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13 Sunken Years – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Paula Salminen Translator: Eva Buchwald Director: Maria Oller Reviewer: Danielle Shields “I think she’ll be a doctor,” the mother delights as her young child squirms underneath her duvet, her gran being the tormentor of her ticklish woes. This poignant moment from13 Sunken Yearsis one that every female can relate to, whether we are a daughter, mother or grandmother. It’s ...

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Jim Davidson: No Further Action – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Jim Davidson Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald With a reputation as one of Britain’s most controversial comedians, Jim Davidson’s appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was bound to cause a stir. Some say any press is good press, but Davidson deserves more. After a damp wait outside the aptly named Rainy Hall, Jim Davidson’s audience are led up through a staircase ...

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The Fair Intellectual Club – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Director: Marilyn Imrie Writer: Lucy Porter Reviewer: Danielle Shields The debut play from Mock The Week comedian Lucy Porter is based on the true events of 1717 when a secret all-female club was born. Three 19-year-olds: a yearning poet (Samara MacLaren), a Newton nerd (Jessica Hardwick) and a gossiper (Caroline Deyga) create The Fair Intellectual Club in order to expand ...

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EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW: 13 Sunken Years

13 Sunken Years is the first co-production between two of Scotland’s leading theatre companies: Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s Theatre Company, who champion the work of women in theatre, work with people with learning disabilities and who encourage accessibility in their work both on and off the stage.The Public Reviews had a chance to talk to actor Stephan Tait about ...

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NEWS: Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Anne Archer to star at The Fringe

It was one of the most controversial photographs of the Vietnam War, a laughing Jane Fonda astride an anti-aircraft gun surrounded by North Vietnamese troops, an image which, four decades later still provokes a vehement reaction from US veterans. Screen-writer Terry Jastrow’s new play The Trial of Jane Fonda, being premiered at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe aims to present ...

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The Shawshank Redemption – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Stephen King Adaptor: Owen O’Neil &Dace Johns Director: Lucy Pitman-Wallace Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] This was always going to be a crowd puller, not only bringing one of the movie industries biggest cult films to the stage, but when you fill it with some of the biggest names in the comedy circuit (Omid Djalili and Terry Alderton) and also ...

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Birdhouse – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Devised by Jammy Voo Theatre Company Review by Bobby MacPherson [Rating:4] Set in an abandoned film theatre weeks after the cataclysmic events of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, Birdhouse imagines the further adventures of four of its extras; a quartet of bespectacled fifties housewives (Yngvild Aspeli, Kate Edwards, Emily Kreider and Eliza Wills-Crisp), sequestered away with no one but a strange ...

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