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Shell Shock – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Tim Marriott Adaptation: Tim Marriott Shell Shock is an adaptation of a novel by Neil Blower that deals with Tommy, a soldier struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s fair to say that the market for plays on this subject seems a little over-crowded if you look through the Fringe programme. What sets this one apart is ...

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The Tape Face Show – Pleasance Courtyard ,Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Following on from a successful storming of the USA, performer Sam Wills is returning to his Edinburgh Festival Fringe roots with a brand new and eagerly awaited show. Starting off at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and bagging the prestigious Foster’s comedy award nomination for Best Newcomer, The Boy with Tape on his Face has gone from ...

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Tobacco Road – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Roberta Zuric Reviewer: Clare Howdon Set in 1920’s London, Incognito’s Tobacco Road has more than a fleeting resemblance to the murky world of the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, complete with its period costumes and Nick Cave, Caravan Palace, and Fratelli’s soundtrack. Directed with a tangible confidence by Roberta Zuric, Tobacco Road centres around the emergence of a local girl gang, ...

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It’s Not A Sprint – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Clare Howdon Maddie, in typical just-turned-30 fashion, decides to run a marathon. Over the 26.2 gruelling miles, Maddie must come to terms with her many life decisions to date. Carrying a one-woman show for 50 minutes is a tough task but doing so whilst running the equivalent of at least 10K on stage is for many, the stuff of ...

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Nine Foot Nine – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Alex Wood Reviewer: Clare Howdon Sleepless Theatre’s new offering Nine Foot Nine centres around couple Cara and Nate, who are about to have a baby. However, their imminent arrival is quite literally overshadowed when women begin to grow to unprecedented heights (hence the play’s title). As this freak occurrence becomes more and more prevalent, these women are referred to ...

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Waiting – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Tom Ralphs This play claims to be an impactful drama about mental health, love and family, exploring how we can move on and find happiness after tragedy. The problem is that it’s focus is overwhelmingly on the first part of this, and it rather simplifies the second. Tori is alone in her flat, surrounded by empty bottles and unwashed ...

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Meek – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Penelope Skinner Director: Amy Hodge Reviewer: Stephen Bates “The play is translated from an imaginary Scandinavian language” we are told in the introduction to the printed text and it seems fitting that playwright Penelope Skinner’s solitary dash of humour should be one that is not heard during the 70 minutes performance time. The play is set we know not ...

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