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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…The Struggling Life of An Artist

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…The Struggling Life of An Artist. Your pitch:     A struggling actress and an aspiring writer are on the brink of success – each just a compromise away. Jessica must upgrade ...

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The Chess Player – C Primo, Edinburgh

man in white shirt

Writer: Richard McElvain (inspired by the novella by Stefan Zweig)  Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Think chess, and what do you get. Images: two old men; long hot summer afternoons; interminable pauses between moves; and long-brewed silences. This is part, but not all, of Richard McElvain’s subject-matter in his re-working of Stefan Zweig’s The Chess Player at C Primo in Hill ...

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The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – C Venue, Edinburgh

four men in lih=ght coloured suits singing

Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The original boyband. For anyone who believes that choreographed dance routines behind microphones began with Westlife and Boyzone, the Other Guys show where they got the blueprint from, and provide an hour of sing-along nostalgia that leaves the audience smiling. Nick Martland, Joe Bishop, Raymond Walsh and Dickie Wood are the four singers, ably supported by a seven-piece ...

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Penetrator – C Cubed, Edinburgh

naked man holding teddy bear in front of genitals

Writer: Anthony Neilson Director: Julia Midtgard Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Fear No Colours production of Anthony Neilson’s 1993 play opens with a voiceover of a porn magazine story as Max reads it and masturbates. When he finishes and his flat mate Alan returns, he has to, quickly and awkwardly, hide the magazine. It sounds like a bleak reconstruction of Men Behaving Badly, ...

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Adam & Eve and Steve – C Venues C, Edinburgh

Director: Francesca Goodridge Reviewer: Matt Farnham Adam &Eve and Steveis the musical story of Adam and Eve... with added complications. Beelzebub decides he wants to mess with God’s plans and plants Steve in the Garden of Eden. The book and lyrics are written by Chandler Warren and they do a wonderful job of updating the Bible story. The tone is ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Jessica Lazar of Life According to Saki

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 Jessica Lazar of Life According to Saki answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. It’s a new play born from ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Charlotte Mooney of Tipping Point

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 Charlotte Mooney director of Tipping Pointanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. A touching exploration of trust and betrayal, five ...

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