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Civilisation – Underbelly Big Belly, Edinburgh

Director: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart Choreography: Morgann Runacre-Temple and Company Producers: Antler, Eve Alin Design: Charlotte Espiner Lighting: Alex Fernandes Reviewer: Chloe St George We are used to music, when used in film and theatre, which contributes to an atmospheric landscape or ambles neatly alongside some emotional narrative. But Civilisation, the joint creation of Jazz Woodcock-Stewart and Morgann Runacre-Temple, has a beautiful ...

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Die or Run – Greenside at Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Writers: Hannah Ringham & Glen Neath Directors: Glen Neath, Hannah Ringham & Louise Mari Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Is it a homage to an 80s house party or to the 80s Conservative Party is a question that springs to mind midway through Die or Run as an early drug-fuelled stream of consciousness on all that was good about the decade that ...

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It’s Miss Hope Springs, Assembly George Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Ty Jeffries Reviewer: Tom Ralphs It’s Miss Hope Springs is a classic take on cabaret as the lady in question  tells stories about her life in LA, Vegas and Paris interspersed with songs from an elaborate and lengthy repertoire, combining innuendo and misfortune with humour to create a tragi-comic tail that is possibly only a few steps removed from ...

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Myra’s Story – Assembly Rooms Ballroom, Edinburgh

Writer: Brian Foster Reviewer: Anna Ambelez A compelling piece of work from the start. Myra (Fionna Hewitt-Twamley) is begging for the price of her next “bottle of medicine”,as without it she is “open to attack from the ould memories of the person yeh once were”. Warned by her alcoholic father of being taken by “The Beast” the curse of the ...

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It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Greenhough Director: Jonny Kelly Reviewer: Deborah Klayman An important play about the subtleties of far-right radicalisation, Matthew Greenhough’s timely new play examines the experience of disenfranchised working-class men on opposite sides of the political divide. A solo show, underscored by a live trumpeter playing jazz renditions of punk songs, It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night has a lot ...

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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair Director: Finn Den Hertog Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Square Go is a play that proves that theatre doesn’t have to be high-brow or earnest to make a point. You can do it just as well by having grown adults playing squabbling children and looking like wrestlers from 70s TV shows. Gavin John Wright and Daniel ...

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How to be Brave – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Sian Owen Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Sian Owen’s play is a fast moving monologue about Katie, a single mother who is not as brave as she was when she was a child, and now finds that she needs to be. When her daughter, who she always refers to as little one, is facing an operation, Katie thinks it is her ...

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Daughterhood – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Charley Miles Director: Stef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Daughterhood explores the relationship between Pauline and Rachel two sisters born almost ten years apart. It adds into the mix a father who is wasting away from an incurable disease and a mother who disappeared almost fifteen years previously. Alongside the two sisters, there are a wide range of male characters ...

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