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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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The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Dominic Corr Janet Horne, the last woman to be legally executed in the British Isles, arrested in Dornoch Scotland is the subject of Rona Munro’s The Last Witch. Alone with her claw-handed daughter, Janet fends for the pair in the Highlands. Her charms, herbal remedies and manipulation tricks those into offering scraps of ...

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Cinderella – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Johnny McKnight Music: Alan Penman Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer:Val Baskott [rating:3] A closer look at any of our favourite fairy tales reveals plenty of horror, cruelty and misery and no guarantee of a happy ending. Johnny McKnight’s reworking of the Christmas favourite,Cinderella, directed by Mark Thomson, is a savage, dark subversion of the original. It’s a tale of power ...

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