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Edinburgh Fringe: Absolute Improv! – C Nova

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:2.5] To Be Continued…are an international trio of improvisers based in Edinburgh and originally formed in 2009. Their show, Absolute Improv!follows the usual routine for such shows: a series of games with suggestions from the audience and some audience participation. Unfortunately, they can only be as good as the audience’s suggestions, and these were sadly lacking in ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Jigsy – Assembly Rooms

Writer: Tony Staveacre Director: Hanah Chissick Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] It is 1997 and Cilla Black is playing through the speakers while pictures of Frank Carson, Cannon &Ball and Ken Dodd hang on the wall of this fading Livapudlian working man’s club, a strongly designed set by Hannah DeWinton’s that evokes the era, location and atmosphere perfectly almost stealing the ...

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Edinburgh Fringe – Edward Reid : Living The Dream One Song At A Time

Writer/Director: Vik Sivalingam Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Edward Reid is best known for his much loved reworking of nursery rhymes on Britain's Got Talent, in which he shot to fame in 2011. Now making his Edinburgh Fringe debut, he entertains an excitable yet loyal crowd of fans as he weaves over 20 songs into a fast paced, whistle stop tour ...

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WHAT’S HOT – August 6th 2012

While the eyes of the sporting world focus on London, theatrical attention is focused on Edinburgh. With the fringe festival offering a bewildering choice of shows, it’s easy to get lost in the choice. Here Glen Pearce picks just five of the hundreds of shows on offer worth a visit for those dashing around the Scottish capital. 1) As Ye ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Blink – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Phil Porter Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Nabokov Theatre Company have always been at the forefront of new and exciting writing, they have also never been scared of trying out something new or being controversial in their subject matter, for their latest project a co-production with Soho Theatre and presented as part of the Traverse Theatre’s fringe ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : Mess – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Caroline Horton Director: Alex Swift Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] After her critically acclaimed production of 'You're not like the other girls Chrissy' in 2010 Caroline Horton has fast become a name to watch within the theatre industry, her unique approach to biographical stories take her audiences to places rarely seen on stage, to a place so personal it's hard ...

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NEWS: Idina Menzel to return to UK: London, Manchester and Edinburgh

One-time Wicked Witch of the West Idina Menzel is set to return to London in October (after a glorious gig at the Royal Albert Hall last autumn) for a one week residency at the Apollo Theatre, followed by appearances at Edinburgh's Usher Hall and Manchester's Palace Theatre. The Tony winner will perform with a 25-piece orchestra, singing songs from her ...

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