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Edinburgh Fringe: Morceaux de Choix – Institut Français d’Écosse

Author: Justine Curatolo Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating: 3.5] Snatches of athletic piano playing and a coloratura mezzo in full flight whet the appetite as you wait in the Georgian splendour of the Institut Français d’Écosse tucked away in elegant Randolph Crescent. Morceaux de Choix is the creation of Breton mezzo Justine Curatolo and pianist Elisa Bellanger. It is a song ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Pool of Blood – Space

Writer: Andrew Sherlock Director: David Llewellyn &Ross Merkin Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:1] Something horrific is taking place at Space Venues at 10:30pm until the 11th August, unfortunately it's the whole production, not just the story that is being told. It's Liverpool, the music hall is dying and the acts are fighting for survival, billed as a musical comedy horror, the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – C Venues

Music: William Finn Book: Rachel Sheinkin Director: Alex Howarth &Caroline McCaffrey Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Spelling Bee, Noun: A spelling competition. Origin: American. Use : When I was in school I entered the spelling bee. Setting a musical among the fierce competition of American spelling bee's, is perhaps one of the most original ideas in musical theatre, however all the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe – Bridget Christie : War Donkey – Assembly Rooms

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4] Bridget Christie is a bit of a staple at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her surreal, bonkers shows may not have the masses clamouring to see her, but she draws consistent, appreciative audiences. And more importantly, she seems to be having a whale of a time performing. This year’s show is based around attitudes towards women in comedy, ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Max and Ivan Are… Con Artists – Pleasance Courtyard

Director: Jessica Ransom Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] Last year, Max and Ivan arranged one of the most talked about shows at the Fringe; The Wrestling. This one-off event pitted comedians against real-life wrestlers, and the duo picked up a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for their innovative idea. This year they have come up with an equally brilliant concept, a sketch ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory – Assembly Rooms

Book/Music/Lyrics/Director: Paul Boyd Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2.5] Nothing is really happening in Little Happening, Margaret (Leanne Jones) has just received her CLIT, Jake and Jemma's relationship is staid, and Robbie's Horology is just ticking along, things just never happen in this quiet provincial town, well that is until the mysterious Ithanku (Russell Morton) appears and decides to change things for ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Thom Tuck Flips Out – Pleasance Dome

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] Before last year, The Penny Dreadfuls, comprising of Thom Tuck, David Reed and Humphrey Ker, were the reigning kings of sketch comedy at the Fringe. In 2011, they each tried their hand at solo shows, resulting in Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer nods for Ker and Tuck, and the brilliant show Shamblehouse from Reed. Tuck is ...

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