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Goldilocks & The Three Bears – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Allan Stewart & Alan McHugh Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Dominic Corr How on earth have we arrived at Panto season again? Nary a month ago it felt as though Beauty & The Beast was playing at The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, and now with tremendously happy crowds, our favourite trio returns to the stage once more. Yes, folks, not ...

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Strange Tales – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the stories by Pu Songling Adapter: Ewan Macdonald Writers: Pauline Lockhart and Ben Harrison Directors: Pauline Lockhart and Ben Harrison Reviewer: Dominic Corr Our nightmares may be home to Kelpies, Redcaps and Banshees but for a different culture, who grew with the stories of Chinese writer Pu Songling, who five centuries ago wrote over five-hundred tales of demons, ...

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Daphne, and Hellfire – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: Isla Cowan Director: Avigail Tlalim Reviewer: Dominic Corr Some might find familiarity in the tale of Apollo & Daphne, at the very least, a spark of recognition could occur with the idea of a young woman, a nymph, surrendering her flesh into bark, transforming into a tree to avoid Apollo’s amorous assault. Daphne, Or Hellfire is a new script ...

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An Edinburgh Christmas Carol – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens Adaptor: Tony Cowie Director: Tony Cownie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Instilling our most cherished festive tale, with the façade of our fair city, should be a winning combination which sits alongside holly and ivy, wine and mistletoe or the Queen’s Speech. An Edinburgh Christmas Carol places Ebenezer Scrooge, the original curmudgeon, on the cold, ...

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White – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Creator: Andy Manley Director: Gill Robertson Reviewer: Dominic Corr Profoundly simplistic, though magnanimous in spiritual creativity, White may label itself as a show for the youngest theatregoers, but its aesthetics, humour and sharp imagery are of a timeless piece. Pitching itself towards the younger crowd, but refraining from simplicity, cooing or pander. Its narrative follows Cotton and Wrinkle, two chaps who task ...

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the book by Dr Seuss Books and Lyrics: Timothy Mason Music: Mel Marvin Reviewer: Dominic Corr It’s November, we hear you say, so what, who cares? Christmas is on the way. How better to celebrate, than with a children’s classic, so join The Grinch for some Dr Seuss magic. Suffice to say, rhymes may feature throughout – but please, try ...

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Home – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Devised and Performed by the Active Inquiry Spect-Act network Reviewer: Dominic Corr They say Home is where the heart is, but what happens when your home is the place you fear most? Or you haven’t got one? As we strive for a world in which everyone feels safe and secure, Active Inquiry’s Home comprises three pieces made by various theatre ...

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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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