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Maz and Bricks – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Emma Plotkin Pro-choice protester Maz, is ready to march for the referendum; rowdy Bricks is picking up his kid and going to the zoo. Destinations set, their meetcute is an adrenalin filled journey from hen party to hospital. Slapdash Bricks and forth-write Maz are the proverbial odd couple. The characters are in a near constant state of confession and ...

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Unspoken – Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary Kitching Director: Phil Hoffman Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Bravo 22 Company works with wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their families. The company supports their recovery through the arts, and their plays draw on the lives of company members. Their current production, Unspoken, is set in a pub where the landlord and customers are all former ...

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Working Class Hero – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Ben Standish Director: Felicity Chilver Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Working Class Hero takes its title from a John Lennon song. The song is about working class people processed into a middle class machine, hated for being clever and despised for being fools. Lennon himself was seen as a working class hero, and that’s the starting point for this play. The ...

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Feed – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Emma Plotkin Listen - digital marimba ringtones in endless arpeggios are overlaid with the seemingly found sounds of pedestrians, muffled as if below a bridge. ​Feed overwhelms the senses with information. A funhouse mirror reflection of privilege, social media culture and egoism, the play instructs  - scream into the void and if anyone responds, scream louder. It says, if ...

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How to Swim in Hollywood – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Alice Sylvester Reviewer: Tom Ralphs In a bedroom in the Hollywood Hills, Daisy lies back imagining she is floating, imagining she is somewhere else, imagining she is happy. The reality is that she is not quite in the iconic location she grew up in, she is overlooking it from a different side and her life is not all she ...

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Don Juan – Assembly George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Theatre company A Slightly Isolated Dog are not the first to recreate the famous tale of Don Juan: the world's greatest lover, but they have certainly put their own unique spin on this epic celebration of the boldness of love. Set as an interactive performance party complete with physical comedy and twisted pop songs, Don Juan is ...

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Alma, A Human Voice – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Alma, A Human Voice by company Nina’s Drag Queens is an interesting albeit somewhat confusing play. At the heart of the piece are two stories; one takes inspiration from the nameless female character on the phone in Jean Cocteau’s play La Voix Humaine whilst the other centres on painter Oskar Kokoscha who turned his lover Alma Mahler ...

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Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked – Underbelly,Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Rob Hayes Reviewer: Clare Howdon Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked makes for an interesting afternoon of theatre. Whilst the title itself clearly brings to light the bestiality elements of the production, what is even more ingenious about this piece is the structure in which Bobby’s penchant for animals is exposed. Written by Rob Hayes and performed as a ...

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