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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky. Your pitch:     Sex. Scandal. Secrets. This world premiere drama unfolds through conversations and encounters between a woman called (for the sake of ...

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Osric Omand and the Story of Hope – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Joseph Emms Reviewer: Tom Ralphs If you’re going to go over the top, do it in style. That appears to be the thinking behind 21st Century Cox’s Edinburgh show. Billed as a blood-filled cocktail of stage combat, live music and impractical effects, with dancing Nazis, transsexual robots and vampires on scooters, all thrown in for good measure, it’s a ...

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Working Class Hero – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Ben Standish Director: Felicity Chilver Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Working Class Hero takes its title from a John Lennon song. The song is about working class people processed into a middle class machine, hated for being clever and despised for being fools. Lennon himself was seen as a working class hero, and that’s the starting point for this play. The ...

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How to Swim in Hollywood – Greenside Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Writer: Alice Sylvester Reviewer: Tom Ralphs In a bedroom in the Hollywood Hills, Daisy lies back imagining she is floating, imagining she is somewhere else, imagining she is happy. The reality is that she is not quite in the iconic location she grew up in, she is overlooking it from a different side and her life is not all she ...

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Pistorius: A Shakespearean Tragedy – Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

oscar pistorius in an elizabethan ruff

Reviewer: James Napleton A direct combination of Elizabethan theatre and the highly publicised murder of Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius: A Shakespearean Tragedy is a fascinating performance that blends the archaic and the contemporary with varying success. The play mainly focuses on the court case for the murder, although it also follows the events building up to and surrounding Reeva’s death. This structuring is ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…The Telemachy

With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’sThe Telemachyanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. An intimate solo show utilising poetry, humour and a rock’n’roll attitude, and inspired ...

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