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The Wolves of Erin – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Ed Hartland Director: Stuart Vincent Reviewer: Tom Finch On a rainy night, in an old barn somewhere in the woods of County Tyrone, sometime during the Troubles, a Welsh Soldier has taken a man hostage. When a young woman arrives the balance of power shifts and no one can be trusted. And so begins Stack 10 Theatre’s production as ...

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The Darkness or Else The Light – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Corinne Salisbury Director: Catherine Exposito Reviewer: Dominic Corr If knowledge is power, then social mediums are its deities. We feed them daily, pray to them and seek their approval. Strange Town theatre company recognises these platforms’ monstrous yet seductive omnipotence. Aspiring to bring emerging Scottish talent to the forefront they are fast becoming a fully recognised name. Their endeavour ...

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Gut – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr We can reason with our heart, we can rationalise inside our heads. Yet we find it so very difficult to persuade a gut instinct. A visceral, primal stance which has a uniquely tangible feeling when we feel something wrong. It is, however, the blindest feeling we place trust in. ...

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Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

woman with croissant and strawberries on her head

Reviewer: Emily Hall Travellers from out of town hoping to get the most out Fringe will all appreciate Pleasance’s Bite-Sized Breakfast Shows. Human and relatable, each one of these short plays is worth seeing, squeezing a plethora of genres into just one morning. The show wastes no time. You are handed tea, strawberries and a croissant on the door and ...

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Dust – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

woman with red hair smiling into camera

Writer: Milly Thomas Reviewer: James Napleton A profane and wickedly morose show, explicit and often gruesome in sexual detail, Dust is a supernatural adventure of life after death. The story follows a girl called Alice, a university graduate, who has recently taken her own life. Performed and written by Milly Thomas, the play has an incredibly vivid and forensic quality ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Pals – Sweet Venues Waterfront 1

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Writer & Director: Jason Gerdes Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Cornwall-based theatre company North South Theatre bring their touching World War 2 piece Pals to the Brighton Fringe. A tale of comradeship, Pals sees three young friends sign up as new recruits after Kitchener’s push in the first years of the Second World War. We follow the three young soldiers from signing ...

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The Snow Queen – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Ian Toner Director: Sarah Finlay Reviewer: Laura Marriott Gerda and Kay live in a watery town in a watery world. All ice and snow have been lost in the warming. Now people travel by gondolas and school children are told tales by their teachers about how in the past awful thing happened such as cold, gloves, scarves, carols and ...

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Where Do Little Birds Go? – Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Camilla Whitehall Director: Sarah Meadows Reviewer: Heather Deacon There’s something charming about London in the 60s, until you remember those Kray twins ruled half of it. There’s something just as charming, and a little moreish, about Lucy Fuller, the solo storyteller prancing about singing and reminiscing in Where Do Little Birds Go by Camilla Whitehall, until you remember the ...

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