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Tales from Ovid – C, Edinburgh

Director: David Antrobus Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Love and Change: KCS Theatre Group – from King’s College School, Wimbledon - take on the transformational mythologies of Ted Hughes’ pick of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in their limited run at C Venues. The raw power of the poet’s translation is given a fresh spin by this young, energetic ensemble. In this production, the ...

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Jim Davidson: No Further Action – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe for one night only and for what he claims to be his last time, Jim Davidson appears in front of a half full Edinburgh Playhouse among a sea of grey. Having once been described as Britain’s most controversial comedian, this performance is most definitely not for the easily offended and Davidson certainly lives ...

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Institute – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Creator: Amit Lahav Reviewer: John Roberts Gecko have once again brought another visually stunning and emotionally captivating piece of physical theatre to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Institute aims to look at care and what it means in a modern world... However one could argue that it goes far deeper than that and looks our impending fate straight in the eye ...

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Ed Byrne – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts I've never seen a stand-up start their first ten minutes of their act talking about the times they have died on stage, so tonight was a comedy first... It also proves to be a glorious ice breaker and perfect way to start the laughter and get the sold out audience on side. And Byrne certainly needed the ...

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Justin Moorhouse – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Justin Moorhouse has faced many challenges in his varied career and at this Sunday evening performance he encountered a group of disruptive fucktards who wanted to spoil the show for everyone and it was a real shame that several times throughout his set Moorhouse had to stop the show because of this group... The question here lies ...

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Raz – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: John Roberts Assembly and Riverside Studios have commissioned Jim Cartwright to produce a new play for this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The result is Raz, a 50 minute monologue looking at the weekend lifestyle of a modern thirty-something male and his friends during a typical night out in Manchester. Raz is nothing groundbreaking, it's ...

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You Look Tasty – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Writer: Stewart Pringle Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: John Roberts In an unusual departure for writer Stewart Pringle who is more used to scaring people with plays of a psychological horror bent, he turns his hand to children's theatre. Yet in-keeping with his twisted tastes, this isn't your usual bubblegum infused production. Instead we get a rather dark and terrible tale ...

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My Friend Peter – C Nova, Edinburgh

Director: Leonie Marzecki Reviewer: David Doyle In one of the upper rooms of C Nova, HookHitch Theatre have created a wonderfully intimate piece of theatre that deals with the life of Beatrix Potter and some of her famous creations. In a truly tiny space an ensemble of five actors play out scenes from her life, from her earliest letters containing ...

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