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Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Timandra Harkness Reviewer: Tom Ralphs As the title would suggest Timandra Harkness’s show is about risk taking, the types of risks we can take, the potential consequences of taking them and the potential consequences of not taking them and sticking with what we’ve got. Harkness provides the audience with facts and figures and then puts them into practice as ...

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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 Ane City. Your pitch:     A quirky, coming of age story, combining Scots language, poetry, song and comedy. Tay returns to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, ...

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The Revlon Girl – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Neil Anthony Docking Director: Maxine Evans Reviewer: Tom Ralphs In 1966 in Aberfan in Wales, 150,000 tonnes of waste from a coal mine gave way causing the deaths of 116 schoolchildren and 28 others at the local school. Several months later a Revlon saleswoman arrives to sell make up at the weekly meeting of bereaved mothers. Based on a ...

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Ongals: Babbling Comedy – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

four koren men dressed as toddlers in babygrows

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Following on the heels of the K-Pop phenomenon, Korean comedy troupe Ongals, bring their old-school with a new twist slapstick to the Fringe after successful runs in South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Clad in eye-popping toddler outfits, the rosy-cheeked, Three Stooges-haircut foursome combine magic, circus, mime, physical comedy, juggling, bell-ringing, breaking wind and beatboxing. Intending ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Hot Brown Honey is feisty, feminist mayhem ...

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Balladynas and Romances – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer:Ignacy Karpowicz Director:Konrad Dworakowski Reviewer: Gareth Davies The gods are coming back to live among us. And this time, it's personal. It's an intriguing concept from writer Ignacy Karpowicz and the Pinocchio Theatre of Lodz, a little like Look Who's Back, the recent German film which saw Hitler return to the modern world. The brashly contemporary style in which the ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with… Daniel Tobias of The Orchid and the Crow

In one sentence tell us about your show. Well, I guess it’s just your average Jewish-atheist circumcision testicular cancer Lance Armstrong cabaret. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I spent the whole Australian summer making it. I’ve toured it to five Canadian festivals. It’s ready. I want people to see it. I have a lot of ...

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