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Fibres – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Frances Poet Director:  Jemima Levick Reviewer: Dominic Corr Right now, any number of men, women and possibly children are sitting at home with a poison resting inside them. Waiting. The most depraving fact about this? Chances are, their employers, shareholders and managers have an idea that they may have these tiny grey-speckled time bombs, but money has the deciding ...

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The Tailor of Inverness – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Writer: Matthew Zajac Director: Ben Harrison Reviewer: Dominic Corr War and all of its travesties will never be understood. From the British perspective – we were the heroes, they the villains. When presented with people quite literally in the bootstraps of the opposition many are unable to connect. The stories told by people leaving the Third Reich behind are sometimes ...

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The James Plays – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Rona Munro Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Eighteen months after the National Theatre of Scotland staged this modern trilogy of Scottish history plays at the Edinburgh International Festival, the company have reunited for a mammoth six-month international tour. With a collective running time of nearly eight hours, Rona Munro’s epic cycle of stories takes us on a ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Roberto Cossa Adapted by: Douglas Maxwell Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor It’s 1977 and above a failed fish and chip shop, a family disintegrates to the tune of The Bay CityRollers as their Granny eats and eats and eats. In fact, her voracious appetite formsthe basis of Douglas Maxwell’s adaptation of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona, ...

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Rites – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Adaptors: Cora Bissett and Yusra Warsama Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Kris Hallett Female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported to affect 130 million women across the world. In National Theatre of Scotland’sRites, playing at the Tobacco Factory as part of Bristol’s Mayfest, adaptor/director Cora Bissett has fashioned a ninety minute verbatim piece which sensitively guides us through a multitude of perspectives ...

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Dragon – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Tim Phillips Writer: Oliver Emanuel Director: Candice Edmunds &Jamie Harrison Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald [Rating:5] Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland, Dragon a tale of grief, innocence, emotion, love and loss, is a remarkable piece of theatre on so many levels, ensuring it will be long remembered in the minds of those who see it.When Tommy (Scott Miller) loses ...

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If These Spasms Could Speak – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Creator: Robert Softly Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:4] Disability can be a touchy and uncomfortable subject to talk about for people who have had little experience of it. It can be socially awkward and unnerving for some who don’t know whether ignore or stare.However, Robert Softly, co-creator of the controversial National Theatre of Scotland productionGirl X, puts the audience at ease ...

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Let the Right One In – Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee

Director: John Tiffany Associate Director: Steven Hoggett Writer: John Ajvde Lindqvist Adapted by: Jack Thorne Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] What is more unnatural – the supernatural, or the despicable way that we human treat each other? Is just some of the questions posed in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Let the Right One In. Based on the book and film ...

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