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My Name is Irrelevant – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

man looking at a film slide

Writer: Matthew Hall Director: Ross MacKay Reviewer: Tom Ralphs A slide projector mounted on a collection of notebooks, against a backdrop that includes a video player, diaries and paperbacks is the setting for My Name is Irrelevant. It looks like the bedsit of someone trapped in a 1970s childhood, making it the perfect setting for a piece that deals with ...

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Fable – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Alexander Wright Director: Joe Hufton Reviewer: David Doyle The Flanagan Collective return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Fable, their tale of freedom, immortality, and planting trees. The show follows J, a woman in her twenties with a magic heart who has just left her job as a physics teacher and still dreams of being an astronaut. She travels ...

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Feral – The Lowry Studio, Salford

Directors: Ross MacKay Devised and Conceived by the company Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   The stage consists of an animator’s studio, with a central platform of lights and a raked surface and two supporting desks, one to mix sound from and one to mix the images which will appear on a grey dormant screen once the show begins. Feral is ...

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Latitude: Babylon

Writer: Alexander Wright Composers: Alexander Wright, Jim Harbourne, Edward Wren, Serena Manteghi and Conrad Bird Director: Joe Hufton Reviewer: Craig Barber Latitude has built a reputation for staging theatre in unusual places over the last nine years. It’s a reputation shared by York-based group The Flannigan Collective, who tour their shows to venues including pubs and village halls. For their ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Grit – Bedlam Theatre

Director: Ross MacKay Music: Jim Harbourne Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4] War dominates the headlines; we are frequently reminded of it. Tragically there is nobody alive in Britain who can say they haven’t lived through one. As war becomes a normal state for our country to be in, we are fortunate enough to seldom feel its direct consequences. Is the cumulative ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Beulah – C Nova

Book/Lyrics: Alexander Wright Director: Tom Bellerby Design: Ed Sunman Reviewer: Samantha Currie [rating:5] Beulah belongs to the #LittleFest programme presented by the Flanagan Collective, described as an “...ever growing and changing group of artists who make stuff, support stuff and like to talk about stuff”. It's a gentle folk musical inspired by the writing of William Blake. We all experience ...

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