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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Idiot at the Wall – Bedlam Theatre

Writer: Elspeth Turner Music: Murdo Turner, Tim du Feu Director: Emily Reutlinger Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:3.5] Elspeth Turner has chosen an ancient tale for her first play, The Idiot at the Wall directed by Emily Reutlinger. The story of two sisters, one man, love, jealousy and murder is a tale well known in the Scottish folk tradition and a good ...

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The Idiot at the Wall – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Elspeth Turner Director: Emily Reutlinger Reviewer: Amy Taylor [Rating: 3/5] Family, tradition, roots, secrets and lies form the basis of Elspeth Turner’s debut play, The Idiot at the Wall. Directed by Emily Reutlinger and based on Gaelic tales, songs and expressions, this new piece of the theatre shows promise, but is a little unpolished. Taking place on an unknown ...

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