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The Illusionists – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Directors: Simon Painter and Tim Lawson Reviewer: Kerry Scott [Rating:4.5] The Illusionists was originally written for a two week production in Sydney’s Opera House. Critically acclaimed, the show has been running for almost two years all over the world. Bringing together seven of the world’s greatest magicians it seeks to push the boundaries of what people think magic really is. ...

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NEWS: TV and movie star Paul Michael Glaser to Support Edinburgh HIV Charity

Waverley Care, Scotland’s leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C has today announced a unique fundraising event with TV and film star Paul Michael Glaser,soon to be seen onstage in Scotland’s capital as Tevye in Craig Revel Horwood’s Fiddler on the Roof. The “In Conversation” event, to be held at the Festival Theatre, ...

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Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Choreograpy: Jerry Mitchell Directed by: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:5] It's a cynical and depressing old world we live in: economic crisis, famine and conflict abounds, so what we really need to lift us from the gloom is to be transported, for a few short hours, ...

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Preen Back Yer Lugs! – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Director: Aleksis Meaney Writer: Paul F. Matthews Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] The world has been savaged by seven brutal world wars, weapons of vast mass destruction have destroyed most of the planet; but dinnae fash yersel’; Scotland survived intact. In fact, Scotland has done so well in Paul F. Matthews’ new work, which is based on the popular Finnish play ...

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The Pearl – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Director: Michael Bryher Writer: Sam Gayton Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] Adapted from the John Steinbeck novel of the same name, Dumbshow Theatre’s The Pearl is a timeless fable which delves into universal themes of luck, greed, guilt and jealousy. Directed by Michael Bryher, and written by Sam Gayton, the follow-up to their 2012 Edinburgh Fringe success, Clockheart Boy is an ...

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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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