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STYX – ZOO Southside, Edinburgh

Written by Max Barton Reviewer: Dominic Corr For those unfamiliar, it all started Once Upon A Time… Orpheus & Eurydice fell passionately in love, her for her beauty, she for his ability with a lyre - everyone loves a musician. As with Greek tales, tragedy strikes as Eurydice passes into the Underworld. Determined to reclaim her, Orpheus battles towards Hades, ...

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Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Richard Gadd Director: Jon Brittain Reviewer: Gareth Davies The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd offers a cautionary tale for the modern age, of the perils of offering tea and pity to a total stranger. 'I've got to go', she says, every time she comes to the bar where Gadd works, before lingering for the full length of his ...

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David Benson’s Cato Street 1820 – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: David Benson Reviewer: Gareth Davies From Kenneth Williams and Frankie Howerd to Boris Johnson and most of the cast of Dad's Army, David Benson has played some of the UK's greatest clowns over more than two decades of Edinburgh Fringe productions. But he has proven he can take a more serious look at the world too, and this hour-long ...

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Sea Sick – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Writer/Performer: Alanna Mitchell Directors: Franco Boni with Ravi Jain Reviewer: Gareth Davies We're all going to die, sooner or later. Sooner rather than later, given what we're coming to learn about the state of our planet, and the destructive impact we're having on it. But a lot of the studies cataloguing man's effects on Earth focus on the land – ...

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Songs in the Key of Cree – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Composer/Pianist: Tomson Highway Vocals: Patricia Cano Saxophone: Marcus Ali Reviewer: Gareth Davies The Cree language and culture belongs to one of the Indigenous populations of Canada, and playwright Tomson Highway focuses his work and his songs in the people, places and themes of this community. Last appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1988, Highway now brings a short song ...

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Blind Date – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Creator: Rebecca Northan Reviewer: Gareth Davies You don't have to look too hard to find clowns at the Edinburgh Fringe. The nose is often the giveaway – which is handy because it makes it oh-so-easy to avoid them. Let's be honest – no one really likes clowns, apart from people who rarely leave the house or whose idea of high ...

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Pathetic Fallacy – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Writer/Director: Anita Rochon Reviewer: Gareth Davies How does it feel, knowing your very existence hurts the planet you live on? It's a big question, and an apposite one, as the impact of our species on the Earth comes under ever closer scrutiny. It's the question Anita Rochon asks in this performance art work with grand ambition but all the substance ...

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Deer Woman – CanadaHub, Edinburgh

Writer: Tara Beagan Director: Andy Moro Reviewer: Gareth Davies A few short words stand out from Tara Beagan's muscular text: when the estimated figure of Indigenous woman and girls that are missing or murdered in Canada suddenly increases by more than 50% - because someone, somewhere, counted them wrongly for so long – the detail speaks to not just the ...

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