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If These Spasms Could Speak – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Creator: Robert Softly Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:4] Disability can be a touchy and uncomfortable subject to talk about for people who have had little experience of it. It can be socially awkward and unnerving for some who don’t know whether ignore or stare.However, Robert Softly, co-creator of the controversial National Theatre of Scotland productionGirl X, puts the audience at ease ...

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Storming the Barricade – The Space @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Directors: Claire Evans &Rosie HIll Musical Director: Ben Everett Riley Reviewer: Eric Fletcher [Rating:2.5] Walk into the Space @ Symposium Hall and you might wonder if this is the right venue for anything other than lectures. With an inadequately basic lighting set up, coupled with a tiny stage which would be better served in Lilliput, you begin to realise that ...

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NEWS: 2013 Stage Edinburgh Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2013 Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have today been announced, and Theatre Ad Infinitum have been awarded the coveted Best Ensemble Award for the second time, for their musical, Ballad of the Burning Star, which tackles the Israeli/Palestine conflict and crossdressing. The company previously won the award in 2009 for the ...

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Ciara – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director:Orla O’Loughlin Playwright: David Harrower Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:3] Glasgow city skyline: a beautiful landscape full with culture, history and an underlying criminal world that is notoriously but never seen.Ciara,nearing the end of its run at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh is a compelling story about one woman’s trap in the criminal gangland that still thrives behind the scenes in the ...

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Late Night Gimp Fight – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] In the five years they started performing at the Fringe, four simple words have come to signify so much to audiences around the UK, and indeed the world. These words are simple and often overlooked when on their own, but when used together, the words Late Night Gimp Fight combine to create an award-winning comedy group ...

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Ballad of the Burning Star – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Director and Writer: Nir Paldi Producer and Associate Director: George Mann Musical Director and Composer: Adam Pleeth Choreographer: Orian Michaeli Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] Ballad of the Burning Star by Theatre Ad Infinitum is a cabaret styletelling of the long standing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Itfocuses on a young boy, Israel, who goes from being the victim to thevillain ...

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Sad Faces Threw a Party – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] The Sad Faces have returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and this year, they’re having a party. Well, ok, there may be a much better party happening downstairs from their soiree, and they may have run out of food and booze, but it’s still a party, right? With these three talented men around, truly anything is ...

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A Night to Dismember – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Written and Performed by: Wil Greenway Director: Kellie Tori Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] At first glance, Wil Greenway’s A Night to Dismembermay be best described as a stand up comedy. But upon closer look, this new piece by one of the co-creators of The Lounge Room Confabulators, is in fact a (really very funny) hour-long storytelling experience. However, the tale ...

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