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Edinburgh Fringe: Captain Codless and the Legend of Plunge Island – C too

Writers: Luke Venneear and Natalie Bramely Director: Dawn Richmond-Gordon Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:3.5] Pirates, peglegs and parrots make a good start for any children’s show. The Lincoln Company headed up by actor-writers Luke Venneear and Natalie Bramely have sailed away on a long tortuous voyage with lots of fun and games on the way. In this piratical tale of sibling ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Satan’s Playground – Underbelly

Writer: Adaptation from Isaac Bashevis Singer Director: David Zoob Sound Design: Thyge Harrberg Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:3.5] Sacred and Profane produce ensemble theatre adapted from literary or folk sources and are interested in the creative potential of using live music and digital sound. They are flying high in choosing a complex Bashevis Singer story The Destruction of Kreshev. Bashevis Singer ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Eurydice – C eca

Writer: Sarah Ruhl Directors: Rebecca Speller &Nick Flooks Choreographer: Louise Wilcox Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4] This year’s Fringe offering Eurydice from UCLU is a re-telling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth by American playwright Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is (Melissa Taylor) about to marry Orpheus (Rohan Pai). In the Underworld her dead father (Tim Mac) writes her letters; one finally reaches ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean – Traverse @Scottish Book Trust

Creator, Designer and Performer: Shona Reppe Director: Gill Robertson Sound Design: Danny Krass Video Artist: Jonathan Charles Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating: 4.5] Shona Reppe has created a delectable, engrossing entertainment for the over 7s which charms adults too in The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean. Quietly introducing herself as a doctor of scrapology she explains her mission to discover the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Morceaux de Choix – Institut Français d’Écosse

Author: Justine Curatolo Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating: 3.5] Snatches of athletic piano playing and a coloratura mezzo in full flight whet the appetite as you wait in the Georgian splendour of the Institut Français d’Écosse tucked away in elegant Randolph Crescent. Morceaux de Choix is the creation of Breton mezzo Justine Curatolo and pianist Elisa Bellanger. It is a song ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro! – Traverse Theatre

Director: Hamish Pirie Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4/5] Bravo Figaro!or,How to Put on an Opera in a Bungalow in Bournemouth, Mark Thomas’ new one-man show, is an odyssey around his relationship with his father but it is not self–indulgent or maudlin. Aficionados of the left wing activist’s stand -up acerbic political humour won’t be disappointed as he tells the story of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: A Tapestry of Many Threads – Dovecot

Writer: Alexander McCall Smith Composer: Tom Cunningham Director: Mark Hathaway Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4.5] Founded in 1912 by William Morris, the internationally renowned Dovecot tapestry studios are celebrating the centenary in style. A Tapestry of Many Threads is a musical celebration and collaboration between writer Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham. Inspired by tapestries that reflect a century of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: 99.9 Degrees – C eca

Writers and Directors: John Askew and Hayley Thompson Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4/5] Utilitarianism. Can the pain of a few be justified for the benefit of the masses? It’s an age old question, and answering it takes one on an involved journey. Uncertain times within contemporary society seem to be leading individuals to extremes.99.9 Degrees reminds us of the importance of ...

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