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Losing Days – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

man sitting on floor sam underwood with guitar beside him

  Writer: Sam Underwood Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Losing Days is part gig, part road-trip, part confessional and part look at mental health issues from an insider’s perspective. That it currently fails to fully deliver as any of these, may be because it attempts to do too much. Framed around recreating his father’s Beatles covers band, the Box Larrys' gig that never ...

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Half Breed – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Natasha Marshall      Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman The only non-white resident of a parochial West Country village, Jazmin finds herself struggling to fit in despite the support of her grandmother and her best friend, Brogan. Finding she stands out for all the wrong reasons in a place permeated by gossip, ignorance and racism, will Jaz ever learn to ...

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Between the Crosses – Army@TheFringe Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Will Huggins Director: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Will Huggins recounts his great uncle’s experiences as a World War One soldier using extracts of an interview recorded with the Imperial War Museum before his death. It’s a story that Huggins himself knew little about while his relative was alive and it’s also a story that omits some of the known ...

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Action at a Distance – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

purple tetris like blocks on a black background

Writer: Rory Horne Director: Nina Cavaliero Reviewer: David Doyle Over the last number of years Zoo has built up something of a reputation for showcasing some of the most promising new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe and Rory Horne’s Action At A Distance firmly cements that standing this year. A thought provoking piece exploring American drone strikes, the show is ...

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Dust – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

woman with red hair smiling into camera

Writer: Milly Thomas Reviewer: James Napleton A profane and wickedly morose show, explicit and often gruesome in sexual detail, Dust is a supernatural adventure of life after death. The story follows a girl called Alice, a university graduate, who has recently taken her own life. Performed and written by Milly Thomas, the play has an incredibly vivid and forensic quality ...

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All Hell Toupée – The Rose Street Theatre, Edinburgh

woman holding donal trump mask with wig on

Writers: Kate Bowes Renna & Jeremy Stockwell Director:  Jeremy Stockwell Reviewer:  R. G. Balgray Who would have thought it? A Fringe one woman show about hairpieces – hence the punning title. In Kate Bowes Renna’s solo turn at the Gilded Balloon Rose Street Theatre, the audience is promised “an ingenious one woman show …satirical comedy”. So, how ingenious is it? ...

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Richard Carpenter is Close to You – Underbelly Wee Coo, Edinburgh

Writer:  Matthew Floyd Jones Reviewer:  R. G. Balgray What must it be like to be “the other one”; to have your own genius, exceptional in its own right, but be outstarred, outshone, outeverythinged by your closest other? This is the territory marked out by Matthew Floyd Jones, so far best-known as one half of Frisky and Mannish, in his star ...

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The Soft Subject (A Love Story) – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

man writing on chalkboard surfaces

Writer: Chris Woodley Director: Amy Liptrott Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Chris Woodley takes us back to the classroom to tell his poignant, playful and practically perfect tale of love, loss and survival - The Soft Subject (A Love Story). As an ex-drama teacher, Woodley frames his autobiographical work as a lesson plan: Aim; Introduction; Starter Activity; Main Task; Evaluation, and for any teacher or ...

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