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Miss Julie – The Studio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptation: Zinnie Harris Director: Shilpa T-Hyland Reviewer: Tom Ralphs When Strindberg’s Miss Julie was first performed in Sweden in 1889 it shocked audiences who may have been expecting the scandalous subject matter, but certainly weren’t expecting the dark psychological exploration that came with it. 130 years later, the play remains a benchmark for its exploration of class, ...

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Mouthpiece – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The lights come up and we meet the writer. Not playwright Kieran Hurley, but his creation, middle-aged one-time wordsmith Libby (Neve McIntosh). “The opening image,” she declares in her opening line. “This is the beginning of the story, and it’s vital.”… So, begins Mouthpieceand it starts as it means to go on ...

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Trainspotting – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Irvine Welsh Adapter: Harry Gibson Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Dominic Corr The iconography of Scotland is divided in twain, on one side: Brigadoon, Local Hero and Brave. The folk, historic, mythical and the fantastic. On the other side the gut-wrenchingly visceral realism of Trainspotting. In this, Irvine Welsh birthed something which harps more with Scottish culture than tattie scones, ...

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