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It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Greenhough Director: Jonny Kelly Reviewer: Deborah Klayman An important play about the subtleties of far-right radicalisation, Matthew Greenhough’s timely new play examines the experience of disenfranchised working-class men on opposite sides of the political divide. A solo show, underscored by a live trumpeter playing jazz renditions of punk songs, It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night has a lot ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Fran & Leni – The Marlborough

Writer: Sadie Hasler Director: Sadie Hasler and Sarah Mayhew Reviewer: Sophie Huggins “I chose this noise, this mess”; a statement declaring war on normality, making peace with punk and celebrating holes in fishnet tights. This is at the rebellious core of Fran & Leni, a story about ‘The Rips’ – a female double act rocking their way through the punk ...

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Octopus – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Afsaneh Gray Director: Pia Furtado Reviewer: Deborah Klayman What happens when the way we self-identify is not included in the multiple choice checklist? Set in a possible near-future, Afsaneh Gray’s Octopus examines the nature of identity and poses the question: is the way we define ourselves as important as the way that others see us? In the world of ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Cuncrete – Smock Alley, Dublin

Creator: Rachel Clerke Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Presented by Rachel Clerke and the Great White Males, Cuncrete is a production with an interesting germ of an idea. Using concrete as a metaphor, Clerke and the band create a drag-king punk gig exploring capitalism, hegemonic masculinity and the strong ties between the two. However, there is too little exploring for Cuncrete to ...

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