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Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

woman with two plastic frogs

Writer: Sofie Hagen Reviewer: Faye Hadley The title of Sofie Hagen’s latest Fringe offering comes from a series of grim experiments in the 1800s which concluded that a slowly boiled frog would fail to notice its impending doom. This, coupled with trigger warnings placed on seats, suggests a far more gruelling hour than is on offer. While Hagen skilfully tackles ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Ed MacArthur from Stack

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 Ed MacArthur from Stack answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. Stack is a very silly musical comedy play about ...

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The Crucible – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Elske Waite Reviewer: R G Balgray There is much to like about the Edinburgh University Theatre Company production of The Crucible. In this year of Miller revivals, their recreation of 1692 Salem is an atmospheric one. The draughty old Edinburgh church that is Bedlam Theatre is transformed into a roughly-hewn barn, allowingan in the round audience ...

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Foxfinder – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Tom Oxenham Writer: Dawn King Reviewer: David Doyle Something has happened in England and the foxes are to blame, or at least that’s what everyone has been told. That’s the premise of Dawn King’s award winning play, which sees a couple’s farm investigated by one of the country’s foxfinders to see if it’s contaminated by foxes. It’s a weird ...

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Ada – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Edinburgh University Theatre Company Director: Melanie Phillips Reviewer: Jon Wainwright There's no doubt that Ada Lovelace remains a remarkable figure, one of very few women who made lasting contributions to 19th-century science. Any story of her life is bound to fall short of comprehensiveness, but it should at least be comprehensible. While this multimedia devised show has moments of ...

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Games of Love and Chance – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Pierre de Marivaux Adaptation: David K. Barnes Director: Roxy Cook Reviewer: Danielle Shields Pierre de Marivaux’s flamboyant farceGames of Love and Chanceis a story that stands the test of time despite being three centuries old. It is exceptional that this adaptation of the play is Zut Alors Theatre’s première production. Playwright David K. Barnes has set it during the ...

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The Duck Pond – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Directors: Tom Coxon and Helen Kate Lindley Reviewer: Danielle Shields WithWINGS demonstrate the correct way to put a modern twist on a classic tale. The circus styled performance sees an unamused Prince (James Bennett) fall in love with a man he meets in the moonlight on his 21stbirthday at a fun fair. The trouble is during the day his lover ...

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