirl ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mother to Mother – Assembly George Square

Writer: Dr Sindiwe Magona Director: Janice Honeyman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 4.5] On 25th August 1993, just months before South Africa celebrated democratic elections, American student Amy Biehl was murdered by youths from the Guguletu township. Based on a true story,Mother to Mother- a one woman play adapted from Dr Sindiwe Magona’s book of the same name - shows this ...

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