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Clybourne Park – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Dominic Corr The world never really changes, does it? The balance of offence, acceptance and hate simply shifts – given time, it will no doubt shift back. In a turbulent time, opinions which lay dormant are now unearthing themselves. Shifting from a culture in which the first black man was sitting in the ...

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WildCard: Stefan Jovanović – Constellations – Saddler’s Wells, London

Choreographer: Stefan Jovanovic Reviewer: Sophia Moss “Would you like to dance?” asks a short woman with curly black hair, white face paint and a loose-fitting white shirt. Constellations begins with dancing, singing and audience participation. A male performer, with a white painted face and matching dress, sings a melody made up entirely of “heeeey” cries, while the other performers circulate, asking ...

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Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Tory Dobrin Ballet Master: Raffaele Morra Reviewer: Dominic Corr Dance Consortium brings Edinburgh precisely what it adores – something intelligent, fabulous and unique. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is an all-male drag ballet troupe who seek to showcase their technical prowess in dance, whilst lampooning the traditional romanticism of ballet. The true measure of high-quality parody is ...

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Twelfth Night – The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Director: Wils Wilson Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Reviewer: Dominic Corr Devoid of constraints, Shakespeare for his faults, is a master in weaving a timeless narrative. His creations serve both as triumphs of art but also templates. Templates which may have a set structure or character but are completely adaptable. Once lacking in diversity, Shakespeare’s text is pushed by Wils Wilson ...

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War in America – New Parliament House, Edinburgh

man standing in courrtroom war in america edinburgh

Writer: Jo Clifford Director: Susan Worsfold Reviewer: Emily Hall Director Susan Worsfield has brought War in America  to life for the first time, over twenty years after it was written. Though the play was deemed “too offensive” for production in 1996, it is a striking anecdote to 2017, touching on issues of government corruption, political naiveté and chaotic leader transitions ...

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Luck Just Kissed You Hello – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Amy Conroy Director: Caitriona McLaughlin Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey Three people sit in the unforgiving overhead lights of a room in a hospital, with the blue linoleum and nearby sounds of medical apparatus creating a familiar scene of waiting. They are Sullivan (Mark Fitgerald), Gary (Will O’Connell), and Mark (Amy Conroy), lingering as Mark and Gary’s father Big Ted Donovan ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – Exeter Northcott

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dominic Power Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lucy Corley All’s Well That Ends Well is the second half of a double-bill at Exeter Northcott by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, following a production of Hamlet that was fairly well-received, if a little predictable for this reviewer. Back for a second round, we find the same concrete-esque grey ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Ladyboys of Bangkok, Forever Yours…x – The Sabai Pavilion

The Lady Boys Of Bangkok

  Reviewer: Daniel Humphreys   The Ladyboys of Bangkok, Forever Yours…xis hard to define. On one hand you have a brilliantly lavish cabaret, full of dirty jokes, pop culture references and a beautiful cast. On the other, you have an uncomfortable evening of fetishisation and awkward lip-syncing. It’s hard to resist the ‘ladyboys’ (only called so here due to the ...

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